Review: Daughter of the King by Ashley York

 



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Summary:

A mistaken identity. A gruesome murder. The uniting of two powerful clans.

Trained as a warrior… Brighit of Clonascra is the only daughter of the fearsome overking, Sean, but despises the trappings and demands of womanhood. She's far more comfortable training for battle than preparing a meal. Long held alliances require she set aside selfish dreams and take Darragh as her husband. The union intended to promote peace between the clans is interrupted by the shocking murder of a neighboring king and she quickly discovers there are far worse things than being wed.

Trained to be king… Darragh of Drogheda has no wish to follow in the path of his father, Tadhg, but he is an obedient son and supports his father's plans. His marriage to Brighit, however, will be no hardship at all since he finds her most intriguing especially when she fights him at every turn. A she-warrior indeed. Her persistent dismissal of him merely blows the fire aflame and sets him down the path to discovery of all her most tightly held secrets.

When she stands accused of the murder, can they finally come to an agreement that will give them each what they truly desire?

Review:

I thoroughly enjoyed reading Daughter of the King. This page-turner has me reading from cover to cover in one sitting! By the time I got to the last page, I wished it could stretch another 10 chapters.

The story is amazing with a great theme. It was supposed to be just a simple matrimony between Darragh and Bright to cement the relationship of their respective clans. But on the eve of the wedding, Brighit, in panic and self-defense, accidentally killed a neighboring ruler. Only one person knew about this, and he is determined to use this to blackmail Brighit in order to get his way. Can Darragh and Brighit overcome this roadblock and maintain their relationship?

Great as the story was, what struck me the most was the wonderful chemistry between Darragh and Brighit.This is a trope that I love--the enemies to lovers trope--and Darragh and Brighit don't disappoint. I love the fireworks, the angst and the secret longings, and eventually, how their opinions of the other changed. The author's writing also flows and makes the story easy to read, captivating me from the first word until the end.

A definite 5 stars! Ashley York has made me a new fan of hers!

Rating: 5 stars

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