Throughout their long engagement, James Camplyon, Earl of Somerset, has fantasized about Patience Hadley Mims’ silken skin and voluptuous curves. He expects his witty, beautiful bride to be timid on their wedding night. But Patience is far more than shy. She’s terrified.
James presents his reluctant bride with a box of risqué novels, ordering her to choose a passage each night for them to act out. Despite her fears, Patience thinks being bound and blindfolded will undo the hard-learned lessons of a lifetime. But she doesn’t count on her husband’s patient resolve to strip away the dark secrets threatening to prevent her from giving herself to him completely.
I’m constantly surprised by the different dynamics when it comes to erotic romance. I had no idea what to expect, but let me tell you, Having Patience is a keeper. Patience and James make a really wonderful couple, but their consummation of their marriage is plagued by demons from her past. I loved the different spin with James loving his wife through various scenes in books and how Patience learnt to let go and love and trust her husband.
James Camplyon, Earl of Somerset, closed the bedroom door and then turned to his bride.
Still clad in her wedding dress, Patience stood wringing her hands, head lowered, gaze cast to the floor.
James drew in a breath and then wet his lips with the tip of his tongue. Seducing virgins had never been his forte. Seducing women well versed in the pleasures of the body, on the other hand…
James nuzzled his face against her hair so that his mouth was next to her ear. “You are a beautiful bride, Lady Somerset.”
A brilliant, enjoyable read—one where once you start, you won’t want to put it down.