In a time when their love is forbidden, two people will join together and find a passion unlike any other.
Sauda Mauri is a trained assassin. She has been a slave and an assassin for many years and now she has a chance at a new life as a free woman if she can complete her final mission. Running from her Japanese master she is traveling under the guise as Lady Francis’s nursemaid so she can get her assignments from the head of the Queen’s Secret Service. She does not need any complications and Lord Ethan Clare is more than determined to be just that. When she is hurt protecting the Queen, she awakens to find Ethan at her bedside. He has been asked to help her uncover who the culprits are behind the attempt on the Queen’s life. Their union changes the destiny of many and attracts the attention of a madman who is determined to get the Blackamoor woman out of their lives forever.
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Jun 20, 2010
Absolutely AMAZING!!! I am a fan of two genres of romance, interracial and historical. To see these two topics so masterfully joined together has made me a lifelong fan of Ms McCraver. The characters well developed, the plot had twist and turns that keep you guessing in all the way to the end, and the intimacy between Sauda and Ethan is breathtaking. I read a lot but rarely do book reviews, but this one is highly recommended. Great job Ms McCraver I looking forward to the Prince and the Panther along with the stories from the other female assassins.
"The Lord & The Scorpion - I loved It" I am usually not in the habit of doing this, but I felt that in this instance I had to. I must say that I absolutely loved your novel ' The Lord and the Scorpion' . I especially loved the hero Lord Ethan Clare. Ethan in my opinion is one of the most detailed, well-rounded heroes I’ve read. Ethan manages to be intently sexy and strong while enduring his tormented past. He did not waver in his love for Sauda and his wanting a future for them and any children that they may or may not have . Sauda's character is the perfect heroine for the good natured but intense Ethan. She is fiesty and strong and have an enormous amount of composure and courage (and kick ass fighting skills to boot) I also found her abilities to be quite refreshing and her insecurities touching and real for this period piece . One that note, I also found her to be the voice of reason, especially dealing with the racial and social struggles that they had to endure and... More > quite in keeping with the time period. I realize that the ending was a stretch, but I love a happy ending and I was elated that you were able to close out their story with one that I found quite plausible and wonderful. I also found the supporting case to be quite entertaining and the villian to be quite unremorseful (just the way I love my villians). I would love to see them resurface in the all future novels in this series. All in all I absolutely loved this novel and can only say that apart from the grammatical errors. It is now listed as one of the top 5 novel on my bookshelf and I know that I will be reading their story over and over again. Thank you for sharing Ethan and Sauda's story with me. I look forward to your next novel in this series. Regards, Your newest fan< Less
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