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Young Lady Julia is offered by the king as a war prize to the Duke of Pembridge after her father tries to forcibly take the Duke's land. Worried that she will suffer as a result of his animosity, she runs away dressed as a page, only to unwittingly end up in the very same Duke's army.

Bronson, the Duke of Pembridge, is not fooled by the little page's disguise for a moment,
Published May 5th 2012 by Blushing Books
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Sep 20, 2015 Rose rated it really liked it
Shelves: bdsm, spanko, romance
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Published: May 5th 2012 by Blushing Books
Tags: Historical, Erotic, Bdsm, Spanking, Romance
Recommended to: Fans of D/s tales, Historical romances, spanking stories and strongly-written heroes. If you enjoy erotica romances but have never read one containing spanking scenes, this would be a great introduction.
Content warning: BDSM D/s dynamic (Dominant/submissive), spanking, ass play, Nothing too hardcore or taboo.
Reviewed: June 03, 2012
Summary: Loved the characters, loved th
Katy Beth Mckee
Jul 21, 2012 Katy Beth Mckee rated it it was amazing
Julia is afraid of the marriage that is about to forced on her so she takes off hoping to get to other family members that might help. She is rescued by Bronson who she takes a liking to only to discover he is her intended. While this is a familiar plot line this story is fresh and interesting. From the beginning Bronson is is drawn to her and feels protective of her. He puts himself at risk to stand up for her and try to protect from even the king. Julia despite everything remains strong as wel ...more
Sep 19, 2012 Alicia rated it it was amazing
Very, very good book about a young princess who is informed she is to marry Bronson, Duke of Pembridge and Earl of Montmore, the sworn enemy of her family after herr father is caught trying to forcibly take his land. She is worried about her future and how she will be treateds so she runs away only to end up being rescued by him while disguised as a boy. Bronson turns out to be a very good guy but certainly strict and expects obedience. Really good spanking scenes all thru this story.
Adaline Raine
Aug 29, 2012 Adaline Raine rated it it was amazing
Shelves: spanking
This story is entertaining due to the witty comments of the main character Julia and the amusement she brings to the dominant male, Bronson. The descriptions are so vivid and clear that I felt like I was watching a movie.

Great use of detail and believable characters. Literally felt like I was the one trying making life decisions!

All of the conflicts were resolved by the end. Hope that you use these characters for another title in the future.
Sue Lyndon
Jul 24, 2012 Sue Lyndon rated it it was amazing
This was an enjoyable spanking romance novella and my first time reading this author. I thought Betrothed was a well-written and engaging story. Julia and Bronson had great chemistry and I practically swooned at the lengths he goes to protect her from the king. Lovely, lovely story.
Jade Cary
Mar 14, 2013 Jade Cary rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Historical spankin' fans
I read this a while back, and felt compelled to read it again. I love historicals, and this one is no exception. Julia has escaped her castle dressed as a page in order to escape her betrothed, an assumed horrible-no good-very bad-man who bested her father and killed him (for reasons I won't give away). Ordered by the king to now marry him, Jules says nothin' doin'and splits. Bronson, the Duke of Pembridge, rescues her from certain death-or worse, not fooled for a minute by her curves, etc. He f ...more
~ Cariad ~
Apr 23, 2015 ~ Cariad ~ rated it liked it
3.5 for my first historical erotic romance

Never mind Lady Julia, that hundred lashes brought tears to my eyes!!!
Kathy Heare Watts
Dec 09, 2015 Kathy Heare Watts rated it it was amazing
Lady Julia is fleeing the betrothal to the Duke of Pembridge after her father and brothers tried to forcibly take the Duke’s land and are killed in battle. The King decrees Julia will marry Bronson. She is one spunky lady, knows how to fight and protect herself, that is except for falling for the one man she fears the most. The plot is full of humor as the mysterious Duke is revealed and he learns of his betrothal to Lady Julia. She accepts his dominance and punishments beca
Jan 15, 2015 Rogetwhi rated it liked it
2.5 stars
Jan 05, 2014 Angie rated it it was amazing
Lady Julia ran away to keep from marrying the Duke of Pembridge, unknown to her he found her and helped her. Bronson suspected she wasn't a page, but didn't blow her cover right away. He tried to help her. Julia and Matthias Bronson's real page got into a fight and it was funny. Julia had to rethink things that had happened in her life and Bronson had to try and not be so hard on Julia for messing up.
Patty Devlin
Oct 01, 2013 Patty Devlin rated it it was amazing

I loved this Book. I loved the Hero and especially loved that we got his POV.

You totally fall in love with these characters, even the minor characters like Mathias.

My only complaint of course was that it had to end. I want more...

I would definitely reread and recommend!
Oct 20, 2013 Roub rated it did not like it
it was actually a good story n entertaining as well but the moral values were too old-fashioned 4me. it was indeed like dat in those times
Janet Juengling-Snell
Jan 31, 2014 Janet Juengling-Snell rated it really liked it
Another short, awesome story from Renee Rose.
Nov 19, 2012 Saya rated it liked it
Shelves: m-f, bdsm, historical, romance
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