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Hilary Mantel meets Sylvia Day: the first installment in a deliciously erotic trilogy, set against the sumptuous backdrop of the scandal-ridden Tudor Court by Elizabeth Moss. BOUND TO HIM AGAINST HER WILL... Lord Wolf, hardened soldier and expert lover, has come to King Henry VIII's court to claim his new bride: a girl who has intrigued him since he first saw her riding acro Hilary Mantel meets Sylvia Day: the first installment in a deliciously erotic trilogy, set against the sumptuous backdrop of the scandal-ridden Tudor Court by Elizabeth Moss. BOUND TO HIM AGAINST HER WILL... Lord Wolf, hardened soldier and expert lover, has come to King Henry VIII's court to claim his new bride: a girl who has intrigued him since he first saw her riding across the Yorkshire moors. Eloise Tyrell, now lady-in-waiting to Queen Anne Boleyn, has other ideas. She has no desire to submit to a man she barely knows and who-though she is loath to admit it-frightens her more than a little. Their first kiss awakens in both a fierce desire that bares them to the soul. But as the court erupts into scandal around the ill-fated Queen, Eloise sees firsthand what happens when powerful men tire of their wives... Lust in the Tudor Court: Wolf Bride Rebel Bride Rose Bride Praise for Erotic Romances by Elizabeth Moss: "Fifty Shades of Tudor sex." -The Sunday Times "For a terrific historical romance with a couple who can't keep their hands off each other, this is perfect."-RT Book Reviews "Infused with political intrigue, royal pageantry, infidelity, scandal, historical authenticity, romance and love, this story brings yesteryear to life while heating up the pages and fascinating readers."-Romance Junkies


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Hilary Mantel meets Sylvia Day: the first installment in a deliciously erotic trilogy, set against the sumptuous backdrop of the scandal-ridden Tudor Court by Elizabeth Moss. BOUND TO HIM AGAINST HER WILL... Lord Wolf, hardened soldier and expert lover, has come to King Henry VIII's court to claim his new bride: a girl who has intrigued him since he first saw her riding acro Hilary Mantel meets Sylvia Day: the first installment in a deliciously erotic trilogy, set against the sumptuous backdrop of the scandal-ridden Tudor Court by Elizabeth Moss. BOUND TO HIM AGAINST HER WILL... Lord Wolf, hardened soldier and expert lover, has come to King Henry VIII's court to claim his new bride: a girl who has intrigued him since he first saw her riding across the Yorkshire moors. Eloise Tyrell, now lady-in-waiting to Queen Anne Boleyn, has other ideas. She has no desire to submit to a man she barely knows and who-though she is loath to admit it-frightens her more than a little. Their first kiss awakens in both a fierce desire that bares them to the soul. But as the court erupts into scandal around the ill-fated Queen, Eloise sees firsthand what happens when powerful men tire of their wives... Lust in the Tudor Court: Wolf Bride Rebel Bride Rose Bride Praise for Erotic Romances by Elizabeth Moss: "Fifty Shades of Tudor sex." -The Sunday Times "For a terrific historical romance with a couple who can't keep their hands off each other, this is perfect."-RT Book Reviews "Infused with political intrigue, royal pageantry, infidelity, scandal, historical authenticity, romance and love, this story brings yesteryear to life while heating up the pages and fascinating readers."-Romance Junkies

30 review for Wolf Bride

  1. 4 out of 5

    Sammy Loves Books

    This book was a Hot Historical Romance!!! "Your body is so beautiful, and your innocence so alluring. I would have to be a saint to keep my hands off you any longer, and heaven help me, I've always been more sinner than saint." Lord Wolf Lord Wolf has spent his life fighting for the king. He has the scars and the muscles to prove it! He is now ready to settle down, but refuses to marry just anyone. He has had his eye on Eloise Tyrell since first seeing her. "Eloise, you want this consummation as This book was a Hot Historical Romance!!! "Your body is so beautiful, and your innocence so alluring. I would have to be a saint to keep my hands off you any longer, and heaven help me, I've always been more sinner than saint." Lord Wolf Lord Wolf has spent his life fighting for the king. He has the scars and the muscles to prove it! He is now ready to settle down, but refuses to marry just anyone. He has had his eye on Eloise Tyrell since first seeing her. "Eloise, you want this consummation as much as I do," he said thickly, lowering his head to her breast, "and this day I intend to make you admit it. Now beg me to fuck you." Eloise is the young lady in waiting to Queen Anne Boleyn. She's afraid to marry a man hardened from battle that has no courtly manners. Besides that, she is in love with another man. "I wanted to kill him," he muttered. "For daring to put his hands on your body, his mouth...god's blood, I have never wanted so badly to kill a man, even in battle." Eloise's new husband has no patience for her past love attempting to touch what belongs to him. He wants a faithful wife, but Eloise is a very desirable woman and many men want her in their bed. "The king...the king desires a wife?" "The king, my beautiful fool, desires my wife." "If His Majesty discovers your deceit, you could pay for it with you life." "You think my life is worth more to me than your honor?" Lord Wolf and Eloise find themselves caught up in a web of desire and deceit. King Henry VIII has no problem taking what he wants, even if the woman is married to one of his best soldiers. This book was full of action, passion, lust, and deceit. No one is safe in the King's Court, and each day is a chess match to come out on top. Fortunately Lord Wolf is a master of deceit. I totally enjoyed this book. If I could change anything, I would have loved better communication between Lord Wolf and Eloise. But she was so naive that maybe is was best that she remained in the dark. Everything worked out best because of it! I highly recommend this book to anyone looking for a semi-erotic historical romance with a plot. I look forward to much more from this author! ARC received from Sourcebooks Casablanca via Netgalley

