Beguiled by the Forbidden Knight

Beguiled by the Forbidden Knight

by Elisabeth Hobbes

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ISBN-13: 9781488086755
Publisher: Harlequin
Publication date: 06/01/2018
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 410,121
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Elisabeth grew up in York, where she spent her teenage years looking for a handsome Roman or Viking to sweep her off her feet.

She achieved her dream of becoming an author after finishing third in Harlequin's SYTYCW contest 2013 and being offered a two-book contract.  When she isn’t writing, she spends her time reading and is a pro at cooking while holding a book!

Elisabeth lives in Cheshire with her husband, two children and two cats with ridiculous names.

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Beguiled by the Forbidden Knight 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
RoseinTexas2 11 months ago
This is the first book I have had the pleasure of reading by author Elisabeth Hobbes and I must say it was just a fantastic read!! Will definitely be reading more from this author. This book is set in 1071 right after the Norman conquest. Lord Gilbert is to marry Lady Sigrun by order of King William. When Lord Gilbert and his friend Guilherm (Gui) Fitzlannion shows up to meet his betrothed, they find out she had been sent away along with her handmaiden Aelfhild two years ago because of the war. We then have Lord Gilbert asking his best friend Gui to impersonate him and retrieve his bride in return for a piece of land to settle on once he returns. This is how our hero Gui & our heroine Aelfhild meet. Gui believes Aelfhild is Lady Sigrun, his friends betrothed and Aelfhild believes Gui is Lord Gilbert.... Gui was such a fantastic hero! Scarred from the war inside and out, he's a strong but vulnerable man who finds himself falling for his friends betrothed... Aelfhild an orphan who was raised with Lady Sigrun was a wonderful heroine, feisty, strong and loyal. Gui and Aelfhild together were a wonderful couple with great chemistry. Elisabeth Hobbes did a wonderful job of giving us a compelling story rich with history, adventure and a fabulous romance. Loved the ending when the truth is finally revealed! I highly recommend it!
Suze-Lavender More than 1 year ago
It's 1071 and the war between the English and the French has been brutal. Because the French are dominating the English, several nobleman have traveled to England to claim land and marry English ladies. Lady Sigrun and her companion Aelfhild are staying in a convent for safety, but Sigrun has been promised to a French nobleman. Gilbert gets an offer he can't refuse and decides he'd rather hunt than go on a dangerous trip. The man doesn't fancy the journey to fetch his wife in the least and sends his best friend Gui instead. Gui is supposed to tell Sigrun he's Gilbert and bring back his friend's bride, but ends up with two ladies instead of one. Aelfhild pretends to be Sigrun, so Sigrun can escape the clutches of the man she's been promised to, will this trick actually work? Gui hasn't come out of the last battle he fought unscathed. He's scarred and misses a hand. He's positive he will scare the ladies, but can't resist spending time with Aelfhild. Her fiery spirit intrigues him and he feels drawn to the woman who's destined to be his friend's wife. What will happen when they fall in love? Can this charade end well or will it turn into a huge disaster with grave consequences and broken hearts? Beguiled by the Forbidden Knight is a fascinating romantic story. Aelfhild has a fierce personality. She speaks her mind, can stand up for herself, isn't afraid to fight and doesn't stay away from confrontation. Sigrun is shy and easily scared, so it's up to Aelfhild to protect them both. She comes up with a plan to make Sigrun's future husband believe she's his intended bride and the gentle and damaged Gui falls for the lie. He's lying himself as well, so they're both not of noble blood and free to marry whomever they want. However, there are so many misunderstandings between them and that makes the situation pretty impossible. I couldn't turn the pages quickly enough to find out where that would lead. Elisabeth Hobbes has a fantastic compelling writing style. She's chosen an original time frame for her story and makes the eleventh century come to life in an amazing captivating way. Her writing is dynamic and fitting and therefore the story is absolutely delightful. I was spellbound by Aelfhild's adventures and loved her story from beginning to end. There's plenty of chemistry between the main characters and their impossible situation gives the story a fabulous entertaining quality. Beguiled by the Forbidden Knight is a gorgeous love story that melted my heart. I highly recommend this true gem of a book.
LynnB888 More than 1 year ago
4 1/2 STARS! Falling for the wrong knight! The beginning of the story is a tad confusing, as is trying to follow who is being talked about on the trip because of the swtich-a-roo but once you get the characters and setting down pat, it's a very enjoyable book! The characters are drawn to each other even though they think they're each someone else, so watching them try to fight the temptation of their attraction is entertaining. I enjoyed seeing what came of all four of them in the end! Feisty handmaiden Aelfhild isn't willing to let her friend Lady Sigrun be at the mercy of an enemy Knight even though he tells a story of her mother promoting their marriage. She steps forward and takes her place on the long journey home, but never expects to start falling for the scarred man herself! When Guilherm FitzLannion is sent to claim the betrothed bride of his lord Gilbert du Rospez, he never expects to encounter such an outspoken lady. He doesn't understand why her companion is so meek while she is the one to step forth and lead the charge when they face danger along the way, but he finds himself falling for her even though she's promised to his best friend!