Welcome All Book Lovers

Welcome All Book Lovers

Monday, March 30, 2015

Hilary Mantel meets Sylvia Day: the first installment in a deliciously erotic trilogy, set against the sumptuous backdrop of the scandal-ridden Tudor Court.

England, 1536

Bound to him against her will...

Lord Wolf, hardened soldier and expert lover, has come to King Henry VIII's court to claim his new bride: a girl who has intrigued him since he first saw her riding across the Yorkshire moors.

Eloise Tyrell, now lady-in-waiting to Queen Anne Boleyn, has other ideas. She has no desire to submit to a man she barely knows and who - though she is loath to admit it - frightens her not a little.

Then comes that first kiss...

It awakens in both a fierce desire that bares them to the soul. But as the court erupts into scandal around the ill-fated Queen, Eloise sees first-hand what happens when powerful men tire of their wives.

Dare she surrender her body and her heart? @goodreads



Read from March 28 to 30, 2015

I would like to thank NETGALLEY AND SOURCEBOOKS Casablanca for giving me the opportunity to read the ARC of the book.

This book had me right out of the gate! I love this is set in Tudor times. I love all things Tudor. It starts out in Queen Anne's chambers, but this isn't about her and Henry, even though they are in the book. The main characters of this book are Eloise and Lord Wolf.

Eloise is one of Queen Anne's maids. She thinks she is in love with some jerk named Simon, he has her convinced they are to be married. Fortunately, her dad comes to court and announces she is to be married to Lord Wolf. They have to get permission from King Henry and Queen Anne since she is a maid of Anne's. Anne doesn't want to give her over but Henry lets her go.

Eloise is livid that her father has done this to her. She wants to marry Simon. When she is taking a walk with Simon talking about running away together etc, because they are in love, he says it will be ok they can be lovers when she comes to court with her husband. She is stunned of course, he tries to rape her, but alas her soon to be husband, Lord Wolf comes to her rescue.

As the story grows so does the lust and love Eloise and Lord Wolf have for each other. They have a very passionate and argumentative way of getting to know each other. Now they did know each other a little when they were younger so it's not exactly the first time they have ever seen each other.

During the book Queen Anne is beheaded. At one point Eloise has to make sure she isn't implicated in anything for being a maid. I'm thinking they will give little tidbits of the King Henry in the other books. It's just awesome!

I have to say again I love this book, it is not for the faint of heart and I wouldn't think for the younger generation. It's very erotic and down right narly. Either way, I loved it and I can't wait to buy it when it comes out and the others in the trilogy!  5 Stars

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