Robbed of his possessions, wounded and left for dead, Quentin de Montgomerie has lost everything except his love for Mhairi, the daughter of the Hawk of Inverfyre--and he knows who is to blame for his fate. He vows to return to Inverfyre and take his vengeance from the Hawk, but arrives to discover that the fierce maiden in possession of his heart has blossomed into a beauty, and that her kiss has the power to give him hope for the future again. Can Quentin prove himself to the Hawk and win Mhairi--or will she spurn him for being less than once he was? The Mercenary's Bride is a Christmas Scottish medieval romance novella which was originally published in the Christmas 2017 anthology The Nutcracker Reimagined.
About the Author
Bestselling and award-winning author Deborah Cooke has published over fifty novels and novellas, including historical romances, fantasy romances, fantasy novels with romantic elements, paranormal romances, contemporary romances, urban fantasy romances, time travel romances and paranormal young adult novels. She writes as herself, Deborah Cooke, as Claire Delacroix, and has written as Claire Cross. She is nationally bestselling, as well as a USA Today and New York Times’ Bestselling Author. Her Claire Delacroix medieval romance, The Beauty, was her first book to land on the New York Times List of Bestselling Books. Currently, she writes contemporary romance and paranormal romance as Deborah Cooke, and historical romance as Claire Delacroix. She lives in Canada with her family.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
The Mercenary's Bride based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
A super short and cute story. It takes place at Inverfyre with one of the Hawk's and Aileen's children. The premise was good, conflict believable, and the plot was interesting. However, there was no passion. Three kisses and nothing else. If you have read the Rogues of Ravensmuir and the Jewels of Kinfairlie, then definitely read this because it goes along with both of those series. The story would have been better if it had been longer. The curse of the novella strikes again. A copy of this book was provided to me with no requirements for a review. I voluntarily read this book and my comments here are my honest opinion.
This was a well-written, entertaining novella. Quentin, Captain of the Guard of an estate, agreed to train one of the estate's daughters, Mhairi, as a warrier. The Hawk dismisses him as a result. Quentin promises Mhairi he will return, and he sets out to earn enough to ask Mhairi to be his bride. Years later he is attacked and left for dead. He returns to the estate to keep his promise to return. Filled with adventure, romance and intrigue, this was a great novella and I look forward to reading more books by this author. I received a copy of this book with no expectation of a review. I have voluntarily posted a review consisting of my honest opinions.
In The Mercenary's Bride by Claire Delacroix, the author plunks you down in the middle of action in her novellas to leave you a bite size story that feels like a seven course meal. Quentin is the head of the Laird's guard but faces the Hawk's wrath when he trains the Laird's daughter, Mhairi to be a warrior. Exiled from the keep, he sets out to earn wealth and reputation so he can claim Mhairi for his bride. Left for dead, beaten, maimed and broke, Quentin returns as promised and seeks redemption or death. Full of action, the story unfolds quickly and ends in a sweet HEA. Mhairi's character is strong-willed and resilient for an enjoyable heroine. My voluntary, unbiased review is based upon a review copy.