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In 1586 the young and beautiful Lady Elizabeth Hayward finds herself in dire straits. Escaping a cruel betrothed, Sir Robert, she is putting life, limb, and her heart on the line. To safely go to her godmother, Queen Elizabeth, she pairs up with the famous court jester, Richard Tarleton.
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To avoid Sir Robert's men Tarleton comes up with a plan, disguise the fair Elizabeth as a jester's aprentice! However, even in a lad's clothing, the desire Tarleton feels for this unatainable beauty can't be squashed.

They give into their rampant desire and become passionate lovers. When they reach London, however, the pair must try to part and instead of severing the betrothal, Queen Elizabeth demands that Lady Elizabeth Hayward marry Sir Robert!

When Elizabeth discovers that Tarleton's child grows inside her, her resolve to find someway out of her engagement to Sir Robert increases. When she and Tarleton are caught in a passionate embrace, Tarleton is found guilty of treason and sentenced to death.

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Plot & Themes

Time/era of story    -   Elizabethan era Marriage/Married    -   Yes Marriage subplot:    -   arranged marriage spurring real love If one lover chases another...    -   they alternate Children/Pregnancy    -   Yes Children/Pregnancy:    -   Get accidently pregnant

Main Male Character

Profession/status:    -   entertainer Age/status:    -   20's-30's Sex makes him    -   blissful    -   sensitive    -   a better lover

Main Female Character

Age/status:    -   a teen Profession/status:    -   Prince/Nobleman/King Effect of sexing    -   confident    -   blissful 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?    -   nearly 100% How explicit is the sex?    -   vague references only    -   descript of kissing    -   touching of anatomy    -   impregnation/reproduction    -   actual description of sex    -   Boob talk    -   Vagia talk    -   Weiner talk Focus of story    -   equally on him and her How much dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog How much sexing?    -   3-4 sex acts

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