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Brazen by Katherine Longshore

Monday, May 19, 2014

Mary Howard has always lived in the shadow of her powerful family. But when she’s married off to Henry Fitzroy, King Henry VIII’s illegitimate son, she rockets into the Tudor court’s inner circle. Mary and “Fitz” join a tight clique of rebels who test the boundaries of court’s strict rules with their games, dares, and flirtations. The more Mary gets to know Fitz, the harder she falls for him, but is forbidden from seeing him alone. The rules of court were made to be pushed…but pushing them too far means certain death. Is true love worth dying for?

Goodreads Summary

Those familiar with this time in history that truly enjoy reading on the royal families will feel right at home with this novel. We have deceit, secret love, and betrayal all wrapped up in a very well written package. The history is very intense and the romance is steamy enough to keep readers into this genre captivated and interested all the way through.

The danger is real and the tension is so thick at times, that not even the sharpest knife could cut through very easily. You don't play games in Henry VIII's court and when fishy business starts, the interesting part of the story begins. I really liked the historical fiction and diving into the world of the royal families as this is a rich time of history that always interests me. Whether or not the details of the story are 100% true to history, the details the author adds to the writing allow the readers to have an amazing mental image of the scenery and what is going on. You should definitely look into "Brazen," and let the royal games begin.

4 Stars

*Reviewed by Chris*

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  1. bn100 said...:

    Interesting setting

  1. I have really got to read these books. I have Gilt sitting on my shelf, but I will admit that I am a little hesitant about historical novels. I have started trying them more often lately though, and I actually enjoy them more than I thought I would. I have heard amazing things about these about this author, and I am interested in trying her books for myself!