A Dream of Desire Awakened…
Beautiful Lady Emily dreams of the rapture of love and the joys of marriage. The youngest daughter of an English lord at war, she is shaken by the arrival of a mysterious stranger to her father’s castle. Could this breathtaking man be Emily’s yearned-for lover? Indeed, Draven de Montague, Earl of Ravenswood, has come for Emily…but romance has nothing to do with it.
In the Tender Embrace of an Enemy…
Draven would never have entered the home of his most hated adversary had not the King himself ordered him to take in his foe’s daughter for a year to forge bonds of peace between their two feuding houses. Worse still, here is a lass whose exquisite loveliness could tempt Draven to betray his sworn vow never to let another close to his heart. Emily knows the searing heat of her passion could burn down the defenses of this proud warrior. But will the surrender of the sweet nectar of his lips and his bold, sensuous caress ignite a blaze so hot it consumes them both?
This story was a fast read and quite the page-turner, although I didn’t have very high expectations at the beginning. But I think it had more to do with my recently discovered disinterest for romance novels. I used to be a huge romance reader, but lately everything I read in that genre is the same, like all the stories are cut using the same cookie cutter. But I digress. Sorry about that. Back to the book that we have in our hands now.
The characters are well developed, but they don’t have a huge lot of depth, just enough to keep you interested in what will happen to them. However, they don’t evolve or change much. The historical part of the story is quite good and accurate. I’m a stickler for historical accuracy. Some parts felt repetitive, but the dialogues between the moody hero and the spunky heroine were enjoyable. However, I read the book in Spanish and I felt that many jokes got lost in the translation. I’m a translator, so I catch those problems immediately.
Overall, a really entertaining book for a rainy weekend.
For all of that, I give this book… 4 TEA CUPS!