Monday, April 4, 2011

Review: His Beautiful Wench by Natalie Dae

His Beautiful Wench by Natalie Dae

Publisher: Ellora's Cave
Genre: Historical Romance

Heat Rating: 2



Drawn to the attic in her new home, Amelia finds a saucy nineteenth-century wench dress. At first glance, it’s just a dress, but once she dons it, desire streaks through her and she’s transported to the past. Overwhelmed by lust, she is caught pleasuring herself, discovered by the most gorgeous man she’s ever seen, who turns out to be—her lover?

Amelia and Emmet join in an explosive sexual union, erasing the months—or is it centuries?—they have been apart as though they never existed. But suddenly Amelia awakes—alone.

Until the dress calls again.

Emmett’s not the only one lusting after Amelia. Lord Graham wants her and he doesn’t fight fair. He kidnaps her, sends Emmett on a deadly errand and forces Amelia to participate in his voyeuristic games. Although Amelia’s body betrays her, she vows to remain true to Emmett, but will he return? And can she escape the clutches of Lord Graham’s debauchery? Amidst subterfuge, treachery and murder, Amelia and Emmet’s love grows and they reach new heights of carnal passions.

Dodie's Review

As Amelia moves to her new house, unexpected things keep happening to her. She finds herself strangely drawn to a new friend Matilda, and she finds this strange dress in her attic. Putting on the dress transports herself to the past of her house, and apparently into a past life, where she is in love with the hunky, heroic Emmett and trying to make a life with him. Every time she sees Emmett she is overwhelmed with lust, and fantastic sex always results. But all is not perfect. Lord Graham wants Amelia, and is determined not to let anything stand in his way. Lord Graham was as creepy and oily as a villain should be. He has always manipulated every situation to his advantage, and forcing Amelia to live with him is no exception.

As a character, Amelia is skeptical of the power of the dress, and continually tries to resist the dress. It seems that the more she resists it, though the dress keeps drawing her back into her past. I appreciated not only her skepticism, but the way that her experiences in her time, reinforced her beliefs about the magic in her past.

Lots of sex, a little intrigue and danger. This was a great, hot read.

4 Tea Cups!

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