May 29, 2014

Forever His by Shelly Thacker (Stolen Brides #1)

Forever His by Shelly Thacker
Genre: Time Travel Romance
Bottom Line: A hot medieval time travel romance with an exciting plot. Perfect if you are in the mood for lots of sexual tension and a domineering hero.

Stolen Brides Series
1.  Forever His
2.  His Forbidden Touch
3.  His Captive Bride

Synopsis (Goodreads):
On New Year's Eve, she tumbles 700 years back in time--and into the bed of a darkly dangerous knight.

Sir Gaston de Varennes wanted a docile bride who would fit into his plans for vengeance and justice, but a trick of time finds him married to a thoroughly modern American lady who turns his castle, his life, and his heart upside down. Will her desperate secret tear them apart after only a few bittersweet weeks of stolen passion--or will they conquer mistrust, treachery, and time itself to discover a love that spans the centuries?

My Thoughts:

Prepare yourself for some alpha-male fun... Gaston is a french knight who has a vendetta against the Duc Alain de la Tourelle. The king attempts to put a stop to the feud by forcing Gaston to marry Tourelle's ward, Christiane; of course none of the parties involved are happy about this.  On New Years Eve, 1299, the moon sucks up Celine, a 20th century girl, and plops her into Gaston's bed (I'm sure that description accurately describes the physics of time travel.) Gaston assumes that Celine is Christiane and that she is plotting to seduce and murder him after their wedding, so Celine must struggle with surviving in the Middle Ages, convincing Gaston she is not his enemy, and finding a way back to 1993.

Gaston is a very tough, sensual guy. He is also a paranoid ass for the majority of the book, and has a nasty habit of punishing Celine for his attraction to her. Get ready for a love/hate relationship with Gaston. The sexual tension between Celine and Gaston is quite intense, and the story has a nice forbidden love feel to it. I will admit I was not a huge fan of Celine in the beginning. She seemed weak and a bit spoiled; but living in medieval France and dealing with Gaston quickly worked that out of her, and I ended up really liking her character.

There were certainly a few plot twists that I did not see coming, which I always appreciate. I wish that less time had been spent trying to convince Gaston that Celine was from the future.  I started to get a little antsy after a bit, but honestly, Celine didn't have much proof to support her claim. The one thing that really bugged me is that we have no clue what happened to Christiane. I don't know if she is wandering around in 20th century Paris or if she found a hunky French knight, but I need to know!      

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