I’m looking for my first ever romance novel which I didn’t finish because
I was too embarrassed and now would really like to find out what happened. I
read it in early 2000’s, but I’m pretty sure it was written before that.
I don’t remember the title or author’s name, clearly. I know it was a
historical set in medieval England or Scotland. The heroine’s sister had
recently lost her virginity to some village guy even though she was
betrothed to the hero (she was betrothed either because they were forming a
truce or as a reward, either way he was some badass knight guy). The heroine
has to disguise herself as her sister on her wedding day to satisfy the
hero’s expectation that a women should be a virgin on her wedding night
(I’m pretty sure there was a lot of emphasis on her bleeding after the sex
scene). The first sex scene occurred pretty early on in the book, within the
first 50 pages or so because it was central to the plot. I’m pretty sure
that the hero was all impressed by how much he enjoyed having sex with the
heroine because she was so responsive.
I also think there was a whole scene with the sister before the wedding
where the heroine was chiding her for losing her virginity and the sister
didn’t really care that the heroine would now have to secretly take her
Clearly the heroine wore a veil to disguise herself at the wedding, but
maybe she revealed herself at the end of the wedding. I think the argument
was that they were already married, so it didn’t matter. I really can’t be
sure about that though, but really it’s the only way that the disguise
situation really makes sense.
Yes. There are very few ways in which the disguise situations make sense. Especially when the result is, “Surprise! I’m not my sister but I am conveniently a virgin! Or, I was until a few minutes ago!” Anyone recall this book?