Betrothed

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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, and offers the lady his protection, not realizing that he is the man she is hiding from. As the attraction between the two grows, Julia is ultimately forced to face her fate and learn her place as the wife of a man she’s come to love.

77 reviews for Betrothed

  1. KArc

    A very well written story about Lady Julia who\\\’s just gotten word from the king that she has been given, as a bride, to Bronson, Duke of Pembridge and Earl of Montmore, the sworn enemy of her family.
    The story has a few aspects of spanking such as a person requesting to carry out a punishment mandated by another, punishment the wife inadvertently asks for and mild anal punishment.
    I enjoyed this story. The content was good. The speed with which it moved was just right and the characters were entertaining. I would recommend it to a friend.

  2. KArc

    A very well written story about Lady Julia who’s just gotten word from the king that she has been given, as a bride, to Bronson, Duke of Pembridge and Earl of Montmore, the sworn enemy of her family.
    The story has a few aspects of spanking such as a person requesting to carry out a punishment mandated by another, punishment the wife inadvertently asks for and mild anal punishment.
    I enjoyed this story. The content was good. The speed with which it moved was just right and the characters were entertaining. I would recommend it to a friend.

  3. Sarah (verified owner)

    Terrific! I loved everything about it. The review by KArc describes the story well. The spanking scences are well done. You feel like these two characaters are really in love. It was a believable story line. Treat yourself and buy this story. Thanks Renee Rose for writing this!

  4. Sarah (verified owner)

    Terrific! I loved everything about it. The review by KArc describes the story well. The spanking scences are well done. You feel like these two characaters are really in love. It was a believable story line. Treat yourself and buy this story. Thanks Renee Rose for writing this!

  5. SH (verified owner)

    I enjoyed this book very much. Loved the plot and I loved the characters. It was well written with a lot of detail.

  6. SH (verified owner)

    I enjoyed this book very much. Loved the plot and I loved the characters. It was well written with a lot of detail.

  7. KS (verified owner)

    Very well written! You can really relate to the main characters. Thanks, Renee Rose!

  8. KS (verified owner)

    Very well written! You can really relate to the main characters. Thanks, Renee Rose!

  9. Si (verified owner)

    Loved the characters. Great plot. Well written. The suspence, anticipation, emotion, and pacing made reading a pleasure. Can\\\’t wait for your next book, Renee Rose!

  10. Si (verified owner)

    Loved the characters. Great plot. Well written. The suspence, anticipation, emotion, and pacing made reading a pleasure. Can’t wait for your next book, Renee Rose!

  11. DNF (verified owner)

    The novel is very enjoyable to read, the characters and plot are original and well developed, only slightly accelerated the evolution of the story after the wedding.

  12. DNF (verified owner)

    The novel is very enjoyable to read, the characters and plot are original and well developed, only slightly accelerated the evolution of the story after the wedding.

  13. loart (verified owner)

    One of the best stories I have read. I can\\\’t wait for this author to write another story.

  14. loart (verified owner)

    One of the best stories I have read. I can’t wait for this author to write another story.

  15. TToria

    Loved the characters, loved the plot. Betrothed is very much a sweet tale with spankings tactfully woven throughout.
    It\\\’s just a great story to settle down reading with a glass of wine.
    Looking forward to more of the authors work!

  16. TToria

    Loved the characters, loved the plot. Betrothed is very much a sweet tale with spankings tactfully woven throughout.
    It’s just a great story to settle down reading with a glass of wine.
    Looking forward to more of the authors work!

  17. Minelle

    I absolutely loved this story. The plot was well thought out and developed. The author has created a descriptive picture of the time period. Lady Julia is being forced to marry the Duke of Pembridge against her will. She feels trapped and runs away dressed as a page. She ends up in a precarious situation which leads her to the protection of said Duke. Neither are aware of the others identity. There are nice twists in their journey of love together. Julia awakens more of his Knightly tender protective nature. The spankings are woven well throughout the story. I felt like the story was written like the historical books of the 70s and 80s.

  18. Minelle

    I absolutely loved this story. The plot was well thought out and developed. The author has created a descriptive picture of the time period. Lady Julia is being forced to marry the Duke of Pembridge against her will. She feels trapped and runs away dressed as a page. She ends up in a precarious situation which leads her to the protection of said Duke. Neither are aware of the others identity. There are nice twists in their journey of love together. Julia awakens more of his Knightly tender protective nature. The spankings are woven well throughout the story. I felt like the story was written like the historical books of the 70s and 80s.

