The Baron's Betrothal (Horsemen of the Apocalypse #2) by Miranda Davis

The Baron's Betrothal (Horsemen of the Apocalypse #2)

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. 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 met, much less a man who refuses to consider the possibility of love.Until she realiz...


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TitleThe Baron's Betrothal (Horsemen of the Apocalypse #2)
Author
Release DateFeb 14th, 2013
PublisherAspen Street Press RJP, LLC
LanguageEnglish
GenreRomance, Historical Romance, Historical, Regency, Historical Fiction
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Reviews The Baron's Betrothal (Horsemen of the Apocalypse #2)

  • Blacky *Romance Addict*
    1970-01-01
    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...
  • Christina ~ Brunette Reader
    1970-01-01
    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 is more than 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, The Duke's Tattoo, and with a heroine...
  • Jill
    1970-01-01
    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 fiancée....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 Elizabe...
  • Karla
    1970-01-01
    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 was!!...
  • Ursula
    1970-01-01
    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 the will they/won’t they jus...
  • Lady Wesley
    1970-01-01
    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 deter...
  • WhiskeyintheJar/Kyraryker
    1970-01-01
    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, ever...
  • Ian
    1970-01-01
    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...
  • KatLynne
    1970-01-01
    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!
  • Caz
    1970-01-01
    The Baron’s Betrothal is a worthy follow up to  The Duke's Tattoo. Like the hero of that novel William Tyler de Sayre, Baron Clun is one of the so-called Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, named thus because of their audacity and courageous service during the Napoleonic Wars.Our heroine, Lady Elizabeth Damogan is an independent-minded young woman who, at the beginning of the book, has fled London to escape the marriage that her father has arrang...
  • Keri
    1970-01-01
    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 tha...
  • Wendy
    1970-01-01
    4.5 starsLord Clun has met his match when comes to taming the outspoken, strong headed Elizabeth. The bantering and the frivolity shines through when these two are together. It's downright hilarious.Miranda Davis delivers us another winner, when it comes to her prose and witty dialogue. It's deliciously delectable and guaranteed to put a smile on your face.
  • Anna D.
    1970-01-01
    4 VERY STRONG STARS!I love Elizabeth and I love Clun.. they are truly perfect together and for each other. The chemistry between the two characters – at least for me – just jumped off the page. I was enthralled in every page they were together and going forward, these two will probably be my favorite H/h in the series. They are sexy, funny, quirky, and they just fit!Although we are given a 5 star H/h, there were two downfalls in this book for...
  • Mary
    1970-01-01
    As many other reviewers here will elaborate on the storyline, i won't go into detail about that in my review but will focus on how I felt reading the book. First of all, I liked it! I loved Elizabeth and more than I did Prudence. Elizabeth's a really likeable heroine - intelligent, forward thinking, kind and caring. She's more charismatic than Prudence, who is straight-forward in speech and more reserved in demeanour. On the other side, I preferr...
  • Nefise
    1970-01-01
    4.5 stars.Excellent writing, gergous hero, sweey heroine and very enjoable and very lovely story.I just wish, our protagonist have more dialogs and more scenes. I love their chemistry and harmony.
  • HR-ML
    1970-01-01
    The Duke's Tattoo was book #1, this was book #2, setin the English countryside, October 1816, going forward. Lady Elizabeth's (hereafter Bess) father arranged anengagement of 1+year standing, w/o Bess having metor heard from William, Baron Clun. She assumed theBaron was an old, toothless, drunk, gouty fop. Actually William recently returned to England a young war hero. Bess ran away b/c she felt she had no say in the betro-thal. Bess's mother die...
  • Carol *Young at Heart Oldie*
    1970-01-01
    I had high expectations of this book after reading THE DUKE’S TATTOO and I wasn’t disappointed. It is still witty and funny but with a slightly darker edge to it.She strode from the shadowy depths of the stable and gave William Tyler de Sayre, Baron Clun, a bold, calculating look.I liked Elizabeth from the very start. She is no simpering, timid miss but an intelligent, witty, strong-willed woman. She owes this to the influence of her free-thi...
  • Nina
    1970-01-01
    This woman kills me.I honestly think Davis's is some of the best historical romance I've ever read - and I had my HR phase, okay, and it was pretty long. (Two years out of my life is, in proportion, a lot.)While The Duke's Tattoo straddled the fence between historical fiction and historical romance in a seemingly very comfortable way, this one leant more towards the HR side, and I can't complain about that.Apart from that, I stand by all I said a...
