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His Forbidden Touch
     

His Forbidden Touch

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by Shelly Thacker
 

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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

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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, 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.

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)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780988729810
Publisher:
Summit Avenue Books
Publication date:
02/21/2013
Pages:
338
Sales rank:
774,838
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.76(d)

What People are Saying About This

Lisa Kleypas
A unique and dazzling talent.
Brenda Joyce
Shelly Thacker is terrific!

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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His Forbidden Touch 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 64 reviews.
NavyWave62 More than 1 year ago
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)
JudiRohrig More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Shelly has a fun imagination and her stories pull you in o you don't want to stop reading.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love the story,characters. Wish it was a series! Read it a few times even though I have many books on my nook unread,
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was so i cant even think of the words!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Really enjoy this series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous 3 days ago
So good! Will actually re-read!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a good read for anyone who enjoys romance, suspense & adventure. The characters are a vivid cross between swashbuckling & romantic.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was planning on getting some stuff done over Christmas break, but then I discovered this series and read them all! So, I took a break for romance instead. If you like your books to have a hot guy, some intrigue, hot love scenes, and a HEA, read this! Royce could escort me anytime. Just sayin'.
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snow60bunny More than 1 year ago
This is definitely a wonderful book. It has a lot of happenings and I had troubles stopping reading. I love this story and the way it keeps your attention. I look forward to reading more from Shelley Thacker.
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Enjoyed this read from beginning to end, I couldn't put it down. I liked the era of time that this took place, the characters were great, there were a few chuckles to be had, and I especially appreciated the good editing.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love the style of writing. All my favorite genres rolled into one wonderful historical romantic suspense story that keeps you guessing who can be trusted and how will it end. Ciara is a sheltered princess who has been protected from the devastation seven years of war has wrought on her country; that is, until the day invading mercenaries succeed in storming the palace and the conquering king forces her father to agree to surrendering her in marriage as part of the peace agreement. There are those who do not want the marriage to occur and Ciara must travel in disguise, with her brother's childhood friend as her guide and protector, across the war torn lands and snow covered mountains to marry, a truely vile king who has destroyed her country, so that the survivors may have a chance at peace. Duty, honor, vows, strife and challenges entangled with growing feels tie the travelers together while pulling them apart. It is a roller coaster ride I want to read again. I originally read this story in the anthology ROMANCE TO THE RESCUE and am so glad to discover a new favorite author.
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Couldn't put it down!
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I will be reading more from this author
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Well defined characters, a bit of suspense, cool action and sweet romance!