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Emmeline needs to provide her aging husband with an heir, so she is forced to send her servant out to find a suitable 'stud' and pay him to impregnate her. The servant, instead, brings her a knight, but she must conceive this night so there is little choice. She wanted a faceless man, who would give her a child and fade away. Instead, she gets a night of passion that haunts her.
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She slips away in the morning not knowing the wonderful Knight's name, leaving him the monies promised. Only, he did not want the money, he wanted her and was furious she left in the morning. He knew nothing about her, so he had no way to trace her.

But as life often does, the circle comes around and ten years later the new person, Niall fitzJulien, to whom Emmaline, now widowed, must swear fealty in her son's name, is none other than the man who fathered him. She prays to get through the swearing without him figure out his own son stands before him. She is not so lucky and now must pay the piper.

The review of this Book prepared by DeborahAnne MacGillivray

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Plot & Themes

Time/era of story    -   1600 to 1899 Seduction/coercion/force    -   Yes How seduced/forced?    -   seduction with money/position/power Hidden Identity/Secret Motive    -   Yes Is really...    -   Only wanting sperm/egg donor If one lover chases another...    -   he chases after her Children/Pregnancy    -   Yes Who seduces whom?    -   woman seducing man

Main Male Character

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

Main Female Character

Age/status:    -   20's-30's Effect of sexing    -   confused    -   a better lover    -   mature    -   scared    -   guilty


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

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment What % of story is romance related?    -   90% How explicit is the sex?    -   descript of kissing    -   touching of anatomy    -   actual description of sex    -   Boob talk    -   Weiner talk Focus of story    -   equally on him and her How much dialog    -   significantly more descript than dialog How much sexing?    -   3-4 sex acts

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