AUTHOR: Sarah Hegger
INFO: Paperback, Fiction, 230 pages
PUBLISHED: Lyrical Press, 2015
SOURCE: Received from Publisher for Review
The fair Lady Faye has always played the roll allotted her. Yet the marriage her family wanted only brought her years of abuse and heartache. Now, finally free of her tyrannical husband, she is able to live her own life for the first time. But someone from the past has returned. Someone she has never been able to forget.
After years of servitude as a warrior for King and Country, Gregory is now free to pursue his own path: to serve God by becoming a monk. The only thing stopping him is Faye. Gregory has loved Faye since the moment he saw her. But their love was not meant to be. How can he serve God when his heart longs for her? He can neither forsake God nor the woman he loves.
When Faye's son is kidnapped, Gregory answers her family's call for help, only to find that even in the most dangerous of circumstances, neither can fight their forbidden attraction. An attraction that now burns brighter than ever before. And it is only a matter of time until it consumes them both.
MY TAKE: Most of you regular readers know that historical romance is my favorite type of love story. I'm a history buff and a sucker for love so it is the best of both worlds combined. This book hit all of the right notes for me. While it is the 2nd in the series, it is very much a stand alone read. Of course, I already have the 1st book in the stack to be read. Sarah Hegger is a new-to-me, must have author.
Faye and Gregory's story is full of depth. There is a lot of dark history on both sides that keeps them from being together. I enjoyed seeing the changes and growth in both characters as the story progressed. Neither they, nor the story ever became stale or stagnant as can happen sometimes in medieval tales. It kept me riveted until the last page and left me wanting even more of their story.
I highly recommend this book and as I noted, I have already bought the first - Sweet Bea (Sir Arthur's Legacy: Book 1) so I can enjoy more of this setting by this talented author.