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Sunday, September 30, 2012

Book Review: Warrior

Warrior (The Blades of the Rose #1)
by Zoe Archer

Genre: adventure, historical-romance, paranormal, romance
Publication: September 2010
Format: ebook, 384 pages

Warrior is definitely one of the romance books I enjoyed. Probably the best historical romance I’ve read so far. I love the combination of adventure, romance, action, magic and a bit of humor in it. It has a little bit of something that makes it perfect.

I don’t usually enjoy historical romance. When Zoe Archer combined the romance with adventure and action, I’m hooked! I definitely enjoyed the storyline. Thalia has finally had an opportunity to get the status as the blades of rose. Along the way, Gabriel joins in her journey to protect her from the heirs. Their journey was full of adventure and magic, which made the book enjoyable. And let’s not forget that steamy scene between Gabriel and Thalia at the oasis.

I love the character, Thalia Burgess and Captain Gabriel Huntley. I love how their relationship evolved from the beginning. Together, they are perfect. Thalia is a damsel in a distress, but she’s also tough. I love how Thalia and Gabriel both protect each other. That they are fighting side by side. They complimented each other. Like Gabriel said,

"She and I are like flint and gunpowder. Each are strong, but together, they're explosive." "We're bow and the string. Useless alone, but strong together."

I’m looking forward to the next book of the series. Especially as there’s the mention of the of Bennet from the second book,  and Catullus from the fourth book.

Book Cover’s Description

To most people, the realm of magic is the stuff of nursery rhymes and dusty libraries. But for Capt. Gabriel Huntley, it's become quite real and quite dangerous. . .In Hot Pursuit. . .

The vicious attack Capt. Gabriel Huntley witnesses in a dark alley sparks a chain of events that will take him to the ends of the Earth and beyond--where what is real and what is imagined become terribly confused. And frankly, Huntley couldn't be more pleased. Intrigue, danger, and a beautiful woman in distress--just what he needs.

In Hotter Water. . .

Raised thousands of miles from England, Thalia Burgess is no typical Victorian lady. A good thing, because a proper lady would have no hope of recovering the priceless magical artifact Thalia is after. Huntley's assistance might come in handy, though she has to keep him in the dark. But this distractingly handsome soldier isn't easy to deceive. . .

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