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"a hot and steamy historical"

Rhiannon MacKay , daughter to the Laird of Clan MacKay, has been betrothed to Lord Malgor, whom she has never met and is older than her father. While Lord Malgor is recovering from a hunting injury, Adelstan Cawdor is sent to bring Rhiannon to her betrothed. Rhiannon and Adelstan are immediately drawn to each other, but Rhiannon is promised to Lord Malgor.

THE CONQUEST is an erotic, historical with steamy scenes but little medieval flavor. While the main historical facts appear accurate, the tiny details fall short on accuracy. For example, Rhiannon reads and this fact is mentioned, as if it is a common occurrence during the rule of William the Conqueror. Even though the historical accuracy leaves a little bit to be desired, the love story between Adelstan and Rhiannon is hot and steamy. Be warned this is an erotic story with voyeurism and menages.

THE CONQUEST is recommended for readers looking for an erotic love story, but sticklers for historical accuracy should steer clear.

Reviewed by Marlene Breakfield
Posted November 8, 2008

SUMMARY

Rhiannon McKay, daughter of the wealthy laird of Clan MacKay, always knew she would one day be married to someone of her father's choosing. However, when he offers her hand and dowry to the older Norman baron Lord Malgor in exchange for the Lord's services to the king, it is nothing like she had imagined. Now she must spend her life with a man who could never satisfy the needs of someone so ripe and willing.When handsome Adelstan Cawdor is hired to escort Rhiannon to her betrothed, one look at her and he is smitten. He despises having to deliver this beauty to a rival. What's more, Rhiannon doesn't want to go. She yearns to be rescued-and taken by a man like Adelstan, regardless of betraying a formidable foe like the baron. But when Rhiannon's life is threatened, Adelstan's prepared to do anything to win his lovely prize, and save her from the terrible consequences of another man's vengeance.

 

The Conquest
by Julia Templeton

Berkley Pub Group
August 1, 2008
Available: August 5, 2008
ISBN #0425223418
EAN #9780425223413
272 pages
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