The Baron's Betrothal: An On-Again, Off-Again, On-Again

The Baron's Betrothal: An On-Again, Off-Again, On-Again
    IGNOU books 2019 In Hindi Online PDF Free to the baron without so much as a by your leave, will be damned if she marries a man she s never Baron's Betrothal: An PDF ↠ met, much less a man who refuses to consider the possibility of loveUntil she realizes, sometimes it s the hero who needs saving."/>
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  • The Baron's Betrothal: An On-Again, Off-Again, On-Again Regency Romance
  • Miranda Davis
  • English
  • 05 December 2019

The Baron's Betrothal: An On-Again, Off-Again, On-Again Regency Romance❮Reading❯ ➳ The Baron's Betrothal: An On-Again, Off-Again, On-Again Regency Romance ➬ Author Miranda Davis – Essayreview.co.uk War hero and Horseman of the Apocalypse William Tyler de Sayre, Lord Clun, happens upon love while intending to avoid the catastrophe altogether by arranging a marriage to someone he s never met Meanw Betrothal: An MOBI · War hero and Horseman of the Apocalypse William Tyler de Sayre, Lord Clun, happens upon love while intending to avoid the catastrophe altogether by arranging a marriage to someone he s The Baron's PDF/EPUB ² never met Meanwhile, Lady Elizabeth Damogan, whose father betrothed her to the baron without so much as a by your leave, will be damned if she marries a man she s never Baron's Betrothal: An PDF ↠ met, much less a man who refuses to consider the possibility of loveUntil she realizes, sometimes it s the hero who needs saving.


About the Author: Miranda Davis

Betrothal: An MOBI · Miranda Davis has loved Regency romances since Mr Darcy won Elizabeth Bennett s heart Not that Miranda is years old Miranda s mother must take responsibility for her daughter s The Baron's PDF/EPUB ² love of Georgette Heyer Her current Austen favorite is Persuasion It bumped PP out of the top spot because the author s tart social commentary is completely brilliant At various points, she Baron's Betrothal: An PDF ↠ earned degrees from Smith College and Harvard University and worked at everything from scooping ice cream to big time advertising When she s not busy with family along the Old Santa Fe Trail, she s happily dreaming of Regency England or reading about it Or knitting Or cooking, with mixed resultsAnother important individual contributed to her efforts Though he didn t read that the author knew of , her hulking, brown, part gargoyle dog graciously agreed to appear in The Duke s Tattoo under a different name.


10 thoughts on “The Baron's Betrothal: An On-Again, Off-Again, On-Again Regency Romance

  1. says:

    This was me while reading this book You know the feeling when you read something, and you absolutely love every single sentence in the whole book That s how it was for me.What you need to know about the book The writingThis was one of the most refreshing books I ve read in a long time, only one other comes to mind that s so different Tangled , and I just can t praise the writing enough like it deserves.It s witty and funny and romantic and a bit angsty and a perfect blend of everything The humo This was me while reading this book You know the feeling when you read something, and you absolutely love every single sentence in the whole book That s how it was for me.What you need to know about the book The writingThis was one of the most refreshing books I ve read in a long time, only one other comes to mind that s so different Tangled , and I just can t praise the writing enough like it deserves.It s witty and funny and romantic and a bit angsty and a perfect blend of everything The humor is what especially worked for me, I was giggling and laughing and squeeing all through it.So yes, I will definitely read whatever this author writes The storyI think this would befun if you don t know too much about the story, so I won t go into detail DWhile returning to his estate, Lord Clun meets a strange woman asking for help, which of course he can provide DLady Elizabeth has run away from home well she actually ran away from an arranged marriage and is currently living in a cottage on Lord Clun s estate She of course doesn t know that, thinking Clun an ordinary man and wishing she could marry someone like him.What comes next is a load of fun, full of bickering and fighting, romance and falling in love, and a wonderful happy end Clun and ElizabethClun is a man who doesn t want a love marriage, knowing it could bring heartache like it did to his parents.Elizabeth will have no other marriage but one for love, so of course, that brings problems to both of them.She won t settle for anything less, he won t agree to anything .Poor ClunHe never stood a chance DDDDDThey are both lovely characters, perfect for each other, I don t know what else to say except that I adored them 3The humorI bet there are better examples, but I don t want to spoil the fun by putting the funniest stuff here, so here are a couple of quotes from my statusesGod help him if she kept casually mentioning her intentions to BATHE, Clun fumed.A man s heart could take only so many stresses before it sputtered to a complete stop And his generative organ, he also noted surly, could take only so much unfulfilled over stimulation before it was rendered permanently limp by frustration It is customary to close one s eyes, Bess, he told her Must I She licked her lips as if to savor his slight kisses Why wouldn t you Makes a man dashed uncomfortable, staring that wayDDDDDBasically, everything was so fun to read, I loved every word of it Clun s accentI am a HUGE sucker for accents, and Clun has a Welsh one OMG I wish I could hear it in person mmmmmmHe had me at LoRrrd ehehehhehehehheheheOverallI can t praise this enough Fun and delightful read, I recommend it to everyone, not just fans of historicals Simply amazing

