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Peek Inside His Forbidden Lady

Rafe de Vere, England's most loyal and brutally successful soldier. is utterly weary of war and its impossible demands. Thankfully, his final task is the easiest: accompany a wellborn lady to London forHenry VIII's perusal. Until he discovers she is the widow Lady Annabelle Benton-Hayes, the woman who swore to wait for him but married another. Rafe isn't permitted to care, yet time hasn't dulled their sizzling attraction and his orders are increasingly difficult to obey. To love her, he would have to risk all and cross his king to secure the ultimate prize—Annabelle' s heart.

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Tudor England, 1542


When beautiful widow Lady Annabelle Benton-Hayes is ordered to court, she is terrified. Henry VIII desires a sixth queen for his bloodstained throne, and her scheming family cares not for her wishes. Annabelle yearns for love, but there is no escaping her fate: escorting her is Rafe de Vere, the man who abandoned her to become England’s most loyal and brutally successful soldier.


Rafe is utterly weary of war and its impossible demands. Thankfully, his final task is the easiest: accompany a wellborn lady to London for Henry’s perusal. Until he discovers she is Annabelle, the woman who swore to wait for him but married another. Rafe isn’t permitted to care, yet time hasn’t dulled their sizzling attraction and his orders are increasingly difficult to obey. To love her, he would have to risk all and cross his king to secure the ultimate prize – Annabelle’s heart.

Praise

"Although a short novel, it is still able to reflect the feelings and actions of all the characters in a way which will make it a worthwhile read. I'll recommend it to all readers, whether you like historical romance or not, I am sure you'll like this one. ;)" - Intellectual Vixens

Additional Details

ISBN: 9781633750500
Release Date: Aug 11, 2014
Page Count: 88
Imprint: scandalous
Genre: historical
Tropes: forbidden love/off limits, second chance

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By Stacy October 18, 2015

I really enjoyed this book. Quick and fast pace, and man did I love how on the edge of my seat I was, wondering what would happen with our hero and heroine.

You see I have a thing for rough around the edges hero that have that sweet charming side to them, and Rafe was certainly such a hero. I did... ...more

By Fizza August 11, 2014

I liked the story as well as the characters. It is written in an engaging way and kept me intrigued. I wanted to see how they will over come obstacles in their way. I think it portrays a very realistic picture of Tudor England. It was a good romantic short story.
When Lady Annabelle is ordered to... ...more

By Amira July 29, 2014

I liked this book. It had all the elements I like in a sweet and enjoyable romance. Annabelle and Rafe had loved each other,then they were separated. Years later, fate threw them together and the attraction and love is still there, but Annabelle is meant for another man, The King of England.

This... ...more

By Maria September 14, 2014

This was very short, but was very, very good. I really enjoyed it. This novella was set around 1542 in Essex, England.

The main characters are Lady Annabelle Benton-Hayes and Rafe de Vere, Hertford's Butcher. Lady Annabelle is a young widow who now lives with her father again. Her father and Uncl... ...more

By GraceMyBookSnack December 30, 2014

I really liked this historical-romance novella a lot. I have a fascination with this time and place, which is England in 1542. Henry VIII had lost his beloved queen, Jane Seymour, and he is now entertaining options for another wife. He summons the Lady Annabelle Benton-Hayes to court. Sweet tensi... ...more

By Amy August 15, 2014

Lady Annabelle Benton-Hayes has been ordered to court by the king and her scheming family doesn't give her any choice in the matter. Her escort is none other than her former sweetheart whom abandoned her.

Rafe de Vere has one final mission to complete for his king, collect a widow, before he can f... ...more

By Rosemary August 22, 2014

Lady Annabelle Benton-Hayes is going to Henry the Eighth's court as a political pawn. Will he claim her as his bride? She hopes not, but she is forced to by her family to attend him. Her travel escort is Rafe de Vere. They had been in love once long ago. Is the attraction still there? His Forbidd... ...more

By Cassandra August 22, 2014

This is Nicola Davidson's debut novella and it's a rollicking read. Set in the Tudor era in and around the court of King Henry VIII, this is a fast-paced story of the reunion between a high born lady (now a 25 year old widow) and the tough soldier she once loved. Unfortunately she is related to t... ...more

