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The WordSmithe

I love a good book! Young Adult, New Adult, Adult and nearly any genre. If it’s well-written, I’ll read it. And, I love to talk about what I’ve written.


I have a WIP–a new adult dystopian novel. I’m also exploring short fiction.

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If you’re an author and you’d like me to review your book, just drop me a line. I’ll be happy to read an ARC. I always give an honest review. And, even if I didn’t particularly go crazy for your story, I will stay positive. I believe something redeeming can be found in nearly every book.

A Deceptive Good Read!

The Bed Wife - Suzanna Lynn
I received an ARC from the author in exchange for an honest review.
I loved this adult romance!
The cover was a tad deceptive. I knew it was a romance, but I was thinking more like paranormal. Instead it reads like a wonderful mashup of historical and fantasy romance novels.
I have read my fair share of historical romance novels. My favorites being by Bertrice Small (Skye O’Malley series). I applaud Suzanna Lynn for giving me another romance author to love! Her book contained the perfect book boyfriend–strong, masculine and handsome but loving even in an oppressive situation. And, the heroine is not some shrinking violet who can barely walk with her head up. Bravo!
I loved the characters of Baylin and Luana. Neither of them could help their upbringing nor circumstances, but they cared deeply for each other. Their love wasn’t easy, but it endured.
Lynn crafted great details. I was able to imagine the village and the castle without difficulty. There were minimal graphic details in this story. Lynn included just enough to paint the scene. She easily allowed your imagination to take over.
I can’t wait to read the next novella!
Source: http://thewordsmithe.wordpress.com/2015/10/31/the-bed-wife-review-tour