Celia Vallerand fears for her life as she stares into the deep, arresting eyes of the dashing man who purchased her from the brigands who had abducted her. But it soon becomes clear that it's her virtue, not her life, that's in danger. The rugged, powerful renegade known only as "Griffin" arouses desires in Celia as dangerous as they are forbidden. And though she knows she must resist him, she fears she may be unable to do so.
But the magnificent adventurer is a man trapped in a perilous deception. And the shocking secrets he guards could deny him the love of the fair captive lady who has enslaved his reckless heart.
First historical novel
Wow wow . I accidentally read this book & I've never read anything but historical novel after this great book . It has great plots , great characters & a great ending . I have read this book 4 times , 2010 being the first time & I just finished reading it again in 2015 . That's should give you an insight on how good this author is .
The leading lady is raped by the leading male. One of the most debilitating things for rape and assault victims is the guilt for when they felt any sort of arousal in an unwanted sexual situation.
Not romantic, describes assault
I own several of LK’s books, and in general I like them, but this book straight up describes rape and attempts to have it be the start of a love story. The lead forces the woman, she cries and pleads no, and somehow because she ends up having an orgasm it’s ok. Really disappointing, I couldn’t get past it.