Book Review : The Warrior’s Bride Prize by Jenni Fletcher *

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We recently received a romance novel titled The Warrior’s Bride Prize written by author Jenni Fletcher to review on our blog.  In a nutshell, here is the synopsis : Livia Valeria is furious when she’s ruthlessly gambled away by her intended bridegroom. Luckily, it’s tall, muscled and darkly handsome Roman centurion Marius Varro who wins her as his bride! Livia must hide her Caledonian roots, but when Marius faces a barbarian rebellion at Hadrian’s Wall she must make a choice: her heritage or the husband she’s falling for…… If we have got your gripped so far and you are yearning to find out more about the book then read on as we share our review of the book here.

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What We Thought of the Book ?

Set within the Roman era, the book mentions Hadrian’s wall and the rebellion that occurred with the Caledonians. I had no idea of who these were (due to how the author Jenni Fletcher describes the era in which the story is set) but you soon manage to follow the drama within the book.   It took me a few evening to read and I was so into it and at times, I couldn’t put it down. The story is set around a rebellion between the Romans and the Caledonians. There are six main characters in the book and several interesting bit part characters dotted throughout. You feel quite connected with most of the characters as they are provided with good depth and back stories that allow you to feel as though you really know them. The main character Livia is strong-willed and interesting and as I am not familiar with a typical Roman female, I don’t know if she is what you would class as a ’typical’ female of the era. Although it seems that the two female characters in the book are both strong-willed and courageous.

The book follows a nice path and at times has you gripped but equally is often quite predictable – not that this is necessarily a bad thing. Unfortunately, the first few chapters are let down by the fact you already know what’s going to happen as it has been given away in the blurb at the back of the book. I actually found this quite odd that they would give away such a crucial moment away, you don’t know ‘how’ it happens, but know it will happen as you have already ready about it! Once you get past this important moment, you are then taken through another few chapters where you get to know more about the characters, and then the final few chapters have you gripped. I found that Fletcher’s description of the fight scene really thrilling but other times in the book I was just reading to get onto the next step, hoping the other pages might capture my imagination. I loved learning about the Roman era and the descriptions of the clothing were great. I really got an idea of how the fabric flowed and what the armour on the men looked like.   Overall, I think its a lovely book, with a nice story and an interesting outcome. The book would be a great easy read to take on holiday and can easily be picked up and put down without too much bother. It is not complicated so makes it a relaxing read.

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How much is the book sold for?
The paperback copy of the book retails for £5.99 and a Kindle version retails at £2.99. If you like what you read, you can get your copy here.

About the book
Publisher: Mills & Boon Historical
ISBN: 9780718186630
Number of pages: 368
Product Dimensions: 10.7 x 2.2 x 17.8 cm

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About the Author

Jenni Fletcher was born on the north coast of Scotland and now lives in Yorkshire, where she writes historical romance novels set in the Roman, Medieval and Victorian eras. She studied English at Cambridge and Hull Universities and after trawling through jobs she didn’t feel suited to she finally became the author she had always dreamed of. This is not the only book she has written, she has at least another half a dozen and more which are readily available to purchase on Amazon.  If you would like to check out other Jenni Fletcher novels head to her website.
* We were sent a copy of the book in return for a review. All opinions are our own.

36 Comments

  1. October 4, 2018 / 11:34 am

    This will be a great Christmas gift for my mom 🙂

    • yeahlifestyle
      Author
      October 4, 2018 / 11:58 am

      Yes it would be Clint, if she loves reading romance-themed books

  2. October 4, 2018 / 1:23 pm

    It really sounds like an interesting read. I enjoy anything set in that era and love a bit of romance!

    • yeahlifestyle
      Author
      October 4, 2018 / 5:09 pm

      Yes it was Sabina, we totally enjoyed reading the book

  3. Alexandra
    October 4, 2018 / 1:31 pm

    Thanks for the review of this book! Although it is not my style, I do appreciate your thoughts on it 🙂 Thanks for sharing.

    • yeahlifestyle
      Author
      October 4, 2018 / 5:09 pm

      Your welcome Alexandra and thank you for stopping by

  4. Monidipa Dutta
    October 4, 2018 / 1:31 pm

    I love reading romance. I am ordering it today on amazon.com. I am going to love it.

