Right from the beginning, the poor beleaguered Alice’s frustration and anger at her impossible situation leap from the page. I like Alice. She doesn’t meekly submit to her fate. She may have to marry Simon, but she won’t let him walk all over her.
At first, I didn’t like Simon. He went out of his way to annoy Alice, throwing his weight around because he could. That’s part of Ms. Townsend’s skill. Each of her heroes is always a masterwork of a hard exterior overlaying a softer core, one that only the heroine’s love can pierce.
I also like romances with something extra, and BRIDE FOR A CHAMPION has the mystery surrounding Henrietta’s disappearance. I kept turning pages to find out both how Alice’s and Simon’s story would turn out, as well as what happened to Henrietta.
For a fast-paced medieval romance with mystery, BRIDE FOR A CHAMPION is the story for you.
ARC provided by the author.