PREGNANT BY THE WARRIOR (Series: Historical Series, #978) by Denise Lynn
Publication Date: January 01, 2010
Format: Mass Market Paperback
To save her lands from being taken over by another and forcing the people of her keep to choose war over neutrality Lady Lea of Montreau must become pregnant. This is something she is willing to of course do but with her husband recently drowned it seems an impossible accomplishment. Then the miracle she needs arrives in the package she desires but the man she claims to despise – Lord Jared of Warehaven. He was her childhood love and set to be her husband before she broke it off having found herself incapable of dealing emotionally with a man who might be killed in battle. Lea had lost so many she loved to unjust wars and territorial skirmishes all she craved was peace and knew that Jared would never provide it as a warrior but he was the answer to her problem and he most assuredly could provide her with a child.
Jared was at Montreau by missive from Empress Matilda his aunt and he is now the lord of her castle and the fate Lea never wanted becomes the nightmare she must live with and this destiny will provide Jared with the revenge he seeks against Lea for leaving him alone at the altar on their wedding day. The only light for Lea is that Jared has always had her heart and the passion that is felt between them is true and sincere and has never gone away. Lea loves him as much today as she did the first time she laid her eyes upon him – he was the man she dreamed about but knew she should not have. Before Jared has even settled his belongings they are entangled between the sheets and reviving the intensity of their passion and creating the child Lea needs. But both soon realize revenge does not taste as sweet when the person you seek it against is your soul mate.
Trouble soon comes in the form of Lea’s brother my marriage who looks to take over Montreau via a number of ruthless and self serving schemes. Lea is ready to counter every action with a reaction even when he shows up with a future husband and a supposed missive stating he is now the legal owner of Montreau. Lea did not see this coming but would that stop her – never. This problem seemed a huge issue but pales in comparison to the explosion that occurs once Jared discovers that Lea is carrying his child and takes the decision away from her regarding her future, their life together and the way life is going to be.
But can Lea overcome the deep fear she has that Jared will leave one day for battle and not return to her? Is their love strong enough and deep enough to overcome that which is the nightmare she has trouble waking up from. Jared believes they have enough love and passion for one another that nothing can stop them from being together to watch their grandchildren stir up trouble. Lea believes in dreams and understands that sometimes dreams and fates are all that is left and you live the life you are given. Luckily Lea is going to live her life with the man of her dreams.
The only word to describe this book is WOW! Jared and Lea are such amazing characters and the emotions are felt throughout the book – the sorrow, the love, the passion and especially the fear Lea feels at possibly losing Jared. Their love is intense and hot as all get out but not all consuming. The problems seemed realistic and very real for the time period.
Mary Gramlich (“The Reading Reviewer”) www.marygramlich.com