The King’s Viper
Dark and dirty romance: Fantasy: HEA ending
"When Lady Eloise of the Isle of Venn becomes betrothed to the King of Ystria, she looks forward to a life of luxury and status at the royal court. She certainly doesn’t anticipate being shipwrecked on the way to her wedding, escorted by the King’s assassin, Severin de Meynard, the most hated man in the kingdom. Nor does she anticipate them having to make their way back home to Ystria on foot, through hundreds of miles of enemy territory. Above all, she doesn’t expect to fall in love with the cynical, ruthless Severin. Eloise and Severin struggle to control their growing attraction to each other because if they do not—if she returns to the King no longer a virgin—then they will both be executed. Yet their passion threatens to be far stronger than their self-control, leading them to other ways to satisfy their desires. Severin and Eloise are torn between duty and their burning need for one another, and both will face bitter sacrifice before the end."
Reader Advisory: This book contains brief scenes of nonsexual violence.
"Ashbless paints a vivid picture of a man struggling between honor and passion — and the woman caught in the middle... With scorching passion shimmering between the characters, readers will sigh over the love that takes second place to duty" - 4 STARS - Romantic Times
Originally published by ELLORA'S CAVE, which closed down early 2017. Republished 2017.Buy 'The King’s Viper' at Amazon US