Betrayal

Rated 4.33/5 based on 6 reviews
England 1816.
Bri has been running for years. Just when she thinks she may have escaped those pursuing her, she finds herself thrown into Newgate Prison...where Adam finds her. Hired by Bri's family, he is determined to return the heiress posthaste. When it becomes clear that her family does NOT have her best interests at heart, she must accept Adam's help, something her pride will not allow. More

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Words: 63,520
Language: English
ISBN: 9781617521713
About Jaimey Grant

Jaimey first delved into the Regency time period a decade ago and hasn't stopped since. After several years of tapping away at a keyboard for her own entertainment, she finally took the next step and self-published four of her Regency romances in 2008. In 2010, she signed a contract with TreasureLine Publishing.

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Review by: Carol on July 31, 2012 :
This Regency has a dark edge that it unusual in the genre. The heroine starts off waiting for execution in prison and later reveals that her evil guardians put her in a madhouse to get their way. The characters are interesting and the plot was well paced keeping my attention. It didn't quite resolve at the end - maybe there is a sequel.
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: Midu Hadi on Feb. 23, 2012 :
What do we read about in Regency romances:
A battered, abused heroine-check!
A cynical rakish hero-check!
The cruel world making it impossible for them to come together-check!
The most villainous snake about to marry the heroine-check!
Really good friends of the couple-check!
This novel had it all! Don't get me wrong, I really liked it too. Another thing I liked was that it was not a heavy weight and yet he author managed to write a good book and I didn't feel being rushed.
Yes, maybe it is time for romances to have heroes who actually LISTEN to the heroine and for heroines who don't forgive the guy every offense just because they're in love. But this novel is a good read for all fans of regency romances!
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: Cathie Morton on Sep. 08, 2010 :
I was captivated by this author's writing voice for this story, BETRAYAL. Bri and Adam's adventures through this book was gripping. It was so much that I didn't expect, and had me so much appreciate this story for its unique theme that's not often explored in Regency romances, the darker side of that time period. We often read the stories (which I love) with the balls, the gossiping ladies in society, the tea parties and the like. So when I did a search for more historical romances to read here at Smashwords, I found Ms. Grant's books and figured this was first in the one word title series of Regency Romances by going by the date they came out. I've since got the other stories, that I believe, are other characters that come up in the books to connect them (I'm not sure but assuming this). Reading BETRAYAL kept me glued to the pages from start to finish. Bri has a past that I so came to understand her more from all she experienced through life. I so looked up to Adam for all he did for her and the love that grew between them as the story grew. I so look forward to more from this author. All the different sides of Regency settings.
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: Cathie Morton on Sep. 08, 2010 :
I was captivated by this author's writing voice for this story, BETRAYAL. Bri and Adam's adventures through this book was gripping. It was so much that I didn't expect, and had me so much appreciate this story for its unique theme that's not often explored in Regency romances, the darker side of that time period. We often read the stories (which I love) with the balls, the gossiping ladies in society, the tea parties and the like. So when I did a search for more historical romances to read here at Smashwords, I found Ms. Grant's books and figured this was first in the one word title series of Regency Romances by going by the date they came out. I've since got the other stories, that I believe, are other characters that come up in the books to connect them (I'm not sure but assuming this). Reading BETRAYAL kept me glued to the pages from start to finish. Bri has a past that I so came to understand her more from all she experienced through life. I so looked up to Adam for all he did for her and the love that grew between them as the story grew. I so look forward to more from this author. All the different sides of Regency settings.
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: Kyle Borland on Feb. 12, 2010 :
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It was the first book eBook I have ever read, so it was an experience. Jaimey Grant provides the reader into the fascinating world of Regency England and demonstrates how character development is done. Though the plot is dark, like most love stories are (Romeo and Juliet or Antony and Cleopatra anyone?), it is necessary to the story. The tone of the book allows the reader to feel the difficulty the characters go through when they have to forgive, move on and in some cases in the book, get revenge.

My favorite character was Conner. He was the light in the tunnel for this novel, even though at times he could fall in anger or sadness he was still a very fun character to connect with. I also, enjoyed the character of Adam, secretive people are always interesting.

I’m not going to lie, I wanted to back-hand Bri a couple times, she can be quite annoying but after finishing the book and looking back on it I realize how quintessential her personality was to the novel. If Bri had been any other way the story would not have worked. Grant, again, shows her talent with character development.

There are sequels to BETRAYAL or at least companion novels. I look forward to reading them and continuing on the journey Ms. Grant has transported her readers to. I highly recommend this book to romance fans, and historical romance fans, alike for both appetites are thoroughly fed.
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: Sharon E. Cathcart on Nov. 05, 2009 :
I've said before that I'm a walk-away from the romance genre. I had begun to feel like I was reading the same book over and over again.

Then I had the good fortune to meet author Jaimey Grant when we both entered a writing contest. She asked me if I would review one of her books, and I enjoyed it thoroughly. It says a lot that I would not only read one of her books but have just finished a third one; Jaimey's characters are well-developed and her plots are entertaining. Minor characters from some of her titles have major roles in others.

I think "Betrayal" is the best of Jaimey Grant's books that I have read so far. Her heroine, Brianna, is not the typical Regency novel bluestocking; she has spent time in a madhouse and in prison. The hero, Adam Prestwick, is hired by her family to return her to them because she has the fortune that they want to spend. Naturally, Adam and Brianna fall in love (this is a romance novel), but there are many obstacles to be overcome during the course of the story.

Jaimey doesn't pull punches about hard situations, even while she writes a "clean" romance. I cannot recommend her books highly enough to fans of the genre ... including my fellow walkaways.
(reviewed long after purchase)

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