His Forbidden Touch

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In a realm of snow and ice, a mercenary is assigned to protect a princess on a journey that may prove deadly to them both.

Disgraced ex-knight Royce Saint-Michel was banished from his homeland because of an impulsive act that cost him all he held dear. Now, he has the chance to reclaim his birthright-if he escorts the lovely Princess Ciara to her royal wedding and ensures that she arrives untouched. The two set off alone on a treacherous journey through snowy mountain passes, ...

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Overview

In a realm of snow and ice, a mercenary is assigned to protect a princess on a journey that may prove deadly to them both.

Disgraced ex-knight Royce Saint-Michel was banished from his homeland because of an impulsive act that cost him all he held dear. Now, he has the chance to reclaim his birthright-if he escorts the lovely Princess Ciara to her royal wedding and ensures that she arrives untouched. The two set off alone on a treacherous journey through snowy mountain passes, but forbidden desire soon proves even more dangerous than the assassins on their trail. With the fate of two kingdoms hanging in the balance, will Royce and Ciara do as honor and duty demand...or surrender to the longing in their hearts?

"A fun and erotic 14th-century romp ... loaded with non-stop adventure." -Publishers Weekly

"It is stories like this one that keep so many of us reading romances." -The Oakland Press

"Shelly Thacker has the gift of bringing readers straight into her adventurous, heart-pounding romances and keeping them highly entertained and completely captivated. This fairytale romance will sweep you off your feet. This is an author who has made an indelible mark on romance. Exceptional. 4 1/2 stars (highest rating)." -Romantic Times

"Shelly Thacker has a unique and dazzling talent." -New York Times bestselling author Lisa Kleypas

A full-length novel of 100,000 words

Adult content: explicit love scenes

Originally published by Avon Books

The Stolen Brides Series: One falls through time and finds herself married to a dark stranger... one may never reach her royal wedding if she can't resist her rugged protector... one is abducted by a mysterious swordsman and swept away to a secret island paradise. Three regal brides are about to discover that falling in love with a warrior is the most dangerous adventure of all.

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Thacker's latest after Hearts Run Wild is a fun and erotic 14th-century romp. When Princess Ciara's castle at Chlons is conquered after many years of war, her royal father decides to stop the bloodshed by betrothing her to the evil prince responsible for the devastation. But rebel forces are determined to stop the marriage even if it means killing the beautiful princess. To get his daughter to her bridegroom, the king recalls Royce Saint-Michel whom he had stripped of his titles and lands four years before. According to the king's terms, if Royce safely delivers the Princess he will recover all, but, if he so much as touches her, he's dead. Needless to say, that isn't quite how things turn out. Loaded with detailed sex and non-stop adventure, Thacker has control from cover to cover. May
Publishers Weekly
"A fun and erotic 14th-century romp ... loaded with non-stop adventure."
Romantic Times
"Shelly Thacker has the gift of bringing readers straight into her adventurous, heart-pounding romances and keeping them highly entertained and completely captivated. This fairytale romance will sweep you off your feet. This is an author who has made an indelible mark on romance. Exceptional. 4 1/2 stars (highest rating)." -Kathe Robin
Lisa Kleypas - NYT Bestselling Author Lisa Kleypas
"Shelly Thacker has a unique and dazzling talent!"
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780988729810
  • Publisher: Summit Avenue Books
  • Publication date: 2/21/2013
  • Pages: 338
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.76 (d)

Meet the Author

USA Today bestselling author Shelly Thacker has won numerous national awards and earned lavish praise from Publishers Weekly, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, The Detroit Free Press and The Oakland Press, who have called her historical romance novels "innovative," "addictive," "erotic" and "powerful." Find out more at www.shellythacker.com
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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 3, 2013

    Nice

    2nd book I have read from this author. I was not disappointed.I like her writing style. I like the fact that I had no clue how the story would end. I even had tears in my eyes at some points. I loved the book and enjoyed reading it every step of the way.
    Kudos for Shelly Thacker.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 20, 2012

    He thinks she's a spoiled-brat princess. She thinks he's a cold-

    He thinks she's a spoiled-brat princess. She thinks he's a cold-blooded
    mercenary. But travel together they must, Royce and Ciara. The way this
    pair snips at each other is fun to watch because they're both so good at
    it. And watching them reveal who they really are to the other (and maybe
    even themselves) is delightful as well. But this book hurt. Sharing
    their anguish as they deal with their issues of honor and courage was
    difficult (read that as: hard to put the book the book down and do other
    things!). Thacker delivers quite a story in HIS FORBIDDEN TOUCH. One
    well worth reading. But brace yourself. She has a penchant for action
    and adventure, so buckle your seat belt.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 25, 2011

    Couldn't put this book down!!

    I loved this book that I read it overnight. The characters are well thought of, the storyline simple and yet complicated. But most importantly, it is very romantic. Loved it!!

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 21, 2006

    Couldn't put this book down!!

    I loved this book that I read it overnight. The characters are well thought of, the storyline simple and yet complicated. But most importantly, it is very romantic. Loved it!!

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 11, 2014

    BE PREPARED FOR A ROLLERCOASTER OF A RIDE!!! This is my first

    BE PREPARED FOR A ROLLERCOASTER OF A RIDE!!! This is my first book by this author, and I have already purchased 3 more. I became aware of this author while reading the bundle of 5 author's called The Bodyguard and Ms. Thacker's book 2 of the Stolen Bride series was in the bundle. Since I didn't read book 1 of this series, this is a stand alone book, since book one is on time travel and while reading the reviews of that book, it seems as good as this one. Oh, how I loved both character's, so much sadness in their lives prior to meeting up. I won't go into the plot, as other's have written about it, but just know this is one of the best romance novels I have read. It has a lot of intrigue, twists, suspense, builds on the romance which I loved, and of course great love making the also built. They just don't fall into bed, but fall in love first after fighting trying not too. This is a great read, and I hope you will take a chance on this wonderful author. She has a way of weaving a story, that you feel like you are experiencing it yourself, watching it unfold. You will use all your emotions so be forewarned. (ljb)

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 29, 2013

    Good fun

    Shelly has a fun imagination and her stories pull you in o you don't want to stop reading.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 11, 2013

    Great book!

    Love the story,characters. Wish it was a series! Read it a few times even though I have many books on my nook unread,

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 26, 2013

    WHAT AN EXCEPTIONAL STORY!!!! I

    WHAT AN EXCEPTIONAL STORY!!!!


    I loved the story of Royce and Ciara. Ms. Thacker's characters come alive for me and I have a hard time putting her books down. The stories are plenty long and I usually finish a book in 2 afternoons. Who cares if the housework isn't getting done when I'm immersed in her books! Thank you for a wonderful read.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 26, 2013

    Better then 10 Shades Of Sexy

    This book was so i cant even think of the words!!!!!!!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 19, 2013

    Loved this book.

    Really enjoy this series.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 10, 2012

    Anonymous 12/10/12

    Fantastic read! Shelly Thacker has become one of my favorite authors. Brilliantly written. Just enough spice in the sex scenes to make you wish you were there! Couldn't put it down.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 10, 2014

    Great fun.. couldn't stop reading until it was finished.

    Great fun.. couldn't stop reading until it was finished.

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