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4.02  ·  Rating details ·  134 ratings  ·  11 reviews
Headstrong Irish lady Sara Ballivar has been betrothed since she was a child to an Englishman she’d rather strangle than meet, much less marry.

Lord Justin Carrington, heir to a prestigious dukedom, would rather live the life of a bachelor, sowing his wild oats across London, than deal with the Irish chit to whom he’s shackled.

However, when the time comes to honor their b
Kindle Edition, 1, 336 pages
Published June 2nd 2012 by Amazon Digital Services
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Aug 24, 2020 rated it did not like it
Sweet heavens, this is awful. Not only does it have a paper-thin plot, but the writing is an affront to the king's, queen's, and even my English. In addition, the author makes very little effort to have dialogue and behavior of the characters align with the time period. And she is not very clear about titles and forms of address. Our heroine, an unmarried young woman, is consistently addressed as "Lady Ballivar." She should be "Lady Sara."

Let's discuss the writing first. Misused vocabulary aboun
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Jul 08, 2012 rated it it was amazing
This was an enjoyable read! I loved the chemistry between Justin and Sara. Heck, I loved the chemistry between all the characters, really. And I particularly loved the subtle theme laced throughout--getting beyond preconceived notions and prejudices. The characters had obvious and relatable growth. Oh, and Sebastian...What a scene stealer! I look forward to reading what comes next!
Sheila Jackson
Sep 04, 2012 rated it really liked it
Betrothed was a classic romance. I loved the story and how other romances transpired within this book. I'm not a historical romance reader, but this book has truly changed my perspective on the genre. Justin and Sara love was so pure and innocent, which is lacking in many romance novels today. I can't wait to read other books from the author. ...more
Jun 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I loved Betrothed! This book had me from the beginning and I was not able to put down. The characters were very well developed and each chapter had me wanting more! If you like romance novels I highly recommend this one. Can't wait to read more from this author! ...more
C Spencer
Feb 25, 2017 rated it really liked it
Good story but slow pace

I loved the story though the pace was too slow for my liking. I jumped several pages numerous times when the story dragged, hence the 4 star rating.
C.M. Mitchell
May 27, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I could not put this book down!

I enjoyed this book from cover to cover, from Scotland to London, England, from friendships to marriage contracts and from sorrow to love and happiness.

This book was extremely well written and while this is the first book I have read by Alyssia Kirkhart, I sure hope there is more.
May 03, 2014 rated it really liked it
Great book. Lovely romance. The book had great flow. I highly recommended.
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Jun 23, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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Alyssia is an award-winning romance writer who loves animals, Junior Mints, Harry Potter, and hanging out with her fabulous hubby. When she's not writing, reading, or watching Friends reruns in her Northern Louisiana home, she enjoys what every other chick in America digs: shopping, chocolate, and a good cup of coffee. ...more

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