I gave this audiobook a B for both the story and narration at AudioGalsOriginally published in 1991 Tantor Audio recently released Hannah Howell s Conueror s Kiss Being one who loves a good medieval romance I ecided to give this one a try though I am sometimes wary of historical romances written many years ago Southern African Literature: An Introduction due to their freuent forced seduction themes Well I m happy to report that Conueror s Kissid not contain any of this element In fact I found the hero from the fourteenth century to be remarkably modern minded Rather than taking advantage of his plunder and spoils of war he chooses to seduce the heroine vowing that she will not share his bed until she is the one BWWM (Interracial Romance BWWM African American Multicultural Romance) *2 (Interracial Romance BWWM African American Multicultural Romance) *2: Billionaires Secret Baby (BWWM Secret Baby Romance Contemporary Romance) doing the asking Moreover his remarkably generous actions even at the fear of being labeled a traitor by Robert the Bruce also endeared me to this giant and yet merciful hero Additionally Allison Pikeelivers an above average narration making this title a natural choice to enjoy in audio formatSee the full review at AudioGals I probably should ve waited and put a few other books between this and my Monica McCarty binge I ve read Howell s work before and liked it but this book at least suffers in the comparison Jennet is the BWWM (An African American Romance) (BWWM Paranormal Scifi Romance) daughter of a Fourteenth Century con artist and a gentlewoman who was raped and murdered before Jennet s eyes by knights fighting for Robert the Bruce She s now orphaned as far as she knows as the last she saw of her father was in Perth when Bruce s men overran the city and put nearly everyone they captured to the sword She s made her living as a servant to an English gentlewoman and when she got fed up with that she hied herself to a convent in BerwickWhich is where she is when Bruce s army once arrives to rape pacify the city While the other honorable knights are busyeflowering nuns murdering mothers and trying to toss babies on pikes a big Nordic looking fellow named Hacon claims Jennet as his own plunder He clonks her on the head than once when she puts up a fight and African Literature: Overview and Bibliography drags her off to a cave cottage he and his men have appropriated Naturally it s love at first sightThough she fights her attraction to the man Jennet reallyid get lucky Hacon fully intends to enjoy his wee plunder in the age old manner conuerors have enjoyed captives but he s willing to wait until she s game Meanwhile she can o all the other womanly work for him and his men image error A GlanceI loved and hated this book from page one until the endThe GoodDuring the EnglishScottish war Hacon fights for the Scotts even if he oesn t agree with all the bloodshed Though that Eşti cool şi dacă vorbeşti corect doesn t stop him from claiming Jennet as his prize andragging her across the country trying to seduce her out of her virtue Jennet hates Hacon and all he stands for if only she could stop herself falling in love with himThough Hacon was a hard character to love at first Jennet was always awesome So spirited and feisty She Fall for You doesn t let Hacon get away with anything Despite Jennet s precarious position amongst brutish killers she makes the best of her situation Even when she starts falling for Hacon she still remains passionate about her beliefs and political views She is not one to change for a manOh the adventures Hacon and Jennet go on I feel like I literally read about their whole lives in Conueror s Kiss We get war treachery love family and growth from all of the characters The ending was really good Very satisfyingPS I loved Jennet s father He was like an evil genius in a good wayThe BadIt was so hard to like Hacon for half the book He murders a lot innocent peopleuring "The And If He Is Not Doing The Killing "war and if he is not Money Blues to Blue Money doing the killing of his conscience then he is watching the murder rape andecimation of innocent people I know he had little choice but come on it s so hard to be okay with thatHacon had this obvious enemy who is suppose to by an ally going after him the whole book and he Facial Action Coding SystemInvestigator's Guide Part 16701 doesn to ANYTHING about it Even the people around him were getting frustrated by his lack of action When the bad guy finally gets one up on Hacon I kind of wanted Hacon to suffer because it was like DUH What Alchemy for Women did he think was going to happen the bad guy would move on When has that ever happened in the history of timeThis is a long ass story I think it s than the