Honor Bound - C.J. Archer

Honor Bound

By C.J. Archer

  • Release Date: 2011-02-16
  • Genre: Historical
Score: 4.5
From 338 Ratings



Winner 2008 Romance Writers of Australia Emerald Award (under the title Her Majesty's Spy)
Winner 2008 Romance Writers of Australia Single Title and Loving It! contest.


This story was quick to grab my interest, and I remained enraptured as it unfolded page after page. I thought it was uncommonly well conceived and beautifully constructed. ~ Coffee Time Romance & More. 5 "cups"

I could not put down Honor Bound. ~ Once Upon A Chapter reviews. Rated A (a keeper).


Isabel's quiet life as an assistant to one of London's famous apothecaries hides a deadly secret. A secret that could see her put on trial for witchcraft if the authorities uncover the truth. But when the authority figure who turns up at her shop is Sir Nicholas Merritt, she's at risk of losing more than her life. She could lose her heart and soul, and the man she loves.

Royal spy Sir Nicholas Merritt can't believe his luck when he stumbles upon Isabel during an investigation. He's been searching for her for seven long years and now he has her again, in his bed and his life. Except she's resisting all the way. Worse still, she's somehow tangled up with a plot to assassinate the queen. To hold onto her this time, he must find out why she left him while hiding a secret of his own that could tear them apart forever.

NOTE: This ebook is included in a 2-book bundle with the sequel, Kiss Of Ash. You can purchase the 2-book "boxed set" of the Witchblade Chronicles at a cheaper price than buying the ebooks individually.


If you've read my book REDEMPTION, you may notice the similarities between Tilda, the heroine in REDEMPTION, and Isabel, the heroine in HONOR BOUND. They both have the same supernatural powers—telekinesis, healing, pyrokinesis and finding things with a talisman. This is entirely intentional and stems from my fascination with paranormal phenomena. Stories about people with these "abilities" have been around for centuries and I've often wondered if there's any truth in them.
There are other similarities between these books - a strong heroine and a sexy hero whose outward persona masks deep pain. It made them a challenge to write, but very rewarding too. I hope you agree!


  • Honor Bound

    By CJ Archer
    Great book. Writer did a nice job keeping it interesting and engaging until the end!
  • Loved it!

    By ShanShine777
    This was a wonderfully written book filled with engaging action, mystical intrigues, a tantalizing love affair, all based around a beautifully pure, brave, witch. Can't wait to read book 2!
  • Addicting

    By KHarless
    This book was the first one I downloaded on my iPad 4 free. I have read 4 of CJ Arthurs books since, love all of them. Call me crazy, but in this day in age I love a good Cinderella story. What's the point of reading if you can't fantasize! Excellent!!!!!!
  • Simple

    By Kyx
    it's a ok read. A little predictable and easy to guess where the author was taking the characters. Nonetheless it was entertaining.
  • Gripping novel...you want to read on

    By Ballhed rasta
    I came across this book accidentaly, when I was searching for free books. I enjoyed the mystery and the subtle background of witchcraft in the London setting. I will definitely buy the other books. It's a very exciting mystery with a sprinkling of romance and witchcraft. Wish i could find more books like these but they are difficult to find.
  • Love it!

    By Rip off 1980
    Good read kept me wanting to read it right from the start.
  • Great book

    By Dorkydorko
    I very much enjoyed this book. Never read anything from this author now I'm a fan.
  • Honor bound

    By muzed37
    I like the characters. The book was enjoyable. I bought the second volume, and that is saying a lot I usually do not buy books.
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    By Nye2mj
    Great book. Truly enjoyed it.
  • Good

    By K.einarson
    Pretty good. I paid for the sequel.