Conversely, the heroine in the tale is the daughter of the Duke of Feria, Isabella who shows she has a mind of her own and escapes the convent which her father had kept her in until the day of her wedding. Often in historical novellas the protagonists speak frankly about sex, explore all the possibilities tout suite and generally are 100% embarrassment free -- take one experienced rake, add one nubile and curious virgin, shake 'em up and let the good times roll. I love a spunky heroine and Isabella has spunk in spades. The characters were decent but seemed to fluctuate in their personalities constantly, especially Isabella. In life and in books, I deep-down believe that everyone deserves a second chance.
I love historical romances, especially if there is some spice in them and for some reason I don't know what , I'd thought this one would have lots of it. And how it added some extra spice to the bedroom scene. I did what any sensible person would do and read it. Mulry applies modern ideals to the hero. But once he is told he has to marry some girl named Isabella he runs away to go to Mexico to be free from his father.
Sorry this wasn't for me but it was interesting to see a story set in Spain…. This story is based on an actual historical figure,Dona Isabella de Suarez de Figueroa y Cordoba. I guess it would be some form of Pygmalion…the transformative power of love and how it battles with independence…something like that. When they both run away from marrying a stranger they run into each other and the chemistry explodes. A woman out on her own in the world was unheard of in her day.
Then, along comes a woman in the middle of the woods whom tempts him with every little thing she does. The hero, Javi, is based on a real person and the political climate of the book is also based on fact. It is clear to me that Megan Mulry did her research and that her portrayal of the time period in which she writes is spot on. But, I couldn't get into the novella completely. Fast paced and quick read! I just wonder how good it would've been had it been a full length novel.
What other releases do you have planned for 2013? So she intricately plans a journey, hiding her belongings along the way. Javi was incredibly attractive, both in looks and personality, sweet, and a wonderful hero. They meet in the forest of western Spain, where both are on the run from an arranged marriage…to each other. I liked the story and I loved how it ended. On the road she meets the very man she was supposed to marry. Even though they were bare, she acted as if she were already bound. How is it that three solitary writers, in late 2012 and early 2013, all bound us up in the magic of sensual rope binding? Megan Mulry writes with great aplomb and keeps the storyline entertaining throughout the course of the book.
This saucy novella, by new-to-me author Megan Mulry, takes place in Napoleonic era Spain and features two kindred and independent spirits. While on the run Isabella happens upon three men who take her captive. Lovely writing, lovely couple, lovely fairy tale. What scene did you have most fun writing? Desperate for freedom, Isabella hatches a plot to escape her arranged marriage and head to England. As a general rule we do not censor any content on the site. Javi is more interested in what he can do for his country than the bride he is supposed to be marrying.
Seventeen-year-old Isabella Doña Isabella de Suárez de Figueroa y Córdoba , daughter of the Duke of Feria, is preparing for her arranged marriage to the son of a wealthy aristocrat. So she does her only option she can think about, running away. It was a fast read and not a total bore, I honestly think I may have liked it better if I found the characters more likeable. It doesn't matter anyway, it is still a good story. Isabella was strong, determined to gain her independence, and likable. Please tell us about the characters in your book: Isabella is fiery and independent, or at least she tries to be at a time when female independence is terribly limited.
To enter Giveaway: Please complete the Rafflecopter form and post a comment to this Q: Spanish heroes always feel insta-sexy to me. Now that she is a woman her father has even chosen her husband. Mulry and hope that future full length novels will be out soon. He had figured the girl would try to defy him when he suggested he was going to have to bind her each night on their way to Aveiro. Unfortunately the end is missed out.
She plans to escape and live independently, free of the constraints of any man. Bound to be a Bride was a good read, though it didn't completely work out for me. Isabella sees only one way — she has to run away, escape. Here are seven tales of sexual empowerment and erotic defiance, featuring t. While they are travelling, Isabella and Javier, the leader, develop a tender affection. Isabella and Javi are actually pretty great characters. On the morning of her wedding day, after weeks of planning, Isabella escapes from the palace, believing she is riding to freedom.