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Unconquered by Bertrice Small
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Sep 10, 2009

it was ok
bookshelves: 2009-reads, romance, historical-romance

Hated it. Perhaps it is my hatred of historical romance novels in general. When people make fun of 'bodice ripping' books where his 'purple headed pole' probes at her 'secret love grotto', they are thinking of this book. Yes, it really does say 'secret love grotto'. The plot was preposterous. From the first unlikely marriage to the deus ex machina at the end. Very unsexy sex scenes don't help. As much time is spent describing the clothes someone is putting on (that are of no importance) as the brutal rape and murder of a pregnant woman (that has far reaching implications). Political intrigue, cross continent slave marches, forced breeding huts, kidnappings, twin sisters, seduction, deception, and tea parties all thrown together in a rather untidy mess if you ask me. Oh well, I'll give Ms. Small another shot as she was recommended to me, but if that one fails to pan out, she's off my list for good.
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