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The Marquess and the Maiden by Robyn DeHart #Review #Romance #Regency #Series

Series: Lords of Vice #2

Title: The Marquess and the Maiden 

Author: Robyn DeHart

Publisher: Entangled Scandalous, Entangled Publishing

Pages: 384

Published: September 10th, 2018

Rating: 4/5

Just imagine a group of young women, the Ladies of Virtue, who are determined to “rehabilitate” the gentlemen of the ton! One of their founder members, Harriet Wheatley, is a headstrong, determined young lady and the man she’s determined to rehabilitate is the Marquess of Davenport, Oliver Weeks, the man who told her he wouldn’t marry her six years ago, not even if her substantial dowry would help him restore the bankrupt estate he’d inherited.

Now Oliver has restored his family fortunes his mother suggests it is time for him to marry. He agrees but acknowledges he needs help. . . . from Harriet! Will she even attempt to help him find a wife? They need to come to an agreement first but once their terms are agreed little does she know that he’s already determined who he wants to marry – her! Now he has the biggest obstacle to overcome – how to convince her after his previous hurtful attitude and comments.

This is a Regency romance with a very strong heroine who doesn’t believe herself to be attractive and a hero who lacks confidence in himself because of the limp he acquired in an accident. Their interactions, the attitudes of their peers and the continuing mystery regarding Lady X make this an entertaining read for anyone who enjoys Regency romances.

I requested and was given a copy of this book, via NetGalley. This is my honest review of the book after choosing to read it.

Synopsis:

Harriet Wheatley is the mastermind behind the Ladies of Virtue’s quest to rehabilitate the gentlemen of the ton. So when it comes to selecting her own target, she knows who to choose: Oliver Weeks, Marquess of Davenport—the most extravagant wastrel in all of London.

Known for his opulent lifestyle, Oliver isn’t surprised by Harriet’s confrontation. It’s obvious Harriet longs for any way to take him down a notch. She says she’ll help him find a bride, but he knows it’s only because it gives her the excuse to chastise his indulgent ways.

Oliver has good reason for his flagrant overspending, but Harriet will hear nothing of it. So he has no choice but to teach the lady a lesson, even if it means risking his heart to the hard-headed and fiery woman.

Each book in the Lords of Vice series is STANDALONE:
* The Scoundrel and the Lady
* The Marquess and the Maiden

Buy Links:    Amazon (UK)         Amazon (US)        Barnes and Noble

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