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This week I’m continuing from Book 2 of my medieval romance Time Enough to Love, the boxed set that just released yesterday. Check out the brand new cover!
This scene is from Betrayal and picks up almost right after last week’s snippet. After the devastating news that Geoffrey, her betrothed, has married another, Aylse has just been astounded by a proposal from his best friend, Thomas, who has concerns she may be pregnant.
She stared at him, her mind in a whirl, and slowly shook her head. “Nay, Thomas, I know not. I have not had…my courses since…since that night, but I am not yet overdue so ’twill be some time before I can hope to know.”
He sighed and some of the tension left his face. “That is good for then there is hope yet that nothing untoward has come from that night.”
“Why do you ask this?”
He pursed his lips as if impatient with her. “’Tis one reason I asked you to marry me,” he said, his voice emotionless. “If there is a child and we marry now, ’twill be easier thought to be mine.
Blurb for Time Enough to Love:
When Lady Alyse de Courcy is betrothed to Sir Geoffrey Longford, she has no choice but to make the best of a bad bargain. The hulking knight is far from her ideal man, and although he does possess some wit and charm, he is no match for the sinfully sensual man she secretly admires, Thomas, Earl of Braeton, her betrothed’s best friend.
From the first, Sir Geoffrey finds himself smitten by Lady Alyse, and, despite her infatuation with his friend, vows to win her love. When Geoffrey puts his mind to wooing Alyse, he is delighted to find her succumbing to his seduction. But when cruel circumstances separate them, Geoffrey must watch helplessly as Thomas steps in to protect Alyse—and falls in love with her himself.
As the three courtiers accompany Princess Joanna to her wedding in Spain, they run headlong into the Black Plague. With her world plunged into chaos, Alyse struggles with her feelings for both the men she loves. But which love will survive?
That’s all for this week. Hope you enjoyed it!
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