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Desiring Lady Caro (The Marriage Game Book 4) by [Quinn, Ella]
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"Ella Quinn is one of my favorite authors and this book does not disappoint!" – The Romance Reviews

"Everything lovers of Regency romance crave. . .danger, adventure, and a second chance at love." – Night Owl Reviews, 4.5 Stars & Top Pick

"Quinn writes classic Regency romance at its best!" --Shana Galen



Ella Quinn's bachelors are clever, charismatic--and determined to remain single. Yet one by one, they find that fate--and certain irresistible women--cast doubt on even the best laid plans.  .  .



Haunted by her past, Lady Caroline Martindale fled England for the solace of her godmother's palazzo in Venice. But if Caro was hoping to escape the charms of marriage-minded men, she's come to the wrong place. And she'll resort to extreme measures to spurn the advances of a dangerously determined Venetian marquis.  .  .



Though most of his friends have married off, Gervais, Earl of Huntley, remains bent on eluding the parson's mousetrap. But his convictions begin to falter when he arrives in Venice and meets his match in the alluring Lady Caro. What began as a hastily concocted lie to save her from the marquis may become a chance for them both to relinquish their fear--and embrace what they can no longer deny.  .  .





"Spicy and a thrilling. . .A perfectly sensual romance to prepare readers for their own hero." – Library Journal

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"A marvelous find for Regency romance readers." --Grace Burrowes, New York Times bestselling author



"Let yourself be seduced by this sexy mix of spies, smugglers, and happily ever afters." --Sally MacKenzie

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  • Publisher: eKensington (April 3 2014)
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9f08ac6c) out of 5 stars Skip the First Half of the Book June 20 2015
By Book Maven - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition
Lady Caroline Martindale, daughter of the Marquis of Broadhurst, was certain she would never marry. Those dreams died along time ago. Gervais, Earl of Huntley, heir to the Marquis of Huntingdon, vowed not to marry for a long time to come. He would shudder every time the thought crossed his mind. But a Venetian Duke's son was threatening Caro, and he believed it was his duty to protect her and get her to safety. Thus, they started on a journey across three countries.

My advice is to start this book in the center. The first half of this book is just a travelogue of where the H and h ate and stayed. The villain just seemed like a crazy person. The author never adequately explained his motivation, and he made only very brief appearances. The plot revolved around Lady Caro's aversion to a man's touch, yet in just a short time, we are subjected to more sex scenes than "Fifty Shades of Grey". The plot was very thin and just seemed contrived.

If you like strong, capable, independent heroines, be sure to skip this book all together. Caro is a complaining, sniveling, whimpering, simpering, self-pitying, sickly, pouting woman. She complains that her dresser treats her like a six-year old. How else do you treat a woman who acts like a six-year old? Gervais carries her around like she is a six-year old, also.

One thing I do like about Quinn's stories are that they always include several romantic couples. The secondary couple in this book, which includes Gervais' aunt, was much more interesting to me than Caro and Gervais. In my opinion, the aunt's romance was the only thing that saved this book.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa3cef3cc) out of 5 stars Perfect historical romance as I love them! April 1 2014
By Nicole Laverdure - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
I love historical romances and Ella Quinn didn’t disappoint me with her fourth book DESIRING LADY CARO of the Marriage Game series. Ms. Quinn is one of my favorite authors for stories set in the Regency era. She skillfully blended her charming characters Caroline and Gervais into a beautiful romance and an intriguing plot. I loved that the story took place in France to places that I have visited, like Nancy, Dijon. Gervais, Earl of Huntley, leaves England for Venice, where he meets the charming young Lady Caroline, at his aunt’s home. She is in Venice to escape a terrible event that happened to her in her past and wants to move forward with her life. Being scare of a man who wishes to harm her, Gervais will protect her and try to keep her safe. But, they have to get married and travel away, to escape this mad man. Even if his friends had fallen in love, Gervais didn’t intend to do the same; neither did Caro. That’s when the intrigue and fun starts! Can she trust him? Can she share her secret with him? Will this arrangement please both? Will love be at the rendez-vous? I think that Desiring Lady Caro is the best book in her series. I really like the time period! I recommend Ms. Quinn’s book if you love historical romances. I am also looking forward to read her next book Enticing Miss Eugénie Villaret.
7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9f2a7d38) out of 5 stars Disappointing! April 3 2014
By JulieD2 - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition
I enjoyed this story to begin with but by half way their was too many mentions of food menu's and the heroine began to irritate me. She was selfish and the hero had done everything he could for her....I was disappointed.
6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa3cf81ec) out of 5 stars Disappointed April 22 2014
By B. Mazzei - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
Average story, average characters. Couldn't get into this one. The writing seemed stilted and often inconsistent. I wouldn't recommend it to a friend.
10 of 14 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa3d4ed2c) out of 5 stars The food is quite delicious April 2 2014
By Mary @ *Buried Under Romance* - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
Gervais, Earl of Huntley, plans to marry only when he is coerced into producing an heir for his future marquisate, which is to say, not in a long while. The recent marriages of his friends (fellow heroes of Ella Quinn's previous books) had him wanting to escape England for a while. So, why not tour the Continent and visit his Aunt Horatia in Italy as well?

Upon arriving at Horatia's residence, he sets eyes on Horatia’s goddaughter, the most beautiful woman he had ever met – Lady Caroline Martindale, who is repelled by his touch, but her frosty demeanor only makes him more intrigued by her. While Gervais is curiously ready to abandon his bachelor state and court her, Caro simply wants him to go away. Yet, when a powerful, determined suitor (stalker) comes to claim Caro, she and Gervais must embark on a journey together to Paris, en route needing to get married, with Gervais the difficult challenge of convincing his bride to give him a chance.

If you’re in want of a fast-paced book, then look no further. Time in this novel is shaped like a “U,” fast paced in the beginning and end, but slower in the middle to allow for more character interactions. This technique is nicely utilized here, as Caro and Gervais are quickly thrust together with only each other on whom to depend. Gervais’s ploys to melt his Ice Maiden are coupled with his wishes to protect her, and under his care, Caro’s true self slowly emerges. For years, Caro was repulsed by a man’s touch, after being raped by a scoundrel (this is known early on). She repressed herself, lost the joys of life, only to be brought alive by Gervais’s rakish charm and caring heart. Of course, her being a chocoholic and Gervais’s Food Temptation plan must have helped. ;-)

The characters, while not overly complex, are a delightful treat in this Regency romance. The most remarkable aspect of Ella Quinn’s writing is her focus on a greater scale of characters, such as the giving the widowed Horatia her own secondary romance, and painting the villain as a kind father, making me wonder if the villain might possibly be redeemed at the end of the book.

In essence, this book feels like one of Heyer’s Regencies, set in a more exotic locale and with a distinctly European flair that suits both its setting and the characters, and enliven those readers who have found Regency England de trop.

Side note: If you’re feeling hungry, you can go look up some of the recipes mentioned in this book, and satisfy your physical hunger as well as your hunger for great reads.

*Review copy courtesy of the publisher for an honest review