The Dragon & the Damsel

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Publisher Description

A mercenary convinced that each man must see to his own survival first, Rafael has learned to savor the moment and its pleasures. He is interested solely in conquest and coin, not any promise of the future—until an alluring maiden challenges him, defying him to stake a claim. Rafael cannot resist Ceara with her flame-red hair and keen wits, but their cat-and-mouse game takes a dangerous turn when Ceara is stolen by her kin. Rafael cannot stand aside when the damsel's survival is at risk—though if she has stolen his shielded heart, she must never know of his weakness…

Ceara fled an arranged marriage, determined to wed for love or not at all. A horsewoman and huntress herself, she has encountered no man worthy of her affection—until she matches wits with Rafael, with his flashing eyes and seductive touch. She knows the handsome warrior seeks only one prize from her, but hopes to steal his heart. When she is captured and compelled to return to her betrothed, she is thrilled that Rafael lends chase. When he claims her as his own bride, Ceara dares to hope for more than a marriage of convenience.

But Rafael appears to be interested solely in conquest and passion, and their match becomes a battle of wills. Will Ceara be cast aside when her newfound spouse is offered the prize he desires above all else? Warrior and damsel, can these two wounded souls learn to surrender the truth of their hearts—before their union is shattered forever?

October 26
Deborah A. Cooke
Draft2Digital, LLC

Customer Reviews

Momtobj ,

Just wonderful!

Mercenary warrior Rafael lives on the edge, determined to grab satisfaction when and where he can, fully aware that his profession comes with risks and that his life could end at any moment. He has neither time nor interest in marriage or family. However, his innate sense of honor forces him to pursue the lovely Ceara when she is abducted by her evil betrothed. Believing her to have been compromised when they return safely to her home, her family forces a marriage between Ceara and Rafael, a marriage he is determined will remain unconsummated and will be annulled at the earliest opportunity. Ceara has other plans. Resisting the beautiful horsewoman and huntress proves increasingly impossible. And when they engage in a battle to recapture Ceara’s ancestral home for her brother, protecting Ceara becomes Rafael’s top priority. Is it weakness for Rafael to admit that Ceara has captured his heart or is it his greatest strength? Ms. Delacroix writes a beautiful story that completely immerses the reader in the time period, with appropriate dialog and morals. While characters from previous books in the series reappear, this book can be read as a standalone, though I highly recommend the entire series because it is just wonderful! A copy of this book was provided to me with no requirements for a review. I voluntarily read this book and my comments here are my honest opinion.

Debbieleif ,

Not to be missed

When I’m in the mood for historical romance with a little whimsy and fantasy Claire Delacroix always delivers. I love stepping into this world of the Blood Bothers. Rafael’s story to his HEA is just wonderful and unique. This is one book not to missed.

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