Why would anyone want to be kidnapped? In Juliet’s world, she has a very good reason – it might just save her life, it might even, if Lord Stefan is successful, make her happy.
My new release is a historical fantasy, set in an imaginary Medieval world of chivalry and rogue nobles with bad intentions. Who does Juliet trust to help her?
Juliet’s only hope for rescue is to be kidnapped!
Though Lady Juliet Lomarda has been promised as a wife to the Duke of Barranto, the marriage has not yet been consummated and the task of escorting the bride to her future husband has been assigned to Captain Stefan Ilian. The trip will be perilous, however, and in order to avoid drawing attention to themselves Stefan will take on the role of her husband during the journey.
Juliet is given no say in the matter, and when she protests the arrangement Stefan makes it clear that defiance will earn her a humiliating switching right then and there. It isn’t long before Juliet finds herself over her stern, infuriatingly sexy protector’s knee for a sound spanking on her bare bottom, but to her surprise the painful, embarrassing chastisement leaves her shamefully aroused.
Stefan’s sense of duty keeps him from ravaging Juliet in the way she desires, but the discovery that the duke already has plans to take mistresses changes his mind. Determined to claim Juliet as his, Stefan puts in motion a plan to have her kidnapped so he can then rescue her, bring her to his castle, and keep her there in secret until her marriage has been annulled. But is she prepared to spend the coming months serving him like a common wench both in public and in his bed?
Publisher’s Note: The Kidnapped Bride includes spankings and rough, intense sexual scenes. If such material offends you, please don’t buy this book.
Read an excerpt here: Thrashed over a boulder
This was a simply wonderful read it was based around the arranged marriage between Juliet and her proposed Duke a man that had not even turned up for the wedding and as she learned more about the man it it was obvious that he simply wanted her for the purpose of a child, her lands and army and then her demise as quickly as possible.
The man that had been entrusted with her safety was in fact a Duke and had lost his family title as his family had fought on the wrong side and now that he knew what was going to happen to Juliet, he knew he had to keep her safe. A kidnap was orchestrated so that she could remain hidden for over six months and then her marriage contract could be void.
Juliet and Stefan are incarcerated in his home whilst he continues to make it appear as though he is searching for the kidnapped bride, whilst in fact they were actually living as Dom and submissive as he taught her everything a mistress of his house would be expected to do.
Over time their relationship grows but the threat of the Duke actually detecting their duplicity was a constant and the fact that they might have to run to keep his people safe, only time would tell.
I thoroughly enjoyed the book and look forward to reading any future publications; keep up all the great writing.