  19. Adaline Raine

    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! Wish there was a bit more length but all of the conflicts were resolved by the end. Hope that you use these
    characters for another title in the future.

  20. Adaline Raine

    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! Wish there was a bit more length but all of the conflicts were resolved by the end. Hope that you use these
    characters for another title in the future.

  21. ET (verified owner)

    This was a very enjoyable afternoon read. Blenty of detail, well thought out plot, and spankings of every description. SPOILER ALERT: Now, haven\\\’t you always wondered about the dom having to give a spanking to his sub when he didn\\\’t want to, and she didn\\\’t deserve it? Well, it happens here. It was a great story. Well worth anyones time to read. I, too, am looking forward to more from Renee Rose.

  22. ET (verified owner)

    This was a very enjoyable afternoon read. Blenty of detail, well thought out plot, and spankings of every description. SPOILER ALERT: Now, haven’t you always wondered about the dom having to give a spanking to his sub when he didn’t want to, and she didn’t deserve it? Well, it happens here. It was a great story. Well worth anyones time to read. I, too, am looking forward to more from Renee Rose.

  23. Karen M (verified owner)

    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 well.

  24. Karen M (verified owner)

    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 well.

  25. CMH (verified owner)

    This is a good, well-written medieval story and I did end up enjoying it. SPOILER: However, I almost couldn\\\’t finish the book due to the fact that Bronson sought out someone other than Julia for sexual gratification. While the issue of faithfulness is discussed between them and (mostly) resolved, it still left me feeling disappointed in their actions and uncomfortable enough to put the book down for a few weeks. Even though such practices were commonplace and do not seem to phase other readers, I like the hero to want only the heroine–no one else should do in her place! This is my only major complaint about an otherwise good story which I do recommend.

  26. CMH (verified owner)

    This is a good, well-written medieval story and I did end up enjoying it. SPOILER: However, I almost couldn’t finish the book due to the fact that Bronson sought out someone other than Julia for sexual gratification. While the issue of faithfulness is discussed between them and (mostly) resolved, it still left me feeling disappointed in their actions and uncomfortable enough to put the book down for a few weeks. Even though such practices were commonplace and do not seem to phase other readers, I like the hero to want only the heroine–no one else should do in her place! This is my only major complaint about an otherwise good story which I do recommend.

  27. BA (verified owner)

    This is a short story but nicely written. The spankings seem mild (even the spanking that was ordered) and there seems to be a lot of love between the characters. I liked the fact that the characters liked each other almost from the start, it made the ending much more believable.

  28. BA (verified owner)

    This is a short story but nicely written. The spankings seem mild (even the spanking that was ordered) and there seems to be a lot of love between the characters. I liked the fact that the characters liked each other almost from the start, it made the ending much more believable.

  29. elizabeth (verified owner)

    A good story that will keep you interested from page one. It was however a little short.

  30. elizabeth (verified owner)

    A good story that will keep you interested from page one. It was however a little short.

  31. JK (verified owner)

    Really enjoyed this one. The heroine runs away from her intended only to fall (unknowingly) right into his hands. He doesn\\\’t let on right away, but goes along with her story. The characters are fun, the plot is interesting, and I thought the spankings were also quite fun. He even stands up for her, when she is to be punished for running away. Great little read!!

  32. JK (verified owner)

    Really enjoyed this one. The heroine runs away from her intended only to fall (unknowingly) right into his hands. He doesn’t let on right away, but goes along with her story. The characters are fun, the plot is interesting, and I thought the spankings were also quite fun. He even stands up for her, when she is to be punished for running away. Great little read!!

  33. Pooky

    HOT! HOT! HOT!

    I loved this Book. I loved the Hero and ecspecially 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!

  34. Pooky

    HOT! HOT! HOT!

    I loved this Book. I loved the Hero and ecspecially 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!

  35. SN (verified owner)

    It had all the ingredients for a feel good love story PLUS some great spanking scenes.

  36. SN (verified owner)

    It had all the ingredients for a feel good love story PLUS some great spanking scenes.

  37. SL

    Lady Julia was a woman that needed to have a choice in her husband. I can\\\’t imagine how hard it would be to have one chosen for you. Bronson was her betrothed and also the man she found to help her. It was a nice sweet love story. The story was very well written. It went from her escape until she came back to the king. There was non stop spanking. It was a sweet tale that was an easy and fun read.

