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The Knight's Scarred Maiden

A maiden for the mercenaryMercenary knight Rhain is living on borrowed time. With a vengeful war lord pursuing him, he has accepted his fate—though first ... read more

ISBN: 9781474053938
Published: August 2017


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A maiden for the mercenary

Mercenary knight Rhain is living on borrowed time. With a vengeful war lord pursuing him, he has accepted his fate—though first he must get his men to safety.

When he rescues mysterious and deeply scarred Helissent from her attackers, Rhain soon wishes he wasn’t marked for death. He can never be the man she deserves—his scandalous lineage alone dictates that—but Rhain can’t resist the temptation to show this innocent maiden how beautiful she truly is…

Lovers and Legends
A clash of Celtic passions

Following the mercenary

Rating By Rachel,20/08/2017

Helissent is seen as an outcast in her village due to her extensive burn scars following a fire that killed her family. She gets by as a baker in a tavern, mistreated by the landlord until one day mercenary knight Rhain comes by. He saves Helisssent from a brutal attack so she decides to follow him and his men. Despite Rhain's reluctance he is soon drawn to more than her baking skills but feels due to his past he doesn't deserve her. Great story.

Interesting characters and terrific writing

Rating By Gayle,29/09/2018

Interesting characters and terrific writing. The Scarred Maiden by Nicole Locke was such a beautifully written and compelling book that I did not want Rhain and Helissent's story to end. I would love to follow their adventures into other books. I will never be able to do this book justice in a review. I carried it with me everywhere trying to sneak in a chance to read. (Medieval) First book that I have read by Nicole Locke but it won't be the last. Now I need to read the rest of the books in the Lovers and Legends series.

The Knight's Scarred Maiden

Rating By Julie,27/04/2018

This is the worst Mills and Boon book that I have ever read. I returned to reading M&B romances several years ago, as an 'escape' after being diagnosed with severe Post Traumatic Stress Disorder as the books guarantee an eventual happy ending. I had read many of the books a long time ago before raising a family kept me too busy and tired to read much, so I was aware that the stories always have to have 'ups and downs' but this book went far beyond that. The story was was obviously outlined on the back cover but did not suggest that a child's dreadful death would be referred to more than once, that another child had attempted suicide or that depraved animal cruelty was part of the story. The misery was 'harped on' again and again. The 'hero' and 'heroine' were not any type of a 'saving grace' for the story as they were so self obsessed that they had become irritating long before I stopped reading the book. I usually recycle books but this one went into the bin. I haven't ever left a review for a book before but I felt that other potential readers should be warned of the contents of this grim 'romance'. I will make sure that I do not read another book by this author.

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