The Maiden and the Mercenary by Nicole Locke

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Keep your friends close…

But your enemies closer?

In order to find a legendary treasure map, mercenary Louve of Mei Solis must infiltrate his enemy’s fortress under the guise of a servant. There, Louve meets beautiful maiden Biedeluue, a fellow servant with her own hidden agenda…to save her sister from the malevolent Lord’s clutches! Their high-stakes missions may be at odds with one other, but their attraction cannot be denied even in this most dangerous of situations…


Louve is a mercenary who is working with some of the Warstone brothers in order to recover certain powerful items and he ends up acting as an Usher in Ian of Warstones fortress. Biedeluue is working in the kitchens of the fortress but she is really there to attempt to rescue her sister who she believes has been forced to be Ian’s mistress 
I loved Louve as a character, he is so complicated but at heart all he wants is to find someone to love and settle down with. He has a strong protective instincts and is always on the look out as he is one of the few servants who understands how dangerous the fortress is but his fascination with Bied could get him intro trouble
I liked Bied, everything she does is aimed towards rescuing her sister, even if it puts her unknowingly in danger. She is determined and fights for what she believes in, she resists Louve but he promises to help her even though they argue and fight so often
This book has a strong undercurrent of danger, secrets and intrigue which had me hooked right from the beginning. I knew things were going to happen but so many twists and turns were thrown at me as a reader that I at times almost struggled to keep up but that made me even more addicted 
I would recommend this book to those who enjoy a historical romance with an amazing cast of characters and enough danger and drama to keep you on your toes 
AM 🐾 x

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Author Bio 

Her Dark - Nicole Locke1a

Nicole first discovered romance novels hidden in her grandmother’s closet. Convinced that hidden books must be better, Nicole greedily read them. It was only natural she should start writing them (but now not so secretly).

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