This is a thouroughly enjoyable romance where we see love slowly emerge between two persons who have been deeply hurt in their lifes and are still wary of love. They both try to deny their attraction towards each other at first but soon they will realize its impossible.
Beautiful romance and i also liked the characterization of the two main characters in the romance. This book is part of afour book series. the otehrs three are :
Spring's fury, Winter heat and Summer Storm.
Anything that starts "Come forth, you cocksucking spawn of satan." has got to be a good book!
In typical Medieval fashion, Elyssa (no last name) has been forced to wed two older men, one right after the other. When the second is killed while hunting boor (where the quote came from), she is remanded to the Sheriff who gets stuck with all pregnant widows until birth, then they are thrown back into the wind.
The sheriff, Geoffrey is a soft-hearted man pretending to be the devil incarnate in order to protect his silent, grief-stricken daughter. However, Elyssa sees right through him and even though he has taken her young sickly son from her and fostered him elsewhere, she finds herself for the first time, falling in love. But she's been married twice and has finally gained her freedom, so she fights the attraction with all she has.
It's definitely a test of wills and might. It isn't until disaster strikes that Elyssa realizes that love trumps all.
A marvelous book with a disfigured hero and a very strong-willed heroine in a time where women were chattel.
A Man's Fire
Released from an unhappy marriage by her husband's sudden death, Lady Elyssa of Freyne hoped she and her young son were safe at last. The arrival of Geoffrey FitzHenry dashed her hopes. Tall, golden-haired, his battle-scarred face still handsome, the sheriff of the shire looked like a warrior angel. Yet Elyssa heard he was teh devil's own spawn. Now the law decreed he was her keeper and sent her frail son away to be a knight's squire.
A Woman's Heart
Elyssa's temper, as fiery as her copper-colored hair, flared. She swore to fight him and vowed to hate him. So why did her breath come faster when she saw him? Was it fear or passion? Was this to be a journey to the dangerous side of desire, or would Geoffrey beckon Elyssa to discover the truth about their feelings for each other---and the wondrous force of their love...