A Season Beyond a Kiss, by Kathleen E. Woodiwiss

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Though this was only written in 2000, its flowery prose and antiquated choices make it feel like it comes from another era. From the first chapter, “She trembled, fully conscious of the manly blade that would rend her virgin’s flesh.” Heh. I’m just saying, read at risk of eye rolling.

That said, the plot also feels clunky. This is apparently a sequel, and much time and space is devoted to unnecessary and repetitive expostion. And the final nail in the coffin? Slave accents (a total deal-breaker), including the dreaded “Massah,” and an utterly annoying German accent written out phonetically.

Don’t bother.

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