Tuesday, July 12, 2016

ARC Review: The Shortcoming by Shay Savage

The Shortcoming
(Unexpected Circumstances #4)
by Shay Savage
Release Date: July 12, 2016
Genre: Historical Romance

As the bond between Alexandra and Branford deepens, they each have their hopes for the future. Branford aspires to lead his kingdom with both wisdom and a firm hand while Alexandra fervently wishes to give her husband an heir. As Alexandra learns to embrace her noble role, she finds friendship with the girl she rescued from an abusive owner. It seems as though their lives have finally rewarded them with the happiness they have sought.

But happiness comes at a price, for war is on the horizon.

The neighboring kingdom of Hadebrand has amassed an army, and against insurmountable odds, Branford must lead the fight for his people. Alexandra is terrified but cannot let her fear show for she must serve as an example to their kingdom.

The war must eventually end, but there is only one thing on Branford’s mind—to continue the royal lineage. But how will Alexandra overcome her heartache when she can’t give her husband the one thing he must have?

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OMG! What are you doing to me, Shay? I can't stand this anticipation of the next book without being a wrecking ball of emotion. I'm so scared that I actually plan to ask someone to spoil me later. 

In actuality, The Shortcoming is a good read. Branford and Alexandra are heating up the sheets. Despite being a short read and filled with multiple sex scenes, I have no complaints. They even get much more closer than ever and I finally some really good characters development. Branford is getting wiser and more mature and Alexandra started to learn about ways of being a noble.

But let's not forget about the title, The Shortcoming. Our dear couple seems to face some problem in procreating and with that awful cliffhanger, I'm seriously worried about them. I've gotten so attached to them now that I can't bear to read the oncoming angst. 

I'm holding out hope that Shay Savage will not disappoint me. 


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.