Electronic ISBN(s): 9781419914607
I do love the tale of a man and woman who are off limits to each other and decide to throw caution to the wind and reap the benefits of their wickedness. Dawn Halliday’s Torrid Tarot entry for the Knight of Cups, Sins of the Knight, is just such a tantalizing tale.
Elena de Burgh, a lady despite having witch blood in her veins, knew the day was coming that would see her married to a new man. Her summons to court to meet her future intended had arrived from the King in the form of his knight, Stephen de Verre.
Of all the people to arrive at her door, Stephen was the one who could cause the most trouble. A handsome young man when she saw him last, he had grown into a mature knight of incredible strength and handsomeness. She knew though that there was no way they could be together since they were far apart in status, but that wouldn’t stop her from dreaming of him.
How would she ever manage the trip to visit the King without giving in to her raging desires? How could she ever marry a man who did not stir her blood as this man did? Somehow, she would have to find a way to manage.
Stephen de Verre had not seen Elena de Burgh in some years and those years had certainly been kind to her. More beautiful than ever, this new widow enticed him with her intelligence and beauty.
A knight at heart, Stephen was well aware that Elena was off limits. His only contact with her was to be as her guide to the court of the King where she would meet her new husband. If only there was some other way; if only his honor was not so strong within him.
But he knew Elena was due to be remarried when she reached court. He was far, far below her in status and no amount of wishing would change that. Just how he was going to be able to keep his hands off her during the journey, he had no idea. But he’d have to find a way. His honor would allow him no other choice. Or would it?
With sensuous simplicity, Sins of the Knight quickly became a favorite story of mine. Dripping with forbidden passion, this novel is all that you could want in a medieval erotic romance.
The characters are real enough to engage the reader and the world they live in is easy to get lost in while you drown in their desire for each other. Beautifully written words lead you through the forbidden romance at a pace that at times is breath taking.
I would easily recommend Sins of the Knight to anyone who enjoys erotic romance set in the medieval realm. You will not be disappointed.
Reviewed By Sabine Maurier
© September 2008