  2. says:

    Another lovely and scrumptiously witty instalment in the Horsemen of the Apocalypse series Lord Clun doesn t believe he can be capable of anything good when it comes to romantic nincompoopery and Lady Bess isthan willing to prove him wrong with a naughty tug of war involving intermitting betrothals, well meaning friends and spiteful future mothers in law.A little bit slower in parts compared to book 1,

  3. says:

    4.5 starsWilliam Tyler de Sayre, Baron Clun, home from the war, betrothed for a year, has decided it is at last time to marry his fianc e.and meet her Arrangements for the betrothal were made between Clun and her father, with neither Clun nor his intended ever laying eyes on each other Returning to his estate in the Welsh Marches to prepare for his soon to be wife s arrival, he meets up with a Valkyrie in need of his assistance.Lady Elizabeth Damogan, the aforementioned Valkyrie , only chi 4.5 starsWilliam Tyler de Sayre, Baron Clun, home from the war, betrothed for a year, has decided it is at last time to marry his fianc e.and meet her Arrangements for the betrothal were made between Clun and her father, with neither Clun nor his intended ever laying eyes on each other Returning to his estate in the Welsh Marches to prepare for his soon to be wife s arrival, he meets up with a Valkyrie in need of his assistance.Lady Elizabeth Damogan, the aforementioned Valkyrie , only child of George Damogan, Earl of Morefield may be tall but she s no match for four thieves who ve stolen her purse and jewellery With Clun s assistance she retrieves her property and as thanks invites him to share a meal On the way to her cottage she informs Clun that she has run away and is hiding on Baron Clun s property, since she is soon to be married but has no desire to wed a man she neither knows nor loves Much to Clun s surprise and delight he has stumbled upon his fianc e.Clun is the second of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse to get his story Four friends who fought together in the Household Cavalry against Napoleon The Baron s Betrothal is every bit as good as the first title in this series by new historical romance author Miranda Davis.Clun is a big boy A large man, very tall, dark and intimidating His monosyllabic responses and his somewhat pessimistic outlook, combined with his impressive build make Clun daunting to say the least Elizabeth though is not intimidated by Clun Having been raised to think for herself, Elizabeth considers the idea of an arranged marriage without love as medieval.This story is notably character driven The subtitle On Again, Off Again, On Again correctly describes the direction that The Baron s Betrothal takes Their relationship see saws with the heroine wanting out, then the hero, etc The ups and downs of their relationship and the on again, off again engagement are a delight.Miranda Davis was my top pick for best HR debut last year with The Duke s Tattoo. And she has proven herself again She writes with a rare combination of intelligence, humour and a beautiful turn of phrase I ve mentioned before that with so many writers and titles in the historical romance genre, an author really has to be gifted to stand out This lady is one very talented author Highly recommended.Bring on book 3 Ms Davis Steam 2.5

  4. says:

