An Alliance with His Enemy Princess is a medieval romance set in Wales.
The story begins in 1091 with a battle; pockets of Welsh people still hold out against the Normans. Rolant Guyarde discovers a fallen Welsh foot-soldier holding his dead master’s horse; a fine horse and the spoils of battle allow Rolant to take the horse for himself. However, when he discovers that the youth is actually a woman dressed in men’s clothing, he decides to keep her secret and protect her from his men.
When Gwennan regains consciousness she discovers that she is prisoner to a Norman knight who has taken her horse and her sword. Luckily, her captor treats her like the young boy that she disguised herself as, so she plays along while hoping for a chance to escape. She discovers that Rolant and his men are carrying supplies and Gwennan knows all about their destination.
This is an enemy-to-lover story set in turbulent times. I liked Gwennan and her strong convictions to fight for her rights. While Rolant was quite a surprise and I enjoyed the sparring and mistrust between him and Gwennan. I could easily imagine the power struggles that went on and how the Normans and Welsh dealt with all the outcomes.
This is the second book that I’ve read by this author set around this interesting period of history and I would be happy to read more like it.
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A high-stakes, Medieval enemies to lovers story.
A royal decree
That will change their lives…
Norman knight Rolant Guyarde has come to conquer a Welsh fort, but when he meets its mistress, he realizes she’s the sword-wielding “soldier” he fought en route! Despite their being enemies, he finds himself intrigued by the brave, beautiful Princess Gwennan. When they’re forced into an uneasy alliance, Rolant helps her petition the king for her parents’ release from prison. But in exchange for their freedom, the king demands a price neither Rolant nor Gwennan expects!
From Harlequin Historical: Your romantic escape to the past.