From New York Times Bestselling Author Madeline Martin comes another steamy, suspenseful full-length novel in her Borderland Ladies series where dangerous lands make dangerous ladies...
A WOMAN WITH ONLY HER BEAUTY TO OFFER...
Anice Barrington has always been known as the prettiest of the Earl of Werrick's five daughters. Years of trying to prove she's more than beauty has failed, not only with others, but also with herself. When their mortal enemy is laying siege to Werrick Castle, Anice does the only thing in her power to keep her family safe: she offers herself as bride to her enemy. She swears she will not lose her heart to him, but soon discovers that may be impossible when he stokes her curiosities toward intimacy and lights a burning desire within her.
A MAN WITH A DANGEROUS PAST...
James Graham has grown weary of a life of destruction and longs for peace. However, deciding to change does not mean there are opportunities to do so, at least until the lovely Lady Anice offers herself in marriage, bringing with her wealth and land that will insure a new beginning for his people. James knows she is far too beautiful for the likes of him and that comely appearances can hide the ugliest of hearts, but he cannot seem to stop himself from wanting, and awakening the passion that flares between them.
A BARGAIN THAT CHANGES IT ALL…
When love takes root, betrayal runs that much deeper. Will old hurts and new betrayals crush all their hopes and dreams, or will love truly conquer all?
Tension, sacrifice and betrayal keep you reading
Anice’s Bargain is book 2 in the Borderland Ladies series by Madeline Martin. Lady Anice Barrington is one of five Barrington daughters. When her castle comes under siege by Graham reivers, Anice decides she needs to intervene in order to prevent the starvation of her people. And thus comes Anice’s bargain. I enjoyed this book. Martin is an excellent writer and I think this series shows great promise. I really liked Anice’s character. She is beautiful and selfless. I also enjoyed James Graham the hero. “Like a moth drawn to a fatal flame, he lowered his face to hers. He had meant the kiss to be gentle, a delicate brushing of their lips, a taste of that full mouth. It had started off as such. At first. The initial connection had been almost imperceptible. Not enough. He nudged the underside of her chin with his fingertips and she lifted her face toward his. Her lips were petal soft, warm and wonderful and sent a delightful sizzle of desire through his veins.”
I am looking forward to the next in this series. I was gifted a copy of this book.