A warning to those who have not read Bertrice Small before: the love scenes are very explicit, and there are lots of them. If this offends you at all, you probably shouldn't read this book. If you like a LOT of spice in your romance, you will enjoy this tale of a young Irish girl who is sold into slavery after an unhappy and brutal childhood. She is trained to be a "Love Slave" for a powerful Moorish caliph. She and her "Passion Master" spend an intense year studing the sensual arts and fall in love. Nevertheless, the master delivers her to the caliph and they both go on to lead adventurous lives, yearning to find a way to be together again. As always, Small's historical research is good and she skillfully weaves it into the story.
There isn't a Bertrice Small book that isn't wonderful. I've been reading her books for over 20 years and I'm probably one of her biggest fans. She's by far the best romance writer out there! Great book!
Another fantastic book that will keep you reading with many twists and turns. They just don't write like this anymore. Bertrice Small's book are books you will want to devour. This isn't mindless writing that quickly bores you like a lot of romances today. Her books have climatic love scenes, the best ladies erotica and such description and historical facts to feed your brain.You will be laughing and crying and won't want to put them down.
As a 32 yr old woman some scenes in this book even made me blush however I could not take my eyes from the blasted thing. Page after page of mind blowing story. Words cannot express the twists and turns in this book. Chapter after chapter of capture, escape, capture near escape. MATURE SEXUAL EXPLICIT SCENES but for adults it doesn't get any better than this. I have purchased the Hardback to give to my daughter as a wedding gift in a few years. LOVE LOVE LOVE
In the hands of Karim al Malina, master of the erotic arts, kidnapped Celtic beauty Regan was to be schooled in carnal pleasure--and made a fit consort for a king. But pupil and teacher broke the cardinal rule of their relationship--and fell in love.