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Katherine St. John was just trying to save her sister from eloping. She had no idea that dressing like a servant to follow her sister, would get her kidnapped at the whims of a Russian Prince. Being a daughter of an Earl, Katherine told the servants that she would not stay and sleep with the Prince and demanded her release immediately. What she didn't count on, was being given a drug to persuade her otherwise.
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After a night with Prince Dimitri Alexandrov, Katherine once again demanded he let her go. She also told him that he would be sorry for what he'd done. With Tzar Alexander arriving in England soon, he couldn't take the chance of letting her get her promised revenge.

So, to him, the only logical solution was to kidnap her again. This time taking her to Russia with him.

Even though Katherine insists on her elevated status, Dimitri finds that he cannot believe what the girl says about her nobility. He refuses to see her as anything but a servant. As his affection grows for his captured ‘servant', he knows that they could never marry because of her status.
The review of this Book prepared by M. Andrews

Russian Prince Dimitri is in Victorian London when he sees a feisty maid on the streets. He gets his servants to capture her and bring her to his rooms for the night expecting she will happily fall into his bed like every other woman he has ever known. But Lady Katherine St. John refuses to cooperate. She was disguised as a maid because she was trying to follow her sister. Dimitri's servants never disappoint their master, so they give her a Spanish fly. The aphrodisiac soon has her begging Dimitri to give her relief. Dimitri enthusiastically pleasures Katherine throughout the night and can't understand why she is furious with him the next day. Dimitri refuses to believe her claims to be a lady from an influential family. But just to avoid trouble while the Tsar is in England, he keeps Katherine captive and sails back to Russia with her.

Dimitri continually tries to seduce Katherine and stubbornly refuses to believe she is the lady she claims to be. Katherine just as stubbornly fights him although she is just as attracted to him as he is to her. Fiery tempers, stubborn pride and passion flare between the hero and heroine and things only get worse when Dimitri realizes his mistake.
The review of this Book prepared by L. Watson

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Plot & Themes

Time/era of story    -   1600 to 1899 Seduction/coercion/force    -   Yes How seduced/forced?    -   love potion (non-magical) Captor, in love with    -   Yes If one lover chases another...    -   he chases after her Who seduces whom?    -   man seducing woman

Main Male Character

Profession/status:    -   Prince/Nobleman/King Age/status:    -   20's-30's Sex makes him    -   confident    -   arrogant    -   blissful    -   sensitive

Main Female Character

Age/status:    -   20's-30's Profession/status:    -   Prince/Nobleman/King Effect of sexing    -   confused    -   confident    -   a better lover    -   childish    -   wild    -   more bitchy/arrogant    -   demanding    -   blissful    -   angry    -   mature    -   unhappy for sexing the guy    -   scared Unusual characteristics:    -   Very shy


Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   England/UK Asia/Pacific    -   Yes Asian country:    -   Russia Water?    -   Yes Misc setting    -   Fancy Mansion

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death What % of story is romance related?    -   80%    -   90% 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    -   rape/molest (yeech!) 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    -   5-9 sex acts

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