sabato 27 giugno 2015

Warrior of Ice by Michelle Willingham (Warriors of Ireland #1)

Locked in a deadly game!
Physically and emotionally scarred, Lady Taryn knows no man would want her for a wife. Nonetheless, she's determined to free her father from his merciless overlord and enlists powerful warrior Killian MacDubh to help.

He has his own motives for confronting the High King... 

Born a bastard, Killian longs to carve out a place for himself. Unaware of her true beauty, Taryn is an alluring distraction to his plan, but as traitors are revealed and loyalties tested, their forbidden love becomes the only thing worth fighting for!

Amazing historical romance book to read, set in Ireland.
Michelle Willingham has the ability to create woderful characters, so deep in their feelings and emotion, because difficult left a mark in their lives.
In this case both, Taryn and Killian, are a clear example.
Lady Taryn is disfigured, and her physical imperfection has heavily influenced her life, she didn't live a normal life, she was denied the opportunity to spend a happy youth and in some sense even frivolous, with feasts and courtship due her social position, but instead hadn't anything of these things. In all the ways she tried to overcome her loneliness and not to get hit by the wickedness of the people, but for her the first approach to unknown people is always difficult.
All the more she has to be admired for her willingness to leave, to go and pray the High King to spare the life of her father, condemned to be executed in an exemplary manner for  treason.
I found Killian extraordinary, truly one an amazing male protagonist. So proud and stubborn in dealing everyday with people who treat his as a spam, because of he was conceived out of wedlock, a bastard son of the King, and for that everything is precluded to him, a reality brutally slammed on his face since he was a child. Only his absolute love and his protective instinct towards his sister sickness, bind him to that clan of which he can't even be part and he is willing to do everything to proctect his sister, the only one ho showed love for him.
Thanks to his past he is able not to be swayed by appearances when he met Taryn and despite sometimes is rough in his manners, Killian is truly unique with her.
I really loved him and his way with his inseparable cat.
A really nice story to read if you like this genre and first book in the series "Warriors of Ireland"
Thanks to Netgalley and Harlequin for the book.

RATING: 4 stars

TITLE: Warrior of Ice
AUTHOR: Michelle Willingham 
SERIES: Warriors of Ireland #1
PUBLISHER: Harlequin 

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