Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Innocence and Protection by Elise de Sallier

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Praise for the Forbidden Love series -

"I flew through BOTH books in The Forbidden Love series because they are that good!!" Kristen - Shelf Life

"The romance, intrigue, scoundrels, and miscommunications kept me enthralled from the first page to the last.... I applaud Elise de Sallier for once again giving us a novel to fall in love with." Lindsey Gray, Author on Author

"Ms. de Sallier writes a great plot and gifts us with love scenes that we can swoon over. I truly enjoy a plot with steamy scenes that fit the story well. This book is a shining example of that!" Kathie, First Page to the Last

A Forbidden Love: Book One
By Elise de Sallier
Publication Date: Dec, 17th 2013
Category: Romance/Historical/ Regency

Available from TWCS Publishing House, Amazon, Kobo, iTunes, B&

Forced to flee her father's brutal heir, Miss Anneliese Barlow masquerades as Lisa Brown, a commoner, in the grand country mansion of the Duke of Worthington. Discovering the life she'd known was a virtual fairy tale, and reality a dark and forbidding place, Lisa faces danger at every turn.

Captivated by the beautiful maid, the duke's heir, Lord Marsden, decides the only way to keep the new girl safe—and close—is by offering her his protection. With her reputation ruined and all hope of returning to her previous station seemingly lost, Lisa surrenders her virtue, finding unexpected passion in Nathaniel's arms.

Despite her misgivings about the dubious morality of the role, she accepts the position of Nathaniel's mistress, but the future is fraught with uncertainty. If her identity is uncovered, Lisa's innocence won't be the only thing that's lost.  

Kathie's Review:
Did you ever read a Barbara Cartland novel? I've read more than I can count, loved them. Innocence, by Elise de Sallier, is in the same genre, historical romance. And I loved it just as much as those novels.

Innocence is aptly named. Lisa is incredibly naive and has no clue what most of the things that Nathaniel mentions he wants to do with, and to, her are. She's sheltered, as were all of the girls of that time frame. I loved that she went to a maid to find out just what some of that stuff meant. At the time she was working as a maid, too. And that was an eye-opening experience. The servants of the time worked long hours for little pay and even less time off. It certainly gave her a deeper look into how her world ran.

I wanted to smack Nathaniel. He gave her choices...but none of them were really good ones. It's all in the tone, you know? And he played Lisa like a harp. She gave in to the one choice that he wanted her to take...and she was honest enough to acknowledge that she wanted it, too. Even though she had little idea of what was involved.

Nathaniel learns from his errors. I like that in my heroes. And he does get that smack, not literally, but well enough! "...his knees buckled..." Yes, that was a great moment in the last few pages of the book.

There are steamy scenes in Innocence, as Nathaniel teaches her about herself. The scenes were love scenes, not flat erotica. I liked that very much. As did Lisa!

This book really is full of the things that I read historical romances for. Innocent maiden, gorgeous hero, steamy scenes, and at least the start to an HEA.

Innocence is the first book in a two part series. The ARC ended rather abruptly, but the book itself gives us the first chapter of book two. Lisa and Nathaniel's story continues, and I'm looking forward to getting those few loose ends tied up.

Well done, Ms. de Sallier! This is a great first novel!

*Thank you, NetGalley and TWCS, for the opportunity to read Innocence

A Forbidden Love: Book Two
Elise de Sallier 

Release Date: 1st May 2014
Genre: Romance/ Historical 
ISBN e-book: 978-1-61213-231-0
Published by: The Writers Coffee Shop

Available from: AmazonKoboBarnes and Noble, and TWCS PH

He'll do anything to protect the woman he loves . . . but first, he must make amends for taking advantage of her innocence. 

In the much awaited conclusion to Innocence, A Forbidden Love – Book One, Nathaniel, the Marquis of Marsden, is left reeling at the revelation of Lisa's royal heritage. Keeping her safe has always been his priority, and he is determined to protect her . . . from the King's machinations, their enemies, and her own overly generous nature if necessary.

Although overjoyed to be reunited with Nathaniel, Lisa fears she made a better mistress than she will a marchioness. Longing for a return to the freedom they shared when he thought her a commoner, she does her best to live up to his—and society's—expectations, but she's only willing to compromise so far. Being kept in the dark is no longer an option. Despite the unexpected pleasure she discovered in Nathaniel's arms, if there is one thing Lisa has learned . . .  ignorance is far from bliss.

Kathie's Review:

I loved Innocence. I love Protection, too! Nathaniel, he thought he had it so good in Innocence. Lisa was everything he wanted in a mistress. He could love her and enjoy her and she could enjoy him, too! Just like a mistress. Then, darn the bad luck. She's a LADY! I won't spoil you with how much MORE than a lady she is...but there's some royal blood there, too.

Poor guy. How does one treat a wife when one knows the riches that she brought to him as a mistress? He's so confused. I like seeing him that way! 

Through some trials...and errors...Nathaniel comes to understand that one can love one's wife. And enjoy her, too!

There are other twists and turns here. The Bad Guy from the first book is still at large. And the King really wants Lisa to take a long look at royals from around the world. Lisa needs to keep her backbone stiff and truly work toward the happiness she knows she can have.

This is a lovely ending to this two book series. Ms. de Sallier writes a great plot and gifts us with love scenes that we can swoon over. I truly enjoy a plot with steamy scenes that fit the story well. This book is a shining example of that!

Most definitely a FIVE BOOKMARK READ! I hope you enjoy it, too.

*Thank you, NetGalley and TWCS, for the opportunity to read Protection

Author Bio: 

A great believer in living happily ever after, Elise began her lifelong obsession with the romance and paranormal genres when she was far too young to be reading either. After more than thirty years of marriage to her very own romantic hero, she now knows great relationships don't just happen, they take work . . . which doesn't mean writing about them can't be a whole lot of fun!

While raising a family, Elise established a career as a counsellor and family therapist. Seeking an escape from the stresses of her work, she discovered the world of fan fiction, and her timid writer's muse made its voice heard. Two point three million hits, twenty thousand reviews, and an e-mail from an acquisitions editor at The Writer's Coffee Shop later, and her life found a new and fascinating direction.

Elise likes to see her characters grow, experience passion and adventure, tackle some difficult issues, and find lasting love . . . eventually.

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