Thursday, 5 May 2016

Unexpected Circumstances (Book #1 The Handmaid) by Shay Savage *ARC REVIEW*

RELEASE DATE: 5/31/2016


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 na├»ve handmaid to become more important than he ever could have foreseen. 



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 science fiction movies, masquerading as a zombie, is 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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Ah..a Historical romance. A short and enticing story, that gives the dreamers hope for a better tomorrow.

Shay Savage has done an amazing job, in getting me back into reading. I've been in a slump for this year. And after starting this book, I simply couldn't stop and couldn't wait for the other instalments.

A truly romantic tale of a handmaid, turned noble, through marriage. When Sir Branford chooses Alexandra, a handmaid, as his bride; over the titled Princes Whitney. The Royal uproar created has me in such euphoria. Sigh..such sweet bliss.

Taking a commoner into nobility proved truly trying and confusing for Branford and even more so for Alexandra to become accustomed to. Her traditional, shy behaviour, coupled with Branford's brash and rough mannerisms. Has Alexandra constantly cowering in fear.

I loved every tidbit of the novella. It made me remember my childhood days of reading all these endearing historical love stories. A wonderful, must read tale.

*ARC provided on behalf of Shay Savage for an honest review* Thanks!!

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