“You don’t know who I am,” I whispered. He didn’t move—either away from me, or closer—and after an interminable moment, I stepped back and hurried out of the house.
He didn’t follow me as I fled into the night.”
Lylin was not used to being alone—much less alone, hurt, and lost. So when she is separated from her guard and forced to abandon her horse, she counts herself lucky to stumble upon a manor house. Still frightened by those who chased her into the night, she keeps her identity a secret, calling herself Lily as she accepts the help of kind servants, and the compassion of Lord Fallon. When they fall into an easy friendship, she wonders if her secrecy was too hasty. However, as she gets to know the manor and its residents, Lylin discovers that she’s not the only one hiding secrets, and it may be a very good thing that her host doesn’t know her true identity as a member of the royal family.
I really liked this suspenseful romance. Lilyn is the 7th daughter of the king and queen. When she is chased by bandits, she searches for safety at a nobleman’s manor, concealing her true identity. She tells them her name is Lily (hence the name of the book, in case you didn’t get that–ha ha). Lord Fallon (Rhes) takes care of Lily as she recovers from her injuries, but finds himself attracted to the willful girl, which isn’t good since he’s engaged to another. When the king’s soldiers come looking for her, Lily slips out of Rhes’s life…anxious to keep her heart from breaking.
This story had great surprises and twists, and super good character development. I loved Lily and Rhes. Their unsent letters to one another tugged at my heart and kept me turning pages late into the night. If you are looking for a clean romance, this is one I would definitely recommend. And the author loves chocolate–another bonus (see below).
Author Annette K. Larsen
Annette was born in Utah, part of a crazy, fun family of nine. She grew up in Flagstaff, AZ and St. Louis, MO before striking out on her own college adventure in Virginia. She decided to try her hand at writing novels after she was married and living in Idaho. Annette writes clean romance because it’s her favorite genre, but often difficult to find. She believes there is no substitute for good writing or good chocolate. Fortunately, one often leads to the other.
She has Charlotte Brontë to thank for the courage to write novels. After being bombarded with assigned reading about women who justified abandoning either their families or their principles in the name of love, she had the great fortune of reading Jane Eyre. And that was it: finally, a heroine who understood that being moral and making the right choice was hard, and sometimes it hurt, but it was still worth it. After rereading it several years later, she realized that if she wanted more books to exist with the kinds of heroines she admired, then she might as well write a few herself. Annette’s books are about women who face hard choices, who face pain and rejection and often have to face the reality of sacrificing what they want for what is right. The consequences are often difficult or unpleasant, but in the end, doing what’s right will always be worth it.
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