Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Review: His Righthand Man by Grace M. DeLeesie


Angela of Rom has one mission: to save the lives of her sickly brother and crippled father. When her beloved country goes to war, Angela disguises herself as her brother "Phil," the estranged son of Rom. The last person she expected to collide with (literally) is her long time betrothed Captain Konner of Hoyts. Having never met Konner before, Angela is quickly intrigued by the large man who is soon to be her husband. Konner could care less about the unknown woman his father betrothed him to. His sole purpose is to fight, and to win, the war. When he discovers, though, that the famed archer of the Arohian army is, in truth, a woman (his woman) Konner's affections fast become hers. Yet, Angela is a distraction to the warrior lifestyle he'd been born and raised in. Konner must learn to keep his head...without losing his heart.

5-Stars Review

It's an amazingly good book. I quite enjoyed the story. And all the characters are really well-written, as well as, interesting. Angela and Konner are of course the best, since it's their story, but all other characters are just as likable. I especially loved Prince Richard. I hope we get to read more about him in next book of this series.
Angela is pretending to be a man. She is the strongest in her family and she must protect her family's honor no matter what. So here she is training with the army to fight in a war that is bound to happen soon. She just hopes that no one finds out her true identity or she would be in real trouble.
Konner is the captain training new recruits. 'Phil' his soon to be brother-by-marriage is one of them. At first he doesn't want to get close to Phil but after Richard points out certain advantages he decides to be more friendly with him. Mostly, he just wants to get to know his soon to be brother but also he is curious about his betrothed, Angela.
Soon their friendship grows stronger, they start to trust each other and rely on each other's help and protection. But what will happen when the truth comes out? Will Konner be able to accept Angela or not?
Although the story is about war and conflict between countries, Angle and Konner are both fighting for their country, but still it's written in a very lighthearted manner. It's easy to read. Story flows smoothly. I laughed out loud on various occasions. Banters between 'friends' are quite entertaining. There is some tragedy as well, sadness which is bound to come from fighting a war. But all in all it is a fun read. I'm glad I got the change to read this unique story. I'd definitely recommend it to my friends, especially those who enjoy historical fiction.