    4 Round and Round We Go Stars Will she, won t she Will he, won t he Will they, won t they That is the question and figuring it out was fun, fun, fun William Tyler de Sayre, Lord Clun and Lady Elizabeth Damogan are doing the betrothal avoidance dance, and they just can t seem to stop OMG these two were hysterical and so perfect for each other, but it took them forever to figure it out but oh what a delightful journey it wasClun, you are staring at my bosom Her tone was calm but ste 4 Round and Round We Go Stars Will she, won t she Will he, won t he Will they, won t they That is the question and figuring it out was fun, fun, fun William Tyler de Sayre, Lord Clun and Lady Elizabeth Damogan are doing the betrothal avoidance dance, and they just can t seem to stop OMG these two were hysterical and so perfect for each other, but it took them forever to figure it out but oh what a delightful journey it wasClun, you are staring at my bosom Her tone was calm but steely His eyes snapped up to meet hers Not at all, Elizabeth I was merely lost in thought As he spoke, his gaze drifted down again to her celestial orbs as if pulled by the natural laws of gravity Clun She stamped her foot, which made them jiggle hypnotically A gentleman does not stare fixedly at a lady s bosom And a lady doesn t mention her body parts to a man, he retorted It only draws his attention to them You were staring at them long before I mentioned them However right she was, he was loath to admit it I m fairly certain I wasn t, he said peevishly His eyes had already fallen once again to delve into her d colletage I hadn t noticed it Them Not really, not until you stamped about and set them in motion Stop it she hissed with another emphatic stamp of her foot There was a voluptuous bounce where he mustn t stare but couldn t help himself.Poor Clun, he fought his attraction to Elizabeth so long and hard, he obsessed over everything she wore and as result walked around in extremely tight breeches, courtesy of his fantasies Elizabeth was a spitfire, but beneath her tough exterior was a woman who wanted to be loved I enjoyed following them on the road to self discovery and everlasting love Miranda Davis wowed me again Her writing is impeccable, her characters are charming and delightful, the book is bursting with witty dialogue, and the storyline is unique and captivating If you love a good historical romance, light on the steam, but heavy on passion, chemistry and a story that will capture your heart, give this author a try I guarantee you won t regret it I also recommend reading The Duke s Tattoo, the first book in the Horsemen of the Apocalypse series, equally entertaining

  5. says:

    This was a disappointing follow up to the first book in this series for me I found the heroine tediously silly and overly sanguine If the grumpy hero was so determined to leave love out of the marriage equation, and she bloody near on nagged him to death about the need for lurveand romance in a marriage then I say stuff it go ahead and wallow in your pessimism I will look elsewhere.But no, the tedium with thewill they won t they just went on And on There was no sexual tension, no dra This was a disappointing follow up to the first book in this series for me I found the heroine tediously silly and overly sanguine If the grumpy hero was so determined to leave love out of the marriage equation, and she bloody near on nagged him to death about the need for lurveand romance in a marriage then I say stuff it go ahead and wallow in your pessimism I will look elsewhere.But no, the tedium with thewill they won t they just went on And on There was no sexual tension, no drama, no headlong charge to a climax for me It was really a bit of an anti climax.The author writes well, avoids Americanisms for the most part I found the milk drinking with scones very weird, though Is it American to drink milk with scones I know it is drunk with cookies Need to check that out and has done detailed research into the period with regard to titles, dress etc The characters were not especially witty nor the plot particularly interesting I just skim read through to the end Oh well maybe book 3 will be better

  6. says:

    2.5 starsI think this is one of those times where it is truly It s not you, it s me I just cannot jive with the cadence of the author s writing I like the humor but seem to grow weary of it as it does not sustain for the whole story William and Elizabeth were great characters and I quite enjoyed the beginning of the book but the middle and ending dragged on and on with the will they or won t they.Looking at ratings of my friends on here, everyone loves this book If you re looking for a fres 2.5 starsI think this is one of those times where it is truly It s not you, it s me I just cannot jive with the cadence of the author s writing I like the humor but seem to grow weary of it as it does not sustain for the whole story William and Elizabeth were great characters and I quite enjoyed the beginning of the book but the middle and ending dragged on and on with the will they or won t they.Looking at ratings of my friends on here, everyone loves this book If you re looking for a fresh take on historical regency and some witty left of center characters, then this could be a good series to start For some reason I just can t connect with the writing throughout the whole book and I think I m going to bow out of the series

  7. says:

