Betrothed to the Beast

Betrothed to the Beast Summary

Awarded a B.R.A.G Medallion for Romance/Historical Fiction.

The Reformed Rogues series follows the lives of three fearsome Highland Warriors who form a bond stronger than any blood tie. It is set in 11th Century Scotland during the reign of 'The Red King.' Books can be read as a standalone but recommend reading books in order.

Highland Chieftain Beiste MacGregor is a ruthlessly ambitious warrior with the viciousness of a beast. He has little interest in women beyond the bedchamber. On the order of the Red King, he reluctantly travels with his men to the lowlands to formalize a betrothal to a woman from clan Dunbar. He is not prepared for the troublesome but striking clan healer he meets on the way, who not only infuriates him but stirs something deep within his soul.

Amelia Dunbar is a clan healer and the illegitimate daughter of the Earl of Dunbar. When she is not serving as a companion to her half-sister, she is tirelessly attending to the sick in her clan. Amelia has plans to find her mother's people in the Highlands and is about to embark on her journey when she is waylaid by the arrival of fearsome warriors. One warrior, they call 'the Beast', rouses her ire and sets her heart racing at the same time. 

Warning: Brawny alpha males ahead and occasional historical inaccuracies. Not suitable for readers under the age of 18. It contains mature content.

Book Reviews


Good book, but…2 star

The book has a good story & lovable character. Obviously though, no one proofread or edited it. Some parts I had to slow way down & a few I even had to reread. If it weren’t for that, I would gladly read the rest of the books in the series. I just can’t justify spending money on a book that is somewhat difficult to read.25


Surprisingly spicy5 star

So, this book I just “accidentally” picked up while reading on English historical romance and what a way to be introduced into another Era of historical romance! This book just kept getting better and better- definite page turner. The characters are so realistic and hilarious, esp. the men. Very witty and as far as romance goes- utterly passionate. This is a wonderful upcoming author that I will be on the lookout for!55


Editor wanted1 star

This author should learn how to structure a sentence and use punctuation. Or get a decent editor. Good thing it was free.15


Learn to edit!1 star

Could have been a good story, but the lack of editing made it horrible to read.15


Betrothed to the Beast5 star

Loved the story, and for the author’s first book it was a great read. On to the next book in the series.55


Fun4 star

Not historically correct so if that is what you want this is not for you. Loved the characters and storyline. Fun, cute quick read. He bellows and she’s got a sharp tongue… what’s not to love!45


A fine story in desperate need of an editor2 star

It’s a fine story rife with distracting grammatical errors, plot continuity issues and inconsistently applied translations of non-English language words, that make for difficult reading of a genre that should be a breezy read.25


Proofread4 star

The characters and storyline were wonderful, but the lack of punctuation distracted me and kept me from giving this story 5 stars. There were too many run-on sentences and inappropriate punctuation. Please fire your proofreader.45


Betrothed to the Beast5 star

Great read55


Words.4 star

I liked the story a lot it had twists and turns. It is funny and sweet. My problem is how do you pronounce some of those names? It drives me mad not to know! Could authors not just have a page where they spell out the hard names phonetically? It would be much appreciated. With all that it’s still a good book.45

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