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Today I’m sharing a snippet from Jenna Jaxon‘s book Betrayal.
He cupped her face in his hand and looked deeply into her eyes. “I have hope, my sweet, that such will not come to pass. As time heals the wounds of the flesh, so too will it heal the wounds of the spirit. Day by day, I pray your hurt will lessen, until you can come to esteem me as your true husband. It need not be what there was between you and Geoffrey, but something of our own.”
More tears appeared at the warmth and compassion in his voice. Despite the foreboding in her heart, this way likely held less pain than any other. Trembling, she took his hand from her face and kissed its palm.
“Aye, then, Thomas, I will marry you.” She managed to speak without a single tremor in her voice.
ABOUT THE BOOK
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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