Review: Perils of Wrath
Sir Roland Beaumont's investigation into his birth parents' deaths leads him to Guildon Castle, domain of Lord Craven. Roland's plans are complicated when the earl enlists him to tame his stepdaughter, Audrina Gibbons, by training her as a squire. Roland soon finds that Audrina—Audri—is much more than he imagined.
Unable to save her mother from Craven's physical abuse, Audri's open hostility for her stepfather and his scheme pits her against her would-be trainer. Audri's provocation strains Roland's composure, much as his merciless training regime tests her willpower.
Sir Roland's quest for truth soon tests the resolve of both knight and squire as the dark secrets of Guildon Castle are unearthed—secrets never meant to be revealed. . . secrets that some would kill to keep.
This book had all the makings of a read I would enjoy - a historical setting, a non-rushed and believable romance, a strong female protagonist, an admirable and respectable male protagonist and really great character development on all fronts. The female lead, Audri, is tenacious, fiery, vibrant and extremely likable as a character. The male lead, Roland, is (of course strong and handsome) tenacious and fiery in his own way, as well as loyal and kind. It is well written and once you get past the first 60% of the book, it moves along at a swift pace.
While I did enjoy the book overall, it took me over two weeks to just get past the first half of the book. This was frustrating for me because I typically finish a book, start to finish, in one day. It's not that it didn't interest me, I just felt like the buildup took too long and lagged. I would read a chapter and put it down because it wasn't the page turner I was hoping it would be.
I received this book through NetGalley in exchange for my honest review.