  2. 4 out of 5

    Sandy ღCoffee Addict Booksღ

    ***3.75 scorching stars*** Set in an era where loving and being loved was believed to be just fantasy, where men dominated the society and woman were considered as a possession, a source of pleasure and their only purpose is to produce an heir. And there’s Eloise Tyrell one of the queen Anne Boleyn’s maid, who is determined to marry for love and submit here body to the one who loves her. All her dreams come crumbling down when her father decides to marry her to a solider of King Henry VIII, Lord ***3.75 scorching stars*** Set in an era where loving and being loved was believed to be just fantasy, where men dominated the society and woman were considered as a possession, a source of pleasure and their only purpose is to produce an heir. And there’s Eloise Tyrell one of the queen Anne Boleyn’s maid, who is determined to marry for love and submit here body to the one who loves her. All her dreams come crumbling down when her father decides to marry her to a solider of King Henry VIII, Lord Wolf Wolf is the toughest soldier known in the court, he was married at a young age to a beautiful woman he was in love with but she runs away with somebody else leaving him broken hearted. He swore to never be so gullible and fall for another woman ever. Reason he agrees to marry Eloise is because she’s already in love with another man so he don’t have to worry about love which will never come between them and he just wants her to give him a son. With so many things threatening their marriage, against all the odds they find themselves being more loyal and possessive about each other and are trying desperately to save their marriage and finally accept that it’s never too late to love again. Three words to describe this book- HOT HOT and FUCKING HOT!!! Ok that’s more than three, but you got what I mean right?! *winks* though I’ve read way more erotic books than this, the thing which makes it stand out is blend of historical and erotica giving it a touch of “Caveman hotness” (yep! I made that up) Need I say more ladies??? The only annoying thing about them was that they had a huge misunderstanding right from the beginning, it’s not like they didn’t have chance to sort it out mostly because they are busy having sex (not that I’m complaining) or ruin everything, the very minute they open their mouth. All in all it was a good laid back sizzling story of falling in love. ARC kindly provided by SOURCEBOOKS Casablanca via Netgalley, for an honest review.

  3. 5 out of 5

    WhiskeyintheJar

    I'm glad I hung in there for the Anne Boleyn beheading scene (roughly 70-80% in) because it was done really well and the sense of history had my nerdy self jonesing. The rest, well, umm, do you like nipples (this is extremely important here), amazingly dumb bratty heroines, and heroes without first names who call themselves rapists but aren't...sort of...kind of...not? This was also billed as erotic but honestly, I've gotten more out of a well baked chocolate chip cookie. I really was going to wri I'm glad I hung in there for the Anne Boleyn beheading scene (roughly 70-80% in) because it was done really well and the sense of history had my nerdy self jonesing. The rest, well, umm, do you like nipples (this is extremely important here), amazingly dumb bratty heroines, and heroes without first names who call themselves rapists but aren't...sort of...kind of...not? This was also billed as erotic but honestly, I've gotten more out of a well baked chocolate chip cookie. I really was going to write more of a review but seriously, they never mention the heroes first name, so this is all I have in me. The writing itself was good but the story never came together and the lead couple sucked (like that scholarly word?). I'm off to bake some chocolate chip cookies

  4. 5 out of 5

    Cora Tea Party Princess

    5 Words: lust, passion, intrigue, treason, love. I was extremely sceptical when I started this - I didn't think it'd be my cup of tea. At all. But it has a pretty cover and I'd read some amazing reviews so I thought I'd give it a go. So I shadow read it a little. Or rather, I shadow read it to the 50% mark. And I was pleasantly surprised. So up it went on my Currently Reading for all to see. I'm not sure about the whole "Fifty Shades of Tudor Sex" thing, this does not compare at all to Fifty Shades 5 Words: lust, passion, intrigue, treason, love. I was extremely sceptical when I started this - I didn't think it'd be my cup of tea. At all. But it has a pretty cover and I'd read some amazing reviews so I thought I'd give it a go. So I shadow read it a little. Or rather, I shadow read it to the 50% mark. And I was pleasantly surprised. So up it went on my Currently Reading for all to see. I'm not sure about the whole "Fifty Shades of Tudor Sex" thing, this does not compare at all to Fifty Shades - and thank goodness. But it's probably a good marketing gimmick. Wolf Bride is full of passion and lust and misunderstandings. It is heartbreaking, frustrating, empowering and incredibly sexy, and it was a roller-coaster of a read. I enjoyed every moment. This book took my breath away more than once and for many different reasons. I loved how confused and conflicted and innocent Eloise was. And how naive. She really came to life in the pages and I felt for her so much. I even felt like crying. Wolf is smart and cunning and ruthless, but he is so intensely passionate. And he turns out to be nothing like your first impressions of him. This is Fifty Shades with all of the passion and none of the sickening abuse. It is an intense and passionate romance set in the turmoil of the Tudor Court as Queen Anne is trialled and executed. I received a copy of this for free via NetGalley for review purposes. And then promptly went out and pre-ordered the whole series.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Cora Tea Party Princess

    5 Words: lust, passion, intrigue, treason, love. Do you know something? I read this last year as an ARC and I loved it so much I went out and bought a copy and gushed about it EVERYWHERE! So if you haven't picked it up yet get yourself a copy. And ignore the big red sticker thing on the front. Unless that's your sort of thing. This book is fabulously passionate. The characters just click in the most delicious and addictive away, and the sumptuous and tense setting of the Tudor Court just adds to i 5 Words: lust, passion, intrigue, treason, love. Do you know something? I read this last year as an ARC and I loved it so much I went out and bought a copy and gushed about it EVERYWHERE! So if you haven't picked it up yet get yourself a copy. And ignore the big red sticker thing on the front. Unless that's your sort of thing. This book is fabulously passionate. The characters just click in the most delicious and addictive away, and the sumptuous and tense setting of the Tudor Court just adds to it.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Ellen Gail

    I'd give this book a shrug, but that would mean putting in the effort to actually move my shoulders and I don't really feel like it at the moment. Wolf Bride really wasn't bad, but I can't say I got much out of it. There's just nothing to say about it. It mostly made me miss The Tudors. Natalie Dormer is a national treasure. I'd give this book a shrug, but that would mean putting in the effort to actually move my shoulders and I don't really feel like it at the moment. Wolf Bride really wasn't bad, but I can't say I got much out of it. There's just nothing to say about it. It mostly made me miss The Tudors. Natalie Dormer is a national treasure.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Bj

