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Posted September 14, 2014
an erotic fantasy story,a Young aristocratic woman from England is left to the abusive power of her aristocratic demented fiance in Germany, during the beginning of the long scaled revolution of Germanic principalities.she has been left to the devious nature of her espoused German prince, who abuses her and tortures her like he tortures his subjects. Her escape finds her in a battle for life with the country in an uproar and fighting for civil liberties, and changing to a new world order.She was tied to duty, she never expected that it could cost her everything. the brutal finance relishes his power over her, and his people. This is a dramatic book that shows the ideology of the age, how the movement of nationalities, and revolution against the feudalism.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted June 24, 2014
KNIGHT OF LOVE by Catherine LaRoche is and exciting Historical Romance set in 1848 Germany and England during the German revolution. "KNIGHT OF LOVE" is the story of a German knight, Wolfram von Wolfsbach und Ravenswork, and Lady Lenora Trevelyan, a stubborn, naive, English lady. She was from the highest noble houses of England and Germany. She has been betrothed to Prince Kurt von Rotenburg-Gruselstadtcruelly, a German brute, who is not only abusive,but who rules his kingdom with an iron fist, including having his fiance beaten and flogged in public. Bruised and hurting, Lenora decides to run away, and embark on a journey back to England and her beloved parents. Enter...a rebel and Earl, Wolfram, who is robust but gentle, handsome and a fearsome leader.
Filled with passion, secrets, revolutionary chaos, deceit, mistrust, betrayal, danger, and romance. A saucy romance using Germany as a backdrop. Fast paced and filled with action, adventure, danger, and passion. Two people from different worlds, find passion, and love against violence, and tyranny. I loved the way the author, connected the two families of Ravensworth and the Trevelyans , their ancestors, and how she invoked emotions from the reader. Well done! What an enjoyable read from beginning to end and beyond. Well written with engaging characters who will grip you from the first page and hold you in awe during this fantastic read. The storyline was unique and intriguing. I want more!! Received for an honest review from the publisher and Net Galley.
Heat Rating: Hot
Reviewed by: AprilR, courtesy of My Book Addiction and More
Posted June 13, 2014
Posted June 9, 2014
This is one of those books that I wanted to like more than I actually did. I put this book down and really finished it with sheer will and determination. This was not an easy task because the book was rather lengthy. There were some parts of the story that were very interesting (like the historical context) and some parts that I could have done without (like the hero and heroine).
The story started off pretty well. Lady Lenora Trevelyan is engaged to be married to a tyrant and abuser. The story starts off with her getting a public flogging by her soon to be husband, Prince Kurt von Rotenburg-Gruselstadt. The Prince is horrible. He controls every aspect of Lenora’s life. She lives in constant fear and he is, obviously, physically abusive to her. The first scene was difficult to read but it definitely started off very dramatic and I was interested to see in what direction the story would progress. She is assisted by our “hero” Wolfram von Wolfsbach und Ravensworth, the English Earl of Ravensworth after this very humiliating and painful moment. So far the story is still good and interesting. Then somewhere the story went off course… Wolfram decides, after rescuing Lenora that he will marry her. I had a difficult time digesting his instant infatuation with her. Since he decided that they are getting married there apparently isn’t anything to discuss. It was hard to combine the idea of a “knight in shining armor” acting like a Neanderthal. They shared many scenes together where I had to shake my head.
Lenora was definitely more likeable but she seemed to just get caught up with one rotten fiancée to a very confusing and very frustrating husband… This is probably the first romance novel where I wanted the heroine to end up alone… There were many moments where I had to stop reading and read something else. I kept screaming “Lenora, you deserve better!” I really liked the writing style and the historical context were interesting- there is a revolutionary uprising in Germany and in part because of the horrendous Prince. It was fitting that Wolfram was the leader of the rebels. I definitely want to read other books by this other I just have a certain expectation when it comes to “modern” novels. I definitely don’t expect to feel nauseated with the relationship between the hero and heroine. So, why three stars? Aside from the very dysfunctional relationship between the hero and heroine the rest of the book was interesting.