My Lord's Desire - King John, Bk 1 Author:Margaret Moore She had sworn never to marry, never to allow any man to claim her or her lands. Nevertheless, Lady Adelaide fended off fortune hunters aplenty when she arrived at the king's court. Yet when dark whispers in castle corridors threw her into the arms of a valiant knight seeking a wife, the beautiful heiress began to rethink her solemn vow. — To ... more »ransom his captive brother, Armand de Boisbaston had great need of a wealthy -- and willing -- wife. Fate sent him the lady Adelaide instead. A woman who claimed she wished to avoid the marriage bed, yet whose lips told a different tale. Now dangerous intrigues forced them into a match as inescapable as the burgeoning passion that grew between them....« less
This story isn't one of this author's better ones. Try THE OVERLORD'S BRIDE, or any of her Harlequin Historical "Warrior" series, for better examples of her writing. Here, the writing is weaker: the pace is too slow, and the love story isn't particularly strong. It has some nice moments; it's an OK read, but it isn't memorable.
Lady Adelaide is determined never to marry. Never to allow a man to be able to run her life. Armand de Boisbaston needs a wealty wife to give him the funds to ransom his brother held captive. They are forced into a match by fate. Now Lady Adelaide is rethinking her ideas.