Henry Tudor s life has been mapped out since the day he was born: student body president, valedictorian, Harvard Law School, and a stunning political career just like his father s. Read more...
Henry Tudor s life has been mapped out since the day he was born: student body president, valedictorian, Harvard Law School, and a stunning political career just like his father s. But ever since the death of his brother, the pressure for Henry to be perfect has doubled. And now he s trapped: forbidden from pursuing a life as an artist or dating any girl who isn t Tudor-approved.
Then Anne Boleyn crashes into his life.
Wild, brash, and outspoken, Anne is everything Henry isn t allowed to be or want. But soon Anne is all he can think about. His mother, his friends, and even his girlfriend warn him away, but his desire for Anne consumes him.
Henry is willing to do anything to be with her, but once they re together, will their romance destroy them both?
Inspired by the true story of Anne Boleyn and King Henry VIII, Anne & Henry beautifully reimagines the intensity, love, and betrayal between one of the most infamous couples of all time."
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2015-06-15
- Reviewer: Staff
Ius’s steamy modern version of Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn’s tragic love affair creatively translates the wealth, power, and court intrigue of 16th-century England to the affluent Seattle suburb of Medina, Wash. Anne, an audacious new student at Medina Academy, doesn’t fit into Henry Tudor’s privileged world. She’s the outsider with a secret past, but he doesn’t care. He’s willing to risk losing his influential friends; family-approved girlfriend, Catherine; Ivy League future; and inheritance if it means he gets to be with Anne. She gives him “something to be passionate about,” and this obsession is mutual, as revealed through their angst-filled alternating perspectives. Ius (coauthor of Killer’s Instinct, writing as Dawn Dalton) does a better job presenting Henry’s side, but while the story’s setting may have changed, its trajectory does not, painting one of the star-crossed lovers as an unfortunate victim and the other as an incorrigible cad. There are plenty of wild parties, sexual tension, and schoolroom drama in this novel to entice readers who enjoy a good scandal. Ages 14–up. Agent: Mandy Hubbard, D4EO Literary Agency. (Sept.)