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The Wolfe

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An Amazon #1 Bestseller in Medieval Romance with its own KINDLE WORLD. Visit Kindle Worlds for more novels in the de Wolfe Pack saga! Read the Epic novel that started it all... 1231 A.D. - After a nasty skirmish along the England/Scotland border at Bog Wood, a badly wounded knight has crawled off to die. As women from the Clan Scott fan out across the battlefield to collect the spoils of war, one woman breaks off from the pack. She is sickened by the tradition of stealing valuables off the dead and runs off to hide. In her hiding place, however, lingers the badly wounded knight. The young woman is frightened at first but she tends the knight and saves his life. Little does the Lady Jordan Scott know that she has just saved the life of the dreaded English knight known to her people as The Wolf…. Several months later, peace is proposed along the border. An English groom is offered to a Scots bride. The Lady Jordan Scott is that bride and her groom is the aged and powerful Earl of Teviot, John de Longley. When Lord de Longley sends his mighty and hated army to collect his new bride, the captain of the army personally retrieves Lady Jordan. When Jordan looks upon the fearsome English knight, she realizes there is something oddly familiar about his voice. When the man finally reveals himself, she sees that it is none other than the man whose life she saved, Sir William de Wolfe, the Scourge of the Scots. William has never forgotten about his Scots angel. As he escorts her back to Northwood Castle to wed his liege, each passing minute sees him fall more hopelessly in love with her. Jordan comes to know the man beyond The Wolf of legend, and so the love story begins. Join William and Jordan in a tale of true and utter devotion, of a love that bleeds beyond the boundaries of Scots and English, and where loyalty, friendship, and family bind them all together in this uncertain and political world. These are the dark days of dark times, but in the midst of a treacherous world of secrets and hatred, William and Jordan share a love that is only dreamed of.
Le Veque’s hefty medieval romance boasts a crowded cast and an overlong plot more suited to a series. On the border between England and Scotland in the 1230s, Jordan Scott, the only daughter of a border laird, is sent to be married as part of a peace treaty between her father and the English enemy. On the way, she falls in love with her escort, Capt. William de Wolfe, one of the most feared English soldiers. As Jordan and William fight their love for each other, Jordan’s cousin Jemma joins them, adding another layer to the tensions among the Scots, the English, and Jordan’s intended new family. Ultimately, Jordan and William’s relationship develops and stays strong through deception, jealousy, betrayal, joy, and tragedy. Inexplicable emotional changes from Jordan and Jemma, the occasional anachronism, and some troubling clichés point to Le Veque’s inexperience, and the constant obstacles thrown into the plot are frustrating, but the rich detail of the 13th century shows the author’s talent. (BookLife)
NerdHerdTania - Reviewed for Scandalicious Book Reviews

Although this book is of epic length at 909 pages, the timeline of the story is not, with the first 60% of the book taking place over a period of just a few months. Lady Jordan Scott is the only child of Earl Thomas Scott, Laird of the Scott Clan and a fierce opponent to the British in their ongoing border wars. In an era where women had limited freedom and were expected to be obedient and subservient, Lady Jordan is the exact opposite. She is fiery, stubborn, fiercely loyal, kind hearted, protective of those she loves and not afraid to speak her mind or ignore a direct command. Anyone who enjoys a strong heroine in their story will not be disappointed by Jordan and there are plenty of times you will sympathize with the men charged with her care. I love that in a time where sons are a father’s pride and joy that Thomas Scott loves and dotes on his daughter. She is a true light in his life and not cast aside because of her gender. When a directive is sent from King Henry III that Thomas Scott must provide a bride to secure a peace alliance along the border with John De Longley, a British Earl and border lord, it is with a heavy heart that he offers up his own daughter. Lady Jordan accepts her fate but is taken by surprise when Sir William de Wolfe, Captain of De Longley’s army, is sent to retrieve her and she recognizes him as the injured knight she secretly provided medical aid to when he was fatally wounded in a border skirmish months prior. An attraction sparked by an accidental meeting on the battlefield now has time to develop as William accepts full responsibility for Jordan’s safety.

I have said it before, there is no better place to find espionage, suspense, conspiracy, cunning, deceit, and illicit affairs than in the courts of the middle ages. Attempted murder, lies, sex and war are just a few of the events that play out within weeks of Jordan’s arrival in the De Longley household. The camaraderie between William and his knights provides plenty of sarcastic humor and occasional jealousy but these men are a very close brotherhood and would die for one another. I am positive the origin of the alpha male can be traced back to these nine broodingly gorgeous extremely tall and muscular knights who are the epitome of strength and power. Led by The Wolf, their six foot five, dark haired, golden hazel eyed captain whose reputation precedes him for all that he has achieved on the battlefield, the most feared knight in the realm, is powerless in the hands of the woman he loves. Although William and Jordan are the focal point of this story, the supporting characters, and there are A LOT of them, share just as much of the storyline. They are well developed and integral to the plot and Kathryn Le Veque does a brilliant job of weaving all of their stories together. She also keeps you guessing as to the ulterior motives of a number of characters. Those I expected to be ruthless were quite the opposite but never fear, there are plenty of traitorous people among both the Scots and the Brits and King Henry is far from finished with his interference. For a book that is just over 900 pages long, there is rarely a dull moment and I never found it boring or tedious. If I had to give you one complaint, it would be that we are continually reminded of the remarkable beauty of Jordan Scott. I don’t know how this woman does not have an over inflated ego because EVERYONE is complimenting her on her magnificence ALL. THE. TIME. But I had to dig deep for that one because I truly loved everything about this story and I promise, you will be spouting the ye, dunna, wunna, canna, dinna slang with a Scottish lilt in no time.

My absolute favourite part of this epic love story? The epilogue. It is completely unexpected and I absolutely loved the twist! Well played Ms. Le Veque! Now could you please write me a story to follow that epilogue because I think I love your genius.

An Amazon #1 Bestseller in Medieval Romance with its own KINDLE WORLD. Visit Kin

An Amazon #1 Bestseller in Medieval Romance with its own KINDLE WORLD. Visit Kindle Worlds for more novels in the de Wolfe Pack saga!