  38. SL

    Lady Julia was a woman that needed to have a choice in her husband. I can’t imagine how hard it would be to have one chosen for you. Bronson was her betrothed and also the man she found to help her. It was a nice sweet love story. The story was very well written. It went from her escape until she came back to the king. There was non stop spanking. It was a sweet tale that was an easy and fun read.

  39. Jaycee

    Very enjoyable read! I loved how the relationship developed and how Bronson never belittled Julia once he discovered why she had run off. The only part I didn\\\’t care for was the punishment demanded by the king. I thought it was unfair and was hoping that Bronson would have eased up some! But all in all, a fun read!

  40. Jaycee

    Very enjoyable read! I loved how the relationship developed and how Bronson never belittled Julia once he discovered why she had run off. The only part I didn’t care for was the punishment demanded by the king. I thought it was unfair and was hoping that Bronson would have eased up some! But all in all, a fun read!

  41. Meghan (verified owner)

    I really liked the interaction with the two characters, especially at the beginning of the story. The characters were both likable, and their motives were easy to understand. A very nice read!

  42. Meghan (verified owner)

    I really liked the interaction with the two characters, especially at the beginning of the story. The characters were both likable, and their motives were easy to understand. A very nice read!

  43. assata (verified owner)

    This story centers around a young princes whose kingdom is conquered by her future betrothed suitor. However, after being captured and sent to the conquerors castle, she runs away and disquishes herself a young male hob-let. However, her betrothed accidentally stumbles upon her in distress while fighting off an intruder. He unknowingly takes her in thinking she is a young boy in need of direction. After sometime, her betrothed learns that she is a young woman. A must read!!!

  44. assata (verified owner)

    This story centers around a young princes whose kingdom is conquered by her future betrothed suitor. However, after being captured and sent to the conquerors castle, she runs away and disquishes herself a young male hob-let. However, her betrothed accidentally stumbles upon her in distress while fighting off an intruder. He unknowingly takes her in thinking she is a young boy in need of direction. After sometime, her betrothed learns that she is a young woman. A must read!!!

  45. Alicia (verified owner)

    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.

  46. Alicia (verified owner)

    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.

  47. DKT

    This was a very enjoyable read. I was immediately pulled into the story and capitivated the entire time. The author did a great job building a love story and making it realistic. The story was on the short side which is why I am only giving it 4 stars.

  48. DKT

    This was a very enjoyable read. I was immediately pulled into the story and capitivated the entire time. The author did a great job building a love story and making it realistic. The story was on the short side which is why I am only giving it 4 stars.

  49. Susan (verified owner)

    Very well written would read more stories from this author

  50. Susan (verified owner)

    Very well written would read more stories from this author

  51. Shelly (verified owner)

    I thought this was a well written, beautiful love story with great spanking and sex scenes. Really enjoyed reading it!

  52. Shelly (verified owner)

    I thought this was a well written, beautiful love story with great spanking and sex scenes. Really enjoyed reading it!

  53. TG (verified owner)

    Now THIS is the PERFECT story. Loved the plot, the characters, the spankings, and the wonderful ending! Great, just great!

  54. TG (verified owner)

    Now THIS is the PERFECT story. Loved the plot, the characters, the spankings, and the wonderful ending! Great, just great!

  55. Tina (verified owner)

    Great book about a lady promised by the king to the Duke. Poor thing had terrible luck to end up finding him by accident. At least they came together quite nicely with all the problems in the end.

  56. Tina (verified owner)

    Great book about a lady promised by the king to the Duke. Poor thing had terrible luck to end up finding him by accident. At least they came together quite nicely with all the problems in the end.

  57. Stacy (verified owner)

    Cute story. I loved the interactions between Julia and Brondon. I wish it had been a little longer with more story development.

  58. Stacy (verified owner)

    Cute story. I loved the interactions between Julia and Brondon. I wish it had been a little longer with more story development.

  59. linda (verified owner)

    Loved it.

  60. linda (verified owner)

    Loved it.

  61. Tamara (verified owner)

    Loved this book! Julia and Bronson have a wonderful and at sometimes humorous love story. This is a very loving D/D story.

  62. Tamara (verified owner)

    Loved this book! Julia and Bronson have a wonderful and at sometimes humorous love story. This is a very loving D/D story.

