Ashbless paints a vivid picture of a man struggling between honor and passion — and the woman caught in the middle. Ashbless’ characters and her story are a reflection of a time when a man’s honor was everything. With scorching passion shimmering between the characters, readers will sigh over the love that takes second place to duty.

Eloise of Aiwlyn is being summoned to the home of her betrothed, the King of Ystria. Accompanying her on the trip is Baron Severin de Meynard. Along the way their boat is shipwrecked in enemy territory. They spend the next few days trying to get to safety. Passion and love spark an unstoppable flame, but the baron’s first duty is to protect the future queen and return her to her fiancé, even if it breaks both their hearts. (ELLORASCAVE.COM, dl $7.50)
Reviewed by: 
Sabrina Cooper