The Warlord's Promise

Alyssa Morgan
The Warlord's Promise
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Phaze Books
Release Date
July 2011
Erotic Romance, Historical Romance

Kate is a young widow, left alone, having no children of her own, and would do anything to see that her youngest sister, Alison, gets a chance at a happy life. When Alison is taken hostage by an evil warlord who intends to wed her, Kate offers to trade herself to the warlord in place of her sister.

Ethan MacGregor has spent his life fighting among the clans of the Scottish Highlands, trying desperately to bring peace to his territory.

Finally ready to settle down and establish a household, he only needs a beautiful young highland lass to share his bed. When he takes the youngest sister of the woman he truly desires, Kate, she falls right into his hands by offering herself in exchange for her sister's freedom.

And though Ethan has promised to release Kate's sister in exchange for a night of passion, he has no intention of letting Kate go.

Book Review by Musingbookworm
Aug 18, 2011   [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
142 people found the following review helpful
In the wilds of the Scottish Highlands is a Warlord in love with a bonnie young widow. Can he entice the object of his desires by kidnapping her youngest sister? Or will she leave when the morning comes?

A hero with long hair, a luscious body and a Scottish burr. What more could a girl ask for? Unfortunately, we see only glimpses of Ethan's personality and I think this is a great shame. Alyssa Morgan alludes to complexities that are not detailed and this is a real shame. You don't get to know the hero, apart from his lovemaking. We know that he is in love with Kate, but not what attracted him. What has made him admire her from afar? Why does he feel the need to capture her younger sister to lure her to his bed rather than court her traditionally? I was left with too many questions.

The heroine, Kate, is sassy and smart, while still being believable as character for this era. Again, character development is an issue for me. There is a lot more here than for the hero, but I would have like more. Both characters are so likable and relatable, but I wanted to know more about what makes them who they are and how they have gotten to this place in the personalities.

Alyssa Morgan has written some of the most breathtaking love scenes I have had the pleasure to read. They are fiery, full of heat and passion, but there is tenderness and affection there too.

This erotic short story ticks some very important boxes in my "Read Again" questionnaire. The characters are wonderfully portrayed but the settings are glossed over. I would love to see a novella or even something longer with these characters. Ultimately, a very enjoyable read which I am sure to visit again, if only it was longer!
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