Sizemore's medieval is awesome.
She takes the usual and makes it brighter. The characters will burrow into your heart, and the hard-fought love of the hero and heroine symbolizes true romance. Secondary characters move the story along, and a wolf character adds humor to this spellbinding tale.

Lady Eleanor doesn't want to marry heathen warrior Stian, but she has no choice, so she decides to tame her wolfish husband. Stian is opposed to marriage, but he discovers Eleanor isn't just a warm body to quench his lust, she's a woman he'd be happy to call his soul mate.

When their castle is attacked and his father is killed, Stian goes on a rampage to avenge his father's death, and Eleanor is left alone to wait for word if her husband is dead or alive. Misunderstandings abound, but love triumphs. (Cerridwen, Feb., 282 pp., $7.99)
Reviewed by: 
Faith V. Smith