I'm sharing this week's blog hop with Jenna Jaxon. Her excerpt is from Betrayal, book 2 in her Time Enough to Love series.
You'll find my excerpt from The Highlander's Crusader Bride on her blog: http://jennajaxon.wordpress.com
She nodded, and he relaxed against the pillow. “Why did you not tell me about the bedding? Why make that promise when you knew you could not keep it?”
Amazing how much vehemence she could pack into a whisper.
“I did not know you were unfamiliar with the bedding ceremony. I assumed you had attended other ladies before.” He managed a hint of reproach; ’twas not his fault the girl had not been informed.
“But you knew about it, Thomas.”
“Aye, I did.”
“So you knew this would happen; that we would be put in this bed and made to…”
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Find out Thomas' response next week on Ruth A. Casie's blog: http://ruthacasie.blogspot.co.uk
I'll be visiting with Ashley York: https://www.ashleyyorkauthor.com
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The worst betrayals come from within.
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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