Monday, July 6, 2009
In the feuding English court, gentle Lady Madelyne suffered the cruel whims of her ruthless brother, Baron Louddon. Then, in vengeance for a bitter crime, Baron Duncan of Wexton—the Wolf—unleashed his warriors against Louddon's main. Exquisite Madelyne was the prize he captured...but when he gazed upon the proud beauty, he pledged to protect her with his life. In his rough-hewn castle, Duncan proved true to his honor. But when at last their noble passion conquered them both, she surrendered with all her soul. Now, for love, Madelyne would stand fast...as bravely as her Lord, the powerful Wolf who fought for...Honor's Splendour.
We start off our story meeting Madelyne. Madelyne has a very cruel brother named Louddon who has raped the sister of Baron Duncan of Wexton. Wanting full revenge Duncan decides to capture Louddons own sister! Little does Duncan know that Madelyne isn't all what she seems. Madelyne is a lady but lets her true colors fly when she is face to face with the hard Baron of Wexton. What is Duncans plan for Madelyne? Surely it wasn't to fall in love...
I throughly enjoyed this story! I cant believe the luck I'm having lately with all my reads!
First off who cant love Duncan and Madelynes relationship. From the start there is an attraction even though Madelyne is SUPPOSED to be his captive. They seem to fit each other like gloves! Duncan is SO uptight and Madelyn is so free spirited that they equal each other out. I love how gentle Duncan is to her knowing how innocent she is. :o) I loved the first night they spent together after she was held captive...how she was worried he might take advantage of her b/c she slept hard! lol The banter in this book is never ending!
I also loved the relationships that Madelyne formed with Duncans family. Madeleyne didn't have parents and besides her horrible brother she had only been raised by her elderly uncle. So when she stepped foot into Duncans home and began to bond with his siblings it was very touching. i love how Edmond wasn't sure of her but later had a brotherly love for her, how Gilard hated her in the beginning...yelling at her and all other sorts and later on thought to be in love with her! And how she formed a tight bond with their sister over time and helping her overcome her tragedy.
"We have bee bound to each other since the moment we met, Madelyne. God knew it, I knew it, and if you'll only reflect upon the truth you'll admit it too. We've pledged ourselves to each other, and though Laurance was not a priest and couldn't give us his true blessing, we are still wed."
"From the moment I warmed your feet," Madelyne whispered, repeating his past explanation.
"Aye, from that moment."
Who could forget in the beginning when he was freed and she warmed his feet for him! :o) She has such a gentle soul!
Overall I loved this book. I really enjoyed it and would recommend it to anyone. If I had to say there were any faults to it it would be that I felt I was in the heads of the characters more than into the story at times. I wanted more face time in-between the characters and not so much thinking!
This is my first JG book I've ever read and I must say if you haven't tried her out you really should! I know I'll be returning to her work VERY soon!
I give this book a total of...
Off to read Succubus Blues by Richelle Mead