Protected by The Beast
Undone by the man
Racing cross-country pursued by danger, widow Lady EllenaSwein isn’t pleased to be taken back to her father’s castle. But with his knight Sir Braedan Leofric, also known as The Beast, as her captor, she has little choice! Ellena is surprised by his honourable and protective nature, even if she shouldn’t trust him. And when all seems to conspire against them, Braedan’ssecret could either extinguish the spark between them or make it burn brighter.
Ellena Swein is happily in charge of her castle after the death of her husband. Not a lot of love has gone lost there, so Ellena is determined to never marry again.
But her father has other plans as he wants to expand his territory. So he asks his best knight, Sir Braedan Leofric to bring her back home.
As Sir Braedan has a nickname as The Beast, Ellena sees him more as her brutal captor and not as someone who wats to bring her home safely.
The journey to the castle is more dangerous than she thought, as there are men with not so honorable motives who want to capture Ellena…
But she has Sir Braedan on her side, and she is surprised by his protectiveness and his resolution to bring her safely home.
During their journey they let down their guard (only towards each other 😀) and they realize there is a spark which seems impossible to ignore. But Sir Braedan has a secret that will pull them apart… or not?
Talking about an Alpha- male!!! Braedan made me swoon all over the place! Initially he seems like a brute, commanding Ellena around and not taking ‘no’ for an answer. He is in charge and shows it!
But he is also a focused man, not letting anything jeopardize his task.
The moment we get to know him better, we soon realize that his nickname The Beast is an exaggeration and that in real life he is a caring man, carrying the burden of the past with him.
Ellena is also a strong independent woman. Her marriage was not what she expected. But after her husband died, she took hold of the reins and is not giving up for what she fought so hard.
She also wants to keep her independence and is ready to go against her father’s wishes to marry again.
These 2 stubborn people clash more than actually have an understanding. But slowly, when they realize they will have to work together, they see they have more in common. And when their noses point in the same direction, they are a team not to be underestimated.
What I truly liked about this story is how 2 apparently different people find some common ground. Hard times make people come together and fight against a common enemy.
Their situation makes sure that they open to each other. Their bond is also the catalyst for doing some inner search, trying to figure out what they want but also how they can compromise.
Because in life you cannot have everything your way. Sometimes to have to give up a little bit for the greater picture.
An amazing story about 2 strong personalities finding each other in times of need! It was a pleasure reading it!