    4 "The Truth & Lies About Innocence" Stars! Having been an ardent fan of The Tudors Showtime Series, and just generally of accounts surrounding the historical period during King Henry VIII's reign, I took one look at the blurb for the Wolf Bride, and just knew I had to read it. While most accounts of this period center around the principal players themselves, the Wolf Bride provides an interesting glimpse of what these history altering events may have seemed like via the eyes of less famous part 4 "The Truth & Lies About Innocence" Stars! Having been an ardent fan of The Tudors Showtime Series, and just generally of accounts surrounding the historical period during King Henry VIII's reign, I took one look at the blurb for the Wolf Bride, and just knew I had to read it. While most accounts of this period center around the principal players themselves, the Wolf Bride provides an interesting glimpse of what these history altering events may have seemed like via the eyes of less famous participants, and how their lives were nonetheless equally affected by the drama that unfolded. Moreover, it is interesting to also get a taste of what may have been expected of women of that age, particularly as it relates to infatuation, love and marriage. As would be expected of women back then, the passion also bears an element of submission that while tame by today's standards, would nonetheless appeal to lovers of dominant alpha heroes. The Wolf Bride takes place in England, 1536. Eloise Tyrell, one of Anne Boleyn's ladies-in-waiting who hails from the North, has just been claimed by Lord Wolf, a well regarded soldier in King Henry VIII's army, who is also a rich landowner and while a bit older, remembers Eloise from their childhood days as neighbors in the Yorkshire moors. Lord Wolf is a hardened man, who though having taken a fancy to Eloise's unusual beauty, has sworn off love as a result of a prior bad experienced with a betrothed. Eloise, in turn, while still somewhat naive, has not led a totally sheltered life. During her tenure at court, she has not only attracted the attention of a handsome courtier, but even the eye of the King. She will do her wifely duty, but she will not submit her heart. For surely if she has learned one thing at court, it's that when the innocence wears off, her husband will no doubt go in search of other attentions. When scandal breaks out though, and Eloise is summoned back to testify against the Queen, she must quickly discern who to trust and just what truths and lies about innocence must be told. Will Wolf stand by her when all is said and done? Even if he does, when an even more sinister threat sets his sites on Eloise, will Wolf be able to keep her safe? Through the Wolf Bride, we get a view of what court life may have been like for one of Anne Boleyn's ladies-in-waiting, at around the time that she was accused of adultery, among other crimes. We also, no surprise, are exposed to King Henry VIII's lecherous ways and just generally to the ways of life in the Sixteenth Century. While I can not attest to the complete accuracy of the historical facts in the Wolf Bride, the story seemed to generally comport with my knowledge of the era and combined it with an interesting romance, with a bit of hot, dominant passion to boot! I look forward to reading more of Elizabeth Moss' works in the future. Source: Review copy provided in exchange for an honest review.

  8. 5 out of 5

    *P*u*r*p*l*e* Masochist

    ~Arc provided by Netgalley in exchange for honest review~ One of the goals I set for myself this year when it comes to reading is to try some genres I rarely read. One of them is historical romance, so that was one of the main reasons beside the sexy cover I picked this book up. ~ Why it didn't work out for me: ~ Unfortunately, after reading this book I'm even more sure than ever that historical romances aren't the right genre for me and that I should stick to contemporary. Why is that? First of al ~Arc provided by Netgalley in exchange for honest review~ One of the goals I set for myself this year when it comes to reading is to try some genres I rarely read. One of them is historical romance, so that was one of the main reasons beside the sexy cover I picked this book up. ~ Why it didn't work out for me: ~ Unfortunately, after reading this book I'm even more sure than ever that historical romances aren't the right genre for me and that I should stick to contemporary. Why is that? First of all, I'm not a fan of the courteous way people communicate in historical romances. Secondly and probably the most important reason is the inferior portrayal of women in this genre. Women are seen only as a source for increasing population and they have little to none right in comparison to men which bothered me a lot while reading this book. Yes, I've read a lot of classics from this genre which are still one of my favorite books ever, but no offense to anyone- I don't think this book is on the same level. ~ I couldn't connect to the characters or their story. This refers especially to the main character Eloise who I considered weak, naive and at times- a true drama queen. But then again, I also think that the biggest reason for that is the era she was born in. She was raised to keep her mouth shut and be the obedient woman, daughter and wife like the rest of the women of that time, so I can't really blame her. ~ The over-used plot. To be honest I feel that we've seen/read this plot too many times so far. It lacked originality and therefore I was bored through the most of the book. I did enjoy some of the sexy banter between the main couple occasionally, but the book as a whole failed to leave some bigger impression on me. That is why 2 stars. Read it and decide for yourself. This review is posted on Way Too Hot Books.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Cyndi

    Here’s my problem with biographies, even these books written around historical events, they are subjective. None of us were there (unless you are immortal) (I read a lot of fantasies so my hope lives on). So, how do we know what Anne Boleyn or Henry VIII were really like. We only know what people have written. They are either deified or demonized, depending on the author. As for our hero and heroine in the book? He’s ok but overbearing and secretive. Not always in a fun way. She is often fligh Here’s my problem with biographies, even these books written around historical events, they are subjective. None of us were there (unless you are immortal) (I read a lot of fantasies so my hope lives on). So, how do we know what Anne Boleyn or Henry VIII were really like. We only know what people have written. They are either deified or demonized, depending on the author. As for our hero and heroine in the book? He’s ok but overbearing and secretive. Not always in a fun way. She is often flighty. She will be hurt and angry but apparently he has a magic penis. He touches her and she forgets what a jerk he was and jumps into bed with him. Apparently she loses all cognizant thoughts. So, since I am a fan of great characters, this book failed me. I didn’t stop reading it because I kept hoping it would improve. But, every time it started to improve our heroine started to talk. Right after she meets him she calls him the enemy. I thought, “what? When did that happen?” Then she kept going back and forth. Very flighty!

  10. 5 out of 5

    Colleen Fauchelle

    This is spicy, but it is between a husband and wife. I really enjoyed this story set around King Henry and his second wife who lost her head.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Carly

    ‘If Lord Wolf also held such views, she thought fiercely, he would find himself at war with his wife from the first day of their wars.’ Wolf Bride follows Eloise Tyrell, who upon meeting, lives a lavish life at court being one of Queen Anne’s ladies in waiting. Shortly into the novel, Eloise discovers that it has been arranged for her to marry one of England’s most renowned and wealthy soldiers, Lord Wolf. Seeing as the book is historical fiction, readers will be very familiar with the context th ‘If Lord Wolf also held such views, she thought fiercely, he would find himself at war with his wife from the first day of their wars.’ Wolf Bride follows Eloise Tyrell, who upon meeting, lives a lavish life at court being one of Queen Anne’s ladies in waiting. Shortly into the novel, Eloise discovers that it has been arranged for her to marry one of England’s most renowned and wealthy soldiers, Lord Wolf. Seeing as the book is historical fiction, readers will be very familiar with the context that exists within it: female submission. From the moment Eloise discovers what has been decided for her, she immediately detests it. She rejects the notion that women are viewed merely as possessions to procure heirs in loveless marriages. I liked how the topic of submission is discussed leisurely and Eloise acknowledges how gender roles within her society will dictate her life. I think within the book Moss did a great job of illustrating what it’s like to be a women in this era through Eloise’s voice, as opposed to writing something sexually violent etc. Initially I thought that Wolf Bride was more of a character driven story, as opposed to a plot driven one. I think this statement is true for roughly the first half of the book. Personally having more of a character driven story doesn’t faze me. It’s actually more of an aspect I enjoyed and expected because I went into the book wanting a romance. However the second half of the novel surprisingly bought in a sub plot that really aided the characters relationship and made the novel even more entertaining. Lastly, Eloise was a great protagonist and I really enjoyed reading from her perspective. Apart of me is really sad that the next book within this series is a companion and not from her perspective, although she would definitely have some sort of cameo because it’s from her sisters POV. As I discussed female submission earlier, what made Eloise a great character was the ways she found to subtly defy those who held power over her. She was feisty, intelligent and always stayed true to her morals. ‘He loved her natural courage, not shrinking from danger, but prepared to join him if she must.’ More over although the love interest Wolf is the typical alpha male, he was a very refreshing male protagonist. We also get the dual perspective of Eloise and Wolf. Initially it’s just Eloise for a few chapters, so I was surprised to get Wolf’s perspective. Also, there are some incredibly written scenes: ‘I would have to be a saint to keep my hands off you any longer, and heaven help me, I’ve always been more sinner than saint.’ *fans self* Overall, if a hot historical romance, with amazing characters sounds enticing to you - I’d highly recommend this book!

