18 of 18 people found the following review helpful
sex and sex and sex!,
This review is from: The Conqueror (Mass Market Paperback)
This was the first book I've read by Brenda Joyce and I think I was slightly disappointed with it. After reading so many five star reviews I have expected a better story.I could understand Ceidre and her thinking and feelings about Rolf the Relentless but understanding the male hero was more difficult. I can't believe that he got aroused all the time he saw Ceidre and couldn't control himself. He was a strong willed warrior used to controlling himself. The storyline wasn't new for me. My favourite Norman invasion novel is Kathleen Woodiwiss's The Wolf and the Dove. It is very difficult to compare The Conqueror to this one. Ms. Woodiwiss is more detailed about the Age and its people and her novel seams more realistic.I gave four stars to The Conqueror because the book wasn't boring and it was full of action and because Brenda Joyce is a talented writer. But there is more erotica in this book than romance and history for my taste.
If you like to read about steamy, hot and very erotic sex scenes and you don't mind that some things are missing you will enjoy The Conqueror.