“Originally published as The Pits of Passion.
Young, nubile Elizabeth Montgomery is too beautiful for her own good. Accosted by lust-struck males every time she appears in public, she is profoundly grateful when sea captain Benjamin Elliott saves her from a would-be ravisher. Her gratitude, however, turns to shock when Elliott himself seduces her and ruins her chances for an honorable marriage. Sealed to the man in an arranged marriage, Elizabeth rides the surging tide of shock and denial, lust and love, as she is swept from the manicured gardens of England to the savage shores of Africa and the wilds of the New World, never quite sure which Captain Elliott is the man she loves. Caution--this over-the-top satire is NOT your mother's romance novel!”
“Amber Flame is an unapologetic penner of purple prose. She enjoys long walks, writing bawdy limericks and dropping kittens on the heads of unsuspecting people. In her spare time, she is the alter ego of renowned author Melissa Bowersock.”
Melissa Bowersock writes in several different genres and has been both traditionally and independently published. She is a regular contributor to the super-blog Indies Unlimited. To learn more please visit Ms. Bowersock’s webpage or follow her on Facebook.
At only eighteen-years of age, Elizabeth Montgomery vowed upon her parents’ death to carry the Montgomery name forward with pride and fortitude. She would continue all enterprises by herself, without interference and without aid from anyone. She had such proud intentions and it was a little sad to watch her slide down the muddy slopes of real life. She tried with all her wherewithal to hold on to her dignity, however, no matter which direction she turned, someone was ripping off her clothes.
Double-entendres abound as prideful Elizabeth turns trollop with the misidentification between identical twin brothers who can only be discerned below the belt. Through circumstances, not of her own making, Elizabeth is whisked away into an adventure across the sea of absurdity, repeatedly needing rescuing and new clothes. Love’s Savage Armpit is a hysterical tale that finds a balance before becoming too slap-stick.
There are many diverse characters, with interesting quirks, who are handled tastefully. With the twists in the plot, Elizabeth is often thrown off balance and left having to reassess her circumstances. I found this a fun romp and a distraction I enjoyed getting lost in. I highly recommend Love’s Savage Armpit to anyone looking for a captivating, fun story.
Adult content and mildly strong language.
No significant issues.
Rating: ***** Five Stars
Reviewed by: ?wazithinkin
Approximate word count: 55-60,000 words