Book 2, Medieval Hearts
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Swept up in political intrigue, an assassin and a princess embrace a passionate love in this fourteenth-century romance by a New York Times–bestselling author.
As the last unmarried princess of Monteverde, Elayne is trapped in a marital bond when her hand is promised to the land’s ruler. On the voyage to meet her future husband, she is captured by Allegreto Navona—the living embodiment of the dark angel she’s seen in dreams. Endowed with godlike beauty, his eyes burn bright with sin. A woman of modesty would flee such a man. But try as she might, a wanton hunger binds her to his side . . .
Trained as an assassin, Allegreto is the bastard son of an ambitious lord who raised him to murder for control of Monteverde. Now that his father is dead, if Allegreto can make Elayne his wife, it will cleanse his tainted blood, and the country will be his, but she is no mere maiden to be possessed. Unexpectedly, he falls in love with her, finding in her quick mind and azure eyes the conqueror of his heart. But will his dark past scare her off?
With a legendary ability to create lovers you’ll never forget, the author of Flowers from the Storm offers a lively historical romance.
“Laura Kinsale’s work is unfailingly brilliant and beautiful.” —Julia Quinn
“A deeply emotional, heartrending love story . . . a tormented hero and engaging heroine, dark pasts and midnight fears, eloquent prose and page‑turning pacing . . . a masterpiece of romantic fiction.” —Romantic Times Laura Kinsale is the award‑winning and New York Times–bestselling author of The Shadow and the Star, Seize the Fire, The Prince of Midnight, Flowers From the Storm, For My Lady’s Heart, and The Dream Hunter. She and her husband divide their time between Santa Fe and Dallas. Shadowheart won the Romance Writers of America Rita Award for best long historical romance of 2004. Kinsale also won best romance novel of 1990 for Prince of Midnight. Kinsale was 1987–1988 Career Achievement Award Winner from Romantic Times Magazine. She was also Regency Historical Romance 2004 Career Achievement Award Winner from Romantic Times Magazine and the Innovative Historical Romance 1994 RRA Awards Nominee for Best Historical Romance Author.
From Publishers Weekly
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A dark and beautiful love story that I didn't want to end.
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- Category: Historical
- Published: Apr 01, 2014
- Publisher: Open Road Media Romance
- Seller: OpenRoad Integrated Media, LLC
- Print Length: 496 Pages
- Language: English
- Series: Book 2, Medieval Hearts