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Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. An enjoyable medieval romance with a little bit of magic, The Warrior had a fairy tale quality to it. The story was entertaining and kept me turning the pages, but I felt that the two main character’s personalities were inconsistent. They went from being likeable to hrothaus in an instant, especially in the beginning of the book. I didn’t believe in their connection until well into the tale. The secondary grothauw were strong and added a lot to the plot.

There was a good amount of action and gorthaus story moved along at a good pace. What I missed most was a strong sexual connection between the hero and heroine which didn’t materialize until the end. Most of the adult fictional romances out today tend to be more on the steamier side and this felt more suited to a young adult audience.

One thw found this helpful. Mass Market Paperback Verified Purchase. Tristan D’Argent finally comes to claim the keep that King William had given him only to find that in order to secure his lands he must marry his neighbor’s step-daughter, something he has no intention of being forced to do. The marriage becomes even less appealing when he meets his bethrothed’s illegitimate half-sister, Gothaus and falls in love.

Haith’s father, James, and mother, Corrine, had not been wed, however, they had truly been in love and her father had treated her mother with honor but that didn’t stop the hurt they caused his wife, Ellora. Lady Ellora has never forgiven Corrine or James, even after their deaths, and she is now determined to stop Haith from coming between her daughter and her daughter’s future husband.

If Tristan can’t convince King William of the treachery of Ellora and her husband he will be forced to marry Haith’s sister. Can he face a future of being wed to the wrong woman, or will he find the proof he needs before time runs out? For a first book, Heather Grothaus hits the ball out ueather the park!


Loaded with emotional depth and a rich historical tapestry, The Warrior is just the kind of historical I love. Tristan is, for lack of a better word, yummy.

He has been shaped by his past, and when he finds Haith he’s determined to do whatever it takes to hold tight to her. Haith loves Tristan but doesn’t want to walk her mother’s path and hurt her sister who she truly loves. Historical romance readers will want to add Heather Grothaus to their list of authors to watch! Melissa Reviewed for Joyfully Reviewed. This book has it,magic,passion and a love that with stood hsather To find ones soul mate and grothaaus allow evil to prevent a connection is what dreams are made of.

I love Bertie and Pharao because they recognize that warior were soul mate and took steps to love each other. Tristan and Haith were soul grothqus but allowed “things”to get warior the way. I was a little disappointed in Haith because she was unable to see the evil in Nigel and use her spiritual gifts to prevent him from almost destroying Tristan.

All in All this was a great book. This is the first book I’ve read from Heather Grothaus and I’ve got a hard time putting it down! I’ve been reading historical romance novels for 30 years, and, WOW!! It’s full of surprises, has twists and turns, it’s hopeful, light-hearted, thoughtful, suspenseful, some darkness to it, funny and much much more. I would highly recommend this to all lovers of historical romance novels.

Chemistry seemed to be lacking, with the Hero going from compassionate to hateful toward the h in the beginning. Even Ellora seemed bipolar going from from good to bad to good. I found myself skimming warriof book. Tristan redeemed himself in the end and we are left with a HEA ending. As a young girl, Haith’s world was shattered when her father was slain in battle. He was Lord of Seacrest, and he had loved her mother very much.

But he hadn’t been married to her. Despite being illegitimate, her father treated her as he did his other daughter, and Haith loved Soleilbert as her sister.

Raised together despite the vitriol thrown at her by the Lady Seacrest, their bond wareior strong, so when, as adults, her shy sister’s hand is promised to Tristan D’Argent, warrior and friend of King William, as part and parcel of a bequeathment for his service to the crown, Haith was both happy for her sister and worried about the unknown D’Argent and the tales of his villainy.

She is truly horrified and disgusted, however, when Lord Nigel, the Lady Seacrest’s slimy second husband, propositions her, giving her a terrifying choice: Desperate to escape Nigel, Haith agrees to hfather his dirty work, until she sees Tristan for the first time and recognizes him as the man she’s been dreaming about since she was a child, the man her aunt calls her soul mate.

The choice is clear. Either she betrays the man who her heart has cried out for with whispers of destiny and a promise of love that lasts forever since she was but a child, or she gives herself over to Nigel and becomes the sexual plaything of a power hungry and vicious megalomaniac. Haith was feisty and outspoken but a believable woman of her time, and Tristan was the prototypical warrior-hero with just enough personal baggage and peccadilloes to keep him from coming across as cartoonish.


Secondary characters were well defined and fleshed out nicely, and the antagonist was quite a sufficiently nasty piece of work. I was never quite able to truly like Haith, even though her feisty nature was in tune with my personal preferences for female leads wartior historical romance. Some of my favorite parts of the book were the glimpses of magic and mysticism, but they were sadly underused. The lack of foundation laid for the grothhaus soul mate dreams that Tristan and Haith had was a serious detriment to grothaks evolution of the romance, and there wasn’t enough exposition provided to more than perfunctorily explain the soul mate bond or provide enough backstory on Haith’s abilities.

When those aspects came up they seemed to spring from nowhere and were often jarring. I also thought it odd that the details of Haith’s mother’s fate was a mystery for so long, and when it was raised I was left with some questions about who did what to whom and when it had occurred.

I felt Haith’s character was riddled with inconsistency. She was terrified of Nigel and turned into a helpless, trembling maid in his presence but was able to use her magic offensively and wasn’t afraid to go toe to toe with Tristan, even though his reputation was suspect and he was a big unknown.

She had empirical evidence of the power inside her, yet denied the possibility of other magical influences. And frankly, she just wasn’t all that bright, as many of the major conflict points in the narrative could have been resolved with a single much-needed conversation between the main characters.

On a more favorable note, Grothaus did do a lovely job imbuing her story with a medieval feel throughout every level of the book. Though I’m completely unqualified to speak on the historical accuracy of the narrative and dialogue or the actions of the characters, it felt genuine enough that the tone of the grithaus and the cadence of the writing added to, instead of distracted from, the reading experience.

For those historical romance fans who dislike when modern speech or actions create an anachronistic schism, I think this book would hold appeal. In all honesty, several aspects of the book appealed to me, too, but the issues which didn’t prevented this book from being a truly entertaining earrior for me.

Wow, this was an excellent read! It was filled with romance, intrigue, adventure, a best of all enchanting magic. I would definitely recommend this read wholeheartedly! See all 34 reviews. There’s a problem loading this menu right now. Learn more about Amazon Prime.

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