  12. 5 out of 5

    Sophia

    I have had this one on the shelf for some time. I initially got excited when I read the blurb and saw a couple of reviews, but would you believe the comparison line was what held me back? Telling me a book is the historical version of Fifty Shades of Gray or a cross between Hilary Martel and Sylvia Day actually had the opposite effect of what they wanted. I was less than enthused about either possibility. And, in the end, for my part, it wasn't an apt set of comparisons. Might need to have a Yak I have had this one on the shelf for some time. I initially got excited when I read the blurb and saw a couple of reviews, but would you believe the comparison line was what held me back? Telling me a book is the historical version of Fifty Shades of Gray or a cross between Hilary Martel and Sylvia Day actually had the opposite effect of what they wanted. I was less than enthused about either possibility. And, in the end, for my part, it wasn't an apt set of comparisons. Might need to have a Yakkety Yak about that on a different day. But anyhoots, this turned out to be something more in line of a steamy Tudor era court intrigue arranged marriage piece which was much more appealing to me when I actually sat down to read it making me sorry I dragged my feet. The story caught my attention from the very first pages when the heroine, Eloise Tyrell, is part of Queen Anne's ladies and she notes the Queen is stepping out on her husband, Henry VIII (and he's flagrantly stepping out on her, but that is neither here nor there back in that time). Henry and Anne's court is a dangerous place to be with ambitions high and Henry's volatile temper. This was exciting and I enjoyed that part. I did struggle a bit with the heroine. I didn't hate her, but she's kind of a passive-aggressive type. Eloise faces an arranged marriage that she does not want with a noble who looks great in person and on paper and puts the playful flirty puppy type guy she was mooning over to shame, but still she tries for a silent battle of snippy attitude and refusal to really see that she's getting quite a fantastic deal for those days. She kept getting caught in situations that made her look bad because she froze up and wasn't thinking which did make me feel sorry for her a little. I felt her real issue with the marriage was that it wasn't her own idea and Wolf isn't easily manipulated by her. But getting past Eloise's control games, I really enjoyed the rest of the story. I even enjoyed how Eloise's fiery nature paired well with Wolf. It was quite steamy and probably a tad over-balanced with the sexy times, but lust is the game with this series afterall so I was expecting it. I thought the court intrigue and the way Wolf slowly earned his new wife's respect and love was the best part. Wolf plays a deep game with King Henry himself as the other player which made for a nice, taunt build to the finish. So, all in all, it was a nice Tudor era lusty romp and I was glad to have read it. This is definitely for those who like their historicals steamy and want a bit of medieval court intrigue on the side. My thanks to Sourcebooks Casablanca for the opportunity to read this book in exchange for an honest review.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Leah

    (3.5 stars) I actually enjoyed this book :P I thought it was just going to be a whatever romance novel but I was pretty engaged into the story. Sure there could have been a more dense story to it rather than about love but this is a Romance novel. It's the genre. I must accept it lol. The romance was realistic and believable. Within the Romance genre I've only ever read the 50 Shades series. Wolf Bride was interesting in a different way because it takes place in the 1800's and there's kings and (3.5 stars) I actually enjoyed this book :P I thought it was just going to be a whatever romance novel but I was pretty engaged into the story. Sure there could have been a more dense story to it rather than about love but this is a Romance novel. It's the genre. I must accept it lol. The romance was realistic and believable. Within the Romance genre I've only ever read the 50 Shades series. Wolf Bride was interesting in a different way because it takes place in the 1800's and there's kings and queens and adultery and murder and treason etc. I'll be reading the next one! (view spoiler)[ Gawd I hated Simon from the start lol I could tell immediately he was such a player. Wolf is hot. lol that is all. I think how Moss made him realistic, like based his character off of being a soldier mind set, not just a lover boi. I was surprised they actually killed Queen Anne. I wished Moss wrote more about Eloise and Wolf's wedding, there was really nothing about it, but maybe in those times weddings were simple. (hide spoiler)]

  14. 4 out of 5

    Reader

    BRILLIANT Set in one of my favourite periods in history. Eloise is a lady in waiting to Anne Boleyn, second wife and queen of Henry VIII. The tension at court is high as Henry is already tiring of Anne who has failed to produce a son. Rumours about the queen and certain gentlemen at court are being bandied about. Eloise is a country girl born and bred, the machinations at court are far removed from her life at home in Yorkshire. When Eloise's father arrives at court with Lord Wolf whose estate is BRILLIANT Set in one of my favourite periods in history. Eloise is a lady in waiting to Anne Boleyn, second wife and queen of Henry VIII. The tension at court is high as Henry is already tiring of Anne who has failed to produce a son. Rumours about the queen and certain gentlemen at court are being bandied about. Eloise is a country girl born and bred, the machinations at court are far removed from her life at home in Yorkshire. When Eloise's father arrives at court with Lord Wolf whose estate is near her fathers back home. She is shocked that her father has promised her to Lord Wolf in marriage. For Eloise there's no escape, to refuse would bring shame and disgrace to her family and ruin her younger sisters chances at making a good match. Lord Wolf is a loyal servant of the kings having fought in many battles. But he's ready to marry and needs an heir to carry on his name. With the kings permission they marry, and return home to Yorkshire. But it's not long before they are both summoned back to court. Eloise is to face questions about the queen who is now imprisioned in the tower. This is a dangerous time, and Lord Wolf will need to use all his cunning to keep Eloise from the executioners block. I really loved this story, it's beautifully written with characters that just come alive on the page. Wolf and Eloise are so good together in and out of the bedroom. Plus there's a whole cast of supporting characters that help to bring this story alive. With plenty of drama, tension and danger, this is a highly recommended read. ARC courtesy of NetGalley

