A Forbidden Love – Book One
by Elise de Sallier
Forced to flee her father’s brutal heir, Anneliese Barlow masquerades as Lisa Brown, a servant, in the grand country mansion of the Duke of Worthington. Facing danger at every turn, she discovers the life of gentility she had known was a virtual fairytale, reality a dark and forbidding place.
Captivated by the beautiful maid, Lord Marsden decides the only way to keep her safe—and close—is by offering her his protection. With all hopes of returning to her previous station lost, Lisa surrenders her virtue to the man she has come to love. Finding unexpected passion in Nathaniel’s arms, her senses are awakened to a world of sensuality she had not known existed . . . a world not without grave risks.
If her identity is uncovered, Lisa’s innocence won’t be the only thing that’s lost.
Lindsey Gray – Author on Author Book Review
This novel seems more like that of a seasoned historical romance novelist than a debut. The knowledge of the time period and customs is breathtakingly accurate. Ms. de Sallier’s portrayal of Lisa and her struggle to understand the world that was taking shape around her was brilliant and a thrill to experience. All the differences between Nathaniel and Lisa are quite evident from the start, but Ms. de Sallier’s depiction of their attraction and intimacy make them perfect for each other.
I devoured the 313-page copy I received in one day. I don’t even recall the last time I enjoyed reading a book of that length and read so incredibly fast. I highly recommend this book to any historical romance lover. If you enjoy the novels of Rose Gordon or Christine Merrill, Innocence should be the next book on your to be read list. (Excerpt)
Candace Smith Goodreads
I could not put this book down. Innocence was well written and engaging. I enjoyed the mystery, suspense, and hot love scenes that are not in many historical romance novels. Great start to a new series. Highly recommended.
Andrea Whittle, Penny Dreadful Book Reviews
From it’s elegantly designed cover to its superb writing, Innocence is a skillfully constructed Regency. It is so convincing in its historical guise that I was shocked when I read that it originated as a Twilight non-canon fan fiction. (Excerpt)
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