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18-year-old Betsy Blake yearns for love and romance, but the unattached men of Virginia City are all ill-mannered ranch hands without the gentlemanly qualities she desires. When her friend Susannah finds a husband by writing a mail-order groom advertisement in the paper, Betsy decides to pen her own ad specifying her wish for a well-dressed, mannerly husband from the East, and she excitedly awaits a response from the man of her dreams.
Roderick Mason's reputation as an architect in NYC has earned him great success, but he hasn't been as lucky in love. The women of his circle are perfectly lovely, observing every etiquette with practice and ease, but he longs for adventure and a woman who will challenge him. When he reads an ad in the paper requesting a gentleman groom, he decides it's time to abandon life as he knows it and head to the Wild West.
Roderick and Betsy are immediately smitten, but they soon discover that not everyone in Virginia City is pleased by their match, especially one man who wants Betsy as his own. As Betsy's stalker becomes increasingly threatening, Roderick realizes he will go to great lengths to protect his sweet little country girl, including taking her over his knee for some painful discipline when she misbehaves or puts herself in danger. Will Betsy learn to face her problems and accept Roderick's love and discipline, or will he never succeed at what he desires most - protecting and catching Betsy?
Warning: Catching Betsy is a historical western romance containing sexual scenes and domestic discipline, including punishment spanking. If these themes offend you, please don't listen to this audiobook.
©2017 Amelia Smarts (P)2017 Amelia Smarts
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By Just My Opinion on 12-07-17


I read a lot of positive reviews for this book so was surprised that I found it so difficult to get into. I found Betsy immature and irritating. Roderick’s “punishments “ in my opinion were borderline abusive. I also found that the story was incomplete in many spots and I felt the storyline was lacking. This is the first book I have listened to from this author and I probably won’t try another. I guess it’s good that so many people liked it, however I wasn’t one of them. Jack Leonard did do a good job of narrating though. This book was given to me for free and I provided this unbiased review.

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By Romance junkie on 12-06-17

1890’s Love in the West With Mailorder Groom

If you don’t like spanking you may not like this book, however there isn’t a lot. It isn’t a big thing for me unless it’s overdone and in this story it isn’t.
There are some interesting twists and turns...a mutual attraction between the H and h.
I liked both of the characters which means I liked the story. I found it romantic and some interesting relationships not only the H and h but also parents and their children. Also some of the difficulties of living in the west and the changes taking place in the U.S. in this book.
The narrator was terrific...really enjoyed his pacing, emotion and how smoothly it runs. Give this book a’ll like it
I voluntarily left this review union receiving the audio.

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By Ian Smith on 12-06-17

Entertaining adult story with nice period feel

I enjoyed this story. Two engaging, plausible and strong-willed lead characters, who share a bolt-from-the-blue attraction. Their developing relationship involves spanking, with tension from an unwelcome admirer and society’s expectations. I thought the narrative and dialogue had a nice period “feel”, as did the setting and background details. Nothing like the more usual "cowboy" story set in the "Old West".

And I enjoyed Jack Leonard's narration, his accent was just right for me.

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