Naked by Eliza Redgold
Reviewed by Helen
I really enjoy a good historical and this one is very good with so much history and a very sensual romance between Lady Godiva and her husband Lord Leofric.
Yes we have all surely heard of Lady Godiva and her ride through the streets of Coventry naked with only her hair covering her but this story takes us further into her life and her journey to a HEA with her husband and with it the troubles and danger that abound in this era.
This story pulled me in from the first page as we get to meet the strong and honourable Godiva loving daughter to fair and just rulers of Coventry but when tragedy strikes and Godiva becomes the ruler and her life long friend Edmund wants to marry her Godiva needs to think and through grief determine what is best for her people so when Lord Loefric arrives and asks for her hand in marriage Godiva feels this is the safest way to keep her people safe.
Leofric has had a lot of tragedy in his life and comes across as surly but strong he is already ruler of Mercia and now has Coventry as well although Godiva will not part with her lands and they decide on a pact as to ruling them.
This is a beautiful story rich in history but also the romance between Godiva and Leofric the pull between them is strong and in the bedroom although not much speaking is done their passion sparks. And when there is danger Leofric is always there to protect Godiva and when they argue over taxes and Godiva rides through the streets finally their love for each other is acknowledged with joy and a future that will bring smiles to them both and the people of Coventry and Mercia.
This is a wonderful story that I highly recommend for all historical buffs it brings the characters to life and to see the strength and passion for not only each other but their lands and the people they govern as well that must be just and fair. Don't miss it.
5/5 star review for a wonderful story
Reviewed by Nas
NAKED: A Novel of Lady Godiva by author Eliza Redgold is a St Martin’s Press release for July 2015.
This story gave us unique insight as to how and why Lady Godiva’s famous ride through Coventry. It is a beautiful story set in history with its own twists and turns. I loved how the author, Eliza Redgold, penned this story.
NAKED: A Novel of Lady Godiva is well-crafted and would hook a reader in till the last page to find what happens next. This story would remain with you long after you reach the last page.
Recommended for all readers of historical romance or readers just interested in history.