• Title: Desire's Prize
  • Author: Stephanie Laurens M.S. Laurens
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 285
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Desire s Prize Calais has finally fallen and Alaun de Montisfryth first Earl of Montisfryn powerful Marcher lord and companion of Edward III is dispatched back to England with orders to secure the Welsh bord
    1347 Calais has finally fallen and Alaun de Montisfryth, first Earl of Montisfryn, powerful Marcher lord and companion of Edward III, is dispatched back to England with orders to secure the Welsh border Halfway home, pride tempts Montisfryn to attend a tournament held by his family s old foes at Versallet Castle.Eloise de Versallet, the widowed Lady de Cannar, rules her1347 Calais has finally fallen and Alaun de Montisfryth, first Earl of Montisfryn, powerful Marcher lord and companion of Edward III, is dispatched back to England with orders to secure the Welsh border Halfway home, pride tempts Montisfryn to attend a tournament held by his family s old foes at Versallet Castle.Eloise de Versallet, the widowed Lady de Cannar, rules her father s castle with a tongue sharper than any sword She has no great opinion of men in general and of knights in particular.Montisfryn and Eloise meet and sparks fly He is intrigued She is irritated.He is under royal edict to wed An experienced lady, well born, still young, and exceedingly well endowed with both wealth and beauty, Eloise is a matrimonial prize beyond compare and has vowed to remain unwed.Potent and powerful, will Montisfryn be able to breach her walls, storm her castle, and succeed where all others have failed Or will Eloise, haughty and defiant to the last, prevail The gauntlet is flung, the challenge accepted And desire enters the fray.A Novel of 140,000 words A medieval historical romance in the classic style, this work contains multiple explicit love scenes When it comes to dishing up lusciously sensual, relentlessly readable historical romances, Laurens is unrivalled Booklist Laurens s writing shines Publishers Weekly One of the most talented authors on the scene today Laurens has a real talent for writing sensuous and compelling love scenes Romance Reviews Stephanie Laurens never fails to entertain and charm her readers with vibrant plots, snappy dialogue, and unforgettable characters Historical Romance Reviews Stephanie Laurens plays into readers fantasies like a master and claims their hearts time and again Romantic Times Magazine

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    1. In the midst of a bad streak of books, I often turn back to a good old comfort read. For me, that is the time-tested genre of Historical Romance. But here is where I made a crucial error---I should have stuck to the Regency era instead of going back to Medieval.It's kind of hard to fuck up a good old-fashioned love storybut apparently, it's not impossible. Not when the story is set in the Medieval Era. Regency romances are familiar, soothing, like a warm cup of apple cider on a crisp fall day. M [...]

    2. MS Laurens does it again. I would to see more books from her in this time period. I have enjoyed all of her books and see the same threads in this. Independent heroine meets arrogant hero and bring each to their knees!

    3. Classic Style Romance with Strong Main Characters. Desire's Prize is a medieval rather than Stephanie Lauren's normal Regencies. Thus, the pseudonym M.S. Laurens. The main characters in the story Alaun and Eloise are strong, confident characters.The reader is first introduced to Alaun and Eloise at Eloise's marriage at the age of 15. Alaun is one of the wedding guests. During Eloise's short marriage, she is tormented, abused and degraded by her husband. After her husband's death, she spends the [...]

    4. A disappointing read. A promising independent heroine somehow became a doormat dancing to the drum of the hero. I would have loved this book had it lived up to the promise of it's synopsis.Eloise's 'rebellions' and acts of wilfulness against him are paltry at best and certainly not up to a standard which the premise of the story set Eloise up to be. She seems to forget her own principles rather quickly once Alaun steps into the scene (I do admit that after 9 years of being alone, I can give her [...]

    5. This was my first Stephanie Laurens. I absolutely love Medieval romance and overall this was a good one. It is nice to see an author with such talent step outside of her comfort zone by trying a new genre. It's a great first effort. I loved the h/h! They were perfect for each other. Alaun was so understanding, protective and loving towards Eloise. Eloise is strong, practical, wary and sometimes a big too stubborn. I enjoyed seeing their love progress. Secondary characters were engaging but didn' [...]

    6. This is the first book I have read by Stephanie Laurens that is set in Medieval times. I have enjoyed, to varying degrees, her Cynster family novels. I am of two minds with this book, which I purchased as an audiobook. The first is that I enjoyed all the characters and the way the way the H and h had a slowly deepening love for each other. Ms. Laurens is a master of clever dialogue and steamy, heartfelt bedroom scenes. My problem, as ever, is the seemingly unending roadblocks that are thrown at [...]

    7. Read the excerpt of the prologue and ch. 1 on Laurens' website, was drawn in right away. Was intrigued by the characters, especially Eloise, dying to learn more about her and her bad marriage. I'm highly interested in reading the whole thing, but really, really would rather a print edition as I'm not real big on ebooks, 'specially not full paperback price for an ebook. What can I say, I like real books, especially of authors I collect. But, I'm keen to see how Laurens does the medieval period, w [...]

    8. I loved this book! This is the Stephanie Laurens writing style that I first feel in love with. Don't get me wrong - I like her new stuff - but this is classic. It is not as wordy and it is much steamier than her current work. I read the authors note and see that this book was written between Captain Jacks Lady and Devils Bride (my personal favorite) and it has the protective/possessive hero/warrior with a strong yet feminine heroine. Alaun the hero in the story reminds me of Devil - he sees Eloi [...]

    9. I wasn't sure if I would like this book, as I am not a fan of medieval or knight romance novels. I do, however, love Stephanie Laurens, and she did not disappoint in the book. I enjoyed the storyline and the characters and the book wasn't overburdened with "whilst", "tis", "thou" and all those medieval words other other authors like to put in novels to "transport us back to the realm of kings and knight's errant". I good read and would recommend it.

    10. This was Stephanie Laurens, writing as MS Laurens, first medieval book and I thought it was excellent. There are strong characters, particularly the hero and heroine, and very interesting story lines that kept me turning the pages. I loved it!

    11. Enjoyable. Not terribly heavy historically, but there wasn't much to jolt me out of the story. (I just wish she'd quit using the word "fossicking".) It looks like it might have been a book she wrote between Captain Jack's Woman and Devil's Bride.

    12. Powerful. A true romance. Very strong characters, a lovely view of medieval life. I love all Ms. Laurens works, I am a huge Cynster fan. But this book is truly special.

    13. I enjoyed reading this book. I did though feel it was a bit long. I loved the story in the whole

    14. GreatI enjoyed this book, it would be great if she could write more in the same period. I'm sure she can incorporate the Cynsters too as part of the family trre

    15. A little bit too long, but a very intriguing story. However, if my dad gambled me away like that I'd be angry a lot longer than the heroine was.

    16. 2.5 stars rounded up.I'm not a fan of medieval historical romances, but read this one because of the author's other works.

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