Checkmate

Checkmate All For Love Book OneWhen Sword For Hire Teodoro Ci Za De Vivar Accepts A Commission To Rescue Lord Christian Blackwood From Unsuitable Influences, He Has No Idea He S Landed Himself In The Middle Of A Plot To Assassinate King Philip IV Of Spain And Blame The English Ambassador For The Deed Nor Does He Expect The Spoiled Child He S Sent To Retrieve To Be A Handsome, Engaging Young Man As Teodoro And Christian Face Down Enemies At Every Turn, They Fall And In Love, An Emotion They Can T Safely Indulge With The Threat Of The Inquisition Looming Over Them It Will Take All Their Combined Guile And Influence To Outmaneuver The Powerful Men Who Would See Them Separated Or Even Killed. 2.25 starsBest part of this novel was its beautiful cover The head hopping at the start was dizzying and the story could have been muchcompact. Wow Just look at that cover I m not generally a fan of Ann Cain s hand drawn covers, but I ve probably only seen theyaoi ones This is utterly brilliant and has everything that a gay historical needs Yes, there s flesh but it s not representative of men shagging it srelevant to the story It has depth Bloody brilliant and standing ovation from me My top cover of the year.Although I did enjoy the story as a whole, the main thing that stopped this book getting a much higher mark Wow Just look at that cover I m not generally a fan of Ann Cain s hand drawn covers, but I ve probably only seen theyaoi ones This is utterly brilliant and has everything that a gay historical needs Yes, there s flesh but it s not representative of men shagging it srelevant to the story It has depth Bloody brilliant and standing ovation from me My top cover of the year.Although I did enjoy
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here Using The Three Musketeers as inspiration Teodoro and Christian must work together to stay safe Their love is not approved of by the Inquisition Christian s father is head of the English delagation working on a treaty with Spain Opponents of Spanish King Phillip are trying to derail the negotiations and want to use Christian as a pawn Teodoro has been hired to bring Christian to them b
In life, unlike chess, the game continues after checkmate Isaac AsimovTeodoro Ci za de Vivar of Checkmate by Nicki Bennet and Arial Tachna, has one main concern supporting his son, Esteban Anything else, including his own pleasure, takes second place His occupation as a mercenary is a dangerous one but it pays well for Teodoro, it s worth the risk When
This is the second story I ve read by Nicki Bennett and Ariel Tachna, and I liked the interaction between Teodoro and Christian, especially complimented by Raul the gypsy and Teodoro s son Esteban This story is set in the time of the Spanish Inquisition where being different meant death and most of the characters were either bi or gay, so it was a large blade hanging over their heads What felt a little unrealistic to me were some of the supporting characters and how easily they accepted that d This is the second story I ve read by Nicki Bennett and Ariel Tachna, and I liked the interaction between Teodoro and Christian, especially complimented by Raul the gypsy and Teodoro s son Esteban This story is set in the tim
Book CheckmateAuthor Nicki Bennett, Ariel TachnaStar rating No of Pages 294Cover Intriguing POV 3rd person, multi POV, omnipresentWould I read it again Probably not.Genre LGBT, Historical, Magic, Spanish Inquisition, Romance, Adventure, Hired Sword I WAS GIVEN THIS BOOK, BY THE AUTHOR, IN RETURN FOR AN HONEST REVIEW Reviewed for Divine MagazineThis was an interesting read and I m of two minds about it.On one hand, it s really, really long, with not a lot to show for tha Book CheckmateAuthor Nicki Bennett, Ariel TachnaStar rating No of Pages 294Cover Intriguing POV 3rd person, multi POV, omnipresentWould I read it
First half was probablya 2 as I didn t really get into the story Once Teodoro found evidence of St Denys s treachery, the second half seemed to havepurpose and that was probably closer to a 3 for me So perhaps a 2.5 However, the quick changes of pov, by paragraph made this hard work I wasn t fully drawn into the story anyway and this didn t help though it made skim reading next to impossible as you had to keep your wits to id whose pov it was.The story is set in the times of T First half was probablya 2 as I didn t really get into the story Once Teodoro found evidence of St Denys s treachery, the second half seemed to havepurpose and that was probably closer to a 3 for me So perhaps a 2.5 However, the quick changes of pov, by paragraph made this hard work I wasn t fully drawn into the story anyway and this
I could not finish this book I gave up about 1 3 1 2 of the way in I can t stand stories where the protagonists spend the whole time pining after each other when they both got the hots for each other SO OBNOXIOUS JUST FRICKLE FRACKLE ALREADY A Scattered Thoughts and Rogue Words Review.Now I m usually not all that interested in historical novels, especially if they re set in Europe But something about the blurb for Checkmate grabbed my interest Probably the fact that Teo is a mercenary I do like my mercs Either way, I figured it wouldn t hurt to broaden my horizon a little Unfortunately, I really didn t like this book all that much.The beginning wasn t that bad The first 20% or so felt like about 4 stars, with a little too mu A Scattered Thoughts and Rogue Words Review.Now I m usually not all that interested in historical novels, especially if they re set in Europe But something about the blurb for Checkmate grabbed my interest Probably the fact that T
Title CheckmateSeries All for Love Book 1Author Nicki Bennett and Ariel TachnaPublisher Dreamspinner PressReviewer MollienRelease Date July 25, 2016Genre s Historical M M RomancePage Count 294 pagesHeat Level 4 flames out of 5Rating 4 stars out of 5Blurb 2nd Edition All for Love Book One When sword for hire Teodoro Ci za de Vivar accepts a commission to rescue Lord Christian Blackwood from unsuitable influences, he has no idea he s landed himself in the middle of a plot to assassi Title CheckmateSeries All for Love Book 1Author Nicki Bennett and Ariel TachnaPublisher Dreamspinner PressReviewer MollienRelease Date July 25, 2016Genre s Historical M M RomancePage Count 294 pagesHeat Level 4 flames out of 5Rating 4 stars out of 5Blurb 2nd Edition All for Love Book One When sword for hire Teodoro Ci za de Vivar accepts a commission to rescue Lord Christian Blackwood from unsuitable influences, he has no idea he s landed him

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  • Nicki Bennett
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  • 01 July 2018
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