Guarded by the Warrior

Guarded by the Warrior

by Eliza Knight


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Guarded by the Warrior by Eliza Knight

A lady in need of protection...

Suffering through a short marriage to an enemy of Scotland, Lady Emilia MacCulloch manages to escape just before her husband dies. But the Ross Clan will stop at nothing to get her back, for she plays a big part in their plans to thwart Robert the Bruce. She fears not only for her life, but for her family who will be labeled traitors. Placed by her king as a governess in the household of a devastatingly handsome warrior, Emilia finds herself drawn to the man when she had previously sworn off love altogether. His passion, charisma, loyalty, and strength shake the very foundation she's built around her heart.

A warrior in need of saving...

Ian Matheson has spent his entire life trying to prove himself. To belong. When his father passes away and his mother takes her vows at a nearby abbey, he is suddenly left in a position he was wholly unprepared for. And then his father's dozen illegitimate children arrive on his doorstep in need of a father figure of their own. They are adorable and reckless, and he's certain they'll drive him mad. Just when he thinks he might actually need to find a wife to help him, Lady Emilia is presented to him by the king. She needs his protection and he needs her help with the bairns. Ian is tempted by her angelic face, her fiery tongue, and the secrets that surround her. He must resist the growing desire that's laying claim within him. He must prove to his clan that he is a worthy leader. But maybe, just maybe, he can have the respect of his people and Emilia, too.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781540606327
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 11/28/2016
Pages: 284
Sales rank: 1,100,949
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.64(d)

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Guarded by the Warrior (The Conquered Bride Series) 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a good read, enjoyed the characters.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Worth every penny. Wonderful Scottish book
mathphilosopher More than 1 year ago
Eliza Knight's "Guarded by the Warrior" is the #5 tale in The Conquered Bride series, but you can read it as a standalone. This series is apparently a spin-off of the Stolen Brides series, but I haven't read that series and you can understand these just fine without reading that series. I just love this series! Such a great historical romance series. I like all of the connections between the tales and the overarching storyline. Emilia and Ian are a hot couple. Thye have a tangible chemistry and I love how she is with the children. I just need to read everything by Eliza Knight!
CynthiaT More than 1 year ago
This book was delightful! I plan on re-reading it in the future! Excellent hero and heroine full of human flaws and plenty of wonderful human virtues!!
Lost-N-Love-N-Hopeless More than 1 year ago
Can you sit and say that you don’t want a man that is passionate, has charisma, loyal and the strength to shake the foundation built around your heart? I think not. I have that intense desire to climb right in to one of Knights book and allow myself to be totally seduced by the hero. Emilia was feisty, fierce, stubborn, determined and a survivalist. She was strong when needed and devoted. She never expected to be betrayed. Let alone by her own family. Life takes her in a new direction once she escaped the clutches of her dying/dead husband and his clan. She just never expected her safe-haven to be a place to find love again. Ian was, of course, sexy, hot, fierce, loyal, protective, and carried a bit of self-doubt. He was now the new clan chief and had the responsibility of his half siblings. This meant he needed help. The help comes in the form of Emilia from the king. He certainly was not expecting to want more from her. I so loved this one. It was my first read in this series and now I must certainly go back and get them all. I love a man that knows himself and know that he cannot fix the world but works to do what he can. Ian was more than just a dream for Emilia. He was the answer to her heart.
Booktalk_with-Eileen More than 1 year ago
Meet your perfect man in Ian Matheson! The prologue introduces us to a nasty piece of goods – Ina Ross, whose mind is demented, yet cunning. One night her cousin, Padrig, was brought to her door, more dead than alive. Ina and husband were schemers. Unfortunate , Padrig was one of their pawns. Lady Emilia, used as payment for the debt her family found themselves, is another pawn upon the chess board these two are placed. After three months of marriage to the bed-ridden, emancipated Padrig, he surprisingly provides the means for her escape, along with some documents to be given into the camp of Robert the Bruce, his revenge for the cruelty of his cousin. Lady Emilia escapes, but must keep looking over her shoulder. If she were caught, Ina Ross would utterly destroy her and maybe for good. For her protection she joins laird Ian Matheson’s clan at the Balmacara Castle. She is thrust among a dozen children to be their governess. This challenge and opportunity she takes with an open heart and in turn the children quickly learn to trust her. She has problems trusting the laird, however. She’s been ill-used for some time, it’s hard to trust these new conditions of acceptance, generosity and kindness she’s surrounded by. A talent few women have, is knife throwing. Ian knows of this talent and has great faith in her skill. Ian Matheson, newly laird to his clan, isn’t very confident about who he is and unsure if he should be laird. He’s always second guessing himself. What will his people think about the way he deals with problems? Will they accept him or reject? Will they follow him? When his father’s twelve illegitimate children show up at the keep, he could see no fault of theirs being born out of wedlock. He took them in. He blamed his father, but not the children. The children were very unruly and Ian trieds his best to be what they need. This is where we truly start seeing the kind of character this laird is. When the king presents Lady Emilia, supposedly his cousin, to him as a governess to the children, Ian sees the merit of having her. Immediately the children and Lady Emilia connect. There seems to be a connection between Ian and Lady Emilia. As their relationship grows, so each are more confident in who they are. Ian is the perfect, understanding laird, quite flirtatious, one who knows that women adore him. Can Lady Emilia resist, or should she? Even though she’d been married, she is yet untouched, a surprise and delight for our hero – that is—when he gets around to following his desire! There is an abundance of levity in this tale, suspense and danger lurking with surprising twists. Ian was my kind of hero with a heroine of matching quality.
MyBookAddictionandMore More than 1 year ago
Guarded by the Warrior (Conquered Bride Series Book 5) by Eliza Knight was a fantastic Medieval Scottish Romance. While, Book 5, it can be read as a stand alone, with no issues. This story draw me in, within the first chapter and held my attention throughout, to the very end. Ian and Emilia were such great characters! Ian was sexy, protective and fiercely loyal. He also felt unworthy of his position as new Laird, after his father's death. Emilia was feisty, felt betrayed by her family and determined to survive. Secrets abound, sparks ignite, dangers lurks, battles are fought, but will love prevail? Ms. Knight definitely shows the reader, throughout her story how circumstances change and how preverance can prevail. Well done! Well written with engaging and well developed characters. The storyline is a bit unique, in this complex, but captivating tale of two people learning to trust, forgive, heal and find a HEA. What an entertaining tale with a few surprises and several twists and turns along the way! A great Scottish Romance! Oh, yes, the reader will get a glimpse into Robert the Bruce and his quest to claim Scotland. And a glimpse into Ian and his quest to protect and care for his father's legitimate children. At least twelve of them, I adored little Alice! Ms. Knight weaves a story for the ages in "Guarded by the Warrior". She never fails to delight nor disappoints me, with her tales of love and overcoming circumstances. Highly recommended! I received a complimentary copy. Rating: 4.5 Heat rating: Mild Reviewed by: AprilR
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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