Lady Catherine Rayburn's actions have finally succeeded in bringing down her traitorous abusive husband, but she wasn't prepared for the consequences of his death. When William FitzAlan killed the traitor, he was prepared to take over his castle as well as his wife. But was Catherine ready to step right back into a marriage to a man she knows nothing about? How can they learn to trust and love each other?
Margaret Mallory's debut onto the historical romance front is a breath of fresh air. She has penned a fascinating tale, mixing emotionally complex characters with a captivating plot. Her Medieval theme a nice change of pace in a market saturated with the Regency era. I really enjoyed following William and Catherine as they explored there growing feelings for each other. Catherine had good reason not to trust any man, but William was wise enough to give her time to get used to him, and have faith that he would not hurt her.
My only complaint was the numerous misunderstandings they had. I understand the use of the “BIG MIS” to help the characters grow, but I can only tolerate so much, before I want to smack them both upside the head. Despite this, I really liked this book, and look forward to Stephen's story KNIGHT OF PLEASURE.
His surcoat still bloody from battle, William FitzAlan comes to claim the strategic borderlands granted to him by the king. One last prize awaits him at the castle gates: the lovely Lady Catherine Rayburn.
TENDER IN BED
Catherine risked everything to spy for the crown. Her reward? Her lands are declared forfeit and she is given this choice: marry FitzAlan or be taken to the Tower. Catherine agrees to give her handsome new husband her body, but she's keeping secrets, and dare not give him her heart. As passion ignites and danger closes in, Catherine and William must learn to trust in each other to save their marriage, their land, and their very lives.