    Blurb Poor William Tyler de Sayre, Lord Clun, finds true love while hoping to avoid the catastrophe altogether by arranging a marriage to someone he s never met At the same time, Lady Elizabeth Chapin Damogan, whose father betrothed her to the baron without so much as a by your leave, will be damned if she marries a man she s never met, much less a man who refuses to consider the possibility of love.This is the story of two very determined people learning to recognize that not all of their p Blurb Poor William Tyler de Sayre, Lord Clun, finds true love while hoping to avoid the catastrophe altogether by arranging a marriage to someone he s never met At the same time, Lady Elizabeth Chapin Damogan, whose father betrothed her to the baron without so much as a by your leave, will be damned if she marries a man she s never met, much less a man who refuses to consider the possibility of love.This is the story of two very determined people learning to recognize that not all of their preconceptions about love and marriage are necessarily correct.Our hero is William Tyler de Sayre, Baron Clun He is dauntingly large, with a wild mane of black hair, a gruff manner of speaking, and a habit of scowling out from under his dark brows Ladies and gentlemen alike find him intimidating, particularly given the fame he has earned as one of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, renowned for their ferocious exploits in the wars against Napoleon Clun has returned from the wars unscathed and is mindful of his duty to marry and beget an heir He has no interest in subjecting himself to the full horrors of the Marriage Mart, so he arranges with the Earl of Morefield to marry his daughter, Lady Elizabeth Damogen Clun has never met the lady, but he doesn t need to In his view, a marriage required mutual honor, respect and wifely obedience He wanted a sound marriage free of nincompoopery so he selected a spouse as his forebears had, based on rational considerations alone Clun most assuredly does not want a marriage like his parents had Their marriage, begun in the heat of impulse, had curdled like fresh milk on a hot day and left a permanently sour taste in the mouths of man and wife ever after The final straw was when old Lord Clun insisted that his illegitimate son born before his marriage live with them after the boy s mother died Lady Clun was incensed His father soon fled to London and lived out the rest of his life in contentment with his housekeeper Clun rarely saw his father after that From his mother, he received nothing but bitterness A parent s harsh judgment of a child carries with it near divine authority Over time, it becomes a governing voice in that child s head, whispering invective, raising doubts and quashing hope Sadly, such a child might learn to ignore that belittling voice but he could not escape its corrosive effects Thus it was with William Tyler de Sayre As William grew up, he still felt no love for his mother or absent father and concluded that perhaps his mother was right he was cold and incapable of proper love From his mother, William learned oneunforgettable lesson no one inflictssuffering than a woman embittered by disappointment in love A resentful wife could drive off a husband and heap misery upon blameless children without a moment s remorse.The closest thing to love that Clun has ever experienced is his feeling for his half brother, who serves as steward of Clun s estate, along with unique affection, forged in war, that he shares with his three comrades Lady Elizabeth Damogen meanwhile has had a different experience Her mother and father dearly loved one another, but her mother died in childbirth Thereafter, the earl devoted himself to his wife s memory and to the study of etymology and left Elizabeth s upbringing to a kindly widowed cousin Mrs Abeel taught her all of the things a lady was expected to know but also taught her to think for herself Lady Elizabeth is well read, highly perceptive, empathetic, pretty but no great beauty, and rather tall She s no busybody, but she does like to help her friends when she sees a need She s had one season, but it didn t amount to much Her father was concerned that she might fall prey to a fortune hunter, so Lord Clun s proposal suited him exactly The arrangement did not suit Elizabeth, however, and although she is devoted to her father, she is incensed to learn that he has bound her to this unknown lord, who for all she knows is a doddering old fool who feeds the hounds from the table She reckons there must be something awful about him if he s unable to attract a wife from among the ladies of his acquaintance She resents being bartered away like a prize heifer, so when she hears that he is in London and ready to marry, she flees London and hides out in the last place anyone would expect a remote cottage on the vast estate of Lord Clun himself And there begins our tale when Lord Clun and Lady Elizabeth meet by happenstance, neither at first knowing who the other is Lady Elizabeth proudly tells Clun that she plans to hide out there until she reaches her majority and can do as she pleases Clun is intrigued, and strangely attracted to this outspoken woman Secretly, he is pleased that his bride is not the horse faced, ham ankled woman he had expected Lady Elizabeth finds this country bumpkin, sculpted like a Roman athlete, rather appealing, which only reinforces her determination not to marry a foolish old baron who is too much of a spineless coward to propose marriage in person.Clun, thinking to have a little fun, does not reveal his true identity to Lady Elizabeth As he gets better acquainted with her, though, he learns that she is determined to marry for love or not at all She wants a husband who will love her forever, the way her father loved her late mother When Lady Elizabeth eventually learns who Clun really is, she is at first furious at his deception, but then she realizes that she might come to love him and he her The rest of this book is the touching, frustrating, truly on again, off again story of Clun and Elizabeth figuring out whether and how they can find a happy ending together They laugh, argue, dance, and struggle to appreciate one another s hopes and fears.This book is quite different from the light spirited The Duke s Tattoo This romance is darker,troubled,complicated, and ultimatelyaffecting than the first book At the same time, though, it is filled with the humor and sparkling dialogue that made The Duke s Tattoo so engaging The secondary characters are deftly drawn including Clun s half brother, Tyler Rodwell, his ghastly mother, and Lady Elizabeth s sweet but withdrawn father We seeof the other three Horsemen of the Apocalypse, and I m eager to read the stories of Lord Seelye and Mr Percy The tattooed Duke and Duchess of Ainsworth play an important role in bringing Clun and Elizabeth to their happy ending, and the Epilogue features a somber reminder of the dangers of childbirth in the early 19th century, as the Horsemen await the birth of the Ainsworths twins It s all HEA, though, of course.By the end of the book, I liked Lady Elizabeth immensely, but I just flat fell in love with Clun I want to time travel back to 1815 and marry him myself Miranda Davis has a marvelous talent for creating fascinating characters, putting just the right words in their mouths, and setting a plot that keeps the reader engaged This story is just lovely, and if the last paragraph doesn t put a lump in your throat, then why are you reading romance Full disclosure I ve never met the author, but we have become friends on Goodreads I read an earlier draft of this book, made a few observations, and helped proof the final version

