A Norman loyalist, Lady Jocelyn bristles when ordered to marry Wulfstan, a Saxon sorcerer. She nurses a painful secret and would rather bathe in a cesspit than be pawed by such a man…until her lifelong dream of motherhood rears its head.
A man of magic and mystery, Wulfstan has no time for wedded bliss. He fears that consummating their marriage will bind their souls and wrench his focus from the ancient riddle his dying mother begged him to solve. He’s a lone wolf, salving old wounds with endless work. But Jocelyn stirs him as no woman ever has.
Their attraction is undeniable. Their fates are intertwined. Together, they must face their demons and bring light to a troubled land.
Although I had not read the first of The Novel of Ravenwood, this book was perfectly easy to read. We meet Lady Jocelyn, a headstrong woman with a mind of her own. And we meet mysterious Wulfstan, son of evil Lord Nihtscua, a Saxxon sorcerer.
Jocelyn really doesn’t want to marry, let alone share the bed with a man, especially not a Saxxon. And yet, she does not have a choice, since she is ordered to marry Wulfstan, who is now Lord Nihtscua since his evil father and brother died.
But luckily for Lady Jocelyn, her betrothed doesn’t have time for the marital bed, because he promised his mother to solve the riddle which would save the Nihtscua from the curse. But when Wulfstan touches his wife, he sees the reason why Jocelyn does not want to have something to do with Saxxons. And he realizes he likes to have her near. But he still doesn’t want to be inimate with his wife. He continues to hide himself in the tower of his castle. And Jocelyn will try a lot of tactics to draw him out.
So you can’t help but chuckle at her antics of seducing her husband. But when ghosts start appearing, the question is whether they will be able to join forces and hearts to solve the riddle and keep the castle and their future save…
A wonderful read. Four out of five stars for Judith Sterling.
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press, Inc
Published: April 2017
My Rating: ♥♥♥♥