How tO Manage A Marquess


MacKenzie, Sally; How to Manage a Marquess
Publisher: Zebra
Publication date: 26-Apr-2016
Date Finished: 24-Mar-2016
Format: Kindle book
Pages: 352
Series: Spinster House (#2)
Genres: Romance, Historical Romance, Regency
ISBN: 9781420137149
Source: Netgalley
Rating:5 star
3 flames

“Two possible futures loom before Miss Anne Davenport. The first option: sharing an unhappy home with her father and soon-to-be stepmother. The second: a life of independence at the Spinster House–if only her friend, Cat, would vacate the premises and marry the Duke of Hart. A well-placed whisper about the pair’s secret tryst might speed the course of true love. But the duke’s stubborn cousin poses an obstacle. A ridiculously handsome, very persuasive obstacle…

Nate, Marquess of Haywood, has spent his life looking out for the duke, hoping to stave off a family curse. The only way to keep his cousin alive is to keep him single. That means convincing the intriguing Miss Davenport that her lovely lips could be put to far better use than gossiping. Kissing, for instance. In fact, Nate is beginning to hope that Miss Davenport’s destiny lies not in the Spinster House at all, but with him … -Goodreads


This was a wonderful novel!  It starts off very intensely and then just when you think the story is about to wrap up, you realize there is still 40% of the book left. I loved the characters, particularly Anne. I think she and I have a lot in common, mostly our love of reading and books, but I also like to think I am strong minded and I desire to be independent.

This novel can stand on its own, it wasn’t until halfway through that I realized it is the second book in the series ( I have since requested the first from the library). Based on the second book’s description, both books overlap a lot, essentially they are telling the same time frame from two sets of characters perspectives. I’ve read another series that does this, and I am a big fan. It allows the reader to fully understand all sides of the story better.


I received this book from Netgalley for this honest review.

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