About the Book:
Lady Sarra Bellacote would sooner marry a dog than a countryman of the bloodthirsty brutes who killed her parents. And yet, despite—or perhaps because of—her valuable holdings, she is being dragged to Scotland to be wed against her will. Making matters worse, the knight hired to do the dragging is dark, wild, irresistible. And he, too, is disgustingly Scottish.
Giric Armstrong, Earl of Terrick, takes no pleasure in escorting a feisty English lass to her nuptial night. But the payment is good, and his tenants need to eat. Yet the trip will not be the simple matter he imagined. For Lady Sarra isn’t the only one determined to see her engagement fail. Men with darker motives want the wedding called off—even if they must kill the bride in the process.
Now, in close quarters with this beautiful Englishwoman, Terrick must fight his mounting desire, and somehow keep Sarra alive long enough to lose her forever to another man…
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I Swear... An Oath Broken is Worth a Read
This is the second book in the Oath Trilogy, and it involves the brother of the heroine in the first book (An Oath Taken) Giric, and a sweet, yet feisty, English heiress (is there any other kind of heiress in historical romance? Yeah, you're right, there are quite a few American heiresses. Maybe someone should write a historical romance with a Jamaican heiress, or a Chinese heiress -- #weneeddiverseromance).
I enjoyed this book; the settings were magnificently written (I could picture myself in the frigid winter landscapes--which was love/hate for me because I dislike being cold), the characters had depth, and the conflict was believable.
Giric was a kind, gentle, sexy highland earl who started out a hardened warrior but ended up a softened yet possessive husband. I loved how dedicated he was to helping his people, how skilled and hardworking he was when he could've just let the circumstances lie, and how hard he fell for the heroine (who seemed less worthy of his love and more worthy of his derision--she was a pesky dumb-dumb for the first part of the book).
The heroine was, well, she grew on me. I guess I'm just picky about who my male protagonists end up with.
I do have one more complaint, though... the heroine, of course, made some dumb assumptions based on information she OVERHEARD, and didn't even give the guy a chance to explain. I dislike plot devices that require a continuation of a misunderstanding.
All in all, I liked the book and look forward to reading An Oath Sworn, the last book in the trilogy.