Who knew that an orchestrated marriage to an unpredictable woman would lead to an enduring love?
By royal dictate, Lady Jacqueline, tempestuous Duchess of Wolvarden and tall, dark and dashingly handsome Prince Leopold of Mercia, are to be married, whether they want to or not.
Although their first meeting is less than promising, they eventually reach an understanding, but what began as a discharge of duty for Leopold, quickly becomes his most fervent wish.
The only obstacle to Leopold’s desire seems to be Red Wolf, resident champion knight of Wolvarden. Will the only knight able to defeat Prince Leopold stand in the way of his quest to win his duchesses heart?
Meanwhile, danger stalks Wolvarden, and Leopold may find Red Wolf is not the enemy after all.
Red Wolf was the first historical type book that I’ve read and I have to say, Lilly Rayman knocked it out of the park with this book. – 5 stars from ReadingLove13
Red Wolf by Lilly Rayman is much more than a romance. There is your standard ordered betrothal but then all bets are off. The Duchess of Wolvarden is a single woman managing a prosperous duchy (gasp, horrors). The Kings of Mercia and Anglio decide that, for this year’s arranged marriage between the kingdoms, it will be Duchess Jacqueline and Prince Leopold of Mercia. It is time that we “marry the chit off to a capable man.” What happens when you have two very strong-willed people, an iron-clad codicil, a greedy monarch, a lecherous prince, and two very powerful warriors? (Not to mention marauders and outlaws.) What you do have is a very well written story that keeps you turning the pages until the end. – 5 stars from Nora G
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
The prologue for this book is a scene that has teased me for nearly 20 years. I wrote it down then, started a story and shared it with an English teacher I worked with. His feedback was invaluable, yet the story stalled until more recently. I never was able to get my hands on the original work, but the prologue was stuck fast. Red Wolf was born as I applied everything I have learned since I started self publishing in 2014, and wrote the prologue. The original story idea was scrapped as being too weak, and Wolvarden rose up in its place.