Unexpected Circumstances Book 1: The Handmaid

Unexpected Circumstances Book 1: The Handmaid

by Shay Savage

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Unexpected Circumstances Book 1: The Handmaid by Shay Savage

In a bold political move, Sir Branford claims a handmaid as his bride instead of the expected princess in an attempt to spark a war. Poor Alexandra knows little of how to behave as the wife of a future king and knows nothing of the man who is suddenly her husband.
Alexandra knows she is being used as a pawn and must do her best to avoid scheming noblewomen and the scorned princess, accept her position as her husband ascends to the throne, and overcome her fears of the man with whom she now shares a bed.
Sir Branford is determined to have it all – the kingdom, a wife of his choosing, and the revenge he seeks for the death of his father. He doesn't expect the naïve handmaid to become more important than he ever could have foreseen.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940158414985
Publisher: Shay Savage, LLC
Publication date: 05/31/2016
Series: Unexpected Circumstances , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 594,421
File size: 118 KB

About the Author

Shay Savage lives in Cincinnati, Ohio, with her family and a variety of household pets. She is an accomplished public speaker and holds the rank of Distinguished Toastmaster from Toastmasters International. When not writing, she enjoys spending her weekends off-roading in her bright yellow jeep, watching science fiction movies, masquerading as a zombie, and participating as a HUGE Star Wars fan and member of the 501st Legion of Stormtroopers. When the geek fun runs out, she also loves soccer in any and all forms—especially the Columbus Crew, Arsenal, and Bayern Munich. Savage holds a degree in psychology, and she brings a lot of that knowledge into the characters within her stories.

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Unexpected Circumstances Book 1: The Handmaid 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
wrong.....call B&N....they will fix
bouncyberthaCR More than 1 year ago
4 - "I will always keep you safe..." Stars! It’s no secret that I am a huge fan of Shay Savage’s writing, it doesn’t matter what trope, genre or theme she is writing about and exploring, you can always guarantee that she will always put her own unique twist on things. I believe that the Unexpected Circumstances series, is not her first foray into the Historical fiction arena, but it is my first time reading anything from her from the genre, and once again I wasn’t disappointed. If you are not a fan of serialised novellas then be prepared because this one comes in seven parts, but the good thing is they are all due to be released in relatively close proximity to each other, so things aren’t left up in the air for too long between releases. This is definitely the start of the story between, Bran and Alexandra, and I absolutely adored that the author hasn’t rushed anything with them as a couple, in the area of the bedroom. "I promise you will tremble underneath my touch. I promise you will find ecstasy like you never imagined. I promise you will call out my name when I lie on top of you, And I will fill you over and over again until you simply cannot take any more pleasure..." After being chosen as his Bride, Alexandra is all of a tizz, especially considering on a social level she is an absolute nobody a Handmaiden, so having the heir to the throne of the neighboring kingdom pick her causes more than a stir, especially as it was expected for him to choose the Princess that Alexandra essentially works for. But Sir Brandford Sterling, doesn’t like doing what is expected of him, especially if it means he is going to be stuck married to a woman he cannot abhor. The story doesn’t progress too far in The Handmaiden this is very much a setting-the-scene installment with character introductions aplenty, that-said one thing that can be felt from the get-go is the sizzling chemistry between the innocent maiden and the weary nobleman. This novella is just the beginning of their story, and I am absolutely dying to find out where the author takes this couple as their relationship progresses, not to mention the rest of the larger story, as it starts to play out around them. Not too long to wait as The Seduction, is due for release 14th June, and I think you can guess which direction Bran and Alexandra’s story is heading! ARC generously provided, and it was an absolute pleasure to provide the above honest review.
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JenniferKrosevic More than 1 year ago
I am new to the genera of what would be considered a historical fiction. I must say that If they are all like this book then I have been missing out. This is the story of a young handmaiden, Alexandria, who is thrust into the world of Kings and Queens. Bradford has chosen her as a bride to start a war. What neither of them expected was the growing feeling that began to spark between them. This book hit all the right notes for me. I absolutely love the slow build up to in their relationship. It feels so fast but painfully slow at the same time. You get to feel all of Alexandria's scared and confusing feelings as this new marriage is literally thrust upon her. She is so torn by what is considered her duty vs what her mind and body are willing to let her do. And Bradford is just melt your heart and body delicious. Or course every book needs some suspense and there are certainly some situations that lead you to believe certain things are going on behind closed doors where Bradford is concerned. This just leads to more suspense. Overall I thing this was a great first book in a series. It definitely left me salivating for the second book.