To Tame a Wolf by Joann Black
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press
Publication Date: September 27th 2017
Genres: Historical Romance
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Summoned from her contemplative life in the abbey, Alexandra Ashford finds herself at the mercy of her malicious guardian, a cousin she fears and despises. He plans to force her to marry his crony and so forfeit her estate. Her only chance of escape is to trust the wounded man imprisoned by her cousin.
Taken captive and chained to his torturer's floor, clan laird Ian McGregor is left for dead after a brutal beating. He has little hope of escape. But when his enemy's betrothed offers him freedom and asks for his help, he realizes revenge could be sweet indeed.
Facing seemingly unbeatable odds to escape and reach the McGregor stronghold, their greatest challenge is fighting their growing attraction. How will Alexandra react when she realizes she’s the prisoner of the McGregor laird who considers her the “betrothed” of his enemy?
Alexandra wants nothing to do with her guardian and hopes to spend the rest of her life at the Abbey. Unfortunately he calls for her and tells her that he plans to marry her off to a man who’s just as vile as her guardian. She hatches a plan to get out of dodge. She sets the man free who’s chained up in the main hall and asks him to take her to the McGregor clan, hoping that their laird will allow her sanctuary. She has no idea that the man she frees is the laird and he become quite smitten with Alexandra.
This was a great little historical. It was a quick read and just kind of hit in all of the right places for me. Alexandra setting Ian free, their flight to freedom and everything that entailed and of course their attraction to each other. The author did a fine job of giving us simmering tension between Ian and Alexandra, I loved it.
If you want a simple yet entertaining historical romance to read then this is the book for you.
Rating: 4 out of 5
I do have to say that the cover of the book is absolutely ridiculous. Why in heaven’s name are they staring at his pec? I just don’t get it! You can see my thoughts on it here (and Holly’s too!).