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Wednesday, 6 February 2013

Lotus in the Wild

Lotus in the Wild by Fae Sutherland & Marguerite Labbe

Dreamspinner Press

April 2010

ISBN: ebook: 978-1-61581-224-0
ISBN: 978-1-61581-223-3

Pages: 277

Historical England & Rome

Wulfgar is not happy with the choices for bed partners he is facing since he freed his slave Roman and his thrall Aron six months ago.  Hoping to change that situation he visits the slave auction in Londinium when he goes to replenish his supplies during one of his twice yearly visits.  When Wulfgar sets eyes on Kintaro he finds a slave he has to have no matter the cost. 

Kintaro is from the Far East and is very proud of his status of slave and greatly enjoys his duties as such.  He is used to being pampered and spoiled for his efforts as he was the slave of an official in his homeland.  Kintaro is different from any other slave that Wulfgar has ever had before. 

Life gets interesting when Kintaro’s pride, Wulfgar’s passion and Wulfgar’s son, Gaeric’s temper all collide.  Wulfgar may not know much about matters of the heart but he knows that Kintaro is more to him than any other slave before Kintaro. 

This is wonderfully written story that is sure to please many readers.  The characters are fun to read about and to see how they figure out the many obstacles that are standing in their way to finding happiness.  The path that the characters take to find their happiness is very twisted as they have to work to figure out what they want and then how to get it.  With misunderstanding to work through the reader gets emotionally invested in seeing the characters get their happy ever after.  While the ending is a little abrupt the story is still very good and will have the reader eagerly turning the pages just to see what will happen next. This one can be read as a stand alone but is greatly enriched with reading it with the first story, Bee in the Clovers. 

I give this one 4-1/2 red roses 

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