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The Notorious Knights

Set during the turbulent era of King John and the First Baron's war from 1216 and into the reign of his young son, King Henry III, The Notorious Knights is a series of four linked books published by Harlequin Mills and Boon. They blend historical events with fiction and are filled with sweeping romance, adventure and more!

The Rebel Heiress and the Knight

She must marry the knight
By order of the king!


Widow Eleanor of Tallany Castle knows her people are broken by the taxes demanded by King John. So when she's ordered to marry Hugh de Villiers, a knight loyal to the king, she's furious--even if he is handsome! As gallant Hugh begins to heal the scars of Eleanor's abusive first marriage, she's even more determined to keep her secret: she is the outlaw the king wants to send to the gallows! 

"Melissa Oliver sets the scene perfectly. A wonderful debut and I can't wait to read what the author will write next!" -- RaeReads

"Reminiscent of Robin Hood this is a passionate tale of courage deceit and love. An absorbing read." - Jane Hunt, Writer and Blogger

"5 stars! The story is the perfect blend of romance, wry humor, excitement, and mystery... " - Jena Books, Blogger


Her Banished Knight's Redemption

A lady’s need for protection 
A knight’s chance for redemption


Exiled Knight William Geraint answers only to himself. Yet, a mission to reunite lost heiress Lady Isabel de Clancey with her family is Will’s chance to finally atone for the torment of his past.  With every rushed mile, their intense attraction becomes dangerously thrilling.  He swore to protect Isabel not seduce her, but their desire for each other could threaten the redemption he’s worked so hard to achieve…


"A suspenseful and swoon-worthy historical romance with dynamic characters." - One More Book, Blogger

"A gorgeous historical romance that will leave you wanting more." - Krafty Reader Blogger

The Return of the Lost Knight

Her second chance

With her lost love….


To avoid a forced marriage, Lady Gwenllian plans to escape to a convent. She couldn’t possibly honour another when her heart still belongs to Ralph de Kinnerton, the man she had to betray to save his life – only to hear of his death shortly after. So how is it possible he’s here at this Knight’s tournament? Now, the pull of their unfinished past forces Gwen to question the choice she’d made for her future…

"An enthralling and mesmerizing romance, with drama and danger and rich history."- Chicks Rogues and Scandals,  Book Blogger

"I loved the story for its darkness and light, spirit and heart, and most of all, its enduring love!" - Insatiable Reader Blogpost.

The Knight's Convenient Alliance

The only man who’s tempted her…


Now poses as her husband!


When an injured knight arrives on Brida O’Conaill’s doorstep, the village assumes he’s her long-lost husband. But her only previous connection to Sir Thomas Lovent was an intense shared moment at a tournament years ago. Brida maintains the pretence while she nurses him, yet once he’s back to full, virile health, she cannot reveal Thomas is not her husband – or that she’s unmarried! – when everyone is expecting them to act like man and wife…

"Fans of medieval England, steamy scenes, and mistaken identity tropes will adore this fast and engaging read." Library Journal star review.

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