He left to save his family...
Now he's back!
Nicholas of Mei Solis once swore to do anything to protect his home - he even went away to fight for it. That meant leaving beautiful Matilda too. Now Nicholas has returned briefly, to lay to rest the ghosts of his past. But one look at Matilda, now widowed and with child, changes everything. Suddenly Nicholas is compelled to stay - and to take back the future they both thought they'd lost...
About the Author
If she isn't working on the next book in her historical series, she can be reached at NicoleLocke.com or on twitter @NicoleLockeNews!
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I've been waiting for this book since I first saw the cover and read the blurb before it was officially released. At the time I hadn't had the pleasure of reading any books from author Nicole Locke. So I decided since it was seventh in the series, I would read the first six books first, even though all the books in this series could be read separately. Oh my what a fantastic journey I have had reading the last six books. I highly recommend reading the whole series! I was hoping that in anticipation for this story that it would be able to live up to the previous books.... Well it was even better than I ever imagined it could be! It was absolutely fantastic and I loved it! This definitely was one of my very favorites of this series and I am so happy to have found a new favorite author to follow. 10 stars if I could! We first met our hero Nicholas in book five, The Knight's Scarred Maiden. This story takes us back to his home 6 years after he left to become a mercenary. When Nicholas left his plan was only to be gone for two years to collect enough money to keep his home running. He left his home under the control of Matilda our heroine who was his betrothed and his two best friends. When he returns much has changed with Matilda widowed from his best friend and pregnant. I truly loved both Matilda and Nicholas in this story and at times it was truly heart wrenching the pain both had gone through. This was such an emotionally charged story and I couldn't put it down till I finally got to their HEA! This one is definitely a keeper!
4 1/2 STARS! A historical rendition of lost love reconnecting! With an in depth depiction of several characters who were the best of friends once upon a time, but who now have feelings of betrayal floating around them. Nicholas and Matilda are both quick to grab our attention, and as they begin the slow process of reconnecting and forgiving each other, we get a glimpse of what the future could hold for them. Danger is swirling, but true love is once again beaming a powerful force. Really good read! Nicholas sacrificed himself and many years of his life in order to raise the money needed to keep his family homestead running and receiving the upgrading that it needed. Now he has arrived home, to confront his past and the ones he thinks have done him wrong. Matilda was betrothed to Nicholas all those years ago when he left, but when he stopped writing or responding and never returned home, she went on to marry another. Now widowed and pregnant, she's not sure how to react when Nicholas returns. She's still angry, yet seeing him brings back those same old feelings.