Title: How The Warrior Claimed (Falling Warriors Series, Book 2)
Author: Nicole René
Genre: Dark Historical Romance
Release Date: October 8, 2017
Cover Designer: Marisa Shor, Cover Me Darling
Hosted by: Buoni Amici Press, LLC.
HE was the chief’s cousin…
Namoriee knew the only way to protect herself against the blond-haired gentle giant was to stay away. The way her heart pounded and her insides fluttered when he was near could only lead to disaster.
Two years ago he made a promise to her that she never thought he intended to keep.
She was wrong.
SHE was the handmaiden…
Tyronian wanted Namoriee even when he knew he couldn’t have her. The need to possess her was so deep, it took every ounce of mental and physical strength he had to keep the promise he made to her that stormy night.
He promised he would wait until she was older.
He promised her two years.
But now… time’s up.
Namoriee wants nothing to do with him but he has no plans on stopping until she’s in his bed, and he’s in her heart.
She will be his. Forever.
Whether she likes it or not.
Four 🎩🎩🎩🎩 hats from Hatter
A sexy warrior solely devoted to one woman? Yes please! That’s exactly what you get with How The Warrior Claimed. Tyronian has known Namoriee was his for years. At first she was too young, so he patiently waited while guarding over her until she was old enough to be wed. Namoriee is a shy and sometimes insecure young woman, but she still has a bit of steel in her spine and is fiercely independent. She wants to resist Tyronian, not because of him, but because she feels she’s not good enough. But how long could anyone really resist a handsome, sweet, warrior?
Tyronian was such a change of pace from what I typically see in historical romance, he wasn’t a womanizer, nor was he an uncaring brute who refused to admit his love. He was the complete opposite. This man knew who his heart belonged to and did nothing to hide that fact, while still being a strong and powerful warrior. That’s not to say he didn’t force his way to win his lady, he most certainly did, he is a warrior after all.
There were times when I was a bit frustrated with Namoriee. Occasionally her resistance to such a loving man was frustrating. I understood her fears, but I also felt at times she was just too closed off to seeing what was right in front of her nose. Overall though, I adored this book. There was the perfect mix of sweet and heat throughout which kept me glued to the pages.
“Tyronian w-w-what are you doing here?”
Tyronian almost smiled at the stutter, a sure sign that she was unnerved, if it wasn’t the fact that she was about to get ready to sleep here—alone—instead of with him in their hut.
“Funny,” he said, closing the door behind him. “I was just going to ask you the same. Care to enlighten me?” He looked down at her when he came to a stop in front of her. Namoriee licked her lips nervously, an action that made his cock twitch to life.
The things he could make her do with those lips…
“I-I was j-just…” Her breath faltered out of her when he pulled her closer to him. His nose nuzzling the top of her head and breathing in the scent of her.
“You were just…what?” he prompted, enjoying how his proximity affected her.
“Aggod is sick so I j-j-just thought that I’d—”
“You just thought that you would avoid me by hiding out here, instead of coming to bed with your husband?”
Her silence told him that he was right.
“You can’t escape me, Namoriee. No matter how hard you try. If you run, I’ll catch you. If you hide, I’ll find you.” His hands traveled down the length of her, relishing in the tremble he felt at his touch.
She gave the slightest moan at the sensation, so quiet, he wouldn’t have heard it if he didn’t have his lips against her throat. Her skin tasted salty, and sweet.
It was addicting.
He gripped her hips, pulling her close enough that she could feel the bulge in his pants. His body’s natural response to her presence.
u’ll find that the man I was with you before is gone. He would have let you try and avoid him, and not done anything about it. He was a man who wanted someone bad enough that he was willing to wait for her to grow up…that man is dead.”
“D-d-dead?” Her voice was positively breathy. He nipped the juncture of her neck and shoulder.
“What man am I looking at now, then?” Shivering when his tongue apologized for the nip against her caramel flesh. He pulled back and smiled—but it wasn’t a smile.
It was primitive, possessive, and completely venereal.
“One that has been starving for two winters, which is a lot of time to figure out exactly what he’ll do once he has the woman he’s wanted. And believe me, she’ll get just as much pleasure out of the experience as he will.”
Nicole René is a San Diego native living with her grumpy kitty, Sebastian and her crazy cute Boxer, Walter.
When she’s not busy creating sexy alpha males, you can most likely find her with her nose stuck in a book reading OTHER sexy alpha males, kicking back with her friends and family, at the movies, or further fueling her “The Little Mermaid” and “The Lord of the Rings” obsession.
She is a certified klutz, often tripping over invisible objects, dropping things like they were hot, and playing ping-pong with the walls. She has lots of tattoos, loves to eat sushi—but hates eating cooked fish, hates going to the beach (even though she’s surrounded by them), and is still waiting for her Hogwarts letter to come in the mail.
How The Warrior Fell (Falling Warriors Series, Book 1)