Welcome back to Medieval Monday! It’s hard to believe, but this is the final week of our “First Kiss” round. Last but certainly not least is bestselling author Jenna Jaxon’s Betrayal, the second book in her Time Enough to Love series. Isn’t the cover lovely?
For those following my excerpt from Return of the Raven, the final snippet is on Jenna’s blog. Remember, you’ll find links to all of the participating authors’ snippets at Medieval Romance Lovers on Facebook. (#MedMonSpring21)
Now, let’s enjoy Jenna’s last snippet:
“Nay, Alyse. Had I a sister, I would not kiss her in such a manner.” He chuckled then grinned at her. “However, as we do not yet live as brother and sister, I believed an un-brotherly kiss would be acceptable.”
Alyse paused, wavering, then shook her head. “My lord, I pray you test me not in this manner. Give me leave a while to act with only sisterly affection.”
With a sigh, Thomas good-naturedly kissed her hand. “Aye, gentle Alyse, I will bide my time,” he sent her a quick, devilish grin, “for now.”
Last week’s snippet is on Sherry Ewing’s blog: https://sherryewing.com/blog/
A little more about Betrayal:
After a night of passion with her betrothed, Sir Geoffrey Longford, Lady Alyse de Courcy is eagerly looking forward to her wedding. But when Geoffrey is forced to marry another, a heartbroken and possibly pregnant Alyse finds herself in her own private hell. She must either gamble with her reputation or marry someone she does not love.
A reputed connoisseur of women, Thomas, Lord Braeton, has dallied with many ladies of King Edward’s court, although he has favored none. However, as Geoffrey’s best friend, Thomas has sworn to serve and protect Alyse, an oath now sorely tested when he agrees to marry her—in name only—to guard her reputation. Yet, as they grow closer, and Thomas discovers Alyse’s sweet but spirited nature, he comes to desire a marriage in truth.
Can he overcome her memory of Geoffrey, or is Thomas doomed to burn with passion for a woman he can never possess?
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That’s all for this round of Medieval Monday! Thanks so much for joining us.