He stopped walking and turned her to face him, cupping her chin. “If you put yourself in danger, you will find yourself over my knee again, I promise you.”
She blinked at him, cursing the warmth she felt in her face. She attempted to muster anger, but none came. Considering the depth of feeling he had shown for her, his threat seemed a further expression of affection.
“Barring that, I shall obey.”
“And the other?” She could not bring herself to say it, nor was she sure he understood her until one corner of his mouth lifted slightly.
“I daresay you enjoyed it.”
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Three medieval themed romances by best-selling author Renee Rose:
Held for Ransom
When Sir Gorran’s people disappear after a raid on a Saxon settlement, he kidnaps Princess Ariana, a priestess of Avalon, and demands their return. Though he knew he risked Ariana’s curse as well as a lifetime hiding from the king’s sword, he does not realize his greatest risk in holding the lovely princess for ransom is to his heart.
The intimacy shared with her kidnapper leaves Ariana wounded by the experience and his reappearance at the annual tournament only deepens her pain. When her brother foists him on her as a guardian and slave she must come to terms with her feelings for the dominant warrior. Will she send him away to his death, or will she realize her pain is only caused by living without him?
Young Lady Julia is offered by the king as a war prize to the Duke of Pembridge after her father tries to forcibly take the Duke’s land. Worried that she will suffer as a result of his animosity, she runs away dressed as a page, only to unwittingly end up in the very same Duke’s army.
Bronson, the Duke of Pembridge, is not fooled by the little page’s disguise for a moment, and offers the lady his protection, not realizing that he is the man she is hiding from. As the attraction between the two grows, Julia is ultimately forced to face her fate and learn her place as the wife of a man she’s come to love.
Lady Meriwyn’s Punishment
Lady Meriwyn is a happy new bride. She loves her husband, Conrad, and his little girl very much. After Meriwyn arrived at court as a lady-in-waiting to Princess Tova, Sir Conrad quickly fell in love with her, and their marriage was everything she could have hoped for. Except for one little thing. After Princess Tova and Lady Meriwyn participate in a forbidden excursion from the castle, Tova is soundly punished by her husband, but Meriwyn, terrified of a spanking, begs her way out of her husband’s correction. Conrad, learning that his wife has never been punished, even as a child, is sympathetic to his young wife’s fear, and allows himself to be swayed.
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