The Marquis and I
The Worthingtons #4
“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.”
While a promising premise, I could not get into this novel. I struggled to get through it. Despite most historical romance series are written in a way where each novel can be read as a standalone, I don’t believe this one was. I was very confused in the beginning of the book because there was an abundance of characters and information that must have been introduced in the previous novels.
The characters also irked me. The male protagonist, Constantine, did not want to marry one second and then immediately did the next. It was pretty unrealistic in that sense.
Overall I do not recommend this novel, it was very difficult for me to get through.
About the Author
“USA Today 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. She has just finished her first series, The Marriage Game, and her new series, The Worthingtons, began in April 2016.
She is married to her wonderful husband of over thirty years. They have a son and two beautiful granddaughters, and a dog. 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!”
I received this book from the publisher, via NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review.