Eighteen-year-old Nadia loathes the dreary routine of life in a convent, and though sneaking out risks earning her a firm chastisement with the prioresses’ birch, that is a small price to pay for a taste of freedom. When her father gives her a chance to leave the convent behind forever if she weds Lord Arnaud, the Baron of Uxley, she agrees to the arrangement, certain that even marrying a man twice her age is better than taking vows as a nun.
To Nadia’s shock, however, after a handsome adventurer named Edgar saves Lord Arnaud from a band of murderous robbers, as a reward for his courage Arnaud invites his rescuer to both the wedding and the wedding night. Knowing that his love for his late wife will keep him from properly consummating his new marriage, the voyeuristic baron would prefer to watch Edgar claim Nadia himself.
But when Lord Arnaud becomes convinced that Nadia has been lying about her purity, the young bride finds herself stripped bare and blushing crimson as she is made to submit to an intimate, humiliating examination in front of both Arnaud and Edgar. The exam confirms her deception, and she is punished with a painful, embarrassing spanking on her bare bottom before Edgar takes her long and hard in front of her new husband.
Despite Nadia’s shame at her body’s response to Edgar’s dominance, she can’t help wondering what it would be like to belong to him completely. But when Edgar ties her up and steals her from the baron’s home, intent on keeping her as his own, will Nadia seek to escape him or will she embrace a new life on the run as his stolen bride?
Publisher’s Note: The Stolen Bride is an erotic romance novel that includes spankings, sexual scenes, medical play, anal play, exhibitionism, elements of BDSM, and more. If such material offends you, please don’t buy this book.
Amazon 5* review
After spending two miserable years in a convent and sent home to marry a nobleman picked out by her father and the King, to cement the alliance between them. The nobleman hasn’t recovered from the loss of his wife and after being saved by a young gentleman he offers the gift of bedding his new wife while he watches. Things turn crazy here and the gentleman falls for the young lady and she for him. He steals her and runs away with her and so a strong relationship develops. The deep feelings and emotions are well explored between all the characters. There is erotic sex, many spankings, danger, page turning action and adventure. Lovely Medieval adventure and romance.
I usually like Peaches’ books, but this one seemed a departure for her, which intrigued me. Nadia is a free spirit, stuck in a nunnery by her father, & even the corporal punishments meted out by the nuns can’t break her of lying to save her skin, or misbehaving again. When her father betroths her to a man his own age, she agrees, only to escape the boredom & punishments at the nunnery.
On her wedding day, she finds out that her husband, Arnaud will not or cannot consummate their union, & he has arranged for Edgar, much younger & lustier, to bed her instead.
All three of the main characters seem to go against what we might expect given the social mores of the time period. Domestic discipline is rained down on Nadia by her husband & Edgar, but she seems to enjoy it enough so that she braves death to run away with Edgar.
There is a surprise ending as Arnaud catches up to the runaway couple, & again the expected does not materialize. It’s an interesting take on the time period that I think you will enjoy.