An Oath Broken: The Oath Trilogy #2 by Diana Cosby
Apologies for the lateness of this review to Lyrical Press and Diana Cosby. Up is the second in her Historical Romance series, The Oath Trilogy. Please read on for my review of
An Oath Broken
A journey into the medieval setting highlights the struggle between the English and Scots with the delivery of an English bride to her Scottish betrothed. Sarra is betrothed to a Scotsman, an idea she hates. Giric, the knight tasked to bring Serra to her betrothed presents himself to accompany her. Knowing she’s not particularly interested, the journey was already set to be fraught with peril, not the least of which is Giric revealing the truth about himself. See, he’s the one she is to marry – his lands and people are in desperate need of the dowry she brings.
But, Sarra is not willing to go along to get along. Not only is she headstrong, intelligent and completely uninterested in anything that any Scot could tell her, she’s going to do everything in her power to find another way. Far from accepting Giric as her protector, despite his repeated successes in keeping her safe.
Much more is heading to them – more than Sarra doesn’t want this wedding, and they all (possibly with the exception of Sarra) will stop at nothing to disrupt the plans.
Cosby builds a world that is easy to get lost in, feeling very medieval and raw, the settings and challenges are wonderful. With a bit more of the back and forth between the couple than I would have liked, mostly from Sarra’s perspective, the road to the happy ending did drag on far more than was actually necessary. All in all, not quite as captivating as the first in the series, but successful for the continuity in setting and medieval feel, the story is an acceptable installment in the series.
Title: An Oath Broken
Author: Diana Cosby
Series: The Oath Trilogy #2
Also in this series: An Oath Taken
Genre: Historical Romance, Medieval, Scottish Clans
Published by: Lyrical Press
Published on: 23 June, 2015
Source: Publisher via NetGalley
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About the Book:
An arranged marriage to a Scot? Unacceptable!
Lady Sarra Bellacote would sooner marry a dog than a countryman of the bloodthirsty brutes who killed her parents. And yet, despite—or perhaps because of—her valuable holdings, she is being dragged to Scotland to be wed against her will. Making matters worse, the knight hired to do the dragging is dark, wild, irresistible. And he, too, is disgustingly Scottish.
Giric Armstrong, Earl of Terrick, takes no pleasure in escorting a feisty English lass to her nuptial night. But the payment is good, and his tenants need to eat. Yet the trip will not be the simple matter he imagined. For Lady Sarra isn’t the only one determined to see her engagement fail. Men with darker motives want the wedding called off—even if they must kill the bride in the process.
Now, in close quarters with this beautiful Englishwoman, Terrick must fight his mounting desire, and somehow keep Sarra alive long enough to lose her forever to another man…
A copy of this title was provided via Publisher via NetGalley for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.
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