Book Reviews of Lady of Conquest

Lady of Conquest
Lady of Conquest
Author: Teresa Medeiros
ISBN-13: 9780425116869
ISBN-10: 0425116867
Publication Date: 8/1/1989
Pages: 306
Rating:
  • Currently 2.4/5 Stars.
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2.4 stars, based on 9 ratings
Publisher: Berkley Pub Group (Mm)
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 4
This is a bit of a strange beast as far as a romance novel goes, and not really what I was expecting from this author. I've enjoyed some of her other books, but this one involved a bit too much fighting/falling back in love/fighting/falling back in love/etc. for my taste.
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Helpful Score: 2
Oh, the DRAMA!!! They love each other, they hate each other, they don't trust each other..... And these are adults?!? They act more like preteenage girls. A simple conversation could have prevented all the misunderstanding, but for some reason, they could not communicate - jumping to conclusions instead. But then, we wouldn't have all the ups & downs in this story, would we? I enjoy this author, but this attempt left me feeling like I was on a roller coaster.
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The lush hills of ancient Ireland are the background for this epic battle of wills between two kindred spirits. When Conn, king of Ireland, goes to face the creature that has murdered his loyal warriors, he is convinced that his strength will bring him swift vengeance. Imagine his surprise when he finds his worthy adversary is the lovely and young Gelina O'Monaghan.
Gelina has spent years hating Conn and the warriors who destroyed her family's fortunes, but she has no choice but to return to the castle Tara as Conn's ward. Soon, Gelina begins to see a different side of Conn and his fellow men. Though some town folk still suspect her loyalty, Gelina begins to replace the fear and anger in her heart with security and hope. When the tension between Gelina and Conn turns passionate, it's clear that she has found love as well. But when a courtier is murdered and Gelina is the only suspect, Conn must banish her. Unable to refute the accusations, Gelina feels her old hatred rekindling. Irresistibly drawn to her, Conn goes to her, but will they be reunited in love or divided by hatred?

Court life in ancient Ireland makes an interesting setting for this romance; the descriptions are detailed and appealing. Gelina is a refreshingly aggressive and self-sufficient heroine, if not historically credible. Generally, Teresa Medeiros explores the thin line between love and hate with a keen eye, but readers may find the multiple chapters of mutual abuse between these two rather unsavory
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Very unusual heroine and interesting conflicts. I really like this author.
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I normally love Teresa Medeiros' books. But I did NOT like this one. The tension between the two main characters was way too complicated and actually got annoying about 3/4 into the book. I didn't even like either of them by the end. I had a very hard time getting past the fact that the male love interest raped the female love interest and she forgave him almost immediately. There were so many frustrating parts in this book that I almost didn't finish it. Thank goodness the rest of Medeiros' books are better than this and that I had read them first. If this had been the first book of hers that I had read, I would never have read another.
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Teresa Medeiros again pleased me with her writing style. I enjoy the way she injects small bits of humor into the storyline. I would fully recommend this and any of her books.
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A great read!
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A strong warrior woman who fights against the hero but falls in love instead.
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not a keeper but worth reading, I was glad when it was doen, it was getting a little tedious.
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I have read some of her other books and like d them better
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Publisher's Note
She had the fierce spirit of a warrior--and the passionate heart of a woman in love.He is called Conn of the Hundred Battles, the warrior-king who forged a nation from a land of isolated clans. As High King of Ireland, he rides with the legendary Fianna, his elite band of warriors. But a threat to the throne looms from a mysterious scourge who has vanquished several of Conns bravest warriors. Conn rides out alone to face a seemingly invincible foe, never expecting that he will confront a grief-maddened hellcat with emerald eyes and hair like liquid flame....Wielding a sword called Vengeance, Gelina s Monaghan has sworn to defeat the man she holds responsible for her familys ruin. She never dreamed she'd be bested by him in combat...and lose her heart in the bargain. Their forbidden passion will become a private war fought with swords and kisses, promises and betrayal--and surrender will be only the beginning....

The bestselling author of "Nobody's Darling" shares a classic romantic epic of myth and history, the tale of a proud woman who loves and wars with equal fervor. Gelina O'Monahan stands against the mightiest warriors in ancient Ireland--until she loses her heart to the High King of Erin. Their forbidden passion becomes a private war fought with betrayal and promises, secrets and confessions, and swords and kisses.
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This book is HOT! It is one of my all time fav's! If you like your heroine's fearless and you hero's strong and forceful, this book is for you! From the back cover:

She had the fierce spirit of a warrior--and the passionate heart of a woman in love. He is called Conn of the Hundred Battles, the warrior-king who forged a nation from a land of isolated clans. As High King of Ireland, he rides with the legendary Fianna, his elite band of warriors. But a threat to the throne looms from a mysterious scourge who has vanquished several of Conn's bravest warriors. Conn rides out alone to face a seemingly invincible foe, never expecting that he will confront a grief-maddened hellcat with emerald eyes and hair like liquid flame....

Wielding a sword called Vengeance, Gelina ó Monaghan has sworn to defeat the man she holds responsible for her family's ruin. She never dreamed she'd be bested by him in combat...and lose her heart in the bargain. Their forbidden passion will become a private war fought with swords and kisses, promises and betrayal--and surrender will be only the beginning....