Publisher: Ellora's Cave
Genre: Historical Romance
Heat Rating: 3
They say she’s a Rebel spy…
Rosalie O’Kelley is not above using her feminine wiles to secure much-needed supplies for her fellow townspeople. But when Union Colonel Eric Skaarsberg is put in charge, Rose’s usual tactics fail miserably. In exchange for supplies, she comes to a scandalous arrangement with him. She agrees to become his willing plaything—to fulfill his every physical need, eagerly and without hesitation.
Eric is duty-bound to ferret out the spy who has been leaking information to the Confederates. All evidence points to the passionate belle who readily responds to every touch and taste he metes out. One by one, he strips away Rose’s secrets, but Eric is not satisfied with owning the she-Rebel’s luscious body. He must uncover the truth of her past at any cost—even if it means the destruction of them both.
This is a great story about two people who just can't keep their hands off each other, and end up having steamy, hot, creative sex everywhere. Eric is a strong, commanding, man in uniform. He's wrapped up in a package that adds up to a dreamy hero. The book is set in the Civil War, and is sprinkled with battles and injuries and details that bring the era to life for the reader. While our heroine is allegedly a Rebel Spy and our hero is a Union Colonel, the author paints both sides of the war with a fair paintbrush focusing on the horrors of war, not on right and wrong.
This is a great love story about two people who have to learn how to trust and love each other. While the war certainly provided the backdrop for the story, the development of the relationship between Eric and Rosalie is the true focus of the story. Rosalie finds herself widowed by the war, but while she isn't a virgin, she's unschooled in all manners of love. Eric is well versed in the art of love, but he's had his heart broken by previous relationship. They each bring strengths and weaknesses to the relationship – Rosalie teaches Eric how to love, and Eric teaches Rosalie the art of love.
4 Tea Cups!