Nadia, having accepted marriage as an alternative to life in a convent, has spent her wedding night not with her husband, but the man who saved his life. Now Edgar is keen to keep hold of her.
“We haven’t time for this debate. We go now, whether you want to or not.”
Her eyes widened and her jaw dropped. “Kidnap me, steal me away from my husband?”
“If necessary.” Edgar hadn’t anticipated this scenario. He had simply assumed because she would be driven to be with him and come of her own volition. In a gloomy corner, hanging from a hook, was coil of hemp rope. He retrieved it and cut off a section with his knife. Smooth to touch, it wouldn’t chafe her skin too much.
“Edgar!” she squawked at the sight of the twine. “You said you wouldn’t force me.”
“I said if you didn’t love me I wouldn’t. But you do. That being said, if I take you by force, and this all goes very wrong, then you can at least plead innocence. I will hang and you will return to this place.” He pressed her wrists together and tied the rope around them, leaving a length as a leash.
Running his finger under the fibres, he tested the tautness. “Not too tight?”
She shook her head.
He’d no idea what they might encounter when they left the castle precincts. However, food was essential and money, too. On the far side of the solar, away from the heat of the fire, servants had left food for the newlywed couple, probably to sustain them through the night. It hadn’t been touched. He grabbed a few apples and pears, a chunk of bread from under a cloth and a block of hardened cheese.
What else could he find? Glancing to where Nadia stood swinging the loose end of the rope, then to behind her, he saw a satchel hanging from the canopied chair. Opening it, he found a purse containing many pennies and a few silver coins. He emptied it into his own pocket.
“That’s stealing,” Nadia exclaimed.
“I’ll pay him back some day.” He wasn’t a thief, but the loan was necessary.
“Oh, yes, when all is forgiven,” she sneered.
“Enough!” He slung his bag over his shoulder. “I’m thinking on my feet. This wasn’t planned.”
“So it seems,” she muttered.
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