Book Review: Besieged and Betrothed by Jenni Fletcher.

Release Date: 30th November 2017
Publisher: Mills and Boon
Twitter: @JenniAuthor

When Jenni Fletcher got in touch with me about reviewing her new book 'Besieged an Betrothed,' there was no doubt in my mind that I wanted to read it. She mentioned that this story was Medieval and whilst I hadn't ventured into that time period just yet, I couldn't resist taking a chance on it and guess what?? I am so so SO glad I did!! 

Warrior Lothar the Frank has joined the siege on Castle Haword, but is taken aback by the fiery redhead, who is not giving up her castle without a fight. Juliana Danville, has been bought up doing exactly what the men do, she's determined to keep her secret safe and to do that she must not back down and lose her family's castle. Can she do whatever it takes, even if it means using a side of her, she's not used to? And what will happen when she does?

Words fail me, they really do. I know that isn't helpful for a book review, or maybe it is? But I just don't even feel like words are good enough to explain how much I enjoyed this book. 

I loved History at school and often reprimand myself for not taking it as a G.C.S.E. I am really interested in learning about the past and knowing what went on and how we got to where we are today. It's so amazing to me, to see how the people before us lived and to discover what they went through. So the fact that Jenni Fletcher started this book with a little historical note, was a huge thumbs up for me, from the start. I will admit to having a terrible memory when it comes to dates and names in history, but I like reading about it all the same. The fact that Jenni used inspiration from real past events to write such a fantastic story, just amazes me. Her historical knowledge and the fact that she built this book around it fascinates me. You may be thinking "She's an author Kelly, that's what she does," and my response to that is, "I know that but she's like really, really good at it!" 

"Besieged and Betrothed' has introduced me to a new era in the Historical Romance genre and I have a feeling it could become my favourite. The castles, the language, the small yet big differences from the era's that I'm used to, everything about it captured my heart and took me prisoner - albeit a very happy little prisoner! 

Lady Juliana was kick ass and a perfect leading lady. She was strong, independent and fierce but also vulnerable, caring and kind. I loved how she looked after her men and her castle and how she had been brought up doing what the men did. She could look after herself and did what most women in that time couldn't do. So when Lothar came into her life, it was interesting to see the way she reacted to him; she never gave up her fighting spirit but she learnt how to let someone else in and share her problems. From beginning to end, their chemistry and relationship was enthralling and also really funny. I found myself laughing out loud at some of their interactions, they made me all warm and happy inside. Speaking of which, Lothar himself was charming and utterly dreamy, which I feel like shouldn't be the words I use for such a strong, dangerous man, but those are the words that come to mind. He had so many attractive qualities, from his skills at protecting those who needed it, to his undeniable masculinity. I guarantee he will steal your heart. 

If you are looking for a new read or are already a fan of Medieval romance, I cannot recommend this story enough. There are books and then there are books. 'Besieged and Betrothed,' is the latter, it has everything a true bookworm could possible want and more. You won't want it to end and yet you won't be able to stop reading it. 

Pre-order your copy of 'Besieged and Betrothed' today! 

Happy Reading!

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