Cover Reveal: Protection by Elise de Sallier

Cover
Reveal!

PROTECTION
A
Forbidden Love, Book 2

by
Elise de Sallier
He’ll
do anything to protect the woman he loves  . . . but first, he
must make amends for taking advantage of her innocence.
In
the much awaited conclusion to Innocence, A Forbidden Love – Book
One, Nathaniel, the Marquis of Marsden, is left reeling at the revelation of Lisa’s royal
heritage. Keeping her safe has always been his priority, and he is
determined to protect her . . . from the King’s machinations, their
enemies, and her own overly generous nature if necessary.
Although
overjoyed to be reunited with Nathaniel, Lisa fears she made a better
mistress than she will a marchioness. Longing for a return to the
freedom they shared when he thought her a commoner, she does her best
to live up to his – and society’s – expectations, but she’s only
willing to compromise so far. Being kept in the dark is no longer an
option. Despite the unexpected pleasure she discovered in Nathaniel’s
arms, if there is one thing Lisa has learned . . . ignorance is far
from bliss.
Excerpt 
Gripping Nathaniel’s
arm tightly, Lisa considered a possible solution to their dilemma. If
the King thought they had to marry, his plans would be stymied, and
the wedding could occur at their earliest convenience—or so she
hoped.
Looking up at the
man she loved almost beyond reason, she came to a decision. Two could
play at this meddling game. After everything she had endured, Lisa
felt no qualms about manipulating things in her favour.
Don’t
worry, sweetheart.” She smiled her assurance. “I believe I have
the perfect solution.”
~
A
heretofore unknown relative to the crown will require a protracted
engagement. But only after Lady Anneliese has been properly
introduced to society, domestic and foreign, at a series of formal
events.”
Not wanting to
distress her father, Lisa made sure he saw her wink before addressing
King William’s declaration. She feared the sovereign harboured the
belief she could be enticed away from Nathaniel’s side by one of
the foreign aristocrats he proceeded to speak of at length.
The
Crown Prince of Bavaria sounds delightful, Your Majesty.” She took
the risk of interrupting when it became apparent he intended to laud
each prince’s or duke’s individual merits in detail while
Nathaniel fumed quietly at her side. “And I do appreciate your
desire for my introduction to
society to be
memorable. But I’m not sure delaying Lord Marsden’s and my
nuptials for any length of time is the wisest course of action.”
She waved her free
hand in the vicinity of her mid-region, and the King’s mouth formed
a moue. While pleased to see her insinuation having its desired
effect, she hadn’t taken into account Nathaniel’s reaction to
their supposed news.
Lisa?”
he whispered hoarsely.
Looking up to see he
had gone quite pale, she smiled sweetly, willing him to understand
her silent message. “Or we could wait, for a long time, while I
am paraded before every eligible prince from here to the Baltic Sea
if you’d prefer.”
Nathaniel’s gaze
dropped to her tightly corseted stomach before returning to her
still-widened eyes.
Oh,
no, waiting is not a good idea.”
Reviews
for Innocence (A Forbidden Love, Book 1)




Lindsey
Gray – Author on Author Book Review
This
novel seems more like that of a seasoned historical romance novelist
than a debut. The knowledge of the time period and customs is
breathtakingly accurate. Ms. de Sallier’s portrayal of Lisa and her
struggle to understand the world that was taking shape around her was
brilliant and a thrill to experience. All the differences between
Nathaniel and Lisa are quite evident from the start, but Ms. de
Sallier’s depiction of their attraction and intimacy make them
perfect for each other.

I
devoured the 313-page copy I received in one day. I don’t even
recall the last time I enjoyed reading a book of that length and read
so incredibly fast. I highly recommend this book to any historical
romance lover. If you enjoy the novels of Rose Gordon or Christine
Merrill, Innocence should be the next book on your
to be read list.
Andrea
Whittle, Penny Dreadful Book Reviews
From
it’s elegantly designed cover to its superb writing, Innocence is a
skillfully constructed Regency. It is so convincing in its historical
guise that I was shocked when I read that it originated as a Twilight
non-canon fan fiction.
See
full review 
HERE
N
Kubie
Have
you ever read one of those books where once you get into it, you
can’t put it down? Meals, work and even family become annoying
distractions that take you away from reading? Well, Innocence is one
of those books. I literally brought it with me to go shopping and
read it in the parking lot and even the checkout line…




…The
intensity between Lisa and Nathaniel is undeniable, palpable and
scrumptious. Everything I look for in a romance, historical or
modern. But add to that the wonderful details in manner, speech and
dress and you feel transported to another time.






I’m so
anxious to read Protection, the next installment (which is due in the
Spring), to see how this love story continues!



See
full review
 HERE

Available May
1st 2014!

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