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22 March 2021

Book Review: The Warrior's Innocent Captive by Ella Matthews *AD gifted

I was provided with a free copy of The Warrior's Innocent Captive by Ella Matthews ahead of the blog tour.

I was excited for this one - I love historical romance anyway, but throw in some force proximity in a rescue mission? Sorry, I'm gone. Woman down.

The Warrior's Innocent Captive by Ella Matthews book cover Mills & Boon historical House of Leofric

An impossible choice:

His family or love

As steward to the Earl of Borwyn, Erik Ward had only admired sheltered noblewoman Linota Leofric from afar – until he has to escort her on a dangerous journey.

When she’s kidnapped, he rescues the courageous beauty, revelling in finally having her in his arms. 

But Erik has a secret plan to reunite his family – now he’s forced to choose between that and his growing feelings for Linota…

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Source: Blog Tour | Review Copy

5 Word Review: Family, attraction, danger, love, loyalty.


Put simply: I loved it.

The Warrior's Innocent Captive is fantastically fast paced, and the pace is as driven by the plot and the events that unfold as it is by the passion between Linota and Erik. And it is fiery and tense and *fans self* oh boy you're in for a treat.

When Linota and Erik come together it really is something special. I loved the slow yet intense building of feelings, the spark of lust, the attention Linota received from Erik. I liked the hesitation, those small moments when they held back and the tension built.

Something I really enjoyed about this story was that it kept going - just when you think it might wrap up SURPRISE there is more to come. And it gets even more intense. I was breathless reading the ending, and as much as I knew it was a romance and I'd get a happy ever after, there was a part of my somehow surprised by it.

I loved the political intrigue simmering away in the background, and the added pressure and danger and drama it brought to the plot. This is an intense story, in more ways than one.

I now want to read all of the The House of Leofric stories. They can undoubtedly be read as standalones, but the glimpses of Katherine and Ellena's stories was enough to have me desperate to know more. I'd better buy some oatcakes if they're mentioned as much in them as they were in The Warrior's Innocent Captive.

She'd had his heart from the moment he'd first seen her and there was nothing he could do about it.


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6 comments:

  1. I think this sounds like an interesting read, and political backgrounds can often add to a book like this- it's good when not everythingggg is about the romance haha :)

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  2. Ooh this sounds like a fun whirlwind of a read! I love series where you can read them as standalones if you want but the characters cross-over. Great review, as usual!

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  3. Oooh this sounds like such a powerful read. Definitely going to add this to my list of to purchase!

    Love, Amie ❤
    The Curvaceous Vegan

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  4. This sounds like a real whirlwind of a book! Great review!

    Lois | https://loisreadsbooks.com

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  5. I love how many brilliant sounding romances you're reading lately. Another fab review!

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  6. So glad you enjoyed this book! Definitely seems like something you would enjoy.

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