Warner Romance (Time Warner)
Date: April 2004
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Faith V. Smith
Notes: Sexual content, Humorous and detailed in historical
Eloise Hamelin of Lelleford doesn’t like surprises. Therefore,
when Roland St. Marten invades her home on behalf of the king, she
is furious. The man has treated her poorly in the past. Now, when
her father has fled, accused of treason, she must deal with the
handsome knight alone—a task she finds almost impossible when
forced to trust him for protection and a means to prove her father
St. Martin has good reason to hate being at Lelleford. The last
time he passed through the gates, his brother died. The arranged
wedding with the beautiful Eloise never happened and Roland still
blames himself. His last words to his brother had smacked of jealousy
and worry that Eloise would prove to be too much a woman for Hugh.
Her sultry looks, her seductive although innocent manner tied Roland
up in arousal knots, then as well as now.
and Roland combine wits and trust to fight a common enemy, the Earl
of Kenworth. They believe he is responsible for her father’s
arrest and incarceration in the Tower of London. Eloise flees the
watchful eye of Roland to visit her father. Eloise is the victim
of a failed abduction and Roland is frantic to protect her. When
it looks as if her father will hang for his supposed crimes, he
volunteers to wed the lady.
Anton has painted a marvelous and witty novel of love. Knights may
reign in this medieval tale, but it is the squires that won my heart.
Edgar and Timothy show loyalty beyond the call of duty. Bravo to
all the characters and to the conquest for love.