Saturday, July 6, 2013

Review: Betrothal By Jenna Jaxon

Lady Alyse de Courcy has fallen in love with Lord Braeton, a nobleman in King Edward III’s court and a man to whom she has barely spoken. Fate, however, has decreed her betrothal to his best friend, Sir Geoffrey Longford—a handsome and imposing knight, yet hardly the man she wants to wed.
When Sir Geoffrey is bound in betrothal by his father, he could not have expected the beautiful stranger to win his heart the moment they meet. Nevertheless, the fascinating Lady Alyse has done exactly that, and his feelings for her only grow as he learns more of her gentle yet spirited nature. But Alyse’s infatuation with his friend casts doubt on whether she can ever return his regard and their wedding day is fast approaching… 
Will he have time enough to win her love?
My Review:
I was a little skeptical when I read the premise for this story.  I'm a big Jenna Jaxon fan, especially after Only Scandal Will Do, but I questioned whether or not she was turning back to traditional historical romances.  Then I smacked myself after I read it!!  Alyse was anything but a traditional simpering virgin, even though she was definitely in LUST at the beginning of our story.  She fast became my favorite character because she was indeed a woman ahead of her times, and knew what she wanted.  The amazing thing about this story was the fact that the roles were a bit reversed.  We followed Geoffrey's insecurities and gossips with his best friend.  I found myself giggling at their byplay quite a few times.
This book was different from Jenna's other work, but no less enchanting.  She has surprised and delighted me once again, and so forward to the next time!!! 


Tina B said...

Great review! I have this one on my Kindle waiting to be read. :)
Thanks for sharing.

Jenna said...

Hi, Nikki! I just this minute found your review! Thank you so much for all those lovely spiders! And I am so, so happy that you enjoyed Betrothal! You have definitely made my day. :-)

Brenda said...

I'm also a huge Jenna J fan. I thoroughly enjoyed Betrothal. Alyse was such a wonderful heroine. I loved her and Geoffrey together.

Kary said...

Nikki - this is my favorite Jenna Jaxon story! And I am her biggest fan. :) This isn't my favorite hero of hers but you are right, Alyse is my fav heroine too! And I can't wait for her to release the next story in the series!

Daryl Devoré said...

Great review for a fantastic author. Jenna is on top of her game.

Tina B said...

I read this one finally and LOVED it!!! I am anxiously awaiting the rest of the story! ;)

Patricia Green said...

Jenna Jaxon is at the top of her class. Love her books; every one's a keeper. :) Nice review, Nikki. All those spiders are right!

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