- Mass Market Paperback: 384 pages
- Publisher: Avon (Dec 30 2014)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 006224020X
- ISBN-13: 978-0062240200
- Product Dimensions: 10.6 x 2.4 x 17.1 cm
- Shipping Weight: 204 g
- Average Customer Review: 7 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #250,803 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Say Yes to the Marquess: Castles Ever After Mass Market Paperback – Dec 30 2014
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“Dare continues her Castles Ever After series with another cleverly crafted love story that hits all the high notes. A sparkling, emotionally lush romance.” (Kirkus Reviews (starred review))
“Inheriting a Castles Ever After title is a life-changing experience, one that comes with surprises, unexpected romance, meddlesome friends and family, a wonderful hero and a strong-willed heroine. There’s also fun, passion and true love delivered in true Dare fashion!” (RT Book Reviews (top pick))
“Dare excels at storytelling, creating a powerful, believable romance that evokes a plethora of emotions.” (Publishers Weekly)
“…my best advice to fans of historical romance is to say yes to the books of Tessa Dare.” (Heroes and Heartbreakers)
From the Back Cover
Your presence is requested at romantic Twill Castle for the wedding of Miss Clio Whitmore and . . . and . . . ?
After eight years of waiting for Piers Brandon, the wandering Marquess of Granville, to set a wedding date, Clio Whitmore has had enough. She's inherited a castle, scraped together some pride, and made plans to break her engagement.
Not if Rafe Brandon can help it. A ruthless prizefighter and notorious rake, Rafe is determined that Clio will marry his brother—even if he has to plan the dratted wedding himself.
So how does a hardened fighter cure a reluctant bride's cold feet?
- He starts with flowers. Ladies can't have too many flowers. Or harps. Or cakes.
- He lets her know she'll make a beautiful, desirable bride— and tries not to picture her as his.
- He doesn't kiss her.
- If he kisses her, he definitely doesn't kiss her again.
- When all else fails, he puts her in a stunning gown and vows not to be nearby when the gown comes off.
- And no matter what—he doesn't fall in disastrous, hopeless love with the one woman he can never call his own.
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This is the second book in the “Castles Ever After” series, but you do not need to read them in order as they are only connected by the fact that both heroines were given a castle from the Earl of Lynforth. However, I do recommend the first book as well.
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I love that both Clio and Rafe have some childhood issues to overcome, but that they're both so wonderful. There's not a lot of angst in this one (maybe I've been reading too much contemporary romance lately, but it was such a pleasure to have Clio and Rafe compartmentalize their baggage instead of angsting all over the pages about it). I laughed out loud at several points, and thought these two characters are delightful. They give great banter, and there are moments when Rafe tells Clio what he thinks about her that I think are some of the most romantic and sexy I've read in a while.
This historical romance has a closeness to it - the story is essentially confined to Clio's castle, and it really worked for me.
Excellent book, I highly recommend.
her talk of the mechanics and diagrams of sex and asking Daphne ' s husband if he had any perspectives to give from the man's view was priceless
And when I say disappointment I don't even mean it's bad. It's not. SAY YES TO THE MARQUESS was a delightful fluffy read. With a bad boy rogue and a free spirit trapped within a good girl's corset stays, it's a perfect match up -- and I use those words pointedly (Rafe is a prize fighter, I'm so witty). But this book is a lot more of what I could call a standard romance. Obviously it has flashes of Dare's wickedness, her trademark wantonness and some silliness, but it's all a lot more sedate and restrained. If one can call a historical romance/bodice ripper restrained (which, it isn't). It's hard to describe. But after reading books one and three this one is definitely the weaker of the set; especially if you're looking for Dare's usual laugh out loud dialogue and plot.
While it might not be my favourite, it won't turn me off Dare's other series or future writings in this one
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