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I realize now that I don't always need a violent, evil antihero. This hero needed no soci Forget the title, this book was great. This hero needed no sociopathy to make him interesting.
Dark is sometimes overrated. It was wish-fulfillment and I loved it. View all 3 comments. Sep 04, Anna rated it really liked it. Okay, possibly less funny than The Viking's Forbidden Love Slave this was in fact the most popular Harlequin historical for some time, but I did not buy it because it looked as terrible as you might think from the title, and I like to think that I have some self restraint. This book, however, gets lots and lots of extra points for not sucking given its truly ridiculous title. In fact, this is a really interesting plot, setting, and cast of characters.
The book's depiction Funniest title ever. The book's depiction of the Roman invasion from the perspective of the intelligent, courageous, and sheltered daughter of a Roman statesman immediately sets it apart from its historical romance peers. The barbarians, who are in fact anything but barbaric, are equally engaging, and the hero and heroine are in need of no petty theatrics, misunderstandings, and tiffs in order to delay their happy ending.
Their obstacles are very real, pulling at the heartstrings of the readers rooting for them. This is Louise Allen, in my opinion the only decent writer currently writing for Harlequin Historical, at her very best. Mar 14, Kristin rated it it was amazing Shelves: I loved this book! I didnt exactly enjoy the emotional torment the main female character had to go through the I love him but I dont think he feels the same - the pain of knowing he will probably marry someone else to further himself in his society - and so forth.
I could really feel for her as she experiences all the new feelings and the love for this man only to know she couldnt have him, but she still did fight for him. Of course they ended up together in the end - like we all knew they wou I loved this book! Of course they ended up together in the end - like we all knew they would come on thats what makes these books wonderful, the fact that in the end no matter what they will be with eachother.
As with most books I read I thought the ending felt a bit rushed. I wont say to much about it because I dont want to spoil it for those who havent read it but want to read it. Lets just say although a great ending, it wasnt what I expected or hoped for. Mar 06, Kristy rated it it was amazing Shelves: Horribly cheesy title, but SUCH a great story. In fact the title is really doing a disservice to this book. I was looking for a book where the heroine was captured and falls in love with her captor, and I was weary of reading this because of the title.
I'm so glad I read it. It is now on my favorites shelf. I am really interested in what else this author has written.
I loved Julia's spunk. When she was first captured she was defiant and I loved that about her. I love that she didn't cower, she was strong and stood up to Wulfric even when she was frightened. I also loved how Berig became so protective of her. You just couldn't help but fall in love with the characters. I really dislike historical romance books that seem to be absent of historical detail and whose main characters are way too modern in their thoughts and actions.
I have run into a few lately. Despite that, I was entertained and ended up liking this quirky book with the provocative title. Somehow I don't Julia would be that "feisty" I hate that term in relation to a heroine in Roman times. I really am in love with this book and all of its wonderful characters. It'd definitely going in my shelf of 'Favorites'. Nov 24, Stevie Carroll rated it it was amazing. I bought this one direct from the author at the Festival of Romance, partly on the basis of her bad review from Julie Bindel which she is understandably proud of, considering all the publicity that spun off from it.
As is so often the case excuse my snark , Julie Bindel got things all muddled up. This is a well researched story of life at the end of the Roman Empire for free Romans, their slaves, and their supposed allies who feel betrayed by the Emperor's unkept promises. It's also a romance I bought this one direct from the author at the Festival of Romance, partly on the basis of her bad review from Julie Bindel which she is understandably proud of, considering all the publicity that spun off from it.
It's also a romance, and a good one at that, but one does worry that Ms Bindel read only the title and the name of the publisher before writing her review. Julia is a pampered Roman, daughter of one politician and betrothed to another. As Rome comes under attack by Visigoths, she is rescued from men fine, upstanding Romans usually who kill her slave and want to rape and rob her, by one of the invaders.
He promptly takes her as his slave, but she finds the attitude of thr barbarians to their prisoners to be far more kindly than that of her own people. Thus follows a whole series of adventures across Europe before Julia figures out whether she wants to return to her old life or find a new one with these very different people. Je ne sais pas trop comment noter ce livre. On ne change pas du tout au tout et on ne tombe pas amoureux en 3 jours.
Et p Je ne sais pas trop comment noter ce livre. Aug 02, Flora rated it really liked it. I primarily read historical romances and tend to favor westerns. The setting for this book was Rome at the end of the Roman empire when it was being attacked by the Visigoths. I have to admit to knowing very little about this time period and was fascinated by what I learned about life back then and especially about attitudes toward slavery.
Louise Allen provided a historical footnote in which she told about her research and that some characters in the book were factual.
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All in all a very enjoyab I primarily read historical romances and tend to favor westerns. All in all a very enjoyable read with the added benefit of learning in little more about the Romans and Goths.
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This was a wonderful, fast and evocative read. Allen captures the Roman arrogance really well as well as their lose interpretation of honour. I found Wulfric utterly gorgeous. The way in which he tries to do what he thinks is right makes for a really good plot. Not once did I feel like the author was trying too hard or reaching beyond rationality to make connections or situations seem plausible.
Really good and a much better level of quality than many romances I've read to while away a rainy day This was a wonderful, fast and evocative read. Really good and a much better level of quality than many romances I've read to while away a rainy day. Feb 27, Dona Krueger rated it it was ok. The title was ridiculous and the basic story only slightly less, but there were some intriguing facts about the realatively bloodless sacking of Rome in - because the emperor would not follow through with the promise of land for their protection of Rome.
Eventually they did get land, but it still took a great deal of negotiation in order for the Visigoths to acquire the land to pursue their desired agrarian life. Apr 28, Shopgirl rated it it was amazing Shelves: Still some instances of strange sentence formation that had me rereading, but at this point I'm guessing it's a stylistic thing for the author. I enjoyed the setting and the characters and never found myself annoyed with either one which happened in the last Allen book I read. Looking forward to reading more of her work. Click here Would you like to report this content as inappropriate?
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