This review may contain spoilers, so fair warning, upon reading the review.
About The Book
Lady Iolanthe of Rockmourn Keep expects to be a spinster all her days. She is very tall. She is very poor. And she is thirty. What lord could possibly want her?
But then her father returns with news that he has found a bridegroom for her – one that is impressively tall. One that is strong, and bold, and wealthy. And best of all? He wants Iolanthe. It seems too good to be true.
And when Iolanthe gets her first look at her husband-to-be, she realizes why.
No one mentioned the ‘orc’ part of things…
This book was such a delectable read and one I never expected to read and ended up loving so deeply. I dearly loved this book and it was such a delight and technically this is my first “monster” romance if you call a half-orc a monster? I am not sure the exact criteria haha, However, this was a random pick, I was just browsing through my kindle and I had seen so many good things and I needed a palette cleanser because I have been reading LOTS of angst of late, and need something sweet and sexy and this book fit the bill and more. The story basically is where our heroine Iolanthe is being bartered in an arranged marriage by her father. She is the unlikeable daughter, she has always dreamed of being a wife and mother but is tall and toned and not attractive to human males. but when she is to be married to a half-orc Lord, she is intrigued because he is kind and gorgeous and more than tall enough for her. There are marriage rituals that they must go through together, but as they learn about each other bodies, they discover a sweet passionate love along the way….
This story was such a pure delight and charmed me all the way through. I adored both characters, they are such good souls who are looking for something positive in their marriage. They become so in tune with each other, and like to play with each other sexually and it’s so fun. Ruby Dixon is always a fun author to read, and I really needed this type of read. I definitely couldn’t get enough and my only complaint is that it wasn’t nearly long enough. Because quite frankly an epic fantasy with arranged marriage is my catnip!! If you are looking for something short, sweet, and unique, I highly recommend this delightful story! I guarantee you will be charmed all the way through!
My lady, he is a fool. He might have a wagon full of gold, but I have the true treasure
Title: The Half Orc’s Maiden Bride
Author: Ruby Dixon
Genre: Fantasy Romance
Source: Kindle Unlimited
Length: 190 Pages
Storytelling Quality: 5
Story Itself: 5
Character Development: 5
Writing Style: 5
World Building 5
Feels + The Romantic Heart 4.5
Cover Art 5
Overall Rating of the Book
Simmering—soft warm touches and light intimacy
Warm- a medium level of sexual tension, a balance of sexual and emotional intimacy, lighter on the details in the sexual moments.
Steamin’ up the room -the sexual content is more explicit in the language and tone, heavier amount of sexual scenes.
Blazing fire to the building-The prime focus is the sex scenes, scorching hot, and could burn one. Less focus on the emotional intimacy to the relationship.
Aspect & Anchor
The King’s Spinster Bride-Pub 2018 #0.5 in the Series
Bound to the Battle God-Pub 2019 #1 in the Series
Sworn to the Shadow God-Pub 2020 #2 in the Series
Wed to the Wild God-Pub 2021 #3 in the Series
The Half Orc’s Maiden Bride-Pub 2022 #4 in the Series
About The Author
Ruby Dixon is an author of Science Fiction Romance. She likes fated mates, baby-filled epilogues, and cinnamon roll heroes. She also likes to write biographies of herself in the third person, because it feels more important that way.
Ruby also loves coffee and dirty books and will probably be a cat lady at some point. 🙂