Title: Wolf Bride
Author: Elizabeth Moss
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
Publish Date: May 5, 2015
What's the Story?:
From Goodreads.com: "England, 1536. Lord
Wolf, hardened soldier and expert lover, has come to King Henry VIII's
court to claim his new bride: a girl who has intrigued him since he
first saw her riding across the Yorkshire moors. Eloise Tyrell, now
lady-in-waiting to Queen Anne Boleyn, has other ideas. She has no desire
to submit to a man she barely knows and who - though she is loath to
admit it - frightens her not a little. Then comes that first kiss. It
awakens in both a fierce desire that bares them to the soul. But as the
court erupts into scandal around the ill-fated Queen, Eloise sees
first-hand what happens when powerful men tire of their wives. Dare she
surrender her body and her heart?"
My Two Cents:
"Wolf Bride" is a historical romance/ erotic fiction with a heavy dose of hotness. It's set during the time of the Tudors (books like this show me that I am still not over the Tudors). As this book opens, King Henry VIII is married to Anne Boleyn, who is suspected of having dalliances with many men other than her husband. However, this book does not focus on Anne Boleyn or Henry really but one of her needs and waiting, Eloise.
Eloise is a naïve woman who has promised to a man who scares her a little bit while at the same time also intrigues her. Lord Wolf is powerful and a little bit intimidating. When Eloise becomes his wife, she is attracted to him in a way that she has never been attracted to another man. I really loved the relationship between Lord Wolf and Eloise. The author did a great job of showing the development of the relationship between the two characters so that everything that happened felt really real. The way that their relationship evolves over the course of the book was really interesting to me. There is a ton of passion and a lot of hotness and this book which I really enjoyed!
A lot of the book focuses on the initial misunderstandings that Lord Wolf and Eloise have of each other. It almost feels as if they are chasing each other in a way, of which I really enjoyed. While for most of the book, the Tudor setting merely plays a backdrop for Lord Wolf's and Eloise's relationship, I did appreciate that the author really tied the characters to their places at court. I think a lot of times historical romances and eroticas can suffer because the time period in which they are set seems undeveloped. This is definitely not the case here! Overall, I enjoyed this book!