By Merline Lovelace
A strategic marriage to a strong Saracen lord with a penchant for virgins will let prosperous girl Jocelyn to maintain her castle domestic. yet at what fee? Her simply desire of escaping the wicked lord's harem is to lose her virginity—and fast!Captured and tortured knight Simon de Rhys is in no place to refuse woman Jocelyn's proposition: his freedom for one evening together with her. the duty turns out uncomplicated, and deeply satisfying, until eventually he discovers her secret….
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Straightening, he flexed his thighs and thrust home. Jocelyn gave a mewling cry and arched under him. The pain she’d been warned to expect came sharp and fast, but lasted only a few moments. With his second and third thrust, she began to feel something almost pleasurable. As the feeling gathered intensity, her breath grew short and hot. Her senses whirled. Blind instinct led her to hook her calves around his and lift her hips to meet his. But just when she thought the sensations gathering low in her belly would lead to something more, something that beckoned tantalizingly just beyond her reach, he lunged a final time.
Suspicion warred with incredulity in his face. ” “The reason is not your concern,” she said haughtily. ” He looked her up and down with an insolence that brought the blood rushing to her cheeks. “You don’t need to purchase a stud for that. One of your men-at-arms could do the deed for you. ” The crude suggestion brought her chin up. Crows would peck out her eyes before she would admit she’d considered both such desperate courses! But if asked—when asked by the king—she must be able to swear by all she held holy that she’d lain with a man and was no longer virgin.
The fierce struggle locked his jaw and put a harsh rasp in his voice. “You will not split, although you will feel some pain when I pierce your shield. ” “Yes, but…” Her horrified gaze remained fixed on his shaft. ” Despite the dizzying combination of pain and lust that held him in its maw, Simon had to smile. ” Her gaze whipped to his face. “I give not a brass penny for your pride! All I want—” She stopped. Drawing in a shuddering breath she squared her shoulders. ” She looked so much like a sacrificial victim about to go to the stake that Simon couldn’t help himself.