When a Marquis Chooses a Bride (The Worthingtons #2)
Genres: Historical Romance (Regency)
Thanks to their large extended family and unconventional courtship, the Worthingtons have seen their share of scandal and excitement. But nothing has prepared them for this…
The Dowager Lady Worthington isn’t quite sure what to make of country-girl Dorothea Stern. As the granddaughter of the Duke of Bristol, Dotty is schooled in the ways and means of the nobility. But her sharp wit and outspoken nature has everyone in a tizzy. Especially their cousin, Dominic, the Marquis of Merton.
Prematurely stuffy, Dom was raised by his cheerless uncle to be wary of a host of things, including innovation, waltzing, and most perilous of all: true love. Still, there’s something about Dotty, beyond her beauty, that Dom cannot resist. But the odds are against him if he intends to win her as his bride. Will he choose loyalty to his family—or risk everything for the one woman he believes is his perfect match…
I am really happy to be back with The Worthingtons from Three Weeks to Wed. If you have read my review for book 1 you already know that I loved it, this one is no different and it was a wonderful follow up to Three Weeks to Wed.
We get to renew our acquaintance with Dom, he made an appearance in the first book and to be honest, the man was a fool! Though to be honest, I though that logically book 2 ought to be about either Louisa or Charlotte, I was really delighted that it was Dotty and Dom who are our heroes this time around and what a fun story and read that was.
I was also really happy to see Matt and Grace again, I do love them quite a lot and I would have been really upset if we had bypassed them all together, so thank you Ella for the inclusion.
We still have a strong emphasis on family in this book as well (you do need to read first my review of book 1) and in here we introduce more social inequalities that are championed by our dearest Dottie! (Remember Dottie is Charlotte’s childhood’s friend and got stuck in the country and could not come for her come out cause her mom broke her leg!!)
Back to Dom and he starts off pretty much as he was in Three Weeks to Wed and I was really delighted to see him grow and actually see the world around him as it is as Dottie challenges him and ensures he does not remain blind. We understand better why Dom is the way he is and it is really lovely to see him loosen up as the book progresses.
To be honest, I was smiling all the way through reading.
Ella is still great writer and the book was really again well written, fast paced, entertaining, funny and sweet. I do love Ella’s style of writing and I also love so much that we get to the heart of the story very quickly with very little useless side distractions.
It is a wonderful follow up to Three Weeks to Wed, and it does not disappoint in any way, which makes me want to read the next one like yesterday!! (I have so little patience when it comes to waiting for series, it is horrible!!!)
I do not want to give out many things in terms of spoilers, so I am keeping this short and sweet! When a Marquis Chooses a Bride is a really fantastic read, very entertaining and pretty much a little gem!
I can promise you that would you not be disappointed and I highly recommend starting with Book 1 to really understand certain dynamics; though to be fair, I believe it can be read as a standalone too. Though the purist that I am prefers reading series in order.
Now you have it guys, grab it and I hope you love it as much as I did!!!!!
“Kimbal,” Dom called to his valet.
“Yes, my lord.”
“I shall be dining at White’s.”
“Yes, my lord.”
Dom scribbled a note to his friend Viscount Fotherby asking if he would like to join Dom for dinner. By the time he was dressed and had donned his hat, Fotherby’s answer affirming the invitation had arrived.
A short while later, just as a light sprinkle turned into a persistent rain, Dom handed his hat and cane to the footman at White’s and found his friend lounging in the room that held the club’s famous betting book. William Alvanley, another of Dom’s friends, was seated next to the window with another man staring intently at the rain.
He turned to Fotherby. “What are they doing?”
“Five thousand quid on which raindrop will reach the bottom of the sill first.”
Despite being close with many of the Prince Regent’s circle, Dom could not abide the excessive wagers his friends made. Alvanley would end up ruining himself and his estates at the rate he was going. “Are you ready to dine, or are you waiting the outcome?”
“Famished.” Fotherby tossed off his glass of wine. “Thought you weren’t coming to Town this year.”
“My plans changed.” Dom and Fotherby entered the dining room. “I have decided to take a wife.”
“Wife?” Fotherby choked. “Any idea who?”
“Not yet, but I have a list of qualifications. She must be well-bred, not given to fits of temper or strange starts, quiet, biddable, easy to look at—I must get an heir on her after all—know what is expected of a marchioness. And not prone to scandals. You know how my uncle hated them. I think that about covers it.”
“A paragon, in other words.”
Dom gave a cut nod. “Indeed. I could wed no one less.”
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 will start in April 2016.
She is married to her wonderful husband of over thirty years. They have a son and granddaughter, one cat 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.
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