His Treasure (Men of Valor #1) by Kiru Taye

His Treasure (Men of Valor #1) by Kiru Taye
* I received a copy of this book from Breathless Press in exchange for an honest review*

In a time when men rule their households with firm hands, can a quiet man tame his rebellious wife with persevering love?

Angry at being forced to marry a man not of her choosing, Adaku stubbornly shuns her new husband on their wedding night. However, she soon discovers there are worse things than giving in to a man whose touch awakens her deep desires. In a land where fruitfulness is celebrated, she could soon be labeled a barren woman.

Obinna knows there are several ways to tame a rebellious woman. Patience and perseverance are two of them. Adaku is his treasure and he would never let her go. When her fears push her into his arms, will he be able to convince her to stay with him forever by unleashing the passion within her?

Adaku is forced to marry Obinna against her will.  Her heart is with the prince and she refuses Obinna in all ways.  Obinna loves his wife and hopes to win her over.  He is kind to her and provides for her every need, except one, he will not touch her against her will.  As Adaku sees the happiness in her friends eyes when she reveals her pregnancy, she knows that something is missing in her life.  She wants her husband to look at her the way other men look at their wives.  Is it too late for her and Obinna to have a future, she hopes not.

Adaku is strong willed.  She always thought she was going to marry the prince but that didn’t work out as planned.  She is now married to a kind caring man that dotes on her.  As time progresses, she grows to care about him and dreams of having a real marriage with him but doesn’t know how to show him.  She is concerned that because of her stubbornness, she will be labeled as barren disgracing Obinna.  In the end she is willing to do whatever it takes to save her marriage.

Obinna is such a strong man.  He is kind and patient with Adaku, hoping that through his kindness she will come to love him as much as he loves her.  You feel empathy toward him because he’s living with a wife that doesn’t want to have an intimate relationship with him but also admiration because he refuses to force himself on Adaku and is waiting on her to come to him.  There are not many men that would allow this type of behavior from their wives.

This story drew me in from the very beginning.  It was interesting and different from anything I have read before.  The main characters are complex and strong.  There are a limited amount of secondary characters but each one is needed to advance the story.  I also loved getting a glimpse into the Nigerian village and their lifestyle.  It helps the reader understand the characters better I believe.

Overall I really liked this story and give His Treasure 3½ Flaming Hearts. 

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