  15. 4 out of 5

    Sarah Mac

    Sweet mother of pearl, spare me from romances that hinge on Big Misunderstandings. *rubs temple* Seriously, these two knuckleheads drop-kick their brains at the least provocation, over & over & over with the same damn arguments. And while the hero annoyed me with his 'all women are faithless whores because I got my heart broken' routine, it was the heroine who killed all joy in a fifty mile radius. Her repeated sensitivity to literally any comment he made was absolutely excruciating. The poor mim Sweet mother of pearl, spare me from romances that hinge on Big Misunderstandings. *rubs temple* Seriously, these two knuckleheads drop-kick their brains at the least provocation, over & over & over with the same damn arguments. And while the hero annoyed me with his 'all women are faithless whores because I got my heart broken' routine, it was the heroine who killed all joy in a fifty mile radius. Her repeated sensitivity to literally any comment he made was absolutely excruciating. The poor mimbo can't even admit he desires her, because he desires her FOR THE WRONG REASONS. How dare he! How dare he find her attractive! How dare he marry her & encourage her to enjoy boffing him! He only desires her body because he thinks she's chattel & has no personal value in their marriage & therefore every kind word is a patronizing reminder of how worthless she is beyond boffing, which she can't help enjoying! THE SMOTHERING BASTARD!! ...Puh-lease. The continual miscommunication + brain-numbing Cunning Plans in the last third (combined with further Big Mis antics, natch) spelled doom for further reading. The one positive was the scene in the cave, where they admire a prehistoric horse painting & enjoy a brief moment of connectivity to past couples who might have lain beneath said painting thousands of years back. That bit was good. The rest, alas, was junk.

  16. 4 out of 5

    Kara-karina

    To be honest, what started promising, went downhill really fast. Too much unnecessary angst, anachronistic for the historical era, unconvincing main characters and the mention of FSoG on the cover will only harm this book in comparison. They have nothing in common. Unfortunately, not recommended.

  17. 4 out of 5

    Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin

    I would like to thank NETGALLEY AND SOURCEBOOKS Casablanca for giving me the opportunity to read the ARC of the book. This book had me right out of the gate! I love this is set in Tudor times. I love all things Tudor. It starts out in Queen Anne's chambers, but this isn't about her and Henry, even though they are in the book. The main characters of this book are Eloise and Lord Wolf. Eloise is one of Queen Anne's maids. She thinks she is in love with some jerk named Simon, he has her convinced t I would like to thank NETGALLEY AND SOURCEBOOKS Casablanca for giving me the opportunity to read the ARC of the book. This book had me right out of the gate! I love this is set in Tudor times. I love all things Tudor. It starts out in Queen Anne's chambers, but this isn't about her and Henry, even though they are in the book. The main characters of this book are Eloise and Lord Wolf. Eloise is one of Queen Anne's maids. She thinks she is in love with some jerk named Simon, he has her convinced they are to be married. Fortunately, her dad comes to court and announces she is to be married to Lord Wolf. They have to get permission from King Henry and Queen Anne since she is a maid of Anne's. Anne doesn't want to give her over but Henry lets her go. Eloise is livid that her father has done this to her. She wants to marry Simon. When she is taking a walk with Simon talking about running away together etc, because they are in love, he says it will be ok they can be lovers when she comes to court with her husband. She is stunned of course, he tries to rape her, but alas her soon to be husband, Lord Wolf comes to her rescue. As the story grows so does the lust and love Eloise and Lord Wolf have for each other. They have a very passionate and argumentative way of getting to know each other. Now they did know each other a little when they were younger so it's not exactly the first time they have ever seen each other. During the book Queen Anne is beheaded. At one point Eloise has to make sure she isn't implicated in anything for being a maid. I'm thinking they will give little tidbits of the King Henry in the other books. It's just awesome! I have to say again I love this book, it is not for the faint of heart and I wouldn't think for the younger generation. It's very erotic and down right narly. Either way, I loved it and I can't wait to buy it when it comes out and the others in the trilogy! www.melissa413readsalot.blogspot.com

  18. 4 out of 5

    Ari

    DNF I gave it a shot, hoped and thought I'd like it, but I couldn't go past the first half of the book. The female lead is not likable (I think she's smiled once in the span of 150 pages and not yet really shown this streak of strong will that she apparently has), the male lead seems to suffer from split personality since I still don't know what kind of person he is, and there's no substantial plot that I can grasp--maybe it happens later on in the story, but I can't waste my time on a novel that DNF I gave it a shot, hoped and thought I'd like it, but I couldn't go past the first half of the book. The female lead is not likable (I think she's smiled once in the span of 150 pages and not yet really shown this streak of strong will that she apparently has), the male lead seems to suffer from split personality since I still don't know what kind of person he is, and there's no substantial plot that I can grasp--maybe it happens later on in the story, but I can't waste my time on a novel that I don't enjoy so far along it. Don't think I'll be attempting to read the second book in the series.

