Happy Sunday! For my Six Sentence Sunday post today, I’m changing my WIP to my medieval romance Betrothal, about to go into edits! Will keep you posted about a release date.
I’m continuing from my Sweet Saturday Sample of yesterday (which you can view here). Lady Alyse de Courcy is a waiting gentlewoman to Princess Joanna, youngest daughter of King Edward. Alyse is less than happy with her arranged marriage to Geoffrey Longford, a knight in the king’s service, and is infatuated instead with his best friend, Thomas, Lord Brayton.
This scene occurs the night after the betrothal. Geoffrey has drawn Alyse over to his table, hoping to talk to her in private. His group of friends, led by Thomas, attempt to make sport of the couple. Thomas makes the suggestion (in jest) that Alyse should know him before she is wed. Geoffrey, piqued that Alyse still shows an interest in his friend, asks her to answer the lewd statement. But when she acquits herself credibly in wordplay, she draws Geoffrey’s ire–and something else. He reminds her that she has promised to “know” him better, and presses her to make good on that promise.
“How so, sir?”
“Why with conversation, my lady, how else?”
Alyse breathed a sigh of relief and Geoffrey chuckled, for he guessed the bent of her mind. Would that such carnal knowledge could be gained tonight. An image flashed through his mind of Alyse, in his bed, licking. . .tasting. . . touching those red lips to his. . . . He shook himself and suppressed the pleasant daydream.
Some dreams are too good to give up. LOL
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