The Lord’s Captive by Cecilia Moore.
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Sir Bryce Waryn has dreamed for years about the day when he will finally liberate his home from the Scots who killed his parents and stole his brother’s birthright. Now that day is finally upon him, only his brother has abdicated the title of lord of Bristol Manor to him. Bryce should be celebrating, but something unexpected stands in his way—the sister of the Scot who held Bristol. In the chaos of the raid, Lady Catrina Kerr was injured and left behind. Bryce takes her captive, hoping to exact an even more satisfying revenge from his enemy. Except the fiery beauty is far more compelling than he would like…
Raised by three elder brothers, Lady Catrina Kerr knows a thing or two about stubborn men. But Bryce is more strong-willed than all of her brothers combined. He’s also maddeningly handsome, brave, and kind—but no matter how compelling her captor, she’s intent on escaping him. Only then will she be able to protect her brothers. But as Bryce’s plan escalates and her feelings for him intensify, she finds herself facing an unthinkable choice between her family and the man who has captured her heart
I do love my historical romance novels! This author rates at the top of my list now! I’ll be going after book one and the prequel both as soon as possible!
Excellent pairing of Scottish and English border dwellers for this one. Skirmishes and villagers who are accepting of any leadership that respects their rights. Written without the brogue, but to be honest, I didn’t miss it! Realistic expectations and misunderstandings on both sides made it a very relatable story, and just the right amount of sensual encounters made it spicy enough to keep my attention without making me flip ahead.
As an independent reviewer for Romance Authors that Rock, I gave this one 5 hearts swooning and sighing over a love story I’ll come back to read again!