  19. 5 out of 5

    Iza Brekilien

    – This novel was provided by the publisher through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review – Reviewed for http://theereaderjunkie.wordpress.com Hilary Mantel meets Sylvia Day ? Hem no, let’s not get excited. Eloise is a young lady-in-waiting to Queen Anne Boleyn. She is in love with Simon, a courtier, but when her father suddenly announces her that she is to marry Lord Wolf, a neighbor she met as a child but only knows from afar, Simon simply offers her to be his mistress after the wedding. Havi – This novel was provided by the publisher through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review – Reviewed for http://theereaderjunkie.wordpress.com Hilary Mantel meets Sylvia Day ? Hem no, let’s not get excited. Eloise is a young lady-in-waiting to Queen Anne Boleyn. She is in love with Simon, a courtier, but when her father suddenly announces her that she is to marry Lord Wolf, a neighbor she met as a child but only knows from afar, Simon simply offers her to be his mistress after the wedding. Having hoped for an elopement to a secret wedding, shocked and hurt, Eloise resigns herself to be Wolf’s bride. With her former lover’s attitude and that of King Henry, she soon concludes that men are driven by lust and nothing else. However, as Wolf first kisses her, lust sets her aflame, leaving her astoundished… but wanting more. Wolf is hard man, a tad manipulative. He has never gotten along with his father, his mother died when he was young and the woman he loved hand hoped to marry, Margerie, ran before the wedding with another man, which led him to believe that all women are unfaithful by nature. He spent his life on the battlefield and became one of King Henry’s most reliable soldier. Eloise reads poetry, loves music and all things refined. She hoped to marry for love. Wolf is tough and silent, wipes his mouth on his sleeve and wants to marry to conceive an heir. How will those two ever understand each other ? Through lust. These two burn the sheets, tree trunks, cave grounds, whatever. Yet will that be enough when King Henry summons Eloise to the court in order to testify in Queen Anne’s trial ? Will Wolf pretend to be estranged to his wife who risks a death penalty ? Oh well, we all know the answer to that, it’s romance after all ! What didn’t I like in this novel ? Nothing much, really. A few things bothered me, but didn’t make me mad. – She grips his shoulders repeatedly, cluthes them, digs her fingers in them, so much that I was expecting the man to wear permanent clawmarks ! – They never once sit and talk open heartedly, they assume things from each other, think they know what each other are feeling but somehow, even if it irritated me, it was understandable. They have different ways of life, different pasts, different expectations and both are wary. So what would have made me scream in other books merely annoyed me. – The rhythm of the writing is sometimes unequal, yet nothing that prevents from reading more and wanting to understand how these people will overcome their problems. What did I like then ? – The book interested me much more near the 50% mark, when the news of the trial broke up. The risks and manipulations of the court piqued my interest more than the love story. – My favorite scene was queen Anne’s execution. Not that I rejoiced in somebody’s death, but I have to admit it was very well written, made me admire Anne’s dignity deeply and feel sad for her. She’s not portrayed as a one-sided character, we only catch glimpses of her, but it’s that scene that I’ll remember most from this novel. – Eloise and Wolf fought like cats, burned with physical passion, he put his foot in his mouth several times and their love takes time to appear and reveal itself. No insta-love, it’s one step forward, two steps backward, insta-lust progressing slowly into much more. As a conclusion Remember the tv-show The Tudors ? The boxed set is on the shelves on the right of my computer as I’m typing. I enjoyed reading this spicy novel and diving once again in that era. It was entertaining if sometimes irritating, a perfect read on a quiet week-end. My only regret is there might have been a little too much sex (you don’t know how much I hate it when I have to write this !) and I didn’t really feel the love between the main characters. The physical passion, yes, the hesitations and yearnings on both sides, yes, I wanted them both to find love and comfort, but not necessarily with each other. The only clue that Wolf might have been interested in her at one point was when he watched her play when they were kids. Hence the rate, I enjoyed reading it but I didn’t feel the passion I needed to feel.

  20. 4 out of 5

    Sarah

    THE WRITING It was so hard for me to rate Wolf Bride. On one hand, I loved the mixture of Tudor royalty and semi-accurate (this is historical romance after all) history. Moss excellently introduced historical royalty into this book, it was the only thing I actually loved about this book. I am such a fan of historical romances that introduce real historical figures and it felt like the author did a swell job of researching the time period. On the other hand, I barely made it through the book. In THE WRITING It was so hard for me to rate Wolf Bride. On one hand, I loved the mixture of Tudor royalty and semi-accurate (this is historical romance after all) history. Moss excellently introduced historical royalty into this book, it was the only thing I actually loved about this book. I am such a fan of historical romances that introduce real historical figures and it felt like the author did a swell job of researching the time period. On the other hand, I barely made it through the book. In fact, I was determined to DNF this book until I got bored with watching TV and just decided to finish the book. It felt as if there was a huge chasm between the emotion Moss was trying to portray and the writing. I could read the emotion she tried to express but I couldn’t feel it. This was a major problem for me and ultimately wound up making it difficult for me to feel anything for the characters but frustration. THE STORY My family and friends will tell you that I am a huge fan of history though I wouldn’t necessarily consider myself a history buff. I always enjoy learning about it, but I like a fictional spin on history so I’m always delighted to read a historical romance that introduces real historical royalty and nobles. If it weren’t for the big parts that King Henry VIII and Queen Anne Boleyn played in the plot, I probably would have DNFed it before it got to the best part – Queen Anne’s beheading. While I wasn’t such a big fan of the characters in Wolf Bride, I love how embroiled they were in King Henry’s hunt for “the truth” of his wife’s treachery and ultimate demise. My favorite scene in the entire book took place on the day of Anne's beheading. It was the only part of the book that drew any real emotion from me. THE CHARACTERS As I’ve said, the main characters were a major source of disappointment for me. I found Lord Wolf petty, manipulative and a downright jerk for the most part. He spent most of the book punishing Eloise for crimes his former fiancé committed which made me so annoyed. At least blame her for the stupid mistakes that Eloise herself made - and she made plenty. He seems to prescribe to the theory that all women share the same mind and the same motives...which in turn pissed me off. Eloise wasn’t much better. She was flighty, naïve to the point of stupidity and just as petty as Lord Wolf. They did not make a healthy couple and by the end of the book I found myself glad to be through with them. THE END This book was both a source of both frustration and fascination for me. It wasn’t an easy adventure, but at the same time, I’m pretty proud that I managed to finish it – though that probably had more to do with boredom on my part and not so much curiosity. I don’t regret reading Wolf Bride, but I honestly don’t think I can recommend a book that I didn’t like. I hope y'all will still give it a try for yourselves if it sounds like something you would enjoy and let us know how you liked it for yourself. I might one day try another book by Elizabeth Moss, but I doubt it will be anytime soon. If nothing else, Wolf Bride expressed how much women were seen as nothing more than broad mares for nobles to spawn heirs.   This review was originally posted on One Curvy Blogger

  21. 4 out of 5

    Albert

    Wolf Bride by Elizabeth Moss is exciting, lustful, and a powerfully told erotic romance set during the wife killing King Henry of England. First off, don't pay any attention to the marketing idiot who campaigned this with the blurb of "50 shades", that should be an insult to the quality of writing and storytelling in Wolf Bride. This novel is for all those readers who enjoy the time period of the Tudor reign and the detail that Phillipa Gregory brings to her novels, just turn up the heat. Turn i Wolf Bride by Elizabeth Moss is exciting, lustful, and a powerfully told erotic romance set during the wife killing King Henry of England. First off, don't pay any attention to the marketing idiot who campaigned this with the blurb of "50 shades", that should be an insult to the quality of writing and storytelling in Wolf Bride. This novel is for all those readers who enjoy the time period of the Tudor reign and the detail that Phillipa Gregory brings to her novels, just turn up the heat. Turn it up a lot! "...'Eloise Tyrell is a lively and intelligent lady, to be sure, and goodly enough to look upon. That cannot be denied. But when I eventually marry, I hope to find a bride with a less mettlesome nature. Like our Queen Anne, your intended is of an argumentative bent. While I admired her fiery responses at supper last night, I agreed with her father that a woman like that needs to be disciplined. I would not wish to share my bed with such an opinionated lady.' He sounded rueful. 'I fear your wife will not take kindly to brindle and bit..." Eloise Tyrell is one of Queen Anne's ladies in waiting when her father betroths her to Lord Wolf. She knows little of the Lord, only that he is a hardened man, a soldier and favored by the King. It is a marriage made to save her father from ruin and to give Lord Wolf heirs. So far from the love match Eloise sought out. But in this time, when men rule, Eloise is like the Queen she serves. Head strong and opinionated. She has no intention to submit her will to any man. No less a man she does not know and in truth, frightens her with his harsh manners. But Lord Wolf has other ideas, he will marry Eloise and teach her how to be his wife and his lover. Eloise soon learns that her new husband is as expert in love making as he is a warrior. But the specter of a lost love hangs over them. A woman Eloise knows her husband still loves. In her heart she is falling for Lord Wolf, but believes her love will never be returned. But the Court of King Henry will not leave the newlyweds alone as the Queen Eloise is loyal to is tried for adultery and treason against the Crown. Eloise and Lord Wolf are called back to the Palace to face interrogation. Besides the lost lovers of both, waiting to destroy their happiness. If you remove the erotica from this novel you would have a wonderfully written tale of the Tudor court. The times and mannerisms have been meticulously detailed. But why? Moss does a terrific job of developing the relationship between Eloise and Wolf, but fighting their emotions and exploring the blossoming love affair happening between them. Wolf's Bride is wonderfully told and hotly paced! A very good read!

