by Lisa Cach

June 2002
ISBN: 0-505-52489-9
Reviewer Graphic Button Dorchester Publishing
Mass Market Paperback

Wrestling. What do I know of it? Enough to see those partaking as unlikely heroes. And still Lisa Cach manages it admirably. In this tale of a successful present day wrestler sent back in time to medieval England to rescue a town and its maidens from a vicious dragon, only to come across a virgin quite capable of doing a better job, one starts out feeling sorry for the hero. How is he, who believes him to be under hypnosis and living out his own private fantasy, to come to terms with his lack of heroic strengths?

No worries, this wrestler has brains and he uses it, not only to discover the virgin’s real identity but also to adapt to any obstacles thrown his way. Think ghosts, bacteria, no toilets and no Starbucks. But anything is better than having to face charges of promoting violence in his “real” life. Here in his fantasy he at least can pretend to be the hero, even if he is to slay a dragon with only a pitchfork.

And so it comes that the virgin, one very enterprising Alizon, doesn’t stand a chance against this New Age man. A man cooking his own meals, doing his own dishes and unafraid to be the target of ridicule. He obviously is a man of honor. However, it is his offer of desire, comfort, fun, laughter and caring that win her heart and that of her charges.

George and the Virgin is a fun, sexy and emotional read. And with the believable character development and story twists, it’s a book that should satisfy any reader. Different and quirky it shows Lisa Cach’s writing talent at its best.

Reviewed in September 2003 by Kris Alice.

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