Foiled: Fencing in Romance Novels

I fenced for years. Thus, I LOVE FENCING!

So, Fencing plus Romance is awesome!

Here are some great Romance novels with Fencing

My lists are never in any particular order.

 

 

1. Lord Carew’s Bride by Mary Balogh 5 Stars (5 / 5)

When the notorious, irresistible Earl of Rushford waltzes back into Samantha’s life after betraying her in the past, she is torn between a marriage proposal by Rushford’s charming cousin and the embers of an old passion.

 

 

 

 

 


2. Rings of Gold by Michelle M. Pillow Free!

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Ryan Anderson had expected retaliation in some form. A guy just didn’t cross a woman with a sword, especially if that woman was Molly Shanahan, 2016 Olympic women’s fencing hopeful. She’d been born with the glint of a gold medal in her eye. She might be the girl of his dreams, if he can get past her guard.

 

 

 

 


 

3. Heart Duel by Robin D. Owens

5 Stars (5 / 5)

 

Healer Lark Collinson hates the street dueling that is a way of life among the noble families on Celta–it was just such a skirmish that killed her Healer husband and left her a grieving widow. The last thing she wants is to love a man to whom fighting is a way of life–a man like the brashly confident Holm Holly.
All it takes is one brief touch for Holm to know that Lark is his HeartMate, though wooing her will be his greatest challenge. For not only does she despise everything he represents, but the long-standing feud between their families has exploded into even greater violence. Their destiny has been revealed…but at what cost to their own hearts?


4. Love and Cola Wars by Heidi Loney

 

In a parallel world, the city of Toronto has privatized all aspects of public life, including schools, where the ultimate rivalry is between the two biggest cola corporations in the world. Sixteen year old Coco is a good girl from a respectable Coca Cola home. Just as summer is closing, she meets Vincente, an up-and-coming Olympic fencer who attends her rival high school, Pepsi. At first, Coco has no idea who he is or where he comes from. But when she discovers his identity, Coco must choose her loyalties: avoid Vincente at all costs or see him in secret. Enter into the picture Cody, handsome Microsoft college junior and fencing aficionado. Cody has the world eating out of his hands, but Coco knows there is more to him than meets the eye. When her father wants her to entertain Cody at his annual Coke barbeque, she must play the dutiful daughter against her better judgment. And when a group of student activists challenge the status-quo at Coke High, Coco questions her own values. Meanwhile, Vincente has troubles of his own. Coco’s cousin, fencing star Silvino, challenges him to a fencing bout, for which Vincente forgoes because of his personal set of principles. Eventually, he must use his abilities and daring to defend Coco’s honour in an ultimate fencing blow-out. Filled with swoon-worthy romance and kick-ass sword fighting,


5. Duchess By Night by Eloisa James

A Mischievous Charade . . .

Harriet, Duchess of Berrow, is tired of her title and the responsibilities that come along with it. Enough with proper tea parties and elegant balls; what Harriet really wants is to attend an outrageous soiree where she can unleash her wildest whims and desires. But to attend such an event—especially if the event in question is Lord Justinian Strange’s rollicking fete, filled with noble rogues and rotters, risqué ladies and illicit lovers—would be certain scandal. That’s why she must disguise herself . . .

 

Looking forward to a night of uninhibited pleasure, Lord Strange is shocked to discover that beneath the clothes of a no-good rake is the most beautiful woman in the room. Why is a woman like her risking her reputation at his notorious affair? And can he possibly entice her to stay . . . forever?


6. Steel by Carrie Vaughn

A mysterious broken sword transports a modern teen through time to the deck of a pirate ship. Stranded in the past, and surrounded by strangers, she is forced to sign on as crew. But a pirate’s life is bloody and brief, and as she learns about the dark magic that brought her there, she forms a desperate scheme to get home—one that risks everything in a duel to the death with a villainous pirate captain!

 

 

 

 


7. Ruined by a Rake by Erin Knightley

It started with a kiss. When nine-year-old Eleanor Abbington first met her uncle’s new stepson, Nicolas Norton, the boy rudely stole a kiss from her that set the tone for their contentious and competitive relationship. It wasn’t until years later when Nick introduced her to fencing that they finally had a proper outlet for their frequent arguments. Having just emerged from mourning following her mother’s death, Eleanor is exactly where she wishes to be at the age of four-and-twenty: an on-the-shelf spinster and unofficial companion to her aunt. Unfortunately, her ambitious uncle has other plans for her future. On the eve of his house party, he lays down his ultimatum: either Eleanor marries the man of his choosing, or he’ll force her seventeen-year-old sister to do so instead. When Nick unexpectedly arrives on their doorstep after a two year absence, Eleanor is in no mood for their normal banter. Seeming to know exactly what she needs, Nick challenges her to pick up the foil once more. During their pre-dawn matches, he shows her just how strong she can be . . . and exactly how much he’s changed since leaving. But when her old adversary becomes her only ally, she may very well find herself . . . Ruined by a Rake.


8. Fencer by Viola Grace

Meena has found a place in the Nyal Imperium as an Honour Proxy. She fights duels for those who are less than skilled with a blade. When her latest client sets her up, she defeats her opponent, but he doesn’t take to losing. He has her imprisoned until she agrees to warm his bed. Prison is looking pretty good.

Kebril knows what his mate looks like, and when she is brought to his world, he wants to pursue the attachment immediately. Knowing that it may wreck any chance to win her trust, he waits for her to come to him. He really hates to wait.

 

 


9. A Bride Unveiled by Jillian Hunter

Violet Knowlton is betrothed to the sensible, if tedious, Sir Godfrey Maitland. When Godfrey escorts her to a fencing demonstration, she looks forward to the adventurous diversion, but everything changes when she realizes the swordsman displaying his skill-and dashing good looks- is none other than her childhood friend Kit.

Soon the flames of their forbidden past ignite into a passion neither can refuse. Although Violet has been promised to another, Kit remains her first and only love. He vows he will possess her, no matter what stands in his way…

 

 


10. The Courtesan by Julia Justiss

Returning home from the war on the Peninsula, Captain Jack Carrington, assuming family duties and in desperate need of a wife, encounters the stunning and intriguing Lady Belle, the most infamous courtesan in all of London, whom he vows to conquer.

 

 

 

 

 


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