By Tammy August 11, 2014

This is a wonderful lunch time read. Annabella has been summoned to the court of King Henry VIII. The King is on the hunt for another wife and Annabella may be next in line. She is being escorted there by Rafe de Vere who Annabella was in love with as a teenager but forced to marry another by her... ...more

By Jena August 20, 2014

I thoroughly enjoyed this debut novella. It's a well-written romance with a quick pace, likeable characters, and a heart-warming love story. The author included the perfect amount of historical details to bring the Tudor court and Henry VIII to life. Although short, this is a good read. Ms. David... ...more

By Nancy June 06, 2017

Castle Life

Creating bonds while committing treason is a heady affair. But Annabelle and Race do just that. This tale is a quick look into 16th century life where women are often treated as chattel. It's an enjoyable read as love conquers all. ...more

By Cordelia Linder December 26, 2018

SWEETNESS

What a wonderful and sexy love story. Just the right amount of true history and my beloved historical romance. Well done, my Lady. This is the first time reading anything by this author and thoroughly enjoyed it. ...more

By Kaelan December 11, 2017

I really enjoyed this novella. Ms. Davidson's signature voice hooked me by page three. I caught an editorial goof, but by and large the story is lovely.

Historical detail is, as usual with this author, excellent.

On to book two in this series! ...more

By Gigi August 11, 2014

Tudor England, 1542
When beautiful widow Lady Annabelle Benton-Hayes is ordered to court, she is terrified. Henry VIII desires a sixth queen for his bloodstained throne, and her scheming family cares not for her wishes. Annabelle yearns for love, but there is no escaping her fate: escorting her i... ...more

By Miriam August 12, 2014

I sometimes forget that Tudor England is very different from Regency England. The treatment of women in the latter is a vast improvement to the former. Some might debate that, but for me the differences are huge. However, I should have remembered those differences when I started reading this book... ...more

By WTF Are You Reading? August 13, 2015

The story of Lady Annabelle Benton-Hayes strikes a familiar cord due to its ties to the Tudor court.
It is in fact Annabelle's summons to court as the next possible bride to a grieving King Henry, that serves as the quandary in which this doppelgänger to the late Queen Jane finds herself.
With sche... ...more

By Lee August 12, 2014

3.5 - 4 stars
My love of reading the romance genre began with historical love storys, particularly those set in the Tudor period and this novella was a great addition to my reading list. It was a quick read that followed the story of Anabelle and Rafe and their unrequited love for each other and I... ...more

By Tracey August 22, 2014

I’m not much of a historical romance reader, but holy moley, Nicola Davidson’s debut novella grabbed me by the throat and hauled me into Henry the Eighth’s court. Drama, danger, passion, and a smoking hot *fans self* hero, Rafe de Vere. As well as the scorching hot sex, I loved the sweetness of t... ...more

By Lori August 12, 2014

I liked this book. The author did a great job in making you feel compassion for Annabelle. She truly got the wrong end of the stick when it came to her family. I would have loved to punch them out after the way they treated her, as well as Rafe when they first saw each other again. I wish he woul... ...more

By Lily August 01, 2014

I enjoyed reading this quick novella. It's set in Tudor England, which isn't a time period you see a lot in historical romance, and the story line was unique...I particularly like that the infamous Henry VIII actually played a pretty big part in the story. Annabelle and Rafe are both likable char... ...more

By Lily December 25, 2016

I really enjoyed this story of forbidden love, but it was too short! The characters were lovely and intriguing but I wanted more of them. The plot was engrossing but came to a conclusion all too quickly and abruptly. If this had been written as a full length novel, it would have been utterly divi... ...more

By Melissa August 12, 2014

This book is a great read. Annabelle and Rafe story is no matter what you been through,you never forget your true love. ...more

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3.85 avg Goodreads.com rating
Nicola Davidson

About the author

Nicola Davidson

New Zealander Nicola Davidson always adored words, romance and history, so writing historical romance was a logical career progression...er, eventually. After completing a communications degree and journalism diploma she left to teach English in Taiwan and travel through Asia before returning home to work in television. Jobs in tertiary education, local government communications and print media followed, but the lords and ladies in her head wouldn't hold their peace a moment longer and so began the years of professional daydreaming. When not chained to a computer writing wickedly sexy, witty and twisty turny stories, Nicola can be found ambling along a beach, cheering on the champion All Blacks rugby team or driving her nearest and dearest batty with her history geekisms, chocolate hoarding and complete lack of domestic skills.

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