A maiden and a mercenary fall in love while pretending to be servants in a tyrant’s home.
The Maiden and The Mercenary by Nicole Locke is book #10 in the Lovers and Legends series.
Print Length: 246 pages
Publisher: Harlequin Historical (December 1, 2020)
Keep your friends close…
But your enemies closer?
In order to find a legendary treasure map, mercenary Louve of Mei Solis must infiltrate his enemy’s fortress under the guise of a servant. There, Louve meets beautiful maiden Biedeluue, a fellow servant with her own hidden agenda…to save her sister from the malevolent lord’s clutches! Their high-stakes missions may be at odds with one another, but their attraction cannot be denied even in this most dangerous of situations…
From the Publisher’s Blurb
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In 1297 France, Biedeluue’s sister, the mistress of a mighty and cold man (Ian Warstone), wrote asking for rescue. Trying to find a way to extricate her sister from the man’s fortress, Bied applied for a job there and worked as a servant.
Meanwhile, Louve of Mei Solis, a mercenary hired by Ian’s brother, also infiltrated the fortress, pretending to be a servant to retrieve a crucial parchment piece.
There was great chemistry between Bied and Louve, but they were both on a mission and had very different hopes and dreams for the future.
I had a little hard time following the intricate power game played by the Warstone Family (hence I wished I had read the previous books of the series), but I still enjoyed the romance.
Bied was intense and a little wild. Louve was honorable and sweet, my favorite kind of mercenary (lol).
The Maiden and The Mercenary is a fast-paced and adventurous medieval romance with a strong heroine and a lovely hero.
Disclosure: I received an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.
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About the Author
Nicole first discovered romance novels hidden in her grandmother’s closet.
Convinced that hidden books must be better, Nicole greedily read them. It was only natural she should start writing them (but now not so secretly).