Historical Romance Review: Temptation’s Warrior by Gabi Anderson (Outstanding borderline Extraordinary)

June 14, 2012 2012 Read, 4.75 Wine Glasses 13


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Cloaked in secrecy, the Black Knight rides at night to help those in need…

Mercenary knight Payne Dunbyer has one last task to undertake before he collects his money from the baron who has hired him—abduct the baron’s former betrothed and bring her to marry the man against the king’s wishes. How much trouble can one little woman be? A great deal when he takes the wrong one.

Lady Elfreda has plans for her life, and being taken captive isn’t one of them. Forced to accompany Payne across England, she is eager to return to her home. But what happens when desires change and suddenly the future she has planned isn’t the one she’s sure she wants?

And what trouble does the Black Knight hold for Elf and Payne?

In this medieval romance, Gabriella Anderson entertains with a swashbuckling tale of mistaken identity, secrets, and love. Because everyone deserves a knight to remember.

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Overall Rating: 4.75
Story Rating: 4.75
Character Rating: 4.75

First Thought when Finished: This is exactly how I like my historicals: Strong woman leads with stubborn hot alpha males!

What I Loved: Here is the deal! Temptation’s Warrior pretty much rocked. There was a strong-willed leading lady that manages to be both sharp-tongued but super smart. I really appreciated the fact that Elf was written with common sense and gumption. She didn’t run every time she had a chance because she recognized she couldn’t get far. Also, her few “palm to forehead” moments were all based out of love for another person. Payne-what a yummy leading man. He was so knightly! I flashed to that moment in a Knight’s Tale (the movie) where the king was telling Sir William why he was knightly and that is what describes Payne. He does what is right even when it might cost him his dreams. *SWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOON*! Oh plus, he totally rocks a joust! I may or may not have had soundtracks going in my head while reading. Elf and Payne were not instant love but they didn’t take forever to come together either. It was a fantastic balance of give and take!

What I Liked: The side characters in Temptation’s Warrior were fantastically written. Each added a little something to the story and they made me smile continually! Heck, even the bad guy was written with some panache and made me grin!

Final Thought: If you are a fan of Historical Romance I highly recommend this story! I am really hoping that there will be books for the brothers :)

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Felicia is just your average gal from Texas that loves Audiobooks with a passion! She can wine them, dine them, and love them forever. Her favorite genres: Cozy Mysteries, Thrillers, Romance of all kinds, Zombies, Urban Fantasy, and the occasional Historical Fiction. You may also find her reading on her kindle when a book hasn't been released in audio form yet! In her non-reading time you can find her hanging with her rescue furr children named after book characters: Tonks a beautiful Lab/Pyr mix (Farm Rescue), Lizzie a beautiful cattle dog mix (Pound Pup), and Cinder a beautiful Shep/Pitt mix (Pound Pup). She also spends times with friends, family, attending conventions, watching movies/tv shows, rooting for the 49rs, and crocheting.

In her non-reading time you can find her hanging with her rescue furr children both named after book characters: Tonks a beautiful Lab/Pyr mix and Cinder a beautiful Shep/Pitt mix.She also spends times with friends, family, attending conventions, watching movies/tv shows, rooting for the 49rs, and crocheting.

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13 Responses to “Historical Romance Review: Temptation’s Warrior by Gabi Anderson (Outstanding borderline Extraordinary)”

  1. Amanda T.

    …Wait a second. This review is “protected by DMCA” or the book is? Because I want nothing to do with that draconian law….

  2. Stephanie

    OOOHHHH. I’m going to have to add this one to the wishlist! Thanks for the great review Felicia!

  3. Mary

    OMG. Is this out now?!? I’m in. I’m sooooo in! I like my historicals just like you–strong women, awesome alpha men! I’m drooling.