How To Seduce a Queen
How to Seduce a Queen is a story that travels at a breakneck pace with too many plot threads and not enough character depth.
The story follows deposed Queen Fay, who was sent to live on the Isle of Man. Nicholas de Bruce travels to her castle on a mission to woo and marry her. Having encountered Fay before, he has reason to believe she might bear ill feelings toward him, so he disguises himself as a monk and masquerades as his own (nonexistent) half-brother.
When Nicholas arrives at Fay’s castle, he finds it in disrepair; the villagers are angry, and the village priest wants to burn Fay at the stake for not believing in God. Nicholas and his men, also pretending to be monks, attempt to clean things up.
This story is overly complicated for only being 200 pages. Further complicated political entanglements make following the goals of the characters difficult. Not a lot of time is spent on really knowing who the characters are before they are thrown into a number of ridiculous scenarios. Several gruesome aspects of the story will make readers cringe. The romance seems contrived. I would not recommend this book.
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|Author||Stella Marie Alden|
|Publisher||Stella Marie Alden|
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