Sin and Surrender
Avon, Dec 28 2010, $7.99
Following the deaths of their parents, the League of the Blade rescues the Hilliard brothers. A Blade member raises the siblings. Years later, as adults they join the Blade. However, one of the brothers Paul is stunned when he overhears a discussion between Blade members that insists the end justifies the means; even when an innocent is hurt as collateral damage. No longer a believer, he quits the Blades in anger disgust and immediately afterward leaves England.
In 1487 Paul returns to England. His adopted father asks him to help the League by protecting the king against an assassination plot. On the mission with him is his former student Juliana Gresham, who is assigned to keep Paul safe. Stunned by the surprising revelation of her role, Paul is further shocked by his wanting his former pupil who shares his attraction. As they work closely together and fall in love, the pair remains unaware a traitor watches their steps.
Sin and Surrender is a terrific League of the Blade - Hilliard brothers (see Taken and Seduced) medieval romantic suspense. The story line is loaded with action, but held together by the strongly moral lead couple bonded by love and their mission. Julia Latham writes an exiting late fifteenth century thriller that grips the audience from the moment Paul returns home and never slows down until the final exhilarating altercation.