Publisher: Ellora's Cave
Genre: Historical Romance
Heat Rating: 2
To find her father’s killer, Helena of York must pose as a Norman in the great halls of Richard I’s England. Should she be unmasked, her life will be forfeit.
Stephen, Count of Dinan, once Richard’s friend and trusted knight, is outcast for reasons shrouded in mystery. Known as the “Black Baron”, he is friendless in a glittering world he despises. His only goal is to restore his honor and once again serve his king.
Helena’s only desire is to kill the man who destroyed her father and her future. Stephen’s suspicions draw him into Helena’s web of deceit, and the two outsiders find themselves tangled in a greater conspiracy that threatens the throne of England itself, while their embattled hearts grapple with a far greater challenge.
Helena of York, outlawed and travelling under an assumed name has only one thing on her mind and Stephen of Dinan is a distraction she doesn't need. Set in twelfth century England, this enchanting story follows Helena's quest for vengeance and Stephen's quest to keep Helena safe no matter what it takes.
This fast paced story has full bodied characters and plenty of intrigue and action as well as romance. The only thing that spoiled it for me was the tie in to the Robin Hood story. The story stands alone without needing the distraction of that. If you like historical novels with a hero in need of redemption, this is one for you.
3 Tea Cups!