A sexy historical romance trilogy from an exciting new voice continues in this second book set after the Battle of Hastings, in which a Norman lord must prove the innocence of a slave girl accused of murdering her master. Original.
Set in England a few years after the Norman conquest, Quinn's lively second romance in a historical trilogy (after Lord of Desire) offers two spirited protagonists as well as engaging minor characters. Handsome and wealthy Lord Dante Risande, a skilled warrior, has become accustomed to advances from adoring women. Unfortunately, the one woman he truly desires, Gianelle, is indifferent--almost hostile--toward him. Since Gianelle has been a slave to brutal masters her entire life, her only goal is to obtain freedom. Risande merely represents another master. When Gianelle becomes the sole suspect in the poisoning death of her previous master, Lord Bryce Dermott, her only hope for mercy lies with Risande. Determined to woo her, Risande treats Gianelle patiently and kindly, but the romance really ignites when they reach Risande's castle near Dover. Though the lengthy love scenes and exaggerated descriptions of Risande's "raw power and brutal beauty" impede the plot, the sharp repartee and dramatic finale make this a pleasant read. (Feb.)
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January 31, 2006
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