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Tuesday, November 22, 2011

The Craftsman by Georgia Fox



The Craftsman by Georgia Fox
Publisher: Evernight Publishing
Length: Short Story (105 pages)
Genre: Historical
Other: M/F, Menage, M/F/M/M, M/F/M, M/M, voyeurism, anal sex
Rating: 5 cherries
Reviewed by Bittersweet

The Conquerors, 3

Raedwulf, son of a Saxon noble, is finally released from William the Conqueror’s prison. Unfortunately, this amnesty is conditional on an arranged marriage, but he just wants to be left in peace with his carpentry. The last thing he needs is a woman forced to bed him out of duty.

Emma is newly widowed. Believed barren, she never expected to marry again and planned to enter a convent. Instead, a fateful mistake sends her to this quiet, brooding man, who spends long hours alone with his woodwork. She’s stunned to learn that “Wulf” is a virgin, especially when she sees the magnificent craftsman’s tool in his breeches.

Before they are parted by the truth, can she teach Wulf to use that splendid, God-given implement with the same skill as he wields those in his workshop?

Or will Emma learn some lessons of her own at the hands of The Craftsman?

Georgia Fox does it again! Having recently read “The Virgin Proxy” I was eagerly awaiting the story of Deorwynn’s brother, Wulf.

The Craftsman is a superb read that stands alone in the Conqueror series. Ms. Fox is a master craftswoman when it comes to descriptions. The tale begins with a vivid depiction of Raedwulf working in his shed, awaiting the dreaded arrival of his bride to be. Soon she arrives and confusion ensues.

I never thought it possible, but I felt sorry for poor 29-year-old virgin, Wulf. My heart went out to him and I was more than willing to teach him a few things myself. However, he soon learns to take command and becomes a bit too primitive and rough for my taste.

Emma on the other hand was surprising. I enjoyed seeing her transformation from a contained, proper, and quiet maiden to a lusty wench. Oh, that wild thunderstorm! I never knew rain could be so arousing.

The only sin that The Crasftman commits is that at times it can come off as more just pure erotica than erotic romance. Ms. Fox draws picture after picture of lustful encounters: from public masturbation to voyeurism (from both a male and female point of view) to male on male, trios, anal play with a specially crafted toy, anal sex… But, love does surge between the characters. It is a sweet love that appears little by little in the small little things and ends happily.

One of the things I particularly loved in this book was the reappearance of Thierry, a character which I already liked from before and which I was glad to get a little more insight about. I’m hoping that Ms. Fox gives him a tale of his own. He definitely deserves it!

The Craftsman by Georgia Fox is a great, very vivid, very exciting read, recommended for any hot night.

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