Book Review

VIRGIN SLAVE, BARBARIAN KING
by Louise Allen

Genre: Historical Romance
Sensuality: HOT
Setting: 410 AD Rome

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Accurate political details, a noble savage hero, a heroine who comes to appreciate another culture and a jealous woman who schemes to win the hero's love all harken back to the classic '80s Indian romances. Allen proves that timeless themes always entertain.

Pampered Roman senator's daughter Julia Livia Rufa is caught in the wave of violence as the Goths sweep through the city. Wulfric, aka King of the Wolves, captures her and brings her to his camp. Julia doesn't understand that she's Wulfric's possession, since he treats her more as a guest than as a slave. She learns to cook and care for him, becomes part of the "family" and starts to see him as sexy, handsome and intelligent. Respect grows into love, and when it's time for her to return to her family she prefers to stay with him. But others see her as a threat, and as Rome crumbles, Julia fights to keep her man. (Harlequin, Dec., 299 pp., $5.99)

Reviewed By: Kathe Robin

Publisher: Harlequin

Published: December 2007

Reader Rating

4.5 Stars

Average Rating: 4.5 Stars
(2 ratings)

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A great historical read

Submitted by Jennie on November 13, 2012 - 6:59am.

This is a fabulous historical romance! I found it hard to put down!
The story is set during the time of the Roman Empire when the Goths invaded Rome from the north to take what was owed them after the Romans reneged on a pact.
Julia, a Roman maiden is taken. She learns that being Roman doesn't equate with being honest and noble and that those referred to as barbarians are anything but.
The love story between Julia and Wulfric, a contender for the barbarian kingship, is so fabulous, tender and endearing. The obstacles, both cultural, political and physical are many and kept ne on the edge of my seat.
All characters, both main and secondary, are wonderful and I enjoyed this book enormously!

A great historical read

Submitted by Jennie on November 13, 2012 - 6:59am.

This is a fabulous historical romance! I found it hard to put down!
The story is set during the time of the Roman Empire when the Goths invaded Rome from the north to take what was owed them after the Romans reneged on a pact.
Julia, a Roman maiden is taken. She learns that being Roman doesn't equate with being honest and noble and that those referred to as barbarians are anything but.
The love story between Julia and Wulfric, a contender for the barbarian kingship, is so fabulous, tender and endearing. The obstacles, both cultural, political and physical are many and kept ne on the edge of my seat.
All characters, both main and secondary, are wonderful and I enjoyed this book enormously!