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My Wicked Marquess

Gaelen Foley

Average Review Rating Average Rating 9/10 (1 Review)
Book Details

Publisher : Piatkus Books

Published : 2009

Copyright : Gaelen Foley 2009

ISBN-10 : PB 0-7499-4274-6
ISBN-13 : PB 978-0-7499-4274-8

Publisher's Write-Up

To London’s aristocracy, the Inferno Club is a scandalous society no proper young lady would acknowledge. But though they are publicly notorious for pursuing all manner of debauchery, in private they are warriors who would do anything to protect king and country.

The Marquess of Rotherstone has decided it’s time to restore the family’s good name. But as a member of the Inferno Club, he knows there is only one way to redeem himself in Society’s eyes: marry a lady of impeccable beauty and breeding, whose reputation is, above all, spotless.

Someone quite unlike Daphne Starling. True, she’s temptingly lovely, but a jilted suitor has nearly ruined her reputation. Still, Max cannot resist her allure - or the challenge of proving London’s gossips wrong. He would do anything to win her hand... and show that even a wicked marquess can make a perfect husband.

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Review by Katie.B (091010) Rating (9/10)

Review by Katie.B
Rating 9/10
When I read on the synopsis that this book “will make you blush with delight”, I scoffed. Yeah right, I thought rather cynically. But I was proven wrong, very wrong indeed.

Daphne Starling, a beautiful and sensible young woman, needs a husband but is determined not to marry just anyone. She wants a man she can love, a man who will respect her and be easy to control; a man quite unlike the Marquess of Rotherstone, a dark, handsome and mysterious stranger. But Daphne cannot help feeling drawn to the charming nobleman despite his wicked reputation as a member of the evil Inferno Club. However, his reputation is not the only one which has been damaged, Daphne’s too is under threat after some spiteful rumours started by a jilted suitor. So when the Marquess asks for her hand in marriage she knows she must refuse and besides Daphne is sure he only wants her as an expensive accessory he can show off to Society.

Set in Regency London when balls were the greatest social activity of the year, women danced in long beautiful gowns, men sauntered around in top hats and waistcoats and children were seen but not heard. Foley has certainly chosen one of the most fascinating historical periods to plant her mesmerising romance. But behind the stunning ballrooms, expensive mansions and frilly petticoats lay some deep and dangerous secrets. Max, Marquess of Rotherstone knows only too well the cost of keeping secrets but will it cost him his heart too?

Max Rotherstone is every woman’s fantasy: strong, brave, handsome, mysterious, rich and devoted. I loved him right from the start and hope one day I’ll find my own Lord Rotherstone. Daphne Starling, another very loveable character possesses a feisty spirit and a kind heart. There were times when I thought her stubbornness and determination would be her downfall and if she’d been a real woman they might well have been. But just like a number of other fictional heroines, they’re feistiness only seems to make them more attractive to the opposite sex.

Almost as powerful as the sexual passion and romance in the story was my desire to never put the book down. If I’d been blessed with a whole free day I would have read it in one sitting. This is by far one of the best books I’ve read in a long time and I can’t wait to receive the next copy in this dazzling series.

This book will quite literally leave your pulse racing, your cheeks burning and your whole body begging for more.
Katie.B (9th October 2010)

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