Tracy’s rating: 3.5/4 of 5 stars
Series: Midsummer Knights, #4
Release Date: May 26, 2020
3.5 stars, rounded up.
Officially, Sir Giric de Beaumont MacDonald has come to the Rose Citadel to learn more about its owner, Baron de Rose, but the reality is Giric has come for revenge against the man who killed his father. His hope is to find the man and challenge him, best him in combat and finally find peace. His plan seems perfect and his path unobstructed, but that was before he saw a lovely woman practicing archery and she stirred up memories of another. One he couldn’t save, later he sees her again and dances with her. Giric is captivated by her and soon begins to imagine a future with her, but not until his plan for revenge is complete.
Jennet Linton is at the with her brother and his betrothed, as their father Baron Gillingham, couldn’t attend, he is deadly ill and is not expected to live much longer. Soon after they arrived, her brother Edward tells her that now that he is to marry, she needs to marry herself. Even though he has promised that she can choose her own husband, Jennet is not happy. Abducted and held captive in Scotland for years as a child, Jennet doesn’t want to leave home. But when she meets a handsome and honorable knight, she begins to think that not only could she leave, but she could even return to Scotland. But when the truth becomes known and Giric has to choose between love and revenge – will they get a HEA?
This was a well written, fast paced story with several twists and turns as well as a bit of intrigue, it was not perfect, there is some modern verbiage and title errors, but overall, it is a very good story with likeable characters, mild to warmish love scenes, revenge, kidnapping, a lot of emotion, a HEA and a delightful epilogue. This is part of an author collaboration series, but all the stories can be read as stand-alone titles.
*I am voluntarily leaving a review for an eARC that was provided to me.*