All of England rejoiced on her wedding day. But Judith vowed that her husband would get only what he took from her!
At the flower-bedecked altar, the first touch of their hands ignited an all-consuming passion. Gavin Montgomery looked deep into her golden eyes and burned with desire for her...but his heart had been pledged to another.
Humiliated and alone in a strange castle, Judith resolved to hate this husband who took her body, but rejected her love...never admitting her fear of losing him.
But destiny held another fate for Judith...a fate that would keep at last...The Velvet Promise.
The velvet promise
I read this book the first time in 1981 and I loved it just as much today. Great book.
Unlikable lead male
Yes, the reader is shown why Gavin is the way he is. That doesn’t make him less responsible for his actions even as Alice is responsible for hers. Alan, Stephen, Raine, and Joss are the real heroes of the story.
Gavin does have his “save the cat” moments, but not enough to balance out the way he stomps on kittens, metaphorically.
The writing is good. I love Jude. It’s just that if you can’t love the love interest, the romance doesn’t work.
The Velvet Promise
I don't understand why this book has such good reviews. This is a horrible book that disrespects women, marriage, and has an awful abrupt ending. The bickering and fighting over the same stuff got old too. Save your money.