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Wednesday, 6 February 2013

Bee Among the Clover

Bee Among the Clover by Fae Sutherland & Marguerite Labbe

Dreamspinner Press

February 2010

ISBN: ebook: 978-1-61581-218-9
ISBN: 978-1-61581-217-2

Pages: 376

Historical England

Roman became a slave four years earlier when he was captured from Roman held Londinium.  He has learned that life can be sweet even as the thane’s, Wulfgar, bedslave.  Roman has built a place for himself that becomes threatened when Wulfgar acquires a new pet, Aron who is both beautiful and prideful. 

Aron finds himself claimed as a thrall to pay his father’s debts.  Aron has never been with a man before nor does he wish to be with one now but since he is forced to be a thrall he has no choice but to accept the will of his thane. 

Roman finds himself threatened, intrigued and frightened by Aron and the feelings Aron arouses in him.  The more Roman and Aron are thrown together but fate and cunning plan the more they are unable to fight their attraction to each other.  Roman and Aron form a bond that becomes greater than any claim made on them both by others.  They are also determined to find a way that they can have some happiness together no matter what the cost is even if it ultimately means their lives.

This is a really well written story that will pull readers in and will not let them go until the very last page.  This has some great twists in it that keeps the story moving along and have readers wondering what could possible happen next.  The story also brings that time period to life and gives readers a small glimpse of what life was like for slaves and thrall.  While at times the readers will find themselves wishing to knock some sense into both Roman and Aron they will equally enjoy reading how Roman and Aron find their way to each other.  This one will also have readers eagerly reaching for the sequel to it. 

I give this one 4 red roses.

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