Anne is a determined young woman. She has learned to fence and practices with her trusted servant, Liam. Anne meets Thomas who is a General in the king’s army. She is enamored of him, even though he spanks her when he finds her fencing. Then Anne becomes a lady-in-waiting to the Queen. The Queen learns of Anne’s secret and then blackmails her to have her deliver jewelry to a priest, which is forbidden by the Protestant King. The King has Thomas searching for the traitor and it takes some fine maneuvering on Thomas’s part to protect Anne. There is a HEA, and I give this 4 stars.
I really enjoyed this book. Anne secretly loves to sword fight and thinks she can best any opponent. When she is found sword fighting by the Queen, the Queen uses this secret to get Anne to do secret tasks for her. Anne isn’t comfortable with what she has to do but doesn’t want to refuse the Queen and can’t admit what’s going on to Sir Thomas her fiancée, who has already punished her previously for sword fighting.
This book had plenty of suspense as Anne tried to keep her secret from everyone but particularly Sir Thomas, it didn’t have a predictable ending as you read it and it left you intrigued as to how it was going to be resolved.
I received this as an ARC for an honest review.
I enjoyed this story & the example that it takes a strong woman to need a strong man. This was fun, even though at times I wanted Anne to grow up Throwing in figures from history adds extra spice.
This was such a good book! Perfect combination of romance, action and suspense. I highly recommend it!
I enjoyed this book from beginning to end. I love Anne's character; she's bold, brave, loyal, playful, and real. Although she longs for adventure, in this story she gets more than she bargained for. The suspense was almost constant as Anne risked her life to serve her queen. Somehow, she almost always ended up over Sir Thomas' knee, as he tried to keep her safe. I loved his character too, as his love for Anne never waivered. What could have been difficult choices for him, were not, and my respect for him went up each time. Overall this book is thrilling and you won't want to put it down.
A great read by Maryse Dawson!! Anne was a fantastic feisty character and the General, Sir Thomas was just what she needed!! Whether she wanted to fall for him or not; fall for him she did!! They shared danger and intrigue at the court of a spoiled queen and her king! This really tells a great story of full of swordplay, spankings and some hot little sex scenes.
A fun read with Anne constantly getting into trouble with the general watching her every move. There is adventure, danger, suspense and humour in this love story not to mention the general was a man worthy of swooning over.
I thoroughly enjoyed this book by Maryse Dawson. There was a lot going on with the main charachters that kept me interested and entertained. Another great story by one of my favorite authors.
I enjoyed this story with romantic suspense of Anne Knightley and Sir Thomas Raveburn. The plot has mystery and suspense with Anne using a disguise to continue her swordplay, clandestine meetings, blackmail, betrayal, and with treason, and with a dominant King's general, a feisty female who can wield a sword and hold her own. What happens when a King and Queen have different agendas? Different religions? And a Queen is a spoiled brat? The plot keeps the pages turning as Anne does her duty to the Queen as a lady-in-waiting, even when that duty is dangerous and would land her in serious trouble. A great cast of characters, intense situations, and a dominant man who isn't afraid to take his woman in hand. Best of all, it has a happily ever after ending.
What an absolutely delightful story!!! This is the love story of Anne and Sir Thomas and it does not disappoint. Anne is a very feisty heroine that finds herself in several wearisome situations due to her fun loving antics. Sir Thomas is an alpha man that always seems to discover Anne at these times and feels the need to “teach her the error of her ways”. This book is well written and very fun to read as the author pulls you into their world. I have read other stories by this author that I have enjoyed but I believe that this is one of my favorites.
I loved this delightful book which had a bit of everything you could want in a book. Mystery, suspense, danger, adventure, a naughty miss, a handsome General, Kings, queens, Knights, spanking and more. I also love the historical aspect which was obviously well researched.