  63. Es (verified owner)

    There were some funny moments in this book that I really liked, but I did find the love between the two characters too fast, too unbelievable. Over all though, very cute. I loved how everyone got to joke about Jake, poor Julia, she had no idea. There were not many spanking scenes in this story, but it did not make the novel any less wonderful. I only wish it had been longer so that the story could have developed more fully before the marriage. There was one really sweet moment, that as soon as you read it, you will find him worth her, if you did not do so before.

  64. Es (verified owner)

    There were some funny moments in this book that I really liked, but I did find the love between the two characters too fast, too unbelievable. Over all though, very cute. I loved how everyone got to joke about Jake, poor Julia, she had no idea. There were not many spanking scenes in this story, but it did not make the novel any less wonderful. I only wish it had been longer so that the story could have developed more fully before the marriage. There was one really sweet moment, that as soon as you read it, you will find him worth her, if you did not do so before.

  65. Rhonda

    I love Renee Rose\\\’s writing style. This is an interesting tale of a knight and the Lady the king has decreed he should marry. There is a cute meet and the story moves forward as the two get to know and love one another.

  66. Rhonda

    I love Renee Rose’s writing style. This is an interesting tale of a knight and the Lady the king has decreed he should marry. There is a cute meet and the story moves forward as the two get to know and love one another.

  67. Angie (verified owner)

    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.

  68. Angie (verified owner)

    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.

  69. Corinne (verified owner)

    This book\\\’s opening scene could not have been more tantalizing. It really warmed me up for a delightful read. I enjoyed how the author portrayed not just Julia as new to a discipline relationship, but Bronson as well. It was well written and very accurate of a new spanking relationship with all of the treats of a historical romance.

  70. Corinne (verified owner)

    This book’s opening scene could not have been more tantalizing. It really warmed me up for a delightful read. I enjoyed how the author portrayed not just Julia as new to a discipline relationship, but Bronson as well. It was well written and very accurate of a new spanking relationship with all of the treats of a historical romance.

  71. JJ

    This story was really fun. Lady Julia runs away from the king, disguised as a boy, to avoid an unwanted marriage and ends up in her betrothed, Bronson\\\’s, traveling party. Neither knows exactly who the other is, but they begin to have feelings for each others, and Bronson has no problem controlling Julia with discipline when she needs it. When they find out the truth, they re both eventually pleased with it, and manage to find love even amidst a harsh punishment Bronson is forced to mete out. Very sweet and a good mix of gentle and more severe punishments.

  72. JJ

    This story was really fun. Lady Julia runs away from the king, disguised as a boy, to avoid an unwanted marriage and ends up in her betrothed, Bronson’s, traveling party. Neither knows exactly who the other is, but they begin to have feelings for each others, and Bronson has no problem controlling Julia with discipline when she needs it. When they find out the truth, they re both eventually pleased with it, and manage to find love even amidst a harsh punishment Bronson is forced to mete out. Very sweet and a good mix of gentle and more severe punishments.

  73. Denise (verified owner)

    This is a very short book that i would have loved to have more of. Excellent writing, would love a sequel, due to the pair\’s affection for each other and the wonderful wordplay. Would also like to know more about his men, maybe a side story with them included. If it were a little longer it would be getting 5 of 5.

  74. Denise (verified owner)

    This is a very short book that i would have loved to have more of. Excellent writing, would love a sequel, due to the pair’s affection for each other and the wonderful wordplay. Would also like to know more about his men, maybe a side story with them included. If it were a little longer it would be getting 5 of 5.

  75. Redrabbitt

    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 because she realizes that he is a man of honor and his word.

  76. Redrabbitt

    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 because she realizes that he is a man of honor and his word.

  77. Evie

    This was a historical story with a plot: I enjoy spanking stories and this was one of the first I’ve read a while ago, which I borrowed from my housemate. Of course, I’d have preferred for the story to be just a bit longer but as novellas go, it still had some substance. Probably, based in Tudor England: Lady Julia running away from the king’s court after discovering that she’d be ordered to marry a duke who won her father’s property in battle. She ends up meeting the said duke on the way and despite being dressed as a page, he recognises her to be a young lady.
    Both their meeting and the way the plot develops are rather interesting. Personally, I enjoyed that the hero is not shown to be abusive or a despot. There’s some discussion about the development of their relationship, despite the times – I’ve noticed that so many authors focus on punishment only, that’s not the case with this story or this author.

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