Title: Knightly Desire
A routine mission turns disastrous when knight Captain Brant and his men encounter a renegade mage. Injured and near death, Brant is brought to a nearby sanctuary of the god Ison, where the chaste sisters heal all those in need. He is given into the care of Gabrielle, a talented healer. She is young, vivacious, bold-and a mage. She is everything wrong for him, and yet their desire can't be denied.
Brant lives for his duty. Gabrielle belongs to a god. The lust-filled passion between them is powerful-and forbidden. But their erotic bond cannot be ignored, no matter the consequences.
A Romantica(r) fantasy erotic romance from Ellora's Cave.
Author: Lisa Fox
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: Santa's Sleeping Beauty, Sculpting a Demon, A Matter of Lust, Sinfully Yours
Published by Ellora's Cave Source: Publisher
Published: 22 March 2013
Genres: Erotic Fantasy Romance
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Opening with a battle scene, we meet Brant, Knight’s Captain and leader of a group sworn to protect the kingdom from harm. A large band of barbarians are gathered, the pitched battle is near an end when Brant spies a Mage, whipping up a magical blend of lightning and power to spur the barbarians in battle.
Although Brant succeeded in ending the battle and killing the mage, he has been mortally wounded, and the knights of his company rush him to a sanctuary house, built to serve the god Ison, the cloistered sisters within its walls dedicated to healing. Awakening to find a young sister, less her cowl, in his room, Brant is instantly struck by her beauty.
Gabrielle is fascinated by this man given into her care to heal. For magic has wounded him, and she, with her gifts, is the only one who can help. Attracted to his strength, his honor and his open assessment of her and more than a little curious about what happens with a man and woman, she skirts the bounds of propriety.
Cleverly wrought with clear differences between Brant and Gabrielle, her appreciation of her as a person despite the magic, and his needing to have a reason to retire from knightly duties the two are perfectly suited for a pairing. With a happily ever after and another steamy scene, the story manages to pack a punch with language and imagery, even in a short novella.