~5 CRAZIES STARS~
“I choose her.”
The Handmaid is the first book in the Unexpected Circumstances Series. Shay Savage has blown me away once again with this romantic historical saga of Sir Branford and the lovely Lady Alexandra. With intrigue, romance, and undeniable passion, this trip back in time is one that you will not want to miss!
Alexandra has spent her entire life as a handmaid for Princess Whitney. As a servant, she lives to serve the nobles in the castle and take care of their every whim and desire. When a traveling Knight wins the big jousting tournament, the King grants him the choice of any woman of the kingdom to take as his bride. To everyone’s shock and disbelief, the Knight selects Alexandra to take back to his Kingdom as his bride and Lady.
Sir Branford, the Knight, has strategized a grand plan to start a war, and he is using Alexandra as his pawn. Branford is quite dashing, and he is more than pleased with his selection of the beautiful blushing handmaid. However, can a handmaid truly transform into a Lady?
“Be sure to breathe, Alexandra.”
As Sir Branford and Lady Alexandra return to the Kingdom, the court is in shock with Branford’s new bride. Alexandra is struggling with her new position as a noblewoman and as a virgin, she has much to learn when it comes to the ways of men. Branford is dashing and fiercely protective of his new bride and will stop at nothing to make her feel welcome and safe in his new kingdom and his arms.
Overall, The Handmaid was a quick read that left me aching for more. The dynamics between Branford and Alexandra were simply addictive. Alexandra is so timid and unsure and Branford is confident and a force to be reckoned with. I thoroughly enjoyed watching them together and the complex dance that has begun between the two. I am not normally a historical romance reader and yet, if Shay Savage is writing, I am 100% in….every time! This was a stunning start to this series and I cannot wait to see what happens next! LOVED IT!!!!!
*ARC graciously provided via author in exchange for an honest review!*