stated 416 pages It felt like 500 It keptragging and Alchemy Martial Supreme dragging andragging on I enjoyed a good portion of it but seriously let s cut back on the unnecessary and tighten up the plotThe SnugglyWe get some sexy time It was pretty hot I loved how playful these two wereFinal ThoughtsWhen I enjoyed this story I really enjoyed it When I Nicholas Flamels First Codex didn t like it I reallyidn t like it I would actually recommend this book but just be warned about the length and Hacon s shortcomingsuotesShe glared at him Aye so you will gain no ransom from me The Bruce s fine soldiers have already slaughtered my mother Aye and mayhaps my father as weel I have naught left Best to let me slip free I can only be a trouble to you Of that I have little Alien doubt He stood up placed his hands on his trim hips and lookedown at her Howbeit I will keep you with me Now why would ye wish to o that She had a very good idea of why but wondered if he would tell her the truthReaching out Hacon took a thick lock of her hair in his hand idly caressing it with his long fingers Ye Jennet who can be from Liddesdale are my plunder Read for the URR 2017 New Year s Reading Challenge prompt Medieval Romance 1911 The historical etails were far interesting than Hacon and Jennet s romance I ve got a whole list of I assume and they had better be or I m coming back to lower my rating even further historically accurate as in not just that Howell got the fact that the battles happened and who the winning side was but I also want to know that the African American Literature in Transition, 1830-1850 date and some of the strategicetails she included were correct too battles to look up Perth Boroughbridge Berwick et alFriday night night before last I watched Season of the Witch with Nicolas Cage and Ron Perlman and I was really annoyed to find that the battles Cage and Perlman s characters supposedly fought in as Teutonic Crusading knights À quoi rêvent les algorithmes during the 1330s were either complete fabrications or borrowed fromifferent eras What s so hard about having the characters set in the correct time I know the movie s crap what was I expecting Well I wasn t expecting fantastic acting or a completely logical plot but for some reason I BWWM (Interracial African American Billionaire Baby Romance Marriage Urban) 40 (Interracial African American Billionaire Baby Romance Marriage Urban) 40: Billionaires Secret Baby (Interracial African American Romance Urban Baby Romance Short Stories) did expect some historical accuracy Anyway the point of that story is to say that I will be veryisappointed if I find that Howell fudged any of her battle Spare the Child: The Religious Roots of Punishment and the Psychological Impact of Physical Abuse dateslocationswinners etc especially since they were myriving force for continuing to readI found Jennet a bit too na ve for my tastes For the first three uarters of the book she uestioned the fact that she might be in love with Hacon because how could she love a man who. PASSION'S BOUNTYThere was no sanctuary from the Scottish invaders for petite raven haired Jennet Graeme behind the walls of her besieged town of Berwick She bravely resisted the towering blond knight who stormed the battlements .
free read ¾ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ↠ Hannah HowellNgland I believe its King Edwardbut Managing Activism A Guide to Dealing with Activists and Pressure Groups don t uote me on that hehe This is where we getrawn into history in a time of struggle Faith Into Action: Thoughts on Selected Topics death and hardship This story really reminded me how grateful I am to be born in this century because man what these people went through is heartwrenching and Hannah Howell brings those tender emotions to the surfaceAt first Hacon seems to be your typical historical alpha male and in some ways he is very alpha But in others not so much He is honorable and steadfast and passionate But he is also kind hearted and merciful When he spots Jennet she reminds him of home and peace and so he grabs her which probably saved her life Then he takes her back to where he and his men make camp Now I have a soft spot for his men but most especially for his nephew His nephew is very much like Hacon in many ways He is 17 wants to be a noble knight but is kind too even with all the fighting go around There is this moment in the beginning that won me over to him in a heartbeat A teenager really who risked his life to save innocents You can t get knightly than that right We see many learning curves for many of the character in this story We also see what war back in this century was really like and it wasn t pleasant at all Jennet is very wise and cunning and I couldn t help but get attached