SPOILER ALERT: Dinna read unless you have finished Part 5 in The Fiery Cross.
So where were we? Oh yeah - Jamie made JFBM2 and asked Claire to give him both of her wedding rings. Not too cool, Julie. (If you can name what movie that line is from I will be seriously impressed.)
So Claire goes and finishes taking care of all her various patients (it's amazing how many people get hurt in Claire's world, no?) and goes to sleep on the floor in a room with about 45 other wives. Someone comes in, starts playing with her feet, then works his way up to her nethers and starts getting seriously frisky - and GIRLFRIEND DOESN'T KNOW WHO IT IS. OK, now... do you not sit up and say "Hmmm... someone has his hand dangerously close to my vajayjay... maybe I ought to take a lil looksee"?????? NO - she just lays there thinking "Well goshdarn, I surely hope this is Jamie." I've said it before - I'll say it again: "CLAIRE, YOU IGNORANT SLUT." ;)
So anywhoooo - boyfriend runs out of the room because the annoying woman next to her rolls over... and Claire ends up laying there for a while, wondering if it was Jamie who was playin' "this little piggie goes to market" with her toes (and other areas)... and when she can stand the curiosity no longer (this would so be me; obsess much?), she gets up and goes to the stairs, of which Jamie is standing at the bottom, waiting for her. And he's drunk. Really, really drunk. And summons to her to "Come down". And a shiver runs right the hell down my own spine and I'm thinking I'd probably slide down the banister to get there as uber fast as possible. And he tries to "take her" right there on the stairs... but Claire's like "Um, hello? This isn't our house. HELL to the NO!" and they go out to the stables, where Jamie proceeds to do one of the hottest things he has EVER done and tells her to "Look down" and "Watch while I take ye" while he's railing her against the wall. Mmmm hmmm. It was about as TASTY as you can possibly get where James Alexander Malcolm Mackenzie Fraser is concerned. Oh yeah - and he gave her the rings back, because, in addition to sword fighting.. and soothing horses... and running a farm... and showing Claire a good time, boyfriend is apparently tremendous at cards, as well. He tells Claire he won Wylie's prized horse in the game... and is verra excited about the prospect because he's going to sell it (you know, so they won't starve this winter and all.)
I have read way more than this... but I need to end this here as Tracey told me to make my book review posts shorter - and post them more often - so y'all will actually want to read them.