Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Review: Lady at Arms by Tamara Leigh

Lady at Arms 
(Lady, #1)
by Tamara Leigh  
Adult 
Average Goodreads Rating: 4.04
Published on: January 17, 2014
Pages: 350
Buy on Amazon (It's free) 

Before I get into my review, here's the synopsis from Goodreads:

LADY AT ARMS: A “clean read” rewrite of Warrior Bride, published by Bantam Books, 1994

HE WAS THE VILEST OF MEN
Lizanne Balmaine has spent years honing her skills at arms, determined she will never again be at the mercy of any man. When she comes face to face with the one who stole her future, she seizes the opportunity to exact revenge. Soon he is her prisoner, at her mercy. But something is different about him, something that makes her question her purpose. Is it possible a man can be so changed? More, can she right the wrong that could lay ruin to her family?

SHE WAS A QUESTION NEVER BEFORE ASKED OF HIM
Ranulf Wardieu does not seek a bride, nor a settling of scores when his mission for the king places him in the path of a beguiling, raven-haired maiden. But fascination turns to fury when she imprisons him. Accused of wrongdoing, the nature of which she refuses to reveal, he discovers the lady is as skilled at wielding a sword as she is at verbal sparring. When he bests her at her game and his jailer becomes his captive, he is determined to learn what wrong he has done her. However, as they engage in a battle of wits and wills and he glimpses her woman’s heart, he discovers Lizanne is a question never before asked of him—one his own jaded heart refuses to answer.


My Rating: 4 out of 5 stars. 

Disclaimers: I received a copy of this novel from the publisher in exchange for my honest opinion. I was not obligated to write a good review nor did I receive any compensation for writing this review.

Why did I decide to turn the pages? It's free. And it looked amazing. 

My Overall Thoughts/Impressions: This book exceeded my expectations. I absolutely adored it. It was a clean book. It wasn't Christian fiction but it was clean. 

I loved the characters and the plot. The characters were multifaceted and intriguing. 

The plot was addicting and contagious. I couldn't stop reading. It was suspenseful and engaging. 

The novel was a clean read but that didn't mean there wasn't a whole lot of tension. 

This is one novel that kept me reading from the very first page until I turned the last one.

Fans of historical fiction should love this one. 

I can't begin to explain what my favorite part of the book was. It was a tie between the characters and the plot. 

A fantastic read. 

The Characters: I have always had a thing about women who were also kick-butt warriors. That might have started with Tamara Pierce when I was much younger, but it never faded. I loved being able to read another one sort of similar to that as an adult. Lizanne was a great character.

Then there was Ranulf. He was such an intriguing, great character as well. 

Major Strengths: Everything. 

Major Weaknesses: The fact that it ended. 

So why 4 stars? It was incredible. I loved everything about this one. A fantastic read. 

Warnings/Side-notes: Although it's clean, I'd still say 17+ due to some sensitive matters discussed in the novel. 

The Wrap-up: A fantastic novel. I can't wait to read the next one. 

Love,

Danica Page

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