to her She is outspoken and in certain moments probably too much considering the circumstances she is surrounded byThe romance between these two is uite uniue and I couldn t get enough of these two and seeing them working through stumbling blocks to finding their HEA which was uite a battle in and of itself Hacon and Jennet have to work through many issues but we see how they build trust and love even if theyon t admit it when they should But both of them are Alien Generals Chosen Brion Brides distracted by other matters so it makes sense They have instant chemistry they both feelesire from when they first meet But its a slow burning that builds and it takes a while before these two make love for the first time Which was very good of Howell to format their connection in this way I grew to like her style in this because it had Jennet making the moves when they first become intimate So we see how its real Academic Motherhood: How Faculty Manage Work and Family desire she feels Of course this happens over months of time Then when Hacon finally gets his family s land back they reunite with both of their families And they get a respite untilrama happens and they are forced to once again fight for each otherFrom beginning to end this story won my heart and I fell in love with every aspect of the story The characters the plot the emotion and the circumstances and the historic Alcohol Fuel: A Guide to Making and Using Ethanol as a Renewable Fuel detail that this wonderful author weaves for her readers The Narration I really couldn t get enough of this narrator She was simply fabulous and I can t wait to listen to of her work One thing I tend to be picky about is accents especially whenealing with the Scots Because the further you go in history the harder they can be for some to understand But wow she really Uprising Emerge Series did them so well and it almost felt like I was in Scotland in the 1300 s She simply made the story come to life with every moment The Cover There are multiple covers to this book but I love the most recent one the best It portrays the story so well and I love everything about it From the gorgeous background to the pose to the male specimen whoefinitely has some gorgeous manly meat going on Overall View Conueror s Kiss is a splendid read that reaffirmed why I love historical romance so much It s packed with passion history vivid "Emotion And A Truly Remarkable "and a truly remarkable story that you will want to read again I know I Greenes Farevvell to Follie Sent to Courtiers and Scholers, as a President to Warne Them from the Vaine Delights, That Drawes Youth on to Repentance. Robert Greene. Vtriusq[ue] Academia in Artibus Magister. (1617) do WELL DONE At A Glance I loved and hated this book from page one until the end The Good During the EnglishScottish war Hacon fights for the Scotts even if heoesn t agree with all the bloodshed Though that Dare To Be Hero doesn t stop him from claiming Jennet as his prize andragging her across the country trying to seduce her out of her virtue Jennet hates Hacon and all he stands for if only she could stop herself falling in love with himThough Hacon was a hard character to love at first Jennet was always awesome So spirited and feisty She oesn t let Hacon get away with anything Despite Jennet s precarious position amongst brutish killers she
MAKES THE BEST OF HER SITUA CONUEROR S KISSthe best of her situa Conueror s Kiss set in early 14th Century Scotland among the pillage and plunder happening on the border of England and Scotland between Edward and Robert the Bruce s armies This was a tumultuous time in history for the two countries and it seems that the people who suffered most were the innocent townfolk who took know part in the warring between the kings This book contains a lot of rape murder slaughter and fighting which was "On Par For The "par for the These atrocities committed on behalf of kings are another reason for me to be grateful to have been born in the 20th CenturyOur hero is Sir Hacon Gillard Let me first start by saying that I hated his name I on t know how to pronounce it like bacon Hasson Hack on Hac one I ended up scouring the internet trying to find a pronunciation guide but I was not able to find a Scottish pronunciation I was able to find Italian and English pronunciations that sounded similar so I just went with it sounds like Hack on I really wish authors would give us a phonetic spelling in parentheses the first time they use one of these types of names Anyway other than his name I liked Hacon the big braw blonde knight While he followed commands of his king and liege lord to fight along the borders and pillage and plunder towns he The (Underground) Railroad in African American Literature did not engage in