The Conquest by Julia Templeton
Sequel to The Bargain
Publisher: Berkley Trade (August 2008)
272 pages, Paperback (purchased myself for $4.00)
Book Rating: 4 Stars
Sensuality: Red Heart
Rhiannon's hand in marriage has been awarded an older Norman baron for his service to the King, but Rhiannon dreads having to follow through with the marriage and it only makes matters worse when she falls for Adelstan, the escort charged with bringing her to her betrothed. Rhiannon was a headstrong woman who could be a little too bold at times, but her honesty and reluctance to settle endeared her to me. Adelstan's evolution from lady's man and duty-driven soldier to devoted lover was great to watch and I loved the way everything came together in the end. Dare I hope this series might continue with the relationship between Jorden Louvet (Adelstan's second-in-command), Elspeth (Rhiannon's maid) and young Dante? It would be nice to see the three of them get their own happily ever after, and their unique relationship would no doubt be interesting, considering the time period. Great Series!