A Knight of Her Own
by Oberon Wonch
Rogues of Rouen, #2
Publication Date: January 23, 2017
Genres: Adult, Entangled: Select, Historical Romance
SYNOPSIS: Sir Drogo LaForce has spent a lifetime chasing the family honor and wealth denied him by his bastard birth. A clever scheme to uncloak a traitor against the Crown finally promises to win him everything he desires…Lady Isabel has been in hiding ever since an evil Norman lord killed her father and usurped her English lands. But her plot to avenge her father and free her people is threatened when a mysterious Norman knight abducts her with plans to use her for espionage.
Drogo’s fascinating captive is nothing like he anticipated. Outspoken but innocent, Isabel reluctantly submits to Drogo’s tutoring in the spymaster’s craft, as well as the art of making love. But their potent attraction nearly leads to disaster. In the end they must decide between their dueling appetites for riches and revenge…or love.
She moved her hand to the pink bow between her breasts, the floppy knot that tied the neckline of her chemise. Hesitation seized her.
Drogo LaForce was waiting. He was judging. He was challenging her to go through with this.
Well, if he had thrown the glove down, then she would rise to his dare. He still had no idea with whom he was dealing. There was nothing for her to lose, only knowledge and expertise to gain, and she hadn’t survived this long by balking at difficulty.
Stercian and Leofric had kept her isolated from men, protected from those who would harm her, but this Norman knight would teach her new skills to get her through the next phase of her life. She and Phoebe could not live forever in the hermit’s cave.
Taking the end of the ribbon between her thumb and index finger, she tugged.
LaForce bolted upright in his chair, erect and alert like a stag scenting a hind in the woods. Had she surprised him? How—
Before she had time to finish the thought, he surged to his feet and eliminated the few paces between them. One arm he wrapped about her, his other hand landing on the opening of her chemise between her breasts. Where he touched flesh, she could feel the soft leather of his glove and the warmth of his life force beneath.
“Let me show you,” he muttered from above her, his lips in her hair.
He bent his head to touch his mouth to hers. That was it, at first. Just a touch, and then she opened for him. Remembering what he’d instructed earlier, she used her own tongue to carefully investigate his. With a small moan of pleasure, she let him know she tasted him.
He answered with his own moan. Feigned, or forced against his will, she couldn’t say, but she wanted to believe he was losing himself the same way she was.
One hand supported her from behind, his fingers splayed at her back. His other hand he shifted to cup her breast.
Then he did something unexpected.
Ever since the morning in bed when he’d had his mouth on her body, she’d dreamed of him touching her, kissing her, everywhere. But especially there.
DON’T MISS THE FIRST BOOK IN THE ROGUES OF ROUEN SERIES!
SYNOPSIS: A maiden’s duty becomes a woman’s desire…
Comte Gregoire FitzHenri, the new Earl of Shyleburgh, is known for his prowess as one of the Norman conqueror’s most favored warriors…but not for his romantic sensibility or his command of the English language. Gregoire looks forward to his imminent marriage with his seneschal’s beautiful daughter, his longtime betrothed. But as a rough-hewn soldier, he wishes to enchant the elegant lady before taking their wedding vows-which means an interpreter…and much-needed lessons in courtly love.
The clever Bridget of Shyleburgh has been secretly in love with Gregoire since his visit as a dashing young warrior-when he was promised in marriage to her sister. But when he returns five years later as their new earl, Bridget is tasked with translating for him-including his love letters and somewhat awkward attempts to woo her sister. Mortified at first, Bridget soon finds herself completely charmed by his whispers of love and desire. She never expected such tenderness…or such wicked temptation… from a man like him. Gregoire’s heated missives tempt a fair maiden to stray down a path filled with forbidden pleasures.
But his words are meant for another… aren’t they?
ABOUT OBERON WONCH
Oberon Wonch has engaged in a love affair with books for as long as she can remember. Penning her own stories from an early age, she later earned a degree in World Literature while studying several languages—all in order to learn what makes a tale endure the ages, but really just to read more books. Her very favorite stories—both to read and write—are those that celebrate the happily-ever-after.
An avid gardener and armchair archaeologist, she grew up in northeast Ohio but now lives in Indiana with her college sweetheart husband and two very joyful little dogs.