February 28, 2018
The Marquis and I by Ella Quinn
My Rating: 4.5 out of 5 Pearls
Series: The Worthingtons
Publication Date: February 27, 2018
Trouble is no match for a lady of the extended Worthington family—except when it comes in the form of a most irresistible gentleman . . .
Lady Charlotte Carpenter’s brother-in-law has put an infamous brothel owner out of business—yet it is Charlotte who suffers the consequences. Abducted by thugs and held at an inn, she is plotting her escape when she’s suddenly rescued by a dashing gentleman. Only afterward does she realize she’s seen him before—with two courtesans! Unwilling to tarry with such a man, Charlotte makes her second escape. But it is too late to repair her reputation . . .
A known gossip has spied Charlotte’s movements, and his report is speeding through the rumor mill. Soon, everyone knows that Charlotte spent the night with Constantine, Marquis of Kenilworth. And everyone agrees the only answer is marriage—including Constantine himself, his overjoyed mother—and his mistress! But Charlotte’s abductors aren’t finished with her yet. Now Constantine will do anything to protect the spirited woman he loves and win her heart . . .
I love the Worthington’s! I have since the very first book, as usual Ella Quinn has done it again! Now, it is Lady Charlotte’s turn, the evil Miss Betsey, is alive, and out for Revenge. On the day Lady Charlotte is kidnapped, sweet little Jimmy hops onto the back of the carriage of the kidnappers! The child is only 5, or 6 years old! However, the lady he loves is in danger! A footman, sees the Marquis of Kenilworth im his phaeton, going in the opposite direction, and begs for his help, in rescuing Lady Charlotte
The selfish Marquis can think of only one thing, he is off to see his Mistress, and doesn’t have time for being an honorable gentleman! However, it seems there is no on but him to intercede! He looks at his watch, and decides, he possibly has time to rescue the young chit, get back to bathe, off to the theater with Aimee, his Mistress. Do we notice a trend here, a young innocent lady is kidnapped, he is concerned with keeping his appointment with well, you know! Off he goes to follow the carriage, he sees the young boy hanging onto the back of his carriage, follows him to an Inn on the outside of London. This is just the beginning of a witty, romance, that brings up the morals of the Aristocracy male, the danger to a lady’s reputation, and the sordid underbelly of London Society!
When he finally does meet up with Lady Charlotte, she is nothing like he thought she would be! For one thing, she is not impressed with his title, his looks, or money! This has never happened to him before, in fact, he has always believed it is one of his best features! I am deducting one half Pearl, for the use of the term giggle! I do this with every book, no matter how much I admire the Author. Intelligent, young ladies don’t giggle, they laugh!
I highly Recommend this Book Today! Thanks! Enjoy!