  8. says:

    When Will, none other than Lord Clun hisself, breezes into town, what he wants is to dip his bill then have a dunk before retiring for the night But just when he s about to get his giggle juice, he s bailed up by a tomato, an absolute bearcat Lady Lizzy is on the lam Her dapper who has been balled up over what to do with Lizzy has finally put his foot down and arranged for her to marry the lud But she s having none of that and is hiding out in a rundown flop of a joint on Will s spread When When Will, none other than Lord Clun hisself, breezes into town, what he wants is to dip his bill then have a dunk before retiring for the night But just when he s about to get his giggle juice, he s bailed up by a tomato, an absolute bearcat Lady Lizzy is on the lam Her dapper who has been balled up over what to do with Lizzy has finally put his foot down and arranged for her to marry the lud But she s having none of that and is hiding out in a rundown flop of a joint on Will s spread When she is robbed by a gang of hoods, she doesn t have an inkling that the sheik who s come to her aid is also the ball and chain she s running from He s the cat s meow, and she s the bees knees She s all a crush and he s carrying a torch, but he s also a bit of a sap and hasn t cottoned onto the whole love thing He ll need to if he wants to pluck his tomato

  9. says:

    4.25 While this one didn t work for me as well as The Duke s Tattoo, it was still a very strong fun read The Lord Clun Sightings were hilarious Miranda Davis gets my humor she really does The only draw back for me and it was a biggie was how the middle seem to drag on I know this is where we got the on off and on off, but our couple was apart so much there in the middle that at times they didn t feel like a couple to me Now having said that, the beginning and ending was well worth the rea 4.25 While this one didn t work for me as well as The Duke s Tattoo, it was still a very strong fun read The Lord Clun Sightings were hilarious Miranda Davis gets my humor she really does The only draw back for me and it was a biggie was how the middle seem to drag on I know this is where we got the on off and on off, but our couple was apart so much there in the middle that at times they didn t feel like a couple to me Now having said that, the beginning and ending was well worth the read So I hope that if you haven t read MD you will give her a read The 3rd book in the series looks like it has some real spice between the straight laced heroine and the horseman that she grew up with Can t wait

  10. says:

    Miranda Davis is quickly becoming one of my favorite HR authors Once again, she has crafted a winner, giving this reader a plot that pulled me in quickly along with a hero that s sinfully delicious as well as a heroine that s smart, sassy and very lovable

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