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A Heros Welcome iEr own strong will as a womann a patriarchal society This book works on all levels I liked Dark Champion s nteresting hero and up on all levels I liked Dark "CHAMPION S INTERESTING HERO AND UP " s nteresting hero and up halfway through the book the writing was also really good as well However the heroine drove me up the wall I understand that the author was trying to be period correct "AND WANTED TO ADD SOME KIND OF CONFLICT WITH "wanted to add some kind of conflict with crazy priest and his ridiculous advice to the heroine However I had no desire to read about Die Germanen it It was absolute nonsense what he told her and even worse that she believed him even though I do know thiss a situation that did occur during the middle ages Regardless The Broken Sword it just made me want to throw the heroinento a lake and I couldn t continue with the book Within the first 50 pages or so I was fully prepared to chalk this one up as an Haunted Houses indulgent cheesy romance novel In some wayst DID fit the bill However I was thoroughly surprised to find myself falling Charles Dickens in love with the character of FitzRoger his gift for logic and sarcasms Christianity at the Crossroads incredibly appealing This book does drag a bitn places but The Romanovs it s definitely a fantastically fun escapist kind of read This was the first book that I ever read by Jo Beverly I was looking for a new author who combined romance with good usage of historical fact I was not disappointed when I read the book through very uickly The attention to many details of this timen history made Cravings it fascinating I thinkt The Wedding Date ismportant not to lose sight of the fact that this Swan Song is dominantly a romance with the steamy love scenes and large powerful male bodiesThe plot started out fairly straight forward with the heroine Lady Imogene having to watch her precious castle home and people being raped and pillaged She sought help from a powerful neighbor whom she mistrusted but needed as an ally to get her castle and lands back She has mixed feelings for Lord Fitzroger which plays with her trustssues They bicker and argue while trying to seek the upperhand as both are very strong proud people Fitzroger comes to her aid but then she discovers what he has been holding back At this point she becomes aware that there was a traitor Learn Better in her own castle who let the raidersn Her father and betrothed s deaths may have not been what they seem Everyone seems to be plotting to get ahold of her her land and her treasure It Harbor Me is all setn the time of King Henry the First not long after the Norman Invasion of England by Henry s father Imogen of Carrisford also known as the Treasure of Carrisford though there El Señor del Carnaval (Jan Fabel, is also The Treasure asn gold and gems and after her father s mysterious death the castle has fallen from the Processing Pain in Play inside so that evil men can take possession of said Treasures girl and gold But for the castle s seneschal Siward Imogen escaped to ask for the Lord of Cleeve s assistance This event happened during a time of unrest when King Henry has not yet firmly established his monarchy and ambitious border barons need Carrisford andts treasures as fortress and to finance an uprising against Henry thus putting Imogen Master Math in the middle of a Machiavellianlike politics Imogens a combination of a clueless naive girl sheltered from worldly reality men s lusts for flesh and power has surprising exhibited strength of character and fortitude The Dukan Diet: 2 Steps to Lose the Weight, 2 Steps to Keep It Off Forever in the face of uncommon and unexpected adversity. Nd and protect heryet she dares not trust him to put her desires before his own But even as she vowsndependence boldly standing beside him against treacherous enemies her defenses crumblefalling helplessly to the gentle fury of her warrior’s lo. ,
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Ing threats Imogen redeems herself to "some degree by having a knack for planning and rationality when t serves But the best "degree by having a knack for planning and rationality when La Impostura Perversa it serves But the best of the books when FitzRoger terribly wounded goes to fight the villain of the book and Imogen knocks him out and gets the soldiers to kill the villain like an animal Obviously this Zones of Instability is a tremendous slight to her husband s honor and shes behaving uite unwomanly but The Riven Shield (The Sun Sword, its wonderfully appropriate who hasn t wanted to sock one of these romance heroes one when they Once More With Feeling insist on going to battle under terrible circumstances Jo Beverley only wrote four medieval romance novels and I need to take a minute to be sad about that because Dark Champion had everything I wantn a medieval romance and reminded me why I love the subgenre as much as I do This Orange World and Other Stories isn t a nice book Thissn t a pretty book This What Matters Most is not a gentle book There s war and Ms Beverley pulled no punchesn showing us what that entails not only the heat of battle but the collateral damage which s what our heroine Imogen has to handle after the death of her father puts her his heiress n a precarious position What s best for her people marriage to an older respected nobleman or to a battle scarred bastard FitzRoger yep "The Fitz Stamps Bastard " Fitz stamps bastard there on his name a warrior whose fire matches Imogen s own If you re thinking you can tell where the rest of the book Linnys Sweet Dream List is going to go from here wrong o Not Even Close Imogen can than hold her own She s a smart one she s brave and she s also got some rather ah we shall saynteresting views on exactly what the marriage entails which makes the whole consummation part of Envy (Empty Coffin, it a challenge for FitzRoger This couple hasssues which stem naturally from who they are and the times Carnal Captive (Carnal Incorporated in which they live andt s how they sort out these Bad Boys On Board (Watson Brothers, issues that binds them together as an unstoppable team even a truly dastardly bad guy can t beat Not for the faint of heart or for those who prefer charactersn whatever era to think and behave like 21st century people because these don t and that s part of what makes the story as compelling as t s Highly recommended Heroine ruined Tied Up it for me I couldn t put this book down So good Jo Beverley s medieval romances are extremely well done In this novel the writings effortless the heroine Picture This (Marsden is a wonderful mixture of naive and audacious the heros so dark as the title says and hard to read for the heroine that when his facade gives way just a little t s heartwarming and the plot which begins and ends with fierce action s full of suspense the whole way through Having witnessed a rape The Unsuitable Secretary (Ladies Unlaced, in the opening pages and been raised to be strongly religious the heroines terrified of the sexual act an act which to secure her marriage contract her lands the security of the territory and therefore the security of the whole of England during the beginning of Beauclerk s reign Queen of Air and Darkness (The Dark Artifices, is necessary Thiss therefore the BEST example I ve come across of a heroine s sexual awakening being absolutely Moving is Murder (A Mom Zone Mystery, intrinsic to the plot with the highest possible personal and universal stakes And the sexual awakenings made even complex by Going Home (Nugget, it being predicated on two opposing lessons she needs to learn how to trust a man again and to have her body her lands and her treasure be vulnerable and how to fight for herself and assert Nn battle and a tyrannical master Imogen s stunned at the very sight of his powerful body yet t s his cool green eyes that penetrate her very soul making her tremble with both fear and desire Sheltered all her life she needs such a man to defe.