George & the Virgin
The medieval village of Markesew was besieged, its virgins demanded in tribute, so when St. George the Dragonslayer arrived from modern times -- in his silver pants and lace-up boots -- his task was clear. Being a professional wrestler didn't qualify him for the job, but a sword and imagination were all he needed... or so he t...more
George, a professional wrestler going through some hard times, agrees to let his sister guide him through a “creative visualiza ...more
George & the Virgin is a book that rather deftly crosses many of the sub-genres of romance. I suppose it is primarily a historical time travel with the hero going back in time to a medieval castle, but having a dragon terrorizing the nearby villagers also places the story squarely in the fantasy realm. The humor had me grinning like an idiot until my husband asked what was so funny, and that alone gives it a firm standing as a romantic comedy too. Additionally, it had ...more
When the story begins Alizon, a 14 yr old virgin, is desperately trying to rid herself of her virginity with a loathsome and clueless boy to avoid being the dragon’s next dinner. The scene is quite funny, Alizon is mouthy and strong willed ...more
What I enjoyed:
* George. His slow realization that he was actually in the past and not in a trance/dream.
* The virgins. They were very mischievous and fun.
*(view spoiler)[ I thought it was cool that the dragon was most likely a predecessor of an alligator or crocodile. (hide spoiler)]
What could have been better:
* The beginning was a bit off-putting, ...more
George 'The Saint' is really a nice guy, and a gentle giant with a self deprecating sense of humor, so he makes for a satisfying, if at times a bumbling, hero. And his heroine Alizon is just so repressed that it adds to the steamy build up of sensual tension between the ...more
It doesn't suck! It wasn't ...more
There were some laugh-out-loud moments.
I would recommend it for a fun beach read and a great "getaway" book.