Book Review-A Warrior’s Promise

A Warrior’s Promise
Warrior King (3)
Donna Fletcher
Paperback
Avon
Published May 2012
361 Pages
Scotland Historical Romance
ISBN 978-0-06-203466-3

Synopsis
It has been prophesied that four men, raised as brothers, will bring Scotland back to glory. The third one will first endure a lesson in humility–and passion.

Charlotte is as brave as any Highland warrior, but she can’t rescue her father alone. Her sweet face could convince any man to come to her aid, but fate has a funny way of complicating things. For when she is lucky enough to land at the feet of the mighty Bryce MacAlpin, Charlotte is in disguise . . . as Charles.

Bryce can afford no distractions on his vital quest to restore Scotland’s true king to the throne. It is madness to instead give his help to this desperate urchin– especially after Charlotte’s secret comes to light Now, caught between a growing passion and his dedication to the king, will Bryce turn away from love in order to fulfill his quest? Or will he discover that promising your heart is the bravest mission of all?

My Review  
Summary Charlotte, has lived most of her life protecting herself and her father, now he has been taken by King Kenneth’s soldiers, and now she is desperate to find her father at any cost. So she decides to dress like a boy, so its easier to go about the countryside in search of her beloved father. Then she runs into Bryce MacAlpin, who only see’s her as “Charles”. Bryce, can’t believe that he is willing to help this urchin, when he needs to focus on his special quest to restore the true King to power, however there is something about Charles he can’t put his finger on, but knows he needs to help him find his father. But when he finds out that Charles is not a boy at all but a beautiful woman…he can’t resist the desire he feels for her, and he will have to choose between the duty to his family and country, or the love he feels for Charlotte.  

The Hero (Bryce MacAlpin)Bryce is one of the four brothers, that will restore Scotland to glory and to what it was meant to be, and he is totally committed to his duty and to his family, in restoring the true king in his rightful place, and finding a spy. Bryce is a fierce warrior and protector of those that are innocent, when he realizes that Charles is really a woman, he knows he is in trouble, for her beauty and talents, are too irresistable to resist and before he realizes it he knows he is falling in love with her.
 
The Heroine (Charlotte Semple)Charlotte, ever since she was young, has had to learn to fight, to defend herself and protect her father. Charlotte after losing her mother young, loves her father fiercely and will do all she can to rescue him, no matter the danger. When she runs into Bryce, she knows her life will change forever, for he is the first man she has ever desired. Before she knows it, she is in love with him, and even though she is on a mission to save her father from torture and death, she also can’t help the feelings she has for Bryce which could be her downfall.  

My Thoughts A Warrior’s Promise is the third in the Warrior King Series, and the first I have been able to read in the series so far, and I am totally hooked. Its been a while since I have read from this author, but I have enjoyed her stories, and this was is one of my favorites of her works. I really enjoyed the characters, including the side characters (Bryce’s Family), very entertaining and full of life, they almost seemed real. The story kinda started out slow, but once I got into the story it really picked up speed, and I found myself not able to put it down. Bryce, is the kind of hero, the just makes you want to gobble him up and keep him chained in your bedchamber LOL. He is utterly irresistable, protective, and a tender and caring lover, but very dedicated to family and honor, who could resist such a man?? Charlotte, is not your usual heroine, she has had to fight to survive, she is brave and yet she does have a softer side as well, and I couldn’t help but love her to pieces, she had qualities that were very endearing. The plot was exciting and definitely had some unexpected surprises, that fully satisfied me. Overall A Warrior’s Promise, was a exciting and fun read, with moments of suspense and passion and I can hardly wait to read the rest of the series. A Romance You Have To Read!!!!

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