DARK CHAMPION by Jo Beverely
Read: June 4 - June 8
In medieval times, Bernard of Carrisford dies suddenly leaving his only daughter vulnerable to attack. The Treasure of Carrisford, as Imogen is known, flees her castle when the evil Lord Warbrick mysteriously invades the castle searching for her and its treasure. She escapes to her neighbor, Lord FitzRoger of Cleeve, and begs for his help to regain her home and defend her honor. Forced to realize that she needs a strong defender, Imogen agrees to wed the Lord of Cleeve in exchange for his assistance.
This story has several twists and turns but eventually the stubborn and independent people surrender to love.
This was my first romance of the year and it was a good one. I really enjoyed it not only for the romance but the story of the battles and imagery.