Betrothal (Book 1: Time Enough to Love)

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Lady Alyse de Courcy is in love with Lord Braeton, a man she has barely spoken to. Fate decrees she marry his best friend, Sir Geoffrey Longford—a handsome, imposing knight, yet not the man she wants to wed.

Sir Geoffrey does not expect the beautiful stranger to win his heart the moment they meet, though the lady does exactly that. Can she return his regard?

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About Jenna Jaxon

Jenna Jaxon is a multi-published author of historical romance in all time periods because passion is timeless. She has been reading and writing historical romance since she was a teenager. A romantic herself, she has always loved a dark side to the genre, a twist, suspense, a surprise. She tries to incorporate all of these elements into her own stories. She’s a theatre director when she’s not writing and lives in Virginia with her family, including two very vocal cats, Marmalade and Sugar.
Jenna is a PAN member of Romance Writers of America as well as Vice-President of Chesapeake Romance Writers, her local chapter of RWA. She has three series available: The House of Pleasure, set in Georgian England, Handful of Hearts, set in Regency England, and Time Enough to Love, set in medieval England and France.
She currently writes to support her chocolate habit.

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About the Series: 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?

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Lydia Gastrell reviewed on April 28, 2013

I understand this is based loosely on the life on a real person, but taking as much license as she did I cannot understand why the author left the ending so...abrupt and unsatisfying. We are also given very little character depth or development. Why does Longford love her? Is is just because she's beautiful? That's the impression we're given, and it's terribly unremarkable. I have never liked Kismet or "love at first sight" stories, and this is one of them.

I will give the author kudos for historical accuracy. The way the lady reacted to her arranged marriage is very realistic to the time frame. Too often we see authors taking 20th century moral outrage and placing it on historical characters who simply would not have thought that way. This author avoids doing that very well. =)
(reviewed 4 days after purchase)
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