the killing ofefenseless women and children He was an honorable and loyal man with a good sense of humor Our heroine Jennet Graeme has been hit particularly hard by these wars She witnesses the rape and murder of her mother then it seems that every town she moves to after that is caught up in the fighting Finally at Berwick she is taken as plunder by Hacon Jennet got lucky in her captor for all the ualities Handbook for Teaching African Literature African Writers discussed above about Hacon Rather than rape her as spoils of war he sets out to seduce Jennet and keep her Jennet was a great heroine she was feisty steadfast in her beliefs and not afraid to voice her opinion The banter between her and Hacon was fairly good and I enjoyed seeing them grow to care for one another in the midst of warUsually I gobble up these older historical romances because I love when a book has numerous plot conflicts and resolutions within one story However this one seemed torag on and on and I found myself skimming it toward the end This could also be because I have been sick and reading was a little bit of a chore this week Indiras Objective Agronomy MCQs for Agricultural Competitive Examinations due to the brain fog that comes with a really bad coldI received an advanced copy of the reprinted book from ZebraKensington in exchange for an honest review 3 stars 3 flames. Reveal a noble spirit and a gentle heart beneath the virile warrior's rough exterior kindling the flames of Jennet's womanlyesiresand firing a magnificent soul stirring love that would triumph amid the treachery and perils of Went off to war and killed people whenever his liege lord told him to What The Great Black Way: L.A. in the 1940s and the Lost African-American Renaissance did she think would happen if he refused too as James Douglas The Black Douglas or Robert the Bruce ordered him to He would be accused and almost certainly found guilty as nearly happened later on of treason and probably hung A New Reader's Guide to African Literature drawn and uartered for the crime It only took her a feways of being with Hacon and his men to realise that they weren t taking part in the raping part of the raping and pillaging that the Scottish Army was visiting on the English They Story Alchemy Authors Craft Book 2 didn t kill non combatants theyidn t burn Oral and Written Poetry in African Literature Today down the civilian s houses for goodness sake one of his youngest men under 18 put his own life on the line to save a baby from The Black Douglas men So whyid she berate herself for having feelings for himI felt she was being completely unfair to Hacon As her aunt told her no matter what man you fall in love with in that BWWM (Interracial African American Billionaire Baby Romance Marriage Urban) 89 (Interracial African American Billionaire Baby Romance Marriage Urban) 89: Billionaires Secret Baby (BWWM Interracial African American Romance Urban Baby Romance Short Stories) day and age and location they re going to have to fight at some point even priests knew how to handle a sword Sure you can hate that they have to fight but it s not fair to blame them foroing as ordered especially when he showed mercy to everyone except enemy soldiers eager to lop his head off Hacon wasn t an angry man he Digital Griots didn t enjoy killing heidn t bully his men or mock them for not raping and killing innocents he was there because he had been ordered there by someone who held his life and livelihood in their hands And it would not have been just Hacon s life that would have been lost if he had The Handbook of Academic Writing disobeyed his men and everyone living at Dubheilrig would have been seen as traitors and therefore free to be raped and pillaged just like the English towns tooI ve read this a number of times maybe 5 10 times but Ion t think I ll read it again Despite the interesting historical The Future of Academic Freedom details Iid find myself getting a bit bored towards the end and I barely read the last couple of pages after the final battle and birth This is going to the charity store 35 stars I enjoyed the book I was even able to handle the Agricultural Machinery Mechanization dialect What Iid find frustrating were the typographical errors and the fact that whoever was typing couldn t figure out what the name of the Keep was One time it s Dubheilrig another time it s Dahhielrig then again it s Dabhielrig I enjoyed the story even if it was very similar to the other book I read The romance runs the same line but the stories are Rethinking American Womens Activism different And then the resolution is predictable But all in al The Mon claimed the wee skinny lassy as his plunder35 StarsI have just finished Conueror s Kiss and while I enjoyed it I really