Publisher: Siren-Bookstrand Publishing
Genre: Historical Romance
Heat Rating: 2
Gem has kept her parent's home fire burning for many years. Now she is old enough to pick a mate and the man she has chosen, Og, is too busy. She has done everything she can think of to entice him to her sleeping pallet, but he continues to be too busy.
What Gem doesn't know is Og wants to mate with her and has been hunting for the best skins to offer to her father. Gem's father, Tog, is greedy and wants only the best skins before he will give his daughter away.
Tog drags her to a different cave hoping to sell her there, but the man who offers for Gem is a poor hunter and Tog is offended when the skins he shows are tattered and torn.
Will the skins Og presents to Tog be perfect enough to please the old man?
Will Og always be too busy for Gem or will Gem win out in the end?
This book focuses on the friendship Gem has with her sister – friend Cia. Gem and Cia seem to be destined to be in charge of their cave as they get older, and take it upon themselves to lead the other young people of the cave in crafting a spoken language. They have a close friendship, and a socially accepted sexual relationship. There are many erotic scenes between the two of them as they learn how to pleasure each other. The other main focus is on the relationship between Gem and Og. Neither one has done a good job of telling the other how they feel, but both are working hard to end up mated to the other. There are many obstacles in their path to happiness – other possible mates, difficulties with their parents, will Og be able to support Gem and pay her bride price. You find yourself rooting for the two of them to find their happiness together.
Do you like historicals? Did reading Jean Auel leave you wishing for romance novels set in the prehistoric time period? Did you ever wonder how prehistoric teenagers courted? This novel is for those of you who answered yes to the above questions.
4 Tea Cups!