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30 June 2021

Book Review: Disarming the Wildest Warrior by Helen Cox *AD gifted

I was provided with a free ebook of Disarming the Wildest Warrior by Helen Cox ahead of the blog tour.

Usually when I'm reading historical romances, I stay away from those set in America. But boy am I glad I took a chance on this one! I absolutely loved Disarming the Wildest Warrior by Helen Cox and read it in a single breathless sitting.

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1725, Williamsburg

No more English tea parties with her father’s medical colleagues for Gilda Griffiths. She left those behind for the open Virginia plains and plans to leave the East Coast too before a violent figure from her past catches up with her. When Williamsburg bully, Emmett Lawson assaults an elderly Shawnee chief however Gilda feels compelled to use her medical background to nurse him, despite the vocal protests of his embittered yet devastatingly handsome son.

Blue Sky knows his destiny is written in blood. If his father dies it will fall to him to keep the Shawnee people alive and safe from the cruelty of the white settlers who slaughtered his mother. Nothing can distract him from his duty until Gilda hustles her way into his life. How can this woman penetrate the armour he spent so long constructing with a single glance? And why is he tortured by thoughts of making her his?

While Gilda and Blue Sky grapple with their forbidden attraction, the dark threat Gilda fears most moves ever closer across the Atlantic. Can Gilda and Blue Sky put their pasts behind them and ride together towards a future neither of them believed could be theirs?

10% of all profits from this book will be donated to the Native American Heritage Association on an annual basis.

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5 Word Review: Family, respect, secrets, compassion, love.

That was unexpected, and exactly what I needed!

Because this is so short, less than two hundred pages, it is intense. It is a scorching burn of a romance, but not at all rushed. It all felt so right. I liked that it wasn't all burning passion and that there were deeper themes at play, and I loved the exploration of grief. There was a clash of cultures and mindsets

My heart broke for Gilda and what life has thrown at her. And that she's still so full of compassion and generosity speaks of her character. I loved her petty side too, and it gave me a giggle at the beginning how she got her small revenge on Lawson. I think that the name Great Hawk gave her really suited her.

I love the relationship between Gilda and Blue Sky. From such a wary beginning they have such fun, and it put the biggest grin on my face. I liked the hesitation and the exploration of each other, and how different they were alone than when they were around others.

I will definitely be reading more of Helen Cox's books, if they're even a fraction as good as this one I'll be happy. I'm glad I read outside my comfort zone, because it turns out that Disarming the Wildest Warrior is a very comforting books.

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Helen Cox is a Yorkshire-born novelist and poet. After completing her MA in creative writing at the University of York St. John Helen wrote for a range of publications, edited her own independent film magazine for five years and penned three non-fiction books. Her first two novels were published by HarperCollins in 2016. She currently lives by the sea in Sunderland where she writes poetry, romance novellas, and The Kitt Hartley series alongside hosting The Poetrygram podcast.

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