I received this book for free from the Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
Series: Lust in the Tudor Court #2
Published by Hodder on March 27, 2014
Genres: Erotica, Historical Erotica, Historical Romance
Source: the Publisher
He is under her spell...
Hugh Beaufort, favoured courtier of King Henry VIII, likes his women quiet and biddable. Susannah Tyrell is neither of these things. She is feisty, beautiful, opinionated and brave. And Hugh is fascinated by her - despite himself.
Their lust is undeniable...
When Susannah pulls her most outrageous stunt yet and finds herself lost in the wilds of England, Hugh must go to her rescue. Neither of them is prepared for the dangers that lie in wait. But most dangerous of all is their desire for one another. Alone together in the forest, far from the restraints of court...
Their passion knows no bounds
You don’t need to have read the first book in the series to thoroughly enjoy REBEL BRIDE. This installment of Elizabeth Moss’s sexy Tudor trilogy features Susannah Tyrell (sister to Eloise from the first book) and Hugh Beaufort (a friend of Lord Wolf, Eloise’s husband). And if you read the first book and thought Eloise was a stubborn heroine, well that’s only because you haven’t read about Susannah! She puts a mule to shame – but in a delightful, sexual tension-building sort of way.
Susannah is desperate to escape her father’s plans to marry her off to an old (read that literally) friend of his. In a mad-cap plan, she dons boy’s clothing and runs off to seek shelter with her sister in London. Of course, things don’t go according to Susannah’s plan and soon she needs rescuing. Enter Hugh Beaufort, sent to find Susannah by Lord Wolf. The two immediately clash – Hugh likes his women pliable and obedient, but Susannah is anything but! However, they cannot deny the lust they feel for one another and their forbidden romance soon puts them at odds with society’s expectations.
Overall, I’d describe this book as a guilty-pleasure read. This is an erotica novel, so the sex is scorching hot, almost to the point where the plot is secondary. But placed within the context of the Tudor period (one of my favorites!) and juxtaposed against a decidedly feminist heroine, I thoroughly enjoyed reading this and can’t wait for the next book!