OMG OMG OMG. There is so much tension in this book, I don't know what to do with myself. Diana had been working in the stillroom with half her clothes off...and then had to go eat so the rest of the people in the big hall could stop waiting around for someone to allow them to eat. It makes zero sense to me why the chef didn't tell Diana about this custom...but whatevs.
And then Matthew comes home after a long day of hunting (grrrr baby!) and is instantly annoyed with his father. God, these two drive me nuts. Philippe is a douche of epic proportions.
And if he's the most beautiful thing Diana has ever seen, and is probably in his...what, 30s? Why then, am I picturing him like this --------->
<--------When clearly I should be picturing him like this!
OK...moving on...OH my god...next thing I know...Philippe tells everyone to stay out of the stable...but
So next thing we know, Matthew is having some type of chromosomal hissy fit...and of course Diana saves the day. The way that woman stands up to Philippe makes me giggle. If that were real life, he'd have her buried in the wall - Green Darkness style. But not Diana Bishop. Oh noooo sirreee. Girlfriend swoops in and bedazzles everyone she comes into contact with - including Philippe.
OMG so we all know about my penchant for strong men who have everything and still show their weak side. Stefan Salvatore...Christian Grey...I could go on. And it was no different when Matthew Clairmont was kneeling in this centuries old church...that he helped to build...killing himself slowly with old memories and finding himself consumed with guilt.
OH. MY. GOD. I was a mess. WHAT a film this would make. And poor Diana - I'd have felt the same way she did when he said Blanca was 2 months pregnant when they married. OUCH with a capital O!
What amazes me about Diana is that she keeps her own feelings in check in order to get to the bottom of things. A true scientist, don'tcha think?!
And as much as I love Matthew (lorddddddd I love MYself some Matthew)...he is going to get on my nerves if he doesn't start remembering that Diana is in a strange time AND place - and needs someone to lean on as much as he does! Shit, boyfriend! Pony UP and take care of her the way she's been taking care of you - since you showed up in the past!!!
OK y'all - I've got to get back to my book. Talk about being consumed!! I can't even IMAGINE what is going to happen next.
PS - I think Philippe is ready to let them shack up again.
Keep your fingers crossed...