Thursday, December 4, 2008
Theresa Scott is a new author to me and when she contacted me to read and review her two novels which were being reissued as eBooks I knew I would accept because trying out new authors was always a pleasure. She asked me if I would be able to read and review Love's Ambush and Savage Betrayal which are both historical romances, which is one of my favorite romance subgenres. The first book Love's Ambush is set in a time period before Christ when there were mammoths and saber tooth tigers roaming the earth. This is one setting that I have never read anyone write about and that really dragged me in when I first starting reading this novel. I took an archaeology class in my first year of college and I remember when we would study about the animals and the different species of people that use to live around 20,000 or so years ago and it fascinated me that I would have a chance to read a romance novel about people in those times. The heroine of the novel is Denai of the Willow people and the hero of the novel is Blade of the Lion people, these two characters have grown in such different tribes so when they finally meet for the first time they don't really like one another.
Blade was married to a beautiful woman in his tribe but one day his wife tells him she doesn't love him and that she made love to his best friend Hunter. He left her to cool his anger and when he came back he found out that she drowned and was dead even though he was coming back to her and try to work things out. His tribe was so angry that he left her alone especially his wife's parents who wanted him to leave their people. His father who is the leader of the tribe tried to make them see reason but in the end Blade had to leave and be on his own forever. Two years later is when Denai's three brothers find and capture Blade so he can marry their sister who needs a husband after her fiancée was killed by a bear and was becoming a stress for her brothers. It was great reading about this time period and all the animals and I did have trouble with the words for yes and no that I couldn't pronounce but over all this was one amazing read that I recommend to everyone to get and read. I'm so grateful to Theresa who contacted me and gave me the chance to read and review this book and I now have an author to add to my favorites list. Here is the description of the book from the back cover and picture:
LOVE AMBUSH $ 5.99 (390 Pages)
Song of the Willow People O Denait
Child of the Willow People—whose fate is twined with the might bear, here is your destiny. Feel his soft hands caress your skin—tender, like you imagined the husband you never knew. He is mighty like the mammoth—as his hard, glistening arms promised when first he struggled against the captivity of your brothers’ nets. He is Blade, Prince of the Lion People.
O Blade
Whose happiness was swallowed by the swelling river. Welcome your wife. She is a beauty—faithful and true. Her dark glance still haunts you, long after it first impaled your heart. She will teach you the meaning of love as you will teach her the ways of passion.
O Lovers
Unite, for together you will overcome your sorrow.

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  1. Last weekend I read a great romance mystery novel, titled, "The Silent Note," by Patrick Davis. Since finishing I have felt blue- I miss it. I have been blog hopping trying to find another great book to read this weekend to fill the void. I was really excited to see "Loves Ambush." I am definitely going to check it out- thanks!

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  2. Thanks so much for stopping by and I'm glad that you finally found a book to help you fill the void. Like I said in my review I loved the book and recommend everyone give it a try because I know you will like it too.

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