Eye Candy Friday: Baron Royce from The Prize by Julie Garwood

Posted September 29, 2017 by Rowena in Features | 0 Comments


This week’s ECF hero is from The Prize by Julie Garwood. Baron Royce is one of those special heroes that you’ll be remembering years and years (and years and years) after you’ve read his book for the first time. He’s one of the good ones.


The Prize by Julie Garwood

In the resplendence of William the Conqueror’s London court, the lovely Saxon captive Lady Nicholaa was forced to choose a husband from the assembled Norman nobles. She chose Royce, a baron warrior whose fierce demeanor could not conceal his chivalrous and tender heart. A resourceful, rebellious and utterly naive, Nicholaa vowed to bend Royce to her will despite the whirlwind of feelings he aroused in her. Ferocious in battle, seasoned in passion, Royce was surprised by the depth of his emotion whenever he caressed his charming bride.

In a climate of utmost treachery, where Saxons still intrigued against their Norman invaders, Royce and Nicholaa revelled in their precious new love … a fervent bond soon to be disrupted by the call of blood, kin and country!
It has been ages since I last read this book and reading it again brought back so memories of why I started reading romance in the first place.

Baron Royce was one of the first romance heroes that I fell in love with. He’s one of those strong, silent types that leads with confidence and just really melts your heart at every turn.

I’d be here all day if I were to list all of the reasons he won me over in his book. There are too many to count but some of my favorite parts of the book involve Royce. I adored how he took Nicholaa’s brother Justin under his wing and showed him how to live again. I loved how careful he was baby Ulric even though the baby was the son of his enemy and I completely adored the way that he loved his wife, Nicholaa. The black queen? *swoon* That scene at the end where Justin thanks his brother? *ugly cry tears of joy* There’s just too much to list so if you haven’t read his book, please fix that. You won’t be sorry.

Here’s something he said that I loved.

“A compliment about one’s nature is more important because a person has to choose how to behave, whilst a compliment about one’s appearance doesn’t mean overly much because there is no choice involved there.”
Here’s what he looked like to me:


Buy the Book


The Prize by Julie Garwood
August 1, 1991
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Until next week…enjoy!

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