Marly MatthewsHistorical romance
Available from New Concepts Publishing
Elizabeth Caulfield, nineteen year old daughter of super rich scoundrel Geoffrey Caulfield, was probably the richest girl around; that was not, however, the only reason she was kidnapped by a pirate named “Rafe” Mallory. She was unaware that he was the Duke she had met and fallen in love with ten years earlier. He was a distant relative, a member of the St. Martin family from whence late her mother hailed. She also did not know that, although he had a title, he had little money because her father had swindled his father out of everything in a card game. Mallory now commandeered a fleet of pirate ships to make enough money to support his mother and sisters.
Elizabeth was not a hesitant, quiet young woman! She believed in doing what she wanted when she wanted to do it. She fought him from every angle, but she did fall in love with him; he still did not tell her who he was or that they had met previously. There are many characters that are outstanding in their roles; the plot is unusual to me because I usually don’t read about piracy. I am glad I had the chance to read this; it is an interesting story which definitely is strong enough to keep the reader’s attention. Of course, there are battles, trials of stamina and endurance, and more battles. The battles are related in an outstanding manner. The relationships of the couple, those of the men to Elizabeth, and those between the men are all interesting and carry the story farther along with their interactions.
Ms. Marly Matthews has a writing style that enables her to describe battles and the interaction of love scenes so that even if violence is not your forte you will enjoy the book. The language and love scenes are not graphic, but allow the reader to imagine all sorts of things. I really liked the story and would recommend it to others who are readers of historical romance.
Sensuality rating: Mildly sensual
Reviewer: Brenda Talley
February 8, 2007
Well, there you have it, that's the first review I've found for I'll Be Yours from The Romance Studio. I have to thank Brenda Talley for such a wonderful review...it really made my day reading her kind words. :) Oh, and in I'll Be Yours, Elizabeth is twenty-six not nineteen, she first met the hero ten years earlier when she was sixteen. :)
I've posted the full review for I'll Be Yours here, but if you want to read it on The Romance Studio's site, then here's the link, http://www.theromancestudio.com/reviews/reviews/illbeyoursmatthews.htm