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The Promise (Noble Line of de Nerra #4) by Kathryn Le Veque. Historical Romance Release & ARC Review.

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You met Cullen de Nerra in the January 2019 release 'By the Unholy Hand'. Now, Cullen is off on his own adventure of political intrigue and a forbidden love! 

1208 A.D. - Sir Cullen de Nerra is a knight's knight. The son of the Sheriff of Hampshire, Val de Nerra (Vestiges of Valor), Cullen has been heavily involved in the politics of William Marshal for many years, but never more involved than when The Marshal gifts his services to a powerful, but unpredictable, warlord, Preston de Lacy. 

De Lacy is a rich man with too much time on his hands and a great hatred for King John. Cullen’s task is to keep watch on de Lacy and pass information to William Marshal on his movements and actions. It is suspected that he is behind a renewed resurgence of rebellion against the king and William Marshal must stay one step ahead of him. 

Cullen is very good at keeping in eye on de Lacy until a new distraction enters the picture – Lady Teodora “Teddy” de Rivington. Teddy had been betrothed to Preston’s nephew until the lad got himself killed. Now, as a matter of gaining the de Rivington fortune, Preston assumes the betrothal and marries Teddy. With Teddy’s father greatly loyal to King John, Preston is only concerned with using his new wife against her father, but Teddy’s father is pleased for the same reason – using his daughter to gain information on the king’s enemies. 

The situation is complicated enough when a new facet arises – Cullen’s growing feelings for Teddy. The woman is caught in a deadly game of politics and Preston refuses to have anything to do with his wife, leaving Cullen as her only source of comfort. What starts off as a polite acquaintance quickly grows into something far more passionate. 

As a lonely knight and a lonely lady are drawn together by circumstances beyond their control, the situation explodes. When Cullen prevents King John from abducting Teddy to punish de Lacy, he is declared a fugitive from the law and Teddy is told that he was killed whilst fleeing the prince. Believing he is dead, she also discovers she is pregnant with his child, making the situation far more complicated because her own husband has never bedded her. 

It’s a race against time for Cullen to return to the woman he loves and save her from the king, her father, and her own husband. In the beginning of their love affair, he promised to always love her, to always protect her, and to always be faithful to her. He intends to fulfill that promise… or die trying. 

The Promise is an epic Medieval adventure you’ll not soon forget. 

The Promise is a full-length novel linked to the Le Veque books Vestiges of Valor and By the Unholy Hand 


Sir Cullen De Nerra is the third son in a powerful family.  That means he must make his own wealth if he is going to be the man he wants to be.  Luckily (or maybe unluckily)  his Liege Lord is William Marshall,  just about the most influential man in England. When that man says jump the men around him ask how high, hence Sir Cullen's new job. 
Lady Theodora De Rivington has lived a happy and privileged life as the only child of a rich man.  She has done anything she wants,  including training with her father's warriors.  The normal life as a Lady is not for her.  That is until she suddenly finds herself getting married. 
Our hero is a brave and honourable man who finds himself,  through no fault of his own,  doing things that are far from honourable. He will have many battles and responsibilities. Can he possibly survive them all??
Our heroine will need every ounce of her strength and willpower to navigate the political maelstrom she finds herself in.  Who can be trusted,  and who is the true villain???
A wonderfully complex story that needed to be the nice fat book it is.  Hours of reading enjoyment that I couldn't put down.  I'm never disappointed with any of this author's books. 
I loved every page and meeting up with some old friends from other books. 


KATHRYN LE VEQUE is a USA TODAY Bestselling author, an Amazon All-Star author, and a #1 bestselling, award-winning, multi-published author in Medieval Historical Romance and Historical Fiction. She has been featured in the NEW YORK TIMES and on USA TODAY's HEA blog. In March 2015, Kathryn was the featured cover story for the March issue of InD'Tale Magazine, the premier Indie author magazine. She is also quintuple nominee (a record!) for the prestigious RONE awards for 2016.
Kathryn's Medieval Romance novels have been called 'detailed', 'highly romantic', and 'character-rich'. She crafts great adventures of love, battles, passion, and romance in the High Middle Ages. More than that, she writes for both women AND men - an unusual crossover for a romance author - and Kathryn has many male readers who enjoy her stories because of the male perspective, the action, and the adventure.

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