How to Marry a Marquess
Wedding by Scandal #3
By Stacy Reid
Releasing August 14th, 2017
In How to Marry a Marquess (Wedding by Scandal #3) by Stacy Reid, Lady Evie Chesterfield feels the pressure from her parents to marry, but being in love with her brother's friend has her refusing proposal after proposal. However, when Evie discovers something about her family, she knows she no longer has a choice but to marry. Can she convince Richard Maitland, the Marquess of Westfall, to take a chance on love or will she lose the one person that means everything to her?
Everything about this book -- the wonderful main and secondary characters, the obstacles the hero and heroine face on their journey to happy ever after, and the fantastic dialogue -- kept me entertained from start to finish. Really, this was a story I could not get enough of due to the hero. He's notorious, a scoundrel and is adamant he'll never marry or fall in love. Will the heroine be able to win him over? Will he realize how much Evie means to him before it's too late? The way this story started had me liking the hero immediately, as it proves why he doesn't want anything to do with love. He was betrayed once before by the woman he loved, and there's no way he's going to let that happen to him again.
As for the dialogue, it was intense due to the main characters back stories, especially that of the hero. He's been through a lot in his past and goes through a lot more in the present. Acknowledging his daughter is the right thing to do, even if it means being judged by society and his own family. Moreover, I liked how kind and caring the hero was towards people that don't have a lot. I also liked how he didn't care what people of high society thought of him and that he did everything he could to resist Evie for fear of ruining her reputation. While the heroine, I liked that she stood up for the hero when it came to her mother's harsh judgment of him. I also liked that she befriended him, even knowing that her association with him could make people judge her. Yet, what I liked most of all about the heroine is her determination to seduce Richard and that she was willing to do whatever it takes to win the hero over because he's the only man for her. Will her plan succeed? Will she be able to convince Richard that she can handle being judged by society for being with him?
Overall, Ms. Reid has delivered a charming and enjoyable read in thie book where the chemistry between Evie and Richard was strong and delightful, the romance illustrated how good these two are together, and the ending had me concerned for one of the main characters. Yet, in saying that, I liked how everything turned out for the hero and heroine. Finally, Richard realized how much Evie meant to him and I loved how he did everything in his power to win her back. However, it was the epilogue that wrapped this story up nicely, as readers discover whether Richard's relationship with his family gets any better. Will he be able to help his sister? I would recommend How to Marry a Marquess by Stacy Reid, if you enjoy Historical Romance, the brother's friends trope, or books by authors Collette Cameron, Tina Gabrielle, Jess Michaels and Callie Hutton.
Lady Evie Chesterfield is a darling of the ton who refuses to become engaged. She’s been desperately in love with her brother’s friend, Richard Maitland, Marquess of Westfall, since forever. But the dark, dangerous marquess only sees her as a friend and refuses to marry any woman. When circumstances change and Evie has no choice but to take a husband, she decides to convince London’s most notorious gentleman to marry her by seducing the scoundrel.
Richard Maitland decided long ago that he wanted nothing to do with love. So when the gorgeous, off-limits Evie asks him for lessons in seduction, Richard knows he’s playing with fire. Despite Richard’s determination to protect her from his dastardly reputation, he is tested at every turn by his need for the infuriating, but enticing, Lady Evie. Before too long he is faced with making an impossible choice…
ABOUT STACY REID
I am an avid reader of novels with a deep passion for writing. I especially love romance and adore writing about people falling in love. I live a lot in the worlds I create and I actively speak to my characters (out loud). I have a warrior way “never give up on my dream.” When I am not writing, I spend a copious amount of time drooling over Rick Grimes from Walking Dead, watching Japanese Anime and playing video games with my love. I also have a horrible weakness for Ice cream.