Title: The Irish Warrior
Author: Kris Kennedy
Genre: Historical Romance
As his men are slaughtered around him, legendary Irish warrior Finian O’Melaghlin is held captive by the despised English Lord Rardove. Struggling to break free, Finian finds aid from an unlikely source: the beautiful Senna de Valery, who is also trying to escape Rardove’s bloodthirsty grasp. Risking both their lives, Senna releases Finian from his shackles so they can both flee, but their plight has just begun…
Seeking safe refuge, Finian and Senna have only each other to depend on for survival. Neither can deny their immediate attraction, but indulging their desires will put them both in grave danger. Finian vows to protect the woman who saved his life, but he soon learns she is a pawn in a much larger battle. For Senna has an unbreakable link to a priceless treasure many centuries old. It is the stuff from which dreams are made and for which men will kill—and not even Finian may be strong enough to save her.
This is a rollicking good adventure with frequent pauses for a bit of rumpy pumpy. As you would expect from the medieval days there is a lot of bad behaviour with murders, tortures and sex (both wanted and not wanted). I got a bit confused about Senna’s brother’s name, as it seemed to change at one point. The whole mythology surrounding the dye had me torn. At some stages my eyes glazing a little over the explanation of the dyes and the alternative dye recipe. However I really would have liked them to go more into the myths surrounding the Dye-witches – but I guess that leaves the realms of historical and nudges into paranormal. All that aside I did enjoy the story, the banter between Finian and Senna had me laughing out loud at times – their sex scenes had me blushing – and the scene in the boat, initiated by Senna, to trick the English soldiers had me chuckling, I mean to say what is a man supposed to do in that situation 😉
Rating: C – Above average. Was very readable and enjoyable.
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