FIVE ANGEL REVIEW!!!
Droit de Seigneur
Guy of Bournwood is a brave knight returned home from the Crusades to find himself lord of the manor. He must make a good marriage to a woman with powerful connections, but he can't get a village girl, Clair, out of his head. Too honourable to seduce her and cast her aside, Guy's dilemma is solved when his squire John reminds him of the law of droit de seigneur - as the overlord, Guy is entitled to deflower any bride living on his land. Guy's reluctant to do it, but his desire for Claire is too strong.
Claire had always thought her life would be simple and straightforward, but that was before Lord Guy's demand of her maidenhead. He treats her kindly and with such passion, she wants to know more about him-even though he's far above even her dreams. Claire helps Guy come to terms with the horrors of the Crusades-but when the wedding night is over, Claire must return to her husband and Guy seeks solace in war. Can they ever find a way to their happy ending?
I loved this book. Droit de Seigneur is incredibly romantic, and as a sucker for 'first time' stories, this one really hit the spot with me. Claire's bewilderment and innocence are lovely as she tries to comprehend and overcome the difference in station between herself and Guy. She's very practical, both in her responses to Guy and later with the way she deals with life with her husband. Guy is so tender, a knight out of a chanson geste who adores his lady from a distance and is careful to treat her gently when they're together. His anger at his own actions is heartbreaking, but his determination to win back Claire will bring a smile to your face.
Reviewed by: Maija - FALLEN ANGEL REVIEWS
After reading this story, you’ll be reminded why you first started reading romance and continue to do so. I strongly suggest that you snatch up this inspiring fantastic tale.
Once every 100 years, the island folk must sacrifice a virgin to the Master of Elements in exchange for safe seas and temperate weather. Since she was a child, Elsbeth knew the day would come when she would give her life for the sake of her people. She doesn’t know what to expect because the young women that are sacrificed are never heard from again. Yet nothing could prepare her for what she finds. The Master of the Elements is intrigued by the brave and bold Elsbeth. For centuries, he has lived alone as the protector of the island and its people. Many women have come and gone, but this time everything is different, especially in what he feels for Elsbeth.
This wonderfully descriptive story is set in an ancient gothic castle of magic and mystery. The passionate intimacy between Elsbeth and the Master is built upon and tended in every scene. It’s moving when an author can bridge a connection between the reader and her characters. Everything that happens unfolds slowly page by page until you become a part of their world. Master of the Elements is a tender and sensual love story that has a timeless quality. It reminds us that love can be the ultimate salvation between two people. After reading this story, you’ll be reminded why you first started reading romance and continue to do so. I strongly suggest that you snatch up this inspiring fantastic tale.
~~Patrice F. ~ Joyfully Reviewed
"The author's telling of this tale is both lyrical and descriptive and while her story is filled with erotic scenes, it's bound together with very real emotion. The characterization was incredible and the story's pacing and plot flowed so well that time seemed lost in the reading of it. This story engaged me in a way that left me longing for more. Don't miss this gem of a story that solidly launches the Red Sage line of ebooks and pledges to readers that there are many more wonderful stories to come."
~~The Romance Studio gives Master of the Elements by Alice Gaines 4.5 Hearts!
Title: Wicked Wife
Author: Alice Gaines
Blue Ribbon Rating: 4.5 !!!
Not pleased with her husband and his constant bickering with their next door neighbor and his supposedly best friend Dan; Lisa teams up with Dan’s wife, and her best friend, to teach them a lesson they will never forget.
Brad happily married to his one and only love is comfortable with his life. The only fly in the ointment is his neighbor and best friend, Dan. When Dan interrupts his time with Lisa over something that already belongs to him, he gives Dan as good as he gets from him.
Lisa has just had it; she is tired of the constant bickering every few weeks between the two men. Not only do they bicker over silly things, but the fuss was now cutting into her time with Brad. When her pleas to stop goes unheeded she made an on the spot decision – and no one could quite believe what they had heard.
When Brad realizes that Lisa was not only not joking, but she has company in her plan – he is definitely not happy and has plans to exact his own brand of payback.
Alice Gaines has invited us into the neighbor’s life, and what a getting on they get up to. Two couples, best of friends – but while the ladies just get on with business and enjoy their time together, the men insist on throwing their rattle from the pram every few weeks are so. They have never had a change to look at the reasoning beyond why they are constantly at each other’s throats.
When Lisa gives Brad an ultimatum, although not pleased – it gives him and Dan the chance to get to the bottom of what is actually the issue between them.
THE WICKED WIFE certainly lives up to its name, with hot spicy sex scenes between a man and women who are not afraid to indulge in a little fantasy.
~~~~Jhayboy Reviewer Email: Jhayboy@romancejunkies.com