  22. 5 out of 5

    Pam Nelson

    4 Wolf Bride Stars Doing the audible challenge and reading something from each category isn’t as easy as one might think. I am not a huge fan of historical romance, but I am going in open minded. That being said I really enjoyed this book. Eloise isn’t a timid female in the least, she might be a little naive about somethings but she sure learns fast. I like that it wasn’t love at first sight and that Lord Wolf and Eloise had to get to know each other he might have been all, I MAN and everything bu 4 Wolf Bride Stars Doing the audible challenge and reading something from each category isn’t as easy as one might think. I am not a huge fan of historical romance, but I am going in open minded. That being said I really enjoyed this book. Eloise isn’t a timid female in the least, she might be a little naive about somethings but she sure learns fast. I like that it wasn’t love at first sight and that Lord Wolf and Eloise had to get to know each other he might have been all, I MAN and everything but when it comes right down to it he was very in tuned to her and I liked that. Trust didn’t happen right away or even for quite a long time and I think that made me like this book because to me that was very believable and not so farfetched. I really enjoyed the narration too; the accents and the tone she uses were perfect for this story. *You don't have to like my review but its 100% my opinion, and I am allowed to have it.*

  23. 5 out of 5

    Heidi

    One reviewer (on the back of the book, of course) described this series as Hilary Mantel meets Sylvia Day. I disagree— it’s more like Philippa Gregory-lite meets Sylvia Day-lite. Nevertheless— this is a lot less historical fiction and a lot more of a healthy romp in the hay, in the garden, in the master suite, in the... you get the picture. There are some scenes featuring King Henry, Queen Anne and Thomas Cromwell, but more often it’s more redundant musings of “what is love” and “am I in love” b One reviewer (on the back of the book, of course) described this series as Hilary Mantel meets Sylvia Day. I disagree— it’s more like Philippa Gregory-lite meets Sylvia Day-lite. Nevertheless— this is a lot less historical fiction and a lot more of a healthy romp in the hay, in the garden, in the master suite, in the... you get the picture. There are some scenes featuring King Henry, Queen Anne and Thomas Cromwell, but more often it’s more redundant musings of “what is love” and “am I in love” between Eloise and Lord Wolf. Unfortunately, that’s not enough for this fan of both HF and Tudor tales.

  24. 5 out of 5

    nat.

    2.5 fun to read but a bit cheesy and slightly uncomfortable sometimes. I couldn't take Wolf seriously as a romantic lead, for some reason. and Eloise was just ... Eloise, I guess.

  25. 5 out of 5

    Pavitra (For The Love of Fictional Worlds)

    The review was first up on For The Love of Fictional Worlds. I received a digital copy of the book via Netgalley in exchange for an honest reviews. There were majorly two reasons why I requested this book - The Cover and the fact that it is based in the Tudor Times. Tudor times in the British Monarchy is quite an interesting times for a history buff like me! And the fact that this book revolved, not around Queen Anne and King Henry but to the characters around them. I have always wondered about The review was first up on For The Love of Fictional Worlds. I received a digital copy of the book via Netgalley in exchange for an honest reviews. There were majorly two reasons why I requested this book - The Cover and the fact that it is based in the Tudor Times. Tudor times in the British Monarchy is quite an interesting times for a history buff like me! And the fact that this book revolved, not around Queen Anne and King Henry but to the characters around them. I have always wondered about them, you know? The people whose lives were centered around the King and the Queen, yet had their own lives. How would their lives go? How would the scandal surrounding the court, would affect theirs? These are all the questions that went into my mind, when I read the blurb for this book! While this has Queen Anne and King Henry in the background, this book is about Eloise and Lord Wolf. Now, Eloise is one of Queen Anne's lady-in-waiting. She is a little apprehensive of the court life - with the kind of relationship that Queen has with her King. And yet, she is also naive; never understanding that the Court is more scandalous and shallow than she could have ever imagined. She is a little naive, but even then she is an intelligent woman who while understands that it isn't looked at favorably, still does speak her mind! Lord Wolf, on the other hand, is a hardened soldier, who marries Eloise because he was intrigued by her. For him, this is supposed to be nothing but a marriage of convenience with a lot of lovemaking thrown in of course ;) Now he is arrogant, chauvinistic (which is to be expected of course!), yet has a vulnerable side that he closed off after his long lost love and it is Eloise who slowly gets him back to life :D Eloise and Lord Wolf together are absolutely scorching! I mean literally "off the pages and burn you with the heat" kind of hot together! I absolutely loved their interactions and the slow way the fell in love with each other. In fact, their relationship progressed quite nicely for two people who believed the worst of each other at the start ;) Perfectly working with the story is the background arc of non - fiction surrounding the story of Eloise and Lord Wolf. The scandal surrounding Queen Anne and her relationship and subsequent beheading moves perfectly in sync with the Eloise and Wolf's lives. Ms. Moss has perfectly captured the time and essence of the Tudor Times. Oh and ignore the "Fifty Shades of Tudor" marketing job, because while this is an exciting, lustful and beautifully bold story, it is nothing like the massacre that Fifty Shades of Grey! It is a perfect blend of non - fiction and fictional erotic romance set in the times of wife killing King Henry of England.

