"Don’t make a scene, darling,” Northcote murmured for her ears alone. “Not at your own wedding.”
“I am not your darling.”
“No, you are my wife. Or have you forgotten the vows you took today? Among them was your promise to obey me.”
"No, it wasn’t. I crossed my fingers during that part, so it didn’t count.”
His lips twitched as if he was suddenly of a mind to laugh.
Ok, I did a bit of catch up reading to where I originally planned on being today. I've read to the end of chapter 13.
I totally agree it has had a bit of a slow start. The big cast you both mentioned is definitely impeding the flow for me. I haven't read the rest in the series so I'm getting that lost feeling at times too Andrea. Gabriel is coming off a bit jerkbutt I think due to his more experience and Esme having a young innocent vibe to her. The chapter I ended on looks to be the beginning of them finally having some alone time and this will hopefully rev things up. It sounds like I might be enjoying this a little bit more than you two, though. I'm trying to be cognizant of that fact that my feeling drained mood might be affecting my reading so I could be overcompensating with enthusiasm, too.