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Farm boy Ur-sag-enki was forced to become a soldier in the Akkadian army ten years ago after it destroyed his home and left him with nothing. When the Akkadians conquer Susa, he is awarded its governorship. He looks forward to settling down to the normal family life he craves. First, though, he must keep control of Susa despite enemies who exploit his inexperience, and he must gain legitimacy by persuading beautiful former princess Nindalla to marry him. But can he win her heart when it was his hand that struck down her husband?
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By FitLadyDi on 03-11-16
Engaging and entertaining!
Great story line, held my interest until the end. Easy to listen to and follow along, perfect format for at the gym or folding laundry. was initially unsure of the genre but ultimately found unfamiliar things described and explained so well I could picture them myself. Definitely a must for the romantic fiction fan!
By Barry Owens on 07-26-15
Another fine story set in ancient Mesopotamia
Unlike the other book by Shauna Roberts that I reviewed, this one is little different. In this story the male MC, who's name I cannot spell just like the female MC, has been infatuated with the female MC since he first saw her as a little boy. Sad part is that she didn't even know he existed until he killed her husband in a battle that takes place outside the pages of this book. Now that she does know about him, she is certainly not in love with him and keeps trying to put off his proposals of marriage for as long as she can.
She is a princess of Sumer. He is the newly appointed governor of the territory that his army has just conquered. He has just delivered her third child, the son of her now deceased husband. How will he ever convince her to marry him. He vows to never give up and wait as long as it takes. In the meantime, he has vowed to watch over her and her children and let no one harm them.
I don't think it is a spoiler to say she eventually falls in love with him and agrees to marry him, since it is afterall a love story. But WOW what she puts him through before she ever gets to that point. You have got to listen to this story. Shauna Roberts does a fine job of weaving a tale of love and betrayal set in era that she know quite a lot about since she has a Phd and has taught courses in ancient Mesopotamia at the college level.
You can't help but care about the two MCs and want for both of them to get exactly what they want.
Hollie Jackson is a wonderful narrator and has a beautiful voice. Her voices for the male characters are as believable as those of the female ones, and they are varied enough that the listener has no trouble telling who is speaking.
If you like a good romance novel that is not too sappy, then Claimed by the Enemy is the right book for you.
I would love to say more but I have no idea how to spell the names of the people and places. This is one of those books where having the ebook or paperback edition would come in handy.
I received this book from the author via Goodread Audiobooks group in exhange for an honest review.