  26. 4 out of 5

    Erica Chilson

    I received a copy of this title to read and review for Wicked Reads 5 Stars. Elizabeth Moss is a new-to-me author, and I'm ashamed to admit the copy of Wolf Bride sat on my Kindle since the release. With the third in the series offered for review, I decided to dive in, and I am so glad I did. I was hooked from page one of Wolf Bride, never reading a historical romance set at court, especially not during the reign of the wife-hoarding Henry the Eighth. The story was fresh, fast paced, intriguing, I received a copy of this title to read and review for Wicked Reads 5 Stars. Elizabeth Moss is a new-to-me author, and I'm ashamed to admit the copy of Wolf Bride sat on my Kindle since the release. With the third in the series offered for review, I decided to dive in, and I am so glad I did. I was hooked from page one of Wolf Bride, never reading a historical romance set at court, especially not during the reign of the wife-hoarding Henry the Eighth. The story was fresh, fast paced, intriguing, and a page-turner. Eloise is a strong yet naive character, but not a damsel in distress, no matter how those around her treated her. The lines didn't get blurred in this novel as they do in most historical romances. Eloise's civil freedoms were in the hands of her father, then her husband, but always the King's. The loss of control on your own destiny was difficult to swallow, but I appreciated the truth of it while reading it. For the most part, the story had me clicking page after page, but a few instances between Wolf & Eloise had me a bit frustrated. Wolf was so blind to how his words affected Eloise, and not in the 'she's and irrational female, making more out of it' sort of way. Basically, I felt Wolf a hypocrite, never explaining the 'plot' to his wife, yet acting without asking questions when it came to the woman who was more than dignified and understanding in his position. Wolf Bride was one of the first books out of several, I've read of late that had me eager to get to the finish yet not wishing it to end, as I was taken on an intriguing emotional journey along with the narrators. This isn't fade to blade romance- be prepared for many scorching scenes of between the sheets action, not all of them happening within a marital bed. Recommended to fans of steamy Historical Romance.

  27. 4 out of 5

    Meg - A Bookish Affair

    "Wolf Bride" is a historical romance/ erotic fiction with a heavy dose of hotness. It's set during the time of the Tudors (books like this show me that I am still not over the Tudors). As this book opens, King Henry VIII is married to Anne Boleyn, who is suspected of having dalliances with many men other than her husband. However, this book does not focus on Anne Boleyn or Henry really but one of her needs and waiting, Eloise. Eloise is a naïve woman who has promised to a man who scares her a lit "Wolf Bride" is a historical romance/ erotic fiction with a heavy dose of hotness. It's set during the time of the Tudors (books like this show me that I am still not over the Tudors). As this book opens, King Henry VIII is married to Anne Boleyn, who is suspected of having dalliances with many men other than her husband. However, this book does not focus on Anne Boleyn or Henry really but one of her needs and waiting, Eloise. Eloise is a naïve woman who has promised to a man who scares her a little bit while at the same time also intrigues her. Lord Wolf is powerful and a little bit intimidating. When Eloise becomes his wife, she is attracted to him in a way that she has never been attracted to another man. I really loved the relationship between Lord Wolf and Eloise. The author did a great job of showing the development of the relationship between the two characters so that everything that happened felt really real. The way that their relationship evolves over the course of the book was really interesting to me. There is a ton of passion and a lot of hotness and this book which I really enjoyed! A lot of the book focuses on the initial misunderstandings that Lord Wolf and Eloise have of each other. It almost feels as if they are chasing each other in a way, of which I really enjoyed. While for most of the book, the Tudor setting merely plays a backdrop for Lord Wolf's and Eloise's relationship, I did appreciate that the author really tied the characters to their places at court. I think a lot of times historical romances and eroticas can suffer because the time period in which they are set seems undeveloped. This is definitely not the case here! Overall, I enjoyed this book!

  28. 5 out of 5

    Monica **can't read fast enough**

    WOLF BRIDE is a well written and steamy historical romance. The treachery and danger of Henry VIII's court made for an interesting backdrop. I enjoyed the intertwining of Eloise's story with the dangers of being a lady-in-waiting to Anne Boleyn, and we all know that Anne's story was not a pretty one. Although Eloise managed to escape one problem she finds herself saddled with a man that she doesn't know, doesn't trust, and definitely does not love in the beginning. Wolf is a high handed, arrogan WOLF BRIDE is a well written and steamy historical romance. The treachery and danger of Henry VIII's court made for an interesting backdrop. I enjoyed the intertwining of Eloise's story with the dangers of being a lady-in-waiting to Anne Boleyn, and we all know that Anne's story was not a pretty one. Although Eloise managed to escape one problem she finds herself saddled with a man that she doesn't know, doesn't trust, and definitely does not love in the beginning. Wolf is a high handed, arrogant, and often selfish man. There aren't flowery words or wooing from Wolf. He coerces Eloise into getting what he wants and doesn't treat Eloise very well. Eloise is young, naive, and lacks confidence in herself. She tolerates way too much from Wolf and doesn't know how to handle him. There is no deep abiding love between Eloise and Wolf. Wolf didn't respect Eloise as a woman or his wife so I found it hard to want them to be together despite the physical chemistry that they had. There was quite a bit of wavering from Eloise throughout the book. She could not seem to decide whether she wanted to love Wolf or not. WOLF BRIDE was a good read but it doesn't have a strong heroine or a very likable hero either. I do not have a problem with the hero being a jerk or the heroine being dependent on her hero in a historical romance, but I do want the hero to truly fall in love with the heroine and I am not sure that is what happens with this one. **I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.** You can find more from me at Monlatable Book Reviews http://www.monlatablereviews.com/

  29. 4 out of 5

    Aemelia

    Sadly, this was a DNF book for me, I got about 55% of the way through it and I just couldn't connect with the heroine, Eloise. I found her to be dull and VERY immature. I really liked Wolf and thought he made a fantastic hero but I felt bad for him. He couldn't say anything right. Every time he opened his mouth, Eloise was either offended or her feelings were hurt. I can understand if that happens once or twice for a misunderstanding, but she constantly blew everything out of proportion-internal Sadly, this was a DNF book for me, I got about 55% of the way through it and I just couldn't connect with the heroine, Eloise. I found her to be dull and VERY immature. I really liked Wolf and thought he made a fantastic hero but I felt bad for him. He couldn't say anything right. Every time he opened his mouth, Eloise was either offended or her feelings were hurt. I can understand if that happens once or twice for a misunderstanding, but she constantly blew everything out of proportion-internally, of course. I wish that she would have told Wolf why she was insecure, rather than stewing on it silently. She would be hot and all over him and then the next thing you knew, she was angry or her feelings were hurt over some imagined slight. There wasn't even anyone stirring her up, it was her own imagination.

  30. 4 out of 5

    Adriane (◉‿◉)

    3.80 OH WOLF Stars!!! 3.80 OH WOLF Stars!!!

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