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North and South

Hors de Combat, Hors de Commerce by Tofty

'The transience of the railway-station setting, the thick steamy air, and the tightening of his supplicating fingers around her wrist combined to make her dizzy, and they made her reckless, as well; and so she offered no objections as he bumped and buffeted her like a balloon, lighter than air, up the stairs and into the passenger car.' A welcome fix for the ending of the television series that does a good job of integrating it into book canon

[Added 28/02/2014; Romance/Erotica; 1000-2500; North and South]

Sick of Shadows by Lettered

'"Then you have a better opinion of me?" Mr Thornton seemed sceptical. "You do not think I have attempted to buy you, and only managed to succeed now because the price of your refusal became too high?"' Lettered takes the forced marriage clichÉ & spins it into pure gold: the thoughtful novel that results is as much preoccupied with the meeting of minds as of bodies. The characters are all well rounded, with Fanny a particular treat. Sadly incomplete

[Added 28/02/2014; Romance/Erotica; >50,000; North and South; WiP]