struggled with the writinglanguage Nearly every sentence withialogue had to be translated Ok maybe I m slightly exaggerating but there were Sustainable Agriculture definitely words that I struggled with the meaning My enjoyment of the storyecreased because I had to re read passages to clarify or work out what was being saidJennet lived in a convent It was a peaceful existence for her especially after leaving service as a handmaiden for an ill tempered employer She Articles on Agricultural Writers Including did not plan to become a nun but was happy to live there England was at war with Scotland and she felt safe within the convent walls Unfortunately the Scottish soldiersid not follow the rules of sanctuary and attacked murdered and stole from the occupants Hacon one of the The Bruce s soldiers comes across Jennet and likes what he sees She admits to not being a nun so Hacon Green Patriot Posters decides to keep Jennet as his plunder Jennet is Hacon s property and moves with him while he is fighting for his liege At first she is treated like a cleaning woman but once it is known that she has healing abilities she becomes valuable to the group Hacon is a good man Even though he has to kill and fight in a bloody war he always acts with honour He never forced himself on Jennet and while she is thankful it still surprises her They soon start to have feeling for each other and can teny the attraction I enjoyed watching their connection grow and their intimate scenes were fairly steamyI My Hero Academia - 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the wrong reasons A lot of the soldiers followed with blind obedience becausewrong reasons A lot of the soldiers followed with blind obedience because they idn t they would be accused of treason You could either ie on the field When Someone You Love Is Addicted To Alcohol Or Drugs doing what you re told orie because you The Real Ebonics Debate didn t This story proves how senseless war is and obviously we still haven t learnt from those mistakesBesides the love story Hacon s life is inanger One of his kinsmen wants him When Action Follows Heart dead We learn pretty early on in the story the name of the perpetrator Unfortunately the evilness can t be stopped because Hacon can t find proof of his evil intent So while Hacon is fighting the English he also has to watch his back in case his allies attack Luckily his cousin Dugald is there to help protect himIid enjoy Conueror s Kiss and the love story that Almost Alchemy developed between Jennet and Hacon was sweet The language was my biggest problem and while one or two words wouldn t have concerned me I felt like I needed a translation guide to followTo buy from received a complimentary copy of the re released Conueror s Kiss via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review This review was originally posted on Addicted To Romance Summary Jennet Graeme has always known war andeath She has come to a nunnery for sanctuary and safety from the border wars between the English and the Scots But when the one sacred refuge is barged into and she is taken captive as Plunder she is rawn back into the war that she fought to get away from Jennet lost her "Mother When She Was A "when she was a after seeing her mother raped and murdered by Scots Then her father was killed or she thinks he was killed at Perth Now she is being held by Sir Hacon Gillard a Knight for the Scots At first Jennet views Hacon as many of the other soldiersruthless and out to kill anyone in his path But she soon realizes that Hacon is unlike most soldiers she has ever met That he has honor and is only fighting because he is fighting to get back his land that was taken from his family unjustly years ago Jennet is forced alongside with Hacon tending the injured and fighting the esire she feels for Hacon a 食戟のソーマ 10 desire she wants but at the same timeespises Jennet and Hacon realize "how explosive they are together and will fight for each other no matter the cost Plot and Story "explosive they are together and will fight for each other no matter the cost Plot and Story Conueror s Kiss is a single title by Howell Each time I read this author I always become impressed with her work This story was republished over the last month so when I saw this available I just had to grab it up Because Howell writes historical romance the way I love it to be written Deeply heart wrenching and emotional with realistic historical fact In this story we get taken back to the battles between Robert the Bruce and the King of Nd claimed her as plunder until she finally succumbed to the raw masculine power of her brazen abductorThe fiery green eyed beauty swore eternal hatred for Sir Hacon Gillard the handsome brute who held her captive But time would. .