The Craftsman

The Conquerors

The Craftsman was a hit and miss for me. On the hit side, it's incredibly erotic, Wulf is very endearing and Emma's a strong, likable heroine. The premise of Wulf never having touched a woman before is very well played out. He's sexy but unsure and Emma as the aggressor in the beginning is wonderful. The sex scenes are creative and very, very hot. The ménage part was some of the best writing I've encountered. On the miss side, I didn't feel much emotional attachment and I missed it. There's also a scene that borders more on voyeurism rather than menage and that's just a personal dislike for me. Even so, I enjoyed the story and will continue the series.

Wulf didn't want a wife but it was a condition of his release from captivity. He's a virgin and wants to be left with his woodworking. Emma lost a husband whom she loved and was headed to a convent when the orders from the king came. She was to take a new husband and a Saxon one to boot. Wary of each other, Wulf and Emma share an undeniable passion. Their searing chemistry threatens to break all the barriers they each had built.

Book Blurb for The Craftsman

Raedwulf, son of a Saxon noble, is finally released from William the Conqueror’s prison. Unfortunately, this amnesty is conditional on an arranged marriage, but he just wants to be left in peace with his carpentry. The last thing he needs is a woman forced to bed him out of duty.

Emma is newly widowed. Believed barren, she never expected to marry again and planned to enter a convent. Instead, a fateful mistake sends her to this quiet, brooding man, who spends long hours alone with his woodwork. She’s stunned to learn that “Wulf” is a virgin, especially when she sees the magnificent craftsman’s tool in his breeches.

Before they are parted by the truth, can she teach Wulf to use that splendid, God-given implement with the same skill as he wields those in his workshop?

Or will Emma learn some lessons of her own at the hands of The Craftsman?

Be Warned: m/f/m, m/m/f, m/m scenes

Night Owl Reviews Aug, 2012 3.50