Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Book Review for Borderland Bride by Samantha Holt

Borderland Bride 
By: Samantha Holt
Reviewed by:Angels
Published: Jupiter Garden Romance
Source:Purchased Gene: Historical Romance 


In the wilderness of 14th century Northumbria, Lady Isabel discovers just how dangerous the Borderlands can be. With the loss of her voice and her hearing, there is little hope left for her. But when a brooding knight rescues her, she vows never to become a victim again and buries the secrets of her past in the hope that those hunting her will never find her in the Borderlands.

Jake is astonished to come across the beautiful Isabel, near to death, on his brother’s lands. Bringing her back to his brother’s home, he finds himself longing for something more from the courageous woman, something that he thought he would never want again. Isabel works her way into his scarred heart and opens Jake up to loving once more. But will Isabel’s secrets destroy their bond? And with his charismatic brother, Dominic, charming her, does he even stand a chance?

Our Review

What an enjoyable read.This is a first time author for me.This story is a short story and is part of a series filled with love, romance and a hint of danger.

This is a romance between Lady Isabel and Jake .It was one of those romances that develops slowly after Jake found Isabel half beaten from a bunch of ruffians. While Isabel is recuperating from her injuries Jake and Isabel form and friendship that develops into more.Isabel hearing is impaired and she cannot talk after her beatings and Jake is the only one who seems to be able to understand what Isabel is communicating without words or sounds.

The author did a fine job in developing a plot with love and danger within this short story.I just love reading about Highlanders and there escapades.I love how protective they are about whom they love.

Jake and Isabel are attracted to each other from the very beginning.They seem to make the perfect couple.Jake is a bit cautious with Isabel not knowing anything of her or her past.Most of his fears come from having been married to spiteful wife who has passed on. He has trust issues.Isabel also has trust issues and she is running from a abusive father and a betrothal no better.She feels safe in Jakes arms but, not safe enough to tell the whole truth about herself. If she tells the truth she is afraid that she will lose the one she has come to love...

When reading a story I always seem to pick out a favorite character that I like to brag about but in this case they were all just so lovable.Isabel was one of those characters that made you feel protective of.She was such a loving individual.She cared for those all those around her.She was the type who had a little bit of backbone but not to fierce but a huge an loving heart.When she was happy she glowed.

Jake is handsome and fierce warrior .Tall dark handsome and deadly as sin.He is protective of those he loves and cares for.He has a great relationship with is brother Lord Dominic.All those around him love and respect him.He will go to all lengths to defend those who try to hurt the ones he loves but also avenge any wrong doing that was done to those he cares about. 

I loved reading about Jake and Isabel's journey.There was love and pain .As always true love is never easy.Jake must overcome his demons of his past in order to commit to Isabel with ones whole heart.And Isabel needs to find a champion for her cause.She needs to heal from past hurts also in order to trust those around her to protect and love her.Even though you sense she does trust Dominic and Jake she is always holding back and in order to truly be happy herself she also needs to come to grips with her past and heal those past wounds.

Just loved it.The plot was interesting .It had a little bit of everything to keep the reader interested in the on going story.It was a fast paced read for me and and enjoyable one that had me starting on the next book in its series right away after finishing this one.

A recommended read to all. Looking forward to reading other books from this author and her new releases.A job well done.

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Samantha Holt said...

Thank you so much for the wonderful review! It made my day x