The Conquest - Julia Templeton When I picked this up in the sales bin at Borders I thought it was a regular romance novel. I did not realize it was an erotic historical romance, which was a genre of romance I had never heard of. In short, this was pure hotness. The plot was predictable, but the characters were fun and it was all very hot and enjoyable without too much cheese involved. I was actually surprised at the character and plot development and how the sex scenes were used as a development of the character relationships rather than just throwing in sex scenes for the sake of it. I highly recommend to anyone looking for a fairly decent smutty novel.