  • Maura
    1970-01-01
    I admit that I liked the first one better, but mostly because of the sheer originality involved. This one was equally as well-written, the characters equally lovable if not a bit more frustrating and their interactions very enjoyable. After coming back from the war, Baron Clun arranged a marriage to Lady Elizabeth Damogan. He seeks an emotionless, rational marriage. Lady Elizabeth wants to marry for love, but she's never met Baron Clun. So when h...
  • Sonia189
    1970-01-01
    The first half of the book felt rather boring to me. Plus the heroine got on my nerves with her childish attempts to run and so on.From a certain point on, things got better and it became fun to see all the character's interactions, especially with the couple from the first book. I liked the HEA.
  • Jan
    1970-01-01
    Not really sure what to think of this one.It wasn't bad, mostly because Clun and Elizabeth were lovely characters. Both of them are very determent characters, who aren't afraid to go after what they want, which is something I like a lot.Elizabeth wants a marriage for love, because she has the example of her parents, who loved each other very much, in fact so much so that Elizabeth's father never really recovered from her mother's dead, and Elizab...
  • Jennifer
    1970-01-01
    What I really really really enjoyed about this one were the characters. In so many HR the heroine is generally the one with all the problems - she's insecure about her looks, she's naively innocent about everything, she has a too stupid to live moment, etc. Instead Elizabeth is everything but! Could I have a Mrs. Abeel in my life?? She's was Elizabeth ultra free thinking mentor who taught her about everything and therefore made Elizabeth into a t...
  • Melindacee
    1970-01-01
    I have a habit of reading series of books out of order and this is no exception, so I hadn't read The Duke's Tattoo before buying this. I was drawn to The Baron's Batrothal first thanks to the appealing full title (her great titles are something I really like about Miranda Davis)and the interesting premise.The book drew me in from the very first page. I thought both the H and h and the secondary characters were very well developed. Clun and Eliza...
  • Jultri
    1970-01-01
    2.5/5. I tried to hang on hoping it might get more enjoyable, but unfortunately I had to give up on the book just past halfway mark. I enjoyed her first book, and while there were some witty observations and dialogues, most of them just didn't hit the mark for me. Despite the less than macho name of Clun, the hero was not the main letdown of the book. That credit goes to the heroine, a rather infantile, highly mutable and inconsistent female and ...
  • Julie
    1970-01-01
    This was a tough one for me to rate. The story was good, the characters layered, but the writing was really heavy-handed. At some points we go over events and story beats two or three times and I felt hit over the head with it, like the author didn't trust that the readers got it the first time around. There were also rewind scenes, where we see the same event over again in a different characters perspective and that really slowed down the pacing...
  • Melissa
    1970-01-01
    Fun, and less scandalous than Jem's "decoration" to kick off the first book, but Elizabeth and Clun make a good couple. A bit long, though. Too much contrariness on both sides. I think perhaps shortening the middle since the beginning and end were quite good.
  • Holly Bush
    1970-01-01
    I am happily in love with Clun although our heroine, Elizabeth deserves him! She strategizes towards love as he retreats and what a battle to watch. I loved the witty dialogue and the historical details. Have a hanky nearby for the Epilogue!
  • SidneyKay
    1970-01-01
    Let's have some fun!Before I start out with my take on The Baron's Betrothal: On-Again, Off-Again, On-Again, I have to say that when Miranda Davis published her first book last year I was very impressed. There are some debut authors who do just ok and I'll read again...but then there are others who are superb and it's very exciting to read their work. I loved The Duke's Tattoo; it was clever, fun, and the characters were memorable. I also voted i...
  • Margaret (Margot)
    1970-01-01
    Upon which the author pens a fantastic book...There is so much I love about this book. First and foremost, I smiled almost the entire time I read the book. The clever banter and wit leaves the reader not only amused, but immersed with the characters. They are so real and unapologetic. The story isn’t contrived or forced. The pace is appropriate and doesn’t allow for unnecessary scenes or ill delivered internal musings. I also enjoyed the deli...
  • Waverly
    1970-01-01
    Two point five stars. The wishy-washy back-and-forth left me lukewarm about the couple. I didn't give up, but I didn't muster much more than a tired smile when we finally got to the HEA.