Author: Elizabeth Moss

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Rebel Bride by Elizabeth Moss

July 4, 2017 Historical Erotica, Historical Romance, Reviews 0 ★★★★½

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.

Rebel Bride by Elizabeth MossRebel Bride by Elizabeth Moss
Series: Lust in the Tudor Court #2
Published by Hodder on March 27, 2014
Genres: Erotica, Historical Erotica, Historical Romance
Pages: 288
Format: eARC
Source: the Publisher
Goodreads
four-half-stars
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!

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Wolf Bride by Elizabeth Moss

May 12, 2015 Erotica, Historical Erotica, Historical Romance, Reviews 0 ★★★★

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.

Wolf Bride by Elizabeth MossWolf Bride by Elizabeth Moss
Series: Lust in the Tudor Court #1
Published by Sourcebooks Casablanca on May 5, 2015
Genres: Historical Romance
Pages: 336
Format: eARC
Source: the Publisher
Goodreads
four-stars
England, 1536. 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?

Lady Eloise Tyrell serves as a maid of honor in the court household of Queen Anne Boleyn.  Inspired by the love and passion of King Henry and Queen Anne, she dreams of finding and marrying a man who loves her instead of one who treats her as chattel.  But her dreams are crushed when she discovers that her father has betrothed her to the formidable Lord Wolf, a favored, battle-hardened soldier to to the King.  Lord Wolf does not believe in love – not after his heart was ripped out and stomped on when he was still a young man of eighteen.  Ten years have passes since then and he believes that love makes a man weak.  Marriage is a necessity that provides a honorable outlet for his carnal lusts and an avenue for continuing his family name.  But then Wolf sees the woman Eloise has become since he left for the battlefields and he fears that all his long-held beliefs are about to come crashing down around him.

I love books set in Tudor England.  It’s my favorite historical period – full of passion, intrigue, and just the right amount of court politics to keep everything interesting.  WOLF BRIDE does not disappoint.  Set just before the condemnation of Queen Anne, this novel is full of rich, historical characters and has an interesting plot steeped in historical details.

Eloise is headstrong and passionate – a troublesome combination for a period that condoned the beating of disobedient wives.  But she’s also fiercely loyal and ready to step up to defend her family when necessary.  Wolf is reputed to be a tough, formidable soldier, but he’s also cunning and able to easily navigate court politics – even to the point of skillfully manipulating King Henry (a dangerous game indeed!).

The sex in this novel is scorching hot!  I would definitely place this more in the historical erotica category than the historical romance since the sex does play an important expository role in moving the plot along.  It is NOT “Fifty Shades of Tudor Sex,” but that’s a good thing!  Readers picking this up hoping for kinky bondage or any kind of BDSM will be disappointed.  Instead, readers are treated to an array of sensual love scenes that exhibit Eloise and Wolf’s growing love and passion for one another.  Scenes that will steam up your e-reader and have you reaching for the nearest glass of ice water!

I can’t wait to read more novels from this series!

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