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#Medieval Monday ~ BETRAYAL by Jenna Jaxon

Welcome to Medieval Monday and week five of our ongoing theme of "Author's Choice." My guest today is the talented Jenna Jaxon. She's sharing a snippet from her book, Betrayal, Time Enough To Love, Book Two. It's a fabulous story!

Don't forget to hop on over to Jenna's blog and read my snippet, too. Leave a comment for a chance to win a signed print copy of A Highland Moon Enchantment. Can you guess my theme?

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Excerpt from Betrayal:

The bedding had finally begun.

Thomas turned to Alyse and reached out into the darkness beside him. He needed to bring her closer so he could whisper instructions to her. His questing hand met the smooth silk of that tempting chemise and he grasped her firmly to pull her toward him.

At his touch, she gasped aloud, tapering off into a low moan.

Excited voices sounded in the chamber, along with tittering laughter and deep-throated chuckles.

He cursed under his breath when the shape of her flesh in his hand revealed he had taken hold of her breast; her nipple peaked into his palm, and he snatched his hand back, though that was the last thing he wanted to do. The sight of her in that gossamer shift and the feel of her now urged him to take what was his and repair the damage later. His cock had been demanding attention since he entered the room—indeed, ’twas becoming painful to simply lie here next to this beautiful woman without seeking the solace of her warm sheath. Mayhap if he asked…

Blurb from Betrayal:

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?

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