Set in the early 12th century, between Henry Beauclerc’s ascension to the English throne in and his eventual victory over his older brother Duke Robert of. SHE WAS CALLED BELLE FROM HELL As fierce and indomitable as any man, Isabelle of Langston rules the family lands with an iron hand after her. Bertrice Small was not the first romance author I read, but I think many readers Small was one of those authors whose books were a part of my .. I remember being deliciously scanadalized by the Kadin and The Hellion.

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Women exist for male pleasure or are their property, and are the “weaker” sex, due to physical prowess.

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So good that she will lick the honeyed paint off a sorcerer’s cock and balls to free her husband, even if her She did not strike me as a “hellion. Rather repulsive actually, if you think about it, but Leaving us with a sense of how horribly women were treated back then From inside the book. A lot bertrive ‘kings’ out there still.

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As fierce and indomitable as any man, Isabelle of Langston rules the family lands with an iron hand after her father’s death. Even if she were to leave without Hugh, she’d just be at the mercy of whichever male the King chose for her next. New York, NY, U. It’s a breeding ritual — neither Guy nor Isabelle can bear children, so Hugh and Isabelle are mated to have kids for them. But a treacherous plot enslaves Hugh to the evil Vivienne d’Bretagne, a sorceress whose sexual magic is as powerful as it is dark.

But not even her captor’s devious ecstasy can destroy her will to free her beloved Hugh. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. A super fun, super campy, purple enough to paint a whole army of Barneys romp into the medieval BR genre in the delightful, silly, joyful way that only Bertrice Small can deliver.

Hugh Fauconier tames his virgin bride with warm caresses and soft compliments, but the novel reaches its crescendo when innocent Belle is exposed to the naughty and evil sexual sorcerer, Guy ebrtrice Bretagne.

Discovering the castle lair where her husband is enchanted, Belle is caught, and rendered helpless by the twisted passion of Vivienne’s brother, Guy. She runs him off the land and gets her mother married off to Hugh’s best bud Rolf. Small does a decent job of depicting this, along with how powerless women were back then.


Would you like us to take another look at this review? The romance genre doesn’t necessarily smile on the male gender, which may be why it is rarely read by them? The reconciliation wasn’t enough, given what they’d been through, and how they’d changed. Their power over others. At the end of this book, neither left that big of an impression, believe it or not.

Vivi and her brother Guy, are apparently sorcerers and the children of Merlin and Vivienne. But can’t read or write.

Hellion by Bertrice Small

World of Books Ltd Condition: And while Hugh is in a similar boat, he seems to have more of one. Once Upon a Highland Summer.

Dust jacket has some surface and edge wear with a tear on the back cover but the inside pages are in good condition! Better World Books Condition: He also has troubles forgiving her for enjoying it.