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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 Listener on 02-06-18

Nice little romance with some extra steam provided

I was provided this audiobook through Audiobook Boom at no charge by the author, publisher and/or narrator in exchange for an unbiased review.

Betsy is looking for a husband, but not one from her area, who, according to Betsy, are ill mannered and cow hands. So Betsy puts an ad in papers in the cities as a mail order bride.

Roderick, a New York Architect, who is tired of the women he meets, as they are very shallow and want him for his money. He answers Betsy ad, but Betsy wasn't 100% truthful.. Roderick must discipline her for this.

Great story and I've listened to a few of Amelia Smarts books, and enjoyed all.

The narration was also well done

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By Ashley Hedden on 01-09-18

Great read

Catching Betsy by Amelia Smarts was a good read. Betsy is only eighteen but she wants love and romance. Betsy decided to find a mail-order groom but wasn’t completely honest in her ad. Roderick responds to her ad but isn’t happy about her lies. I loved Betsy and Roderick’s story.

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By A D. on 01-08-18

Sweet historical romance with plenty of spank!

A thoroughly enjoyable historical romance with an alpha mail order groom, a feisty woman, a little bare-bottom discipline and a bit of trouble in the form of a stalker. It is a pretty fast moving (almost 4 hour listen) that is a perfect blend of sweet historical courtship and naughty bedroom (or in some cases a picnic blanket) antics. Roderick takes a gamble and crosses the country to catch and protect Betsy, and it turns out he is just what her young heart ordered.

If you enjoy a quick, spicy western romance, this book is just what your heart might order too.

This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.

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By purchaser 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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