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Alwyn is forced to marry Fulk, after the king kills her father for being a traitor, and gives the Baroncy and castle Morlaix to Fulk. He is a knight at heart and is rarely at home. He also doesn't believe the child Alwyn has is his. He distrust her but can't get enough of her. After he is held as a captive by Alwyn's cousin, whom says he loves, he gets ransomed and she pays for him with everything Morlaix has. She also defends the castle from the Earl of Chester while he is gone. Then he finally comes home and drives off the Earl of Chester's men. After much war he finally realizes his feeling for her and her for him. He also realises the baby is his.
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After the Battle of Hastings, William the Conqueror gives his knight Fulk de Jobourg ownership of Castle Morlaix in Wales and orders him to marry its heiress, Lady Alwyn Lesneven. Her father was hanged for treason, and Fulk put in control of the lands, so Alwyn, quite naturally, is not pleased to be commanded to marry him. Her villians fears William's and Falk's wrath, so they truss her up and deliver her to the altar. Fauk is disappointed his bride has to be wed in this manner, but does his duty. Then he promptly leaves her to go hunt rebel Welsh. It is a series a hardships, pains and struggles, with Alwyn making all sorts of mistakes, but eventually Falk and Alywn must face their lives together...with her continually thwarting his power and yet, she is unable to fight her growing need for him.

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Plot & Themes

Time/era of story    -   1600 to 1899 Forbidden/mismatched love?    -   Yes How mismatched?    -   loving someone from historic enemy Difficult/unusual lover?    -   Yes How difficult?    -   domineering Marriage/Married    -   Yes Marriage subplot:    -   married off against wishes If one lover chases another...    -   they alternate

Main Male Character

Profession/status:    -   Prince/Nobleman/King    -   warrior/knight Age/status:    -   20's-30's Sex makes him    -   confused    -   confident    -   arrogant    -   less bitchy/arrogant    -   blissful    -   angry    -   mature    -   sensitive    -   indifferent    -   guilty Unusual characteristics?    -   Extremely cynical or arrogant    -   Bulging Muscles

Main Female Character

Age/status:    -   20's-30's Profession/status:    -   homemaker Effect of sexing    -   confused    -   a better lover    -   more bitchy/arrogant    -   less bitchy/arrogant    -   blissful    -   angry    -   mature    -   indifferent    -   scared    -   guilty Unusual characteristics:    -   Very shy


Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   England/UK Misc setting    -   castle

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths What % of story is romance related?    -   10%    -   60% How explicit is the sex?    -   vague references only    -   descript of kissing    -   touching of anatomy    -   licking    -   impregnation/reproduction    -   actual description of sex    -   Boob talk    -   Vagia talk    -   Weiner talk Focus of story    -   equally on him and her How much dialog    -   significantly more dialog than descript    -   significantly more descript than dialog How much sexing?    -   5-9 sex acts

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