Norman heiress, Matilda Comyn is desperate to escape her grasping guardian and reclaim her inheritance. After a lifetime of being let down by men, she wants to rule her lands on her own terms. She can’t escape without help and battles her mistrust when compelled to join forces with a Welsh spy.
Huw Ap Goronwy has a rival claim to Matilda’s castle and has sworn a blood oath against the Comyns. When his king rules they must marry, he struggles to reconcile his attraction with his need for revenge. But they must form a truce if they are to seize their castle.
Risking capture and death, they will only succeed if Matilda learns to trust, and Huw allows his love for Matilda to overcome his need for revenge.
I really enjoyed this story – it flowed very well and was a very easy read.
Being a massive fan of historical fiction and non-fiction I do know a little about this period in history and for me the book read accurately and well in keeping with that period. It was like I was stepping back in time, and that for me made it even more enjoyable!
The characters are great, well rounded and I loved their interaction. Matilda is a fascinating character and I loved reading about her.
4.5 stars from me for this one rounded up to 5 stars for Goodreads and Amazon-very highly recommended and a thoroughly enjoyable read!!
Amazon (UK): https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07D6FT4HH
Amazon (US): https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07D6FT4HH
The Wild Rose Press Catalogue: https://catalog.thewildrosepress.com/paperback-books/5938-bound-to-her-blood-enemy-paperback.html
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Tora lives in Shropshire in the United Kingdom.
On childhood holidays her interest in history was fired by exploring castles in Wales and the Welsh borders, and she would make up stories about characters living there.
When she started writing, it seemed only natural to turn to the settings that inspired her as a child.
In her free time, when she can drag herself away from reading, she enjoys walking and cycling.
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