Dara is giving her heart to the wrong man. Can she live with the consequences?
Pressured by her family to wed a wealthy gentleman who doesn’t love her, eighteen-year-old Dara grows increasingly upset and confused by her husband’s refusal to consummate the marriage, and when he announces that he will be travelling abroad for three months she decides it is time for her to seek out her own happiness, starting with an extended visit to London.
Dara’s plan soon goes horribly awry, however, when she tumbles from her horse during a storm and is forced to seek refuge in a farmhouse. Her stern, handsome host wastes no time in stripping Dara of her wet clothing and wrapping her in a blanket, and before the night is over he has claimed her in a rough, demanding, intensely pleasurable way that leaves her longing to be his.
Her dishonesty about her situation earns Dara a painful, humiliating spanking the next morning, and over the coming weeks she learns what it means to be thoroughly and shamefully mastered. Though every moment she spends away from her husband’s estate risks a scandal, when it comes to light that he has a secret lover of his own perhaps an arrangement can be agreed upon…
Publisher’s Note: The Borrowed Bride includes spankings and sexual scenes. If such material offends you, please don’t buy this book.
Dara is the sixth daughter, and as such does not have a significant dowry. She is coerced by her family into marrying Lord Coleman, who is wealthy and titled. Although he seems happy to accept her as his wife, he ignores her completely and travels on long business trips. Dara does not appreciate his indifference, so she decides to leave on a short trip of her own.
On her way to town, she is saved from a torrential downpour by Matthew, a country farmer. Therein begins many changes. Dara starts to adjust to realities she thought she already knew. She opens her mind to changes she did not know existed, and she learned to accept Matthew’s exacting demands.
I really enjoyed this very exciting, sensual, erotic, adventurous story of a young woman beginning her adult life with complications.
Loved the all consuming passion and love between the couple! The story kept me spellbound throughout. I also got a strong sense of family roots and loyalty!
This is a fully written novel with character depth, strong story lines, likable characters and consistent historical knowledge. I can see this story actually taking place in history. Very good book
A steamy read with intriguing characters.