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01 March 2014

Review: Wolf Bride by Elizabeth Moss

England, 1536

Bound to him against her will...

Lord Wolf, hardened soldier and expert lover, has come to King Henry VIII's court to claim his new bride: a girl who has intrigued him since he first saw her riding across the Yorkshire moors.

Eloise Tyrell, now lady-in-waiting to Queen Anne Boleyn, has other ideas. She has no desire to submit to a man she barely knows and who - though she is loath to admit it - frightens her not a little.

Then comes that first kiss...

It awakens in both a fierce desire that bares them to the soul. But as the court erupts into scandal around the ill-fated Queen, Eloise sees first-hand what happens when powerful men tire of their wives.

Dare she surrender her body and her heart?

5 Words: lust, passion, intrigue, treason, love.

I was extremely sceptical when I started this - I didn't think it'd be my cup of tea. At all. But it has a pretty cover and I'd read some amazing reviews so I thought I'd give it a go. So I shadow read it a little. Or rather, I shadow read it to the 50% mark.

And I was pleasantly surprised.

So up it went on my Currently Reading for all to see.

I'm not sure about the whole "Fifty Shades of Tudor Sex" thing, this does not compare at all to Fifty Shades - and thank goodness. But it's probably a good marketing gimmick.

Wolf Bride is full of passion and lust and misunderstandings. It is heartbreaking, frustrating, empowering and incredibly sexy, and it was a roller-coaster of a read. I enjoyed every moment. This book took my breath away more than once and for many different reasons.

I loved how confused and conflicted and innocent Eloise was. And how naive. She really came to life in the pages and I felt for her so much. I even felt like crying.

Wolf is smart and cunning and ruthless, but he is so intensely passionate. And he turns out to be nothing like your first impressions of him.

This is Fifty Shades with all of the passion and none of the sickening abuse. It is an intense and passionate romance set in the turmoil of the Tudor Court as Queen Anne is trialled and executed.


  1. I must say Cora, your review has definitely intrigued me and I think I'll have to consider adding this to my ever-growing TBR list! Thanks for sharing your thoughts on the novel. :)

  2. Fantastic review, Cora, many thanks!

  3. Great review, you've certainly piqued my interest about this novel :)


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