A Warrior’s Arms

(6 customer reviews)

A dangerous man who has everything…

A strong woman who has everything to lose…


Xavier Brice is a feared man – the king’s own executioner and most loyal servant.

Io Desmond is a nobody who has stayed alive by being independent and self-reliant. She is loyal only to herself.

When the king brings these two people together, their wills clash and their hearts pound. Xavier must first show Io that trust is possible before his demands for obedience can be met. Io must trust that obedience does not mean subjugation. Together, they will give and take in the name of pleasure, pain and love.


Publisher’s Note: This compilation consists of the first five Worship series books: Warrior’s Scold, Royal Scold, Scold’s House, Runaway Scold, and Scold’s Conquest. These are steamy historical romances that contain elements of power exchange.


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6 reviews for A Warrior’s Arms

  1. Redrabbitt

    This is the first five books in the Worship series and one that is full of mystery, suspense, intrigue, danger, angst, and more. The story is an ongoing saga that needs to be read in their written order.

  2. Marybeth

    Book 1 Warrior’s Scold
    I loved this story! Xavier Brice has been tasked with taking Io away. Of course, Io believes that she is just being taken away to the next place where she will be abused. She speaks bluntly and harshly to protect herself. She has been abused all her life and she believes that no one wants her. Brice punishes her severely when she doesn’t do as she is told. But, she is trying to protect herself from being emotionally harmed. There are many instances of Brice and Io not understanding one another. Unfortunately, it seems Io gets punished every time. Eventually, Brice gets orders to marry Io. He doesn’t know why, but he has come to care for her. The punishments in this story are pretty severe. Io gets punished again and again until she obeys or at least appears to obey.

    Book 2 Royal Scold
    Io and Xavier are back. Io still has problems trusting Xavier. Xavier continues to try to get her to trust him, but he ends up giving her some pretty harsh punishments. I know the punishments seem extreme, but they seem to work within the context of the story. I am very invested when reading this series and I have been brought to tears more than once by this author.

    Book 3 Scold’s House
    I was so sad thru this book for Io. She and Xavier have a happy relationship and then Xavier’s mother comes to stay and she is not happy that he married Io. She brings with her a friend and her daughter, the woman she wants Xavier to marry. The women exclude and ignore Io, but Xavier does nothing, as he was taught by his father that his mother was to be treated with respect always, even when she doesn’t deserve it. And, believe me, she doesn’t deserve it!! Things go from bad to worse through this story. Io grows more unhappy and Xavier either doesn’t see it or doesn’t understand why. He punishes Io harshly and he wonders why she is fearful of him. Even though this was a sad story, it brings the storyline along. I spent the whole story rooting for Io and Xavier. I will say that Xavier is a total jerk during the majority of the story. We do see what motivates him, but I really want him to stand up to his mother Unfortunately, this does not happen in this story.

    Book 4 Runaway Scold
    I’m warning you, this is a tear jerker. I literally sobbed. But, it was so moving, so full of emotion. Xavier tried to understand, but he is just as clueless as he was before.
    “Io, your concerns are mine. It has been that way from the start.”
    Unfortunately, Io is finally convinced that he does not want her. Xavier’s mother, Charlotte has succeeded there. In fact, even though he tells everyone that Io is his wife, his people still don’t believe him. “Io is my wife,” Xavier screamed. “She is my wife.”
    But, there is hope at the end.

    Book 5 Scold’s Conquest
    This book deals with the journey home. Xavier has finally learned that he does not want to lose his wife, which he almost did. He listens to the advice of his men to learn how to live with his wife as he does love her. As he says, ‘What need have I for a lady when I have a goddess?” He learns that his actions have to follow his words. There is a HFN ending.

  3. Charlotte

    A warriors Arms by Marie Hall
    This is the first five books in the worship series. More books in this series are coming out. I have read these five books three times and loved it every single time. I cannot wait to read the rest in this series. If you are a fan of this series and this author and don’t have these 5 books already, I suggest you read this book to refresh your memory. You will not be disappointed in the least. All five books in one. Wonderful

  4. Ajjmb

    I really enjoyed this five part series. Io and Xavier have had to do a lot of growing in their relationship in these books. Io has been raised in terrible abuse and she somehow knew marriage wasn’t going to get any better. This book set has all kinds of adventure, intrigue, lies, deceit, and assassination attempts. There are constant ups and downs in this long story and I don’t think it is over yet and I can’t wait to read the final book of the series. Io must learn to trust and love Xavier and Xavier must learn to truly listen to his wife and protect her against all odds. What an adventure. I voluntarily reviewed an advanced copy of this book.

  5. Nancy

    What a great deal, 5 books in a bundle, and hoping for more to read in this series. Xavier and Io are on a roller coaster through most of the story. They have a lot to learn of each other, and most of all respect. I voluntarily reviewed an advanced reader copy of this book.

  6. K. B.

    I was drawn into this rich story of Xavier and Io. Ms. Hall has well-developed characters and an intriguing plot. What she did not have was a capable editor. All five of these books have numerous errors. Spell-check would not recognize the errors, but an editor should. I loved the story but hated the distractions created by poor word and homophone choices. If the mistakes were corrected, I would change my rating to five stars.

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