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In 12th century England, Elizabeth of Rivaux was the beautiful eldest daughter of one of the most powerful families in England. But after her disasterous first marriage, she wants no husband and goes to defend her family's castle which is threatened in the fight between the Empress Matilda and King Stephen. Giles of Moray saves Elizabeth's life when she is attacked on the road. Despite the fact that she thinks he is a lout, Giles decides he wants a woman with her courage and fierceness. But he is only a lowly Scottish lord who had to kill to regain his birthright. His suit would never be accepted by proud Elizabeth or her family, so, Giles kidnaps her.
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Elizabeth agrees to marry Giles. Through his passion, Giles slowly helps Elizabeth overcome the hurt done to her by her first husband. But Giles has been supporting King Stephen while Rivaux supports the Empress. Giles must resolve his political loyalties to truly win over his wife and her family.
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Plot & Themes

Time/era of story    -   1600 to 1899 Forbidden/mismatched love?    -   Yes How mismatched?    -   loving someone from historic enemy Inner struggle subplot    -   Yes Struggle with...    -   angst over past traitorous lover If one lover chases another...    -   he chases after her

Main Male Character

Profession/status:    -   warrior/knight Age/status:    -   20's-30's Sex makes him    -   confident    -   sensitive    -   a better lover Unusual characteristics?    -   Bulging Muscles

Main Female Character

Age/status:    -   20's-30's Profession/status:    -   Prince/Nobleman/King Effect of sexing    -   confused    -   angry Unusual characteristics:    -   Frigid - would not even feel a jackhammer down there


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?    -   70% How explicit is the sex?    -   descript of kissing    -   touching of anatomy    -   actual description of sex 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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