• Title: The Knight’s Runaway Maiden
  • Author: Nicole Locke
  • Publisher: Harlequin Historical on April 27, 2021
  • Genre: Historical Romance
  • Pages: 272
  • Formats Available: Paperback & Digital
  • Rating: 3/5

Trigger Warnings: Child Abuse

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The Knight’s Runaway Maiden Blurb

She hates all Warstones.

Can this one win her love?

Balthus of Warstone secretly loved Séverine, even though she was unhappily married to his brute of a brother, then she fled six years ago. Now her husband is dead, Balthus must find Séverine and reclaim her sons as his father’s heirs. Balthus’ desire is to claim her too, and despite his battle-maimed arm and her distrust of his family, he’ll prove he’s a suitor worthy of such a courageous woman…

My Review

The Knight’s Runaway Maiden is a fantastic story! Everything you love about historical romance is in there. Nicole Locke is a brilliant storyteller. I wish I could visit this medieval world that she has brought to life.

Our heroine is a lovely woman with fire-red hair with springy curls. Our hero is tall, dark, and handsome. But, when our redhead meets up with him in a pit of despair, she learns that he is not all she thought he was.

The buildup and anticipation are incredible in this story. I very rarely come across a male character with a discernable disability. The flaw in Balthur’s otherwise perfect visage is a welcome addition to the story.

Unfortunately, I had a hard time reading this book. I can’t even describe it, but the flow of the dialogue was all wrong for me. There is no set narrator, which made it difficult to know whose thoughts I read at any given time. The confusion I felt made it hard to enjoy the book as much as I wanted to, which is a shame as the story is very good.

It is for this confusion that I award The Knight’s Runaway Maiden 3 out of 5 stars. If you are looking for a great medieval storyline, this book delivers. 

About the Author – Nicole Locke

Nicole is the author of Harlequin/Mills and Boon Lovers and Legends Historical series. If she isn’t working on the next book, she can be reached at NicoleLocke.com, Facebook, and Twitter!

Author’s Contact Links: Website | Instagram | Facebook | Twitter

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