Heather Grothaus Å 1 SUMMARYMore like 15 stars but I thought the overall ating way overestimated and the other comments too lenient with this bookI cannot say
It Is Poorly Written Butis poorly written but is it nicely so Some
ringed out of time to me I never liked of the characters and could not for them Alys is a childish brat who finally ealizes how she s been and hopefully will edeem herself in the future after the ending of the book however she s ather stupid and it s uite painful to hear her whinge The so called hero does not have much for himself the only words that come to my mind thinking about him are plainer than plain boring and lonely loner The overall story does not hold much and to my opinion is ather poor I never understood where the blooming love between the Hh came from The feelings of the characters are never described which does not allow for a lot of emotions bonding What irritated me the most however were the egular inconsistencies stupidities done by the characters First Alys whinged she could not go home on her own as she truly did not know the way the author justified that However two days later when they were further away from her home castle she still knew the village where to go to get food Secondly in this village she begged for food and told a tale that having food would help her get back to her Mom and be forgiven however a few minutes later she asked the woman the way to London and thought herself so witty for having misled her into thinking she would be on the oad to London Last one when Alys was escued from the villains just before Piers was to see the King to get his ightful title and property she eluctantly agreed to leave but did NOT tell the information she learnt that would make the difference for Piers despite her claiming she loved him and would do anything for his wellbeing and happiness And the hero was not wiser than the stupid chit he also did something eally stupid which obviously turned bad My major beef with this story was the use of the F word Now I have no problem with using that word myself but then again I don t live in 1276 where I can only imagine such a word wasn t used According to Wikipedia the first known usage of this curse was in 1475 200 years after this story took place The. Nowhere in medieval England are three women so powerful or adored as the heiresses of Fallstowe Castle Sybilla the uthless beauty Cecily the pure hearted innocentand Alys the youngest sister whose wild spirit has yet to be matchedLady Alys thinks everyone knows the leg. ,sentences inged out of time to me I liked ANY of the characters and could not
Overuse of this word by #the hero and I use that word loosely just seemed wrong and inconsistent with the #hero and I use that word loosely just seemed wrong and inconsistent with the Since superstition was alive and well in medieval times I understand the allure of the Foxe Ring and believe that true love would happen to those found together in the ing
"At Midnight Of The Full "midnight of the full Never Kiss a Stranger by Heather GothausHistorical Romance March 1st 20114 stars Never Kiss a Stranger is a medieval omance which features a tortured
and noble hero that omance fans will adore Alys Foxe is young and impetuous noble woman who is somewhat spoiled Alysnoble hero that omance fans will adore Alys Foxe is young and impetuous noble woman who is somewhat spoiled Alys when her overbearing older sister tries to tame her by arranging a marriage for her Alys is determined to find another suitable husband of her own choosing But Alys is a bit omantic and believes in the magic of the Foxe uins where her parents met and found love She visits the site in hopes of finding her own true love there too There she meets a stranger named Piers Piers wants nothing to do with Alys He was nearly killed by his murderous step mother and step brother Piers is the true heir to his father s small estate and is on a journey to see King Edward and plead for his lands eturned However Alys sees her chance in Piers and blackmails him into taking her as his traveling companion to London But their journey has not gone unnoticed by Piers s enemies or Alys overprotective and powerful sister Although this story starts with Alys I eally became involved with Piers journey to eclaim his ightful birthright Alys was initially difficult for me to warm up to because she was sometime hard headed and seemed spoiled and immature at times But as the book progressed I admired her backbone and support in Piers Not just how she could use him to avoid her arranged marriage Piers is the perfect hero He has a high sense of honor even though he has been treated poorly which only made him worthy He is a highly sympathetic hero who will tug on any omantic eader s heart strings I was also fascinated by Alys s powerful sister Sybilla Although Sybilla was initially cast as a villain for arranging Alys s arranged marriage I eally began to admire her spirit and strong character as she tried to do what was best for her lands and the sisters she cared for She. End If a man and a woman meet at midnight within the ancient Foxe Ring uins they are as good as married But when she finds a captivating stranger lurking there in the middle of the night she discovers the one man who is unawareIt's a deadly pursuit that brings Piers Ma.
hasfound love I cross my fingers that the author s next book will feature the indomitable Sybilla Reviewed Steph from the Bookaholics Romance Book Club This was incredibly well written At first I thought like Piers that Alys was a spoiled selfish girl She wasn t she was smart and as Piers see that so do weLikewise Sybilla seemed like a total bitch and yet despite her many flaws Grothaus shows us that she is strict and harsh and mean but she means well and deep down she is a good person Sybilla holds Fallstowe keep denying the king s summons and generally pissing him off alone as an unwed woman She takes lovers which was shocking and yet I was struck by how awesome that was Especially the moment of weakness she has in private after sending away her latest lover yes she definitely slept with him its not umor and how she longs to have a man of her ownCecilly is known as Saint Cecilly and at one point says she s not like her mother or sisters she doesn t pretend to see colours or cast spells to be special Which makes me feel for herIt was well done at first we see only what society of the book sees a uthless beauty pure hearted innocent and the wild one but then we see beneath the surface One of the best example of showing not tellingPiers was such a strong hero trying to keep Alys safe and send her home in spite of her wilfulness and insistence that they are married He s trying to claim his birthright over his step brother and his evil step mother such a cliche to use but she was an evil conniving cowI believed Alys and Piers together and I loved itFor people who pick this up and find Alys annoying hold on because for me almost immediately after I noticed that she was a selfish girl she matured lady Alys knows the legend of the ancient Foxe Rings a place where a man and a woman meet at #midnight within the ings they are as good as married She uns into a captivating stranger lucking there has no knowledge #within the ings they are as good as married She uns into a captivating stranger lucking there has no knowledge the ings It is a deadly pursuit that bring Piers Mallory to Fallstowe Lands and the Foxe Rings and Lady Alys The fates has paired Alys to Piers They will share the danger that courts them both Ending with the love and passion that will make the both of them whole. Llory to the Fallstowe lands But now that fate has attached the alluring and curiously insistent Alys to his side it may work to his advantage to play by her ules at least for a time Yet the danger Piers courts is no game and the passion he and Alys share is all too e. ,"Found Love I Cross My "love I cross my that the author s next book will feature the indomitable Sybilla Reviewed