This week’s post is from Jenna Jaxon’s Betrayal (you can check out Jenna’s blog at www.jennajaxon.wordpress.com)
“’Twould only be in our way and I cannot see you in the darkness.”
The bed rustled as she sat up. A moment, and she slid over until she pressed her smooth thigh against him. His shaft bobbed up, ready and willing; ’twould be a nuisance for a while, but that could not be helped.
“I am going to touch you and caress you, as I would if we were going to lie together. Be not afraid to make noise. ’Twill make the counterfeit more convincing.” He paused, uncertain if his next words were wise. They might make matters worse. “If it will help, pretend that I am Geoffrey.”
And if you want to know more…
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?