Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Goddess Fish Promotions Book Review: The Marquis and I





The Marquis and I
by Ella Quinn

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GENRE: Historical Romance

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BLURB:

Trouble is no match for a lady of the extended Worthington family—except when it comes in the form of a most irresistible gentleman . . .

Lady Charlotte Carpenter’s brother-in-law has put an infamous brothel owner out of business—yet it is Charlotte who suffers the consequences. Abducted by thugs and held at an inn, she is plotting her escape when she’s suddenly rescued by a dashing gentleman. Only afterward does she realize she’s seen him before—with two courtesans! Unwilling to tarry with such a man, Charlotte makes her second escape. But it is too late to repair her reputation . . .

A known gossip has spied Charlotte’s movements, and his report is speeding through the rumor mill. Soon, everyone knows that Charlotte spent the night with Constantine, Marquis of Kenilworth. And everyone agrees the only answer is marriage—including Constantine himself, his overjoyed mother—and his mistress! But Charlotte’s abductors aren’t finished with her yet. Now Constantine will do anything to protect the spirited woman he loves and win her heart . . .

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Excerpt:

“I have come to see Lady Charlotte.”

“Follow me, my lord. The family is in the garden for the wedding.”

Wedding?

To the best of his knowledge, Charlotte was the only young lady of marriageable age not already wed. Had Harrington returned with a special license? He could go to the devil it he had. He could not have her. Charlotte was Con’s, and it was about time she knew it. “I can find my way.”

“As you wish, my lord. Go straight down the corridor.”

“Thank you.”

He must put an end to this wedding before it was too late. Rushing down the corridor, he looked to his right, and spied open French windows in a parlor. A large group of people were gathered just beyond the terrace.

Con prayed he was in time to stop her. Halt the wedding. Hell, what sort of man asks permission of his father to marry someone like Charlotte? Not one she needs.

The Fates had given her to him and no one was going to take her away. Even if the time to object had passed, he would make himself known. She was his.

Dashing through the room, he arrived in the garden in time to hear Worthington say, “If there is anyone who objects to this wedding, speak now or forever hold your peace.”

Worthington? Con almost skidded to a stop.



Review: I love a good regency romance. The Marquis and I has everything I love in a good regency, a gorgeous cover, a strong heroine and a dishy hero. This book took me back to the regency romances I read back in the 80s when Candlelight churned out some great stories.

I miss regency novels like that. This book was much like those, but with a little more passion than those classic novels had.

I adored Charlotte she was sweet but has strong ideas. She's also a little bit naive about things, but she's young so that's something you can forgive. I loved that she stood up for her beliefs. I also loved that she had a cat and that the kitten played a part in the story too.

The story has some dark themes but the story isn't dark. Charlotte's kidnapping involves a woman deeply involved in prostitution and human trafficking. Not your usual Regency subject matter, but it made for good reading. It also didn't overwhelm the story. There was still plenty of romance between Charlotte and Constantine.

Its a wonderful story with the accidental marriage of Charlotte and Constantine, who rescues her from her kidnappers.

This is a trope I have always loved in a regency.  Compromises!

See another member of the ton has seen the two of them together, even though Constantine was saving her.

Aww! Perfection. 

But its more than just a scandal story. Constantine learns to come along to Charlotte's way of thinking too and joins her in her crusade.

Ella Quinn delivers a story that is more than just light reading, but still is a wonderful romance.

Rating: 5 flowers




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AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Bestselling author Ella Quinn’s studies and other jobs have always been on the serious side. Reading historical romances, especially Regencies, were her escape. Eventually her love of historical novels led her to start writing them.

After living in the South Pacific, Central America, North Africa, England and Europe, she and her husband decided to make their dreams come true and are now living on a sailboat cruising the Caribbean and North America. Europe is next!

She loves having readers connect with her.

Website: www.ellaquinnauthor.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/EllaQuinnAuthor
Twitter www.twitter.com/ellaquinnauthor
Blog http://ellaquinnauthor.wordpresscom

The Marquis and I Buy Links
Amazon: http://amzn.to/2s3Cqbp
Barnes & Noble http://bit.ly/2rI8cKu
Kobo http://bit.ly/2r8Dyet
iTunes http://apple.co/2tT1wZb


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GIVEAWAY INFORMATION and RAFFLECOPTER CODE

Ella will be awarding a $25 Amazon or B/N GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.

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2 comments:

Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thanks for hosting!

Ella Quinn said...

Thank you for the lovely review!! I'm so glad you enjoyed the story!

 
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