Allegiance by Anna Markland
This is dramatic, amusing, sad and romantic. Rhys is smart, caring, optimistic and determined. Rhun and Rhydderch are bold and impulsive troublemakers, until they meet Glain. They grow up rather quickly after meeting her and turn into kind, caring and responsible adults. Annalise is a sweet, kind and optimistic girl who only seeks love. Glain and Isolda are sweet and caring, but Glain has a naughty streak in her. Rhys decides to marry the niece of the man who is going to hang his brothers, in exchange for not hanging them. Annalise is not pleased to be traded for the two ruffians, so she treats Rhys cooly, vowing to never open her heart to him. They become friends and get along well, until a near tragedy makes both realize that they view the other with more intense feelings. While making a journey to assess where roads could be built, they meet Glain, who the twins are both immediately attracted to. This causes trouble between the two, and Glain thinks it's a great idea for her twin and her to trick them into thinking that they are both falling for the same woman. Unfortunately that isn't the end of the troubles for them. This is one of my favorite series of books and should be on everyone's TBR list.
I received a complimentary copy of this book from the author. This is my honest and voluntary opinion of it.