Updated: Feb 4, 2020
A READER'S OPINION
Romantic and adventurous! FORBIDDEN KNIGHT by Diana Cosby is the first book I've read by this author, and I think I've been missing out! Thomas MacKelloch is a Knight Templar who has met his match in Alesone MacNiven. Entrusted to protect Alesone from her own father, Thomas fights men and his own desires in order to keep her safe. As a healer, Alesone has vowed to nurture. As a knight sworn to duty, Thomas has vowed to remain loyal to the Templars, his king, and his oath. Except, while escorting Alesone from Robert Bruce's camp to safety, he realizes the oath he took might not withstand his powerful attraction to such an admirable woman.
Diana Cosby has a wonderful style that is sure to keep readers turning the pages of FORBIDDEN KNIGHT. I also liked how she added in pieces of history without overpowering the story; there was a nice balance of all elements. Alesone's courage and kind heart are exactly what Thomas needs to heal his past wounds and reunite with his family. But will it be enough? Follow Alesone and Thomas as they journey through Scotland in this adventurous and passionate story of bravery and having hope in the power of justice and love.
Rating: 4 1/2 Stars | Content Rating: 5 Hearts | Reviewed by: Kaylie Morgan
Deep within Scotland, a healer and a warrior join forces to protect Scotland's future . . .
There is an intruder in the woods near King Robert Bruce's camp, but when Sir Thomas MacKelloch comes face-to-face with the interloper, he is shocked to discover his assailant is a woman. The fair lady is skilled with a bow and arrow and defiant in her responses. The wary Knight Templar dare not allow her beauty to lower his guard. Irritated by his attraction, he hauls her before his sovereign to expose her nefarious intent.
Outraged Sir Thomas dismissed her claim, Mistress Alesone MacNiven awaits the shock on the arrogant knight's face when he learns that she has told the truth. But it is she who is shocked, and then horrified, as it is revealed that her father, the king's mortal enemy, has betrothed her to a powerful noble, a deal that could jeopardize the king's efforts to unite Scotland. Robert Bruce orders Sir Thomas to escort Alesone to safety. As they embark on a harrowing journey through the Highlands, Alesone tries to ignore her attraction to the intimidating warrior, but as she burns beneath Thomas's kiss she realizes this fearless knight could steal her heart.
Historical Highland Romance | June 6, 2017 | 232pp | Publisher: Lyrical Press
Format Read: E-Book | Source: Provided by the author or publisher via NetGalley
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