Title: The Warlord’s Promise
Author: Alyssa Morgan
Publisher: Phaze books
Buy Link: Buy The Warlord’s Promise Here!
Rating: You Need to Read
Reviewed By: Janelle
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.
This book is the literary equivalent of a popcorn movie. The plot is flimsy, the characters are shallow and one dimensional, and there are no surprises or twists in the story. But boy is it fun.
It is the superficial ness that in fact makes this story fun: it simply isn’t taking itself seriously. It hand waves at any politics or background, hurrying the characters past distractions on it’s way to the action.
The sex is good, with plenty of variety for such a short story, and fair amount of imagination for such a limited setting.
Overall, this one is a lot of fun and I hope to see more from this author.