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Johanna is a girl who once had an abusive husband. When she found out the he died she was full of relief and the last thing that she wanted was to be married again. Her brother realized this, but also realized that she needed to marry. She is given in marrage to Gabriel McBain, a handsom Scot whom she fears for no other reason then that she does not trust any man save her brother. She does marry him however, because both he and her brother convince her that the King would have her marry anyway.

The King of England wants total power and control. He acheved most of what he accomplished with the help of his two most trusted Barons, Johanna's husband being one of them. He is suspicious of her from the start but considers her to be just a usless woman and so convinces himself that she would be no harm to him.

Durring their marriage Gabriel and Johanna come closer together and learn to love each other. And although Gabriel never told her that he loves her Johanna realizes that he does. But the thing that most terrifies her threatens that bond that they share and when she is faced with it, will she be able to survive?
This report prepared by M. Andrews



After surving an abusive marriage, the heroine Johanna is pursuaded by her brother Nicholas into marriage with Gabriel McBain - a fearless and respected laird of a Highland clan.
This book examines the evolving relationship between Johanna and Gabriel from distrust and indifference to one of love and trust.
It also examines the relationship between families, and even the make-up of families.
This report prepared by Jo



When Lady Johanna learns that her husband has died, she rejoices since he was abusive. But when King John demends that she remarrie, her beloved foster brither suggests she wed his friend the handsome Scottish warrior Gabriel MacBain. As the pairs love blossoms, a royal intrigrue threatens to tear her from his side and destroy the man she has come to love.
This report prepared by Helena








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Plot & Themes

Time/era of story    -   Ancient scotland Abusive:    -   strongly verbal    -   the services of a doctor are needed Forbidden/mismatched love?    -   Yes How mismatched?    -   loving someone from historic enemy Difficult/unusual lover?    -   Yes Action/suspense subplot?    -   Yes Action:    -   rescue kidnapped secondary character If one lover chases another...    -   they alternate Abusive lover?    -   Yes

Main Male Character

Profession/status:    -   Prince/Nobleman/King Age/status:    -   20's-30's Sex makes him    -   confident    -   arrogant    -   sensitive Unusual characteristics?    -   Bulging Muscles

Main Female Character

Age/status:    -   20's-30's Profession/status:    -   homemaker Effect of sexing    -   confused    -   a better lover    -   blissful

Setting

Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   England/UK Mountains/Cliffs    -   Yes Mountains:    -   climbing on trails Misc setting    -   fort/military installation    -   castle

Writing Style

How explicit is the sex?    -   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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