Medieval Monday! For This Knight Only by Barbara Bettis

Today, I’m featuring the very talented Barbara Bettis and her novel For This Knight Only.

What’s it about?

He’ll do anything for land, even marry her; she’ll do anything for her people, except marry him.
If only either had a choice. It’s a marriage only love can save.
Sir Roark will do anything to gain land, even beguile an unwilling lady into marriage. He knows
she’s much better off with a man to take control of her besieged castle, to say nothing of her
desirable person. But it isn’t long before he discovers that, although her eyes sparkle like
sunlight on sea waves, her stubbornness alone could have defeated Saladin.

Lady Alyss is determined to hold her family’s castle, protect her people, and preserve her
freedom— until her brother’s dying wish binds her to a stranger. Still, she’ll allow no rugged,
over-confident, appealing knight to usurp her authority, even if she must wed him. Especially
since he thinks a lady’s duties begin and end with directing servants. Alyss has a few surprises
for her new all-too-tempting lord.

But when a common enemy threatens everything, Roark and Alyss face a startling revelation.
Without love, neither land nor freedom matters.


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Here’s the continuing excerpt from For This Knight Only

Alyss stood by the window, mouth tight, face flushed, eyes wide. “There was no need to
bully your way in. The door wasn’t barred.”

Roark clenched his teeth, and the cords in his neck tightened. He deserved the reprimand,
but he couldn’t allow the lady to keep the upper hand. He took one step, then another, toward
her. “I sent word for you to join me in the hall. You ignored me. Never again ignore my

He almost winced. He never spoke so harshly to any woman. His mother would have
boxed his ears. And he didn’t want to be angry. He wanted to scoop her into his arms, to promise
he meant no harm. Only good. Only protection.

Only she refused to cooperate.

What will Alyss’s answer be? See next week on Mary Morgan’s blog:

See the beginning here:


And don’t forget that I’m on Barbara’s blog today! Drop by and leave a comment!

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