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Friday, December 17, 2010

Reward book: Forbidden

Well what can I say about Forgiven. Lots really. It's steamy - very steamy, which you would expect from an erotic romance story. It's set at around 50AD - so love the ancient historical aspect. It's set in Wales (or Cymru as it was known then by the natives, Cambria by the Romance) when the Roman invasion has just hit. Carys, a Druid is in hiding but she meets a Roman centurion, Maxiumus, who she lusts after, who lusts after her. But over the course of the book, they have deep regard for the other, finally realising they are in love.

But since their peoples are enemies, all seem against them. How can they be together if it means betraying one or the other, or each other? The story is woven nicely together, and the antagonist - oh goodness, he is just scary - & no-one knows.

I loved learning more about the Druid belief in the goddesses, and the differences with Roman culture and the treatment of women.

5/5 for sure in my opinion. The next book in the series is Captive, which will be out in February 2011. Looking forward to it greatly. We have already met the heroine in this book, Carys' friend Morwyn. She's a tough character and can't wait to get to know her more.

Now for my next reward book - Angels' Blood by Nalini Singh. It's the first of the Guild Hunter series and I've been looking forward to it. I finally met Nalini at the RWAus's conference in Coogee this year, and she is so lovely.

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