    • yeahlifestyle
      Author
      October 4, 2018 / 5:09 pm

      Glad to hear that Monidipa, you will enjoy the read

  5. Caitlin Golder
    October 4, 2018 / 2:43 pm

    I adore this!
    Thanks for sharing x

    • yeahlifestyle
      Author
      October 4, 2018 / 5:08 pm

      Your welcome Caitlin

  6. October 4, 2018 / 9:57 pm

    This looks like a guilty pleasure type of read! Will have to check it out

    • yeahlifestyle
      Author
      October 5, 2018 / 9:32 am

      Hope you do Viv, it sure is x

    • yeahlifestyle
      Author
      October 5, 2018 / 9:30 am

      Yes it can be a great gift for a birthday or Christmas too x

  7. October 5, 2018 / 1:17 am

    This sounds like a really interesting book! Now that my midterms are over I have more time for reading so I might have to check this one out 🙂

    • yeahlifestyle
      Author
      October 5, 2018 / 9:30 am

      Hope you do as its a good read

  8. October 5, 2018 / 10:04 am

    The cover of this book will attract me, very handsome and beautiful couple with stunning body and red dress. I wanted to find out more about this couple romance. Great review.

    • yeahlifestyle
      Author
      October 5, 2018 / 1:18 pm

      Thank you, yes the imagery is very attractive and the storyline is captivating too

  9. October 5, 2018 / 4:44 pm

    This sounds like a book I would like to read. I like novels that are set in the Roman times, I used to be fascinated by that era when I was in highschool.

    • yeahlifestyle
      Author
      October 5, 2018 / 6:42 pm

      Well its not too late to enjoy it again and rekindle those old memories

  10. October 5, 2018 / 5:06 pm

    I am going to add this to my holiday wish list! I love a good book.

    • yeahlifestyle
      Author
      October 5, 2018 / 6:42 pm

      Glad to hear that, hope you enjoy the read

  11. Danielle
    October 5, 2018 / 9:18 pm

    I always love learning about a good book! Will check it out!

    • yeahlifestyle
      Author
      October 6, 2018 / 7:41 am

      Thank you for your comment Danielle

  12. October 6, 2018 / 12:09 am

    I like historical fiction and romance. I kinda wanna check this out and read it now

    • yeahlifestyle
      Author
      October 6, 2018 / 7:41 am

      Hope you do Jasmine, its nice when authors mix historical facts in their fictional books

  13. Courtney
    October 6, 2018 / 1:33 am

    Ooooo sounds like one fantastic read! I need to add a few new books to my reading list! I will be placing this book on that list!

    • yeahlifestyle
      Author
      October 6, 2018 / 7:37 am

      Nice one Courtney and thank you for stopping by x

  14. October 6, 2018 / 7:19 am

    I have to admit I am a sucker for the romance novel. With that being said I may have to add this one to my list!

    • yeahlifestyle
      Author
      October 6, 2018 / 7:37 am

      So glad to hear that Nikki, we love a good romance novel as well

  15. Daphne' Adams
    October 6, 2018 / 3:00 pm

    I have recently started a books to read list rather than just winging it. I love reading and having that list makes it easy but a great review makes it even better for me to choose. Your review was very detailed and helpful.

    • yeahlifestyle
      Author
      October 6, 2018 / 3:55 pm

      Glad to hear that Daphne, hope you are able to get a copy to add to your collection of books

  16. October 7, 2018 / 2:04 pm

    It sounds like an interesting story, especially in these times when turning a woman into such an objetivized prized is very much questioned!

    • yeahlifestyle
      Author
      October 7, 2018 / 8:06 pm

      The story line was great and yes its a romance novel so woman are the centre of it

  17. October 8, 2018 / 5:51 pm

    I typically don’t do many romance novels because to many are just too crude, but its refreshing to hear that an author has gotten it right! Thank you for the thorough review!

    • yeahlifestyle
      Author
      October 9, 2018 / 12:26 pm

      Yes she has Kisha, this is such a great read

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