THE MARQUIS AND I by Ella Quinn *Review*

GENRE: Historical Romance; Regency Romance

SERIES: The Worthington’s (Book 4)

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About the Book

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 . . .

Read an Excerpt

He pulled her into his arms, slightly surprised that she came willingly.

“Charlotte.” She tilted her head, deepening their kiss. If only they could do this all night, but he had to make sure she was not simply overcome by her first experience with lust. He drew back, and wanted to preen when her lips followed. “I think we worked well together today.”

“I agree.” she said, her voice low, seductive. “We seldom disagreed at all.”

Damn. When had she turned from an innocent into a siren? She slid her arms around his neck, pressing her lush breasts against his chest for the first time. His breath hitched and his cock swelled.

This was even more of a statement than she had made earlier when she’d kissed him. He bent his head again, touching his lips to hers. Perhaps talking could wait for a while. Her mouth opened, and he took full advantage, tasting her, drinking as if he’d been stranded in a desert. A soft moan escaped her lips and her tongue touched his, tentatively at first as she learned how to take control, then with more confidence as if she wanted everything he could give her.

She felt so good, so soft and lovely. Slowly, so as not to frighten her, Con cupped one of Charlotte’s breasts and feathered her nipple with his thumb. Tilting her head, once again she deepened the kiss and pressed her body tighter against him. This time, he moved his hand to her bottom, pulling it against him. Her fingers tangled with the hair at the nape of his neck, scraping his skull.

Was this her way of telling him she would marry him? Or was it the danger they’d been in while rescuing Miss Cloverly making itself known? He damn well better find out before this went too far.

My Review

First of all, I can’t tell you how happy I was to see another Worthington family book. I’d thought last year’s entertaining It Started With a Kiss was to be the last installment. A fixture in the previous three books, I just knew Charlotte would get her own book and here it is!

The Marquis and I is another fun-loving, comedic look at Regency England and the wonderfully entertaining Worthington clan. Add in an extended family member in Charlotte and a devilishly handsome rake of a man and you’ve got a winning combination. The fact that there was also a thread of intrigue was icing on the cake.

As always, author Ella Quinn nails the Regency details and provides us with laughs, steamy love scenes, and a great adventure! A must read for Regency fans.

About the Author

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.

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A Giveaway

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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3: Am Kinda Busy ReadingREVIEW
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5: Bookaholic
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14: J. Lynn Rowan – Author of Romance & Historical Fiction
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17: Let me Tell you a Story
18: Long and Short Reviews
19: Loving Happily Ever After
20: Mello & June, It’s a Book Thang
21: Mixed Book Bag REVIEW
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24: Notes From a Romantic’s Heart REVIEW
25: Reviews by Crystal
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27: Straight From the Library
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29: The Avid Reader
30: Two ends of the Pen
31: Unabridged Andra’s
32: Welcome to My World of Dreams
33: Wendi Zwaduk – Romance to Make Your Heart Race
34: Nana Prah’s Blog
35: Laura’s InterestsREVIEW

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It’s been my pleasure hosting Ella Quinn for this stop on her tour. Please come back again all month for more authors, books and giveaways!

Nancy

 

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3 Responses to THE MARQUIS AND I by Ella Quinn *Review*

  1. Ella Quinn says:

    Thank you so much for the lovely review and for hosting me!

    • Nancy Fraser says:

      You’re welcome, Ella. We’ll have to do another FL-RWA cruise again in 2019! Best of luck with the book.

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