Published February 2015 by Smashwords Edition
Source: I received a copy in exchange for an honest review
My Rating: 4 Stars
The Earl of Dentin excels in his position as Securer of the Realm. But the king’s order to pluck an orphaned child from a loving home unsettles Dentin. When a dark-eyed woman challenges his honor regarding the mission, Dentin finds himself unable to justify his actions or get her out of his mind. Something about her lack of fear intrigues him.
Lady Elsa Reeve attempts to avoid the marriage of convenience her brother and mother demand of her. She understands the need to pay off her brother's massive debt. She only wants her family to consider her wishes in the process.
As Elsa becomes further entangled in a snare of her brother’s creating, only one man defends her. But can she trust Dentin, her unlikely champion, and his motives? With a murderer on the loose, Elsa’s fate in jeopardy, and a traitor plotting against the king, Dentin finds his priorities shifting in an unexpected direction.
I haven't read Duty, the first book, which is fine, except for one thing. Honor starts out with a characters list and with a kindle, it was a pain to access frequently. I felt like the characters were dumped into my lap and it took awhile to figure out and remember who they all were. I read through the list, but there were so many names and places and none of it meant anything to me.
Once I got my bearings, I found that I did enjoy the story. It shifts back and forth between characters, but I enjoy that. I like getting into more than one head to see what makes them tick. Elsa's brother is trying to force her into marriage to benefit himself. She is strong and brave enough to speak her mind, not only with her family, but with a handsome stranger who is trying to honor a duty to the king--Dentin.
This story takes place in a fictional medieval place, but has all of the elements of that type of story--adventure, romance, intrigue, and suspense. The characters are great. I hated the evil ones and really liked the good ones. I enjoyed it and loved that the story stayed fun and entertaining, yet is clean.
Content: mild romance (kissing); mild-moderate violence, due to the time it takes place in; nothing else of note. Clean!
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