Series: Unexpected Circumstances #3
Genres: Historical Romance
Also in this series: The Handmaid, The Seduction, The Shortcoming, The Concubine
Also by this author: Caged: Takedown Teague, Trapped, Released, The Handmaid, The Seduction, The Shortcoming, The Concubine
With steady patience, Sir Branford teaches his young wife the pleasures that are to be found in their marital chambers. Though still unsure of herself, Alexandra begins to open herself to the possibilities of her new life. As Branford expresses his desire to have more than a simple political marriage, Alexandra begins to see a brand new side of her husband.
Alexandra soon discovers there is more to being Sir Branford’s wife than sharing his bed. When the lives of nobles rest in her hands, she finally begins to understand the importance of her position in the court and in her husband’s life.
The Consummation: Unexpected Circumstances
My obsession with this series is out of control. Seriously, its a problem. But you have to read it in order, so if you haven’t started it yet, go back to The Handmaid!
So, Branford and Alexandra are spending some quality alone time together. He is working up to consummating their marriage by showing his bride that sex isn’t bad (as a servant, she only heard horror stories of forced intercourse). And oh does it get steamy! You get to see the softer side of Branford, but you also get to see the totally possessive side as well. Its pretty steamy. Alexandra’s beauty is noticed by other men and Branford is not happy about that. Thankfully, he doesn’t act like a dick to her about it.
Oh, and he finally handles the mean girls from before (Kimberly and Nelle) and it is 5 kinds of HOT. But, I have a feeling we have not seen the last of Kimberly, the evil bitch.
Most of this ‘episode’ is about the relationship between Branford and Alexandra, but at the end, something very important happens at a tournament. And thats where the book ends…
- POV: 1st (Alexandra)
- Tears: no
- Trope: Royalty
- Triggers: none
- Series/Standalone: Series; must be read in order!
- Cliffhanger: YES
- HEA: ??
Shay Savage lives in Cincinnati, Ohio with her family and a variety of household pets. She is an accomplished public speaker, and holds the rank of Distinguished Toastmaster from Toastmasters International. When not writing, she enjoys science fiction movies, masquerading as a zombie, is a HUGE Star Wars fan, and member of the 501st Legion of Stormtroopers. When the geek fun runs out, she also loves soccer in any and all forms – especially the Columbus Crew, Arsenal and Bayern Munich – and anxiously awaits the 2014 World Cup. Savage holds a degree in psychology, and she brings a lot of that knowledge into the characters within her stories.