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Elaine Knighton
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Fulk the Reluctant

2.92 of 5 stars 2.92  ·  rating details  ·  13 ratings  ·  10 reviews
A Woman Had Laid Seige to His Heart

Fulk de Galliard was sore dismayed. A man of dark secrets and dangerous prowess, he was unfit to be any noblewoman's spouse, even such a one as Jehanne of Windermere, who lived by her own knightly code. But now that the ambitions of a duplicitous earl had forced them into a betrothal, would this Iron Maiden be tempered by his touch?

Sir Fu...more
ebook, 288 pages
Published April 1st 2012 by Harlequin Special Releases (first published 2004)
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during my looong loong indentured servitude at the book factory, i have witnessed the discovery of many ridiculous and shudder-fun books.

connor discovered frinkles.

and frinkles 2.

i discovered zombonauts and a hand in the bush
who remembers who discovered big spankable asses??

and greg. well, years ago greg found this.

and we all had a laugh over it. we naturally assumed the title was a reference to what the male lead character did, he would um.. fulk reluctant ladies. (yes, we were essentially laug...more
Sep 19, 2010 Sparrow rated it 2 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Readers unsatisfied with Mockingjay
Shelves: on-a-dare, reviewed
Did you hear about how Pac Man was almost named Puck Man, but they decided not to because Puck can so easily be mistaken for another word? Yeah, I think something like that was happening with Fu*k the Reluctant. Elaine Knighton was trying to bring back the laughter that the video game gods had taken away. For teh children. The story itself isn’t really a knee slapper, but it’s about characters named Fu*k, the Iron Maiden, and the Hurler, so that makes up for a lot. Ironically, the Hurler doesn’t...more
Dec 12, 2010 Caris rated it 2 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: divorced women looking for a perfect third marriage
Recommended to Caris by: rbrs
Shelves: romance, 2010
Medieval stuff is cool. I actually enjoyed Le Morte D’arthur a great deal, believe it or not. There’s something about knights and their quests that’s just fun. I like going to the Renaissance festival when its in town, where I can drink my Coke, eat my bread bowl, and watch a bunch of goof balls in tights make asses of themselves.

So, I’ll admit, I wasn’t totally appalled by the idea of reading a medieval romance, though a good piece of twincest would have been more preferable.Alas, we can’t alwa...more
So my GRF Elizabeth writes in her review (see here) about problems with reading with feeling.

It doesn't work with this book. It really doesn't. There are soooo many questions that one has to ask. So many important questions that reading with feeling goes out the window.

Like, would you really want to temper an Iron maiden with your touch? Wouldn't it be rather painful? Wouldn't it have a vagina dentia? Wouldn't that be like getting gelded? Wouldn't it be simpler to take a big ole fire and shove...more
This book was recommended to you by Kat: “I can't even get through the blurb without bursting out laughing and then going cross-eyed. ”

Sounds like a wonderfully romantic buddy read.:)

Fuck the Reluctant!
Ian Paganus de Fish
Nov 19, 2011 Ian Paganus de Fish marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
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I don't know whether I will ever get the chance to read this book, but I'd be prepared to spend good money on a t-shirt with "Fulk the Reluctant" on it around election time.

As a political slogan, it's a bit snappier than "Fry the Lily-Livered" or "Loathe the Loath" or "Why Defer to the Hesitant?".
Jehanne would have been the perfect knight, had she been born male. She did all she could to be the son her father had wanted her to be.

Fulk de Galliard was loved by all the woman who met him. After he unfairly lost a contest he lost all to Grimald. The Earl had been rejected by Jehanne so he sent Fulk to kill her father and marry her so he could be the owner of her lands. Fulk had seen her once before and although beautiful he thought her to be out of her mind.

Through many trials to win the one...more
First impressions: Yes, four stars. I KNOW. The only snark-worthy thing about this book was the title. It may be that I'm just reacting to the two underwhelming medievals I read before this one, but this one worked for me.
Review coming soon; it's a definite must-read, if I can stop laughing at the fit of vapors slithering across this book's reviews. :]
the title alone should merit an extra star
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Elaine Knighton grew up in California, riding her horse over the windswept hills and reading everything she could get her hands on. Her desire for spiritual wisdom fuels her every endeavor. In addition to writing, she paints, plays Celtic fiddle, and rides her Triumph Bonneville all over the Pacific Northwest and beyond. Her award-winning books have 6 foreign editions and have been translated into...more
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