WOLF BRIDE by Elizabeth Moss: Review, Spotlight + Ruby Necklace Giveaway
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? Summary from Goodreads.
Wolf Bride | Elizabeth Moss | Adult | Historical Erotic Romance | May 5, 2015
Series: Lust in the Tutor Court Book #1 | Sourcebooks Casablanca
Excerpt – WOLF BRIDE by Elizabeth Moss
+17 for mature content and/or themes please.
“Let’s have a kiss to seal your oath,” Wolf said shortly, and bent his head to hers.
Eloise had thought Lord Wolf would give her a token kiss, like that given by a bridegroom after the marriage vows had been exchanged. Some cold and bloodless meeting of lips to remind her that she belonged to him now. But his mouth took hers with a kiss of such ardent fervor she could barely stand beneath it, her hands clinging to his shoulders. She was dazed, her body under assault, not expecting the wave of violent passion that swept through her in the wake of his embrace.
His kiss was bold and darkly possessive. Lord Wolf was sure of her acquiescence, she realized with a shock. Nor was he wrong. Eloise found her lips parting beneath his, her tiny gasp an opportunity for his tongue to slip inside.
Seeming to sense her surrender, he lifted her slightly, pressing her against the cold stone wall, just as Simon had done, and lowered his head again to claim her lips.
He tasted of heat and long summer nights, his scent as well as his hands enticing her closer, reminding her of spice and oranges. She had meant to resist, but it was impossible. His tongue traced slowly along her lower lip, then dipped back inside, stroking and flickering, promising the kind of sensual pleasures she had only dreamt of before in the privacy of her bed.
In a few ecstatic seconds, she had forgotten Simon’s boyish, enthusiastic kisses. This was beyond mere physical desire. His body weighted strongly against hers, he no longer needed to hold her still. His mouth teased and played her, one hand cupping her face, the other stroking her long hair.
Eloise moaned under his kiss, her eyes closing with pleasure. She felt new worlds opening up as he touched her, parts of herself suddenly springing to life under his hands. Her breasts tingled in a way she barely recognized, her nipples taut, pushing against the neckline of her gown. Between her thighs a strangely sweet ache had begun to throb, her flesh there slick with unaccustomed longing.
Eloise drew back, turning her head away so he could not kiss her again. “Please,” she whispered.
His gaze followed her, heavy-lidded with desire. “Please yes, or please no?”
Wolf Bride by Elizabeth Moss is the first book in the Lust in the Tudor Court series. It is filled with rich, historical details and plenty of romantic tension. The story is set in Tudor England during the turbulent times of Anne Boleyn's fall and execution. There is plenty of political intrigue surrounding the court and as a newly married couple, Wolf and Eloise find themselves caught in the middle, their loyalties tested by both Queen Anne and King Henry.
Wolf Bride has the well-developed characters and plot line that you would expect in a traditional historical romance. It reminded of some of my older, favorite historical romances that I use to devour. The ones where the hero is not afraid to take what he wants, where wooing is a sensuous game and the heroine is boldly awakened by him. It's Hot, my friends. Eloise is feisty, yet an inexperienced heroine that completely tempts Wolf. There're plenty of sizzling encounters between these two, but what I really enjoyed was the slow romantic development between them that occurred. Wolf has never really had to win a woman over and is use to them falling at his feet. Eloise presents a challenge to him, yes she desires him, but he wants much more.
The blurb mentions 50 Shades of Tudor Sex, please don't go into this looking for a Red Room. What you will find is a great historical romance, a very hot romance between Wolf and Eloise, yet as someone who does not typically read erotic romance, I never felt it surpassed my comfort zone. I would recommend this to readers looking for a sensuous historical with great details that make you feel like you're there in the Tudor realm, experiencing all the politic intrigue and courtly machinations - all surrounded by a steamy love story.
My Rating: 4 stars. I really liked it!
PLEASE NOTE: A copy of this book was provided by Sourcebooks Casablanca in exchange for my fair and honest review. Thank you Sourcebooks Casablanca for the review opportunity!
Born into a literary family, Elizabeth Moss lives with her husband and five children in South-West England, and is a keen countryside walker. She writes fun and sexy historical romances. She also writes award-winning fiction as Victoria Lamb. For more information, please visit her website: www.elizabethmossfiction.com.