Title: The Bed Wife
Author : Suzanna Lynn
Genre : fantasy romance
The Bed Wife Chronicles: Love brought them together. Would tradition tear them apart?
Once inseparable childhood friends, Luana and Baylin are now grown and in two separate worlds. Luana, the daughter of the town drunk, overlooks her family’s goat farm to make ends meet. Baylin, Prince and future King of Grasmere, is off combatting the veils that lurk in the Kingdom.
However, fate intercedes with a time-honored tradition that has been custom for the past five hundred years. Luana’s life is now forced into the hands of her long-lost childhood friend. Will resentment, hurt, and duty consume them? Or will Luana and Baylin find love and rekindle their friendship?
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!
Author Suzanna Lynn is a full-time mom of three beautiful, energetic children and lives with her husband and children in a small town nestled in the deep rolling hills of Missouri.
Growing up in the Ozarks, as a child Suzanna spent her days wandered the fields and woods surrounding her home. She would imagine them to be filled with fairies, dragons, and all number of creatures.
Having not lost her childhood imagination, Suzanna has written numerous poems, songs and short stories that have won various awards. However, in 2014 she decided to stop wishing she could write a book, and made the dream a reality.
She is the author of ‘The Bed Wife Chronicles’ series. She also has three other books in the works.