Briar Rose Author:Susan Wiggs DANGEROUS PASSION — From the moment Briar Rose sets eyes on Lord Gareth Hawke 's magnificent Saxon face-his golden hair gleaming in the sunlight-she is captivated. She has found her knight-a loving partner to one day be lord of Briarwood, her ancestral home. In her innocence, she believes her father will consent to a marriage... to a man shun... more »ned by society and banned from the Church. In her naivete, she gives her heart completely to this rogue, whose bold kisses fill her with a magic desire she has never known.
But Gareth is not only a social outcast, he is penniless... subject to temptations that crush Briar Rose's sweet dreams in devastating betrayal. Only after suffering the torments of lonely separation, dark suspicion, and cruel scheming by their enemies can they at last find the glorious fulfillment of love's most enduring promise.« less
This historical romance offers love with just a hint of swordplay. Heiress Briar Rose falls for handsome knight Gareth Hawke, who, unbeknownst to her, is poor and not the nobleman she imagines. The story then proceeds in the usual way.