Tempted by a Warrior

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Tempted by a Warrior

Lady Fiona Jardine has regretted her elopement and marriage to Will Jardine, but not enough to kill him. But it's been weeks since he's been seen, and rumors are swirling around her about her possible involvement in his disappearance. But with Will's father dying, her baby due at any time, and a cousin of Will's summoned as a new heir, Fiona has no time to succomb to thoughts of what might have happened the night Will disappeared. Fiona expects Will's cousin, Sir Richard Kirkhill, to be as cruel and controlling as the rest of his family, but he seems to different. Kirkhill realizes from almost the first minute he met Fiona that she was incapable of killing her husband, but knows she is hiding something from him about that night. Will she be able to open her heart and trust him with the truth?

Amanda Scott's novel "Tempted by a Warrior" takes the reader to Scotland in 1377. Unfortunately, the use of Scottish dialect distracts from the story. Plus, the thought of Fiona only be seventeen, while appropriate to the period setting, is still distracting and somewhat disturbing. I was unable to immerse myself in the story and thus wasn't able to enjoy it as much as I had hoped. For fans of authentic Scottish historical  romances, "Tempted by a Warrior" is sure to delight.

Book Blurb for Tempted by a Warrior

Lady Fiona, wed in haste, has never known marital peace. When last she'd seen her cruel husband Will, he'd struck her - and she has no memory of what she did next - only that she woke later alone in her bedchamber. Will has gone missing, and Fiona fears that in her rage and terror she might somehow have killed him. When her husband's cousin Sir Richard comes to search for Will, Fiona is touched by his warm nature. A knight and warrior, Richard is drawn to Fiona's brave manner, quickly seeing in her an equal measure of inner courage. Confessing that she fears having killed Will, Fiona accepts Richard's offer to help her. Pursuing together the mystery of Will's disappearance, they fall in love. Meanwhile the English are reinforcing their garrison in the Scottish Borderlands, putting Fiona, Richard, and Scotland in peril....

Night Owl Reviews Jul, 2010 3.50