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When a Marquis Chooses a Bride

Book 2, The Worthingtons

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Thanks to their large extended family and unconventional courtship, the Worthingtons have seen their share of scandal and excitement. But nothing has prepared them for this...

The Dowager Lady Worthington isn’t quite sure what to make of country-girl Dorothea Stern. As the granddaughter of the Duke of Bristol, Dotty is schooled in the ways and means of the nobility. But her sharp wit and outspoken nature has everyone in a tizzy. Especially their cousin, Dominic, the Marquis of Merton.

Prematurely stuffy, Dom was raised by his cheerless uncle to be wary of a host of things, including innovation, waltzing, and most perilous of all: true love. Still, there’s something about Dotty, beyond her beauty, that Dom cannot resist. But the odds are against him if he intends to win her as his bride. Will he choose loyalty to his family—or risk everything for the one woman he believes is his perfect match…
“A classic Regency romp! Perfect for fans of Grace Burrowes.”--Caroline Linden, USA Today bestselling author

From Publishers Weekly

Jun 20, 2016 – Quinn's second Worthington Regency improves on its predecessor (Three Weeks to Wed), retaining the charm and verve and delivering a more satisfying plot. Miss Dorothea "Dotty" Stern, heroine to abandoned animals and people in peril, is glum when it starts to look like she'll have to miss her long-anticipated social debut with her best friend. When she gets her season after all, hosted by her friend's family, she must promise her parents to curb her impulse to take in strays. Naturally, she stretches the spirit of her pledge when she meets Dominic Merton, a marquis who's notorious for his arrogance and heartless political positions. Enthralled by Dotty's passion, the stuffy and amusingly conflicted Dominic must find a way to woo her without committing the greatest faux pas: falling in love. Amid rescued kittens and thwarted human trafficking circles, Dominic and Dotty's genuine romance grows in the face of credible obstacles, thrumming with satisfying passion. This is a strong continuation of an appealing series.

Customer Reviews

When a Marquis Chooses a Bride

This is an early review from NetGalley for release on August 30, 2016.

I so enjoy reading Ella's stories. Once you start you will have to keep reading until you need a tissue break. She has really given us a very busy story with this book. Dom, Lord Merton, is a stick in the mud. He doesn't want any changes anywhere. Spoiler. He was ruined when he was brought up by his Uncle when his father died. Major Spoiler. Matt, Lord Worthington, and his wife Grace will bring Dotty for her Season with her friends. She is one for lots of changes and helping those in trouble. Major Spoilers. They fall for each other but it is hard when they get to a block. There are a lot of actions going on like selling children to steal and war widows being taken to brothels. Major Spoilers. This is a book for adults to read. It is not for under 18 readers. This story will grab your heart from your soul. It is tough in places. I really liked reading this story. I chose it and I hope you will take a chance too. Enjoy your read! I have this book for an honest review for NetGalley.

this story has plenty of the moments I want from an Ella Quinn title.

Back with Ella Quinn to check out the characters so enjoyable in the first book of the series, although this one can be read on its own. Dorothea (Dottie or Thea) is the best friend of Grace’s sister Charlotte. Missing her best friend who now lives with her sister, Lady Worthington, she’s ready to see her friend and share their coming-out season. When Dottie’s mother is injured, Charlotte convinces her sister to offer as host to Dottie for the season. As with the first book, the family interactions with Grace and her siblings is solid and warm, and readers familiar with the first book in which they were introduced will enjoy the added humor and mayhem they bring to the story.

Dottie is smart and clever, and not known for holding her tongue. Although her bloodlines are honorable, this granddaughter of the Duke of Bristol isn’t of the ideal temperament so desired by society. She is, however, loving and loyal and quite amusing, if a bit outrageous for her time.

Dominic, the Marquis of Merton is uptight, honorable and wholly aware of his responsibilities, having had them drilled into them from childhood by his uncle. Unfortunately for him, the only woman who intrigues him is Dottie, a woman that is ‘beneath’ what his rank in society could command, and her habit of speaking her mind could be troublesome. She’s attracted but not impressed by Dom and his rather strict adherence to the rigid and rather thoughtless code of behavior instilled by his uncle. Fortunately for him, they don’t hold his political views or habitual thoughtless snobbery against him, and the season means that he and Dottie shall be in the same spaces, frequently.

Far more developed and compelling from the romance perspective than the first, the relationship of Dom and Dottie is intriguing, particularly as he starts to soften in his opinions both political and personal. The standout in this story is Dottie with her generous heart and patience to see beneath the trappings of society and composure to see the man Dom could be. With plenty of moments with the other Worthington siblings as well as the increasingly sweet and clever banter between Dom and Dottie, this story has plenty of the moments I want from an Ella Quinn title.

I received an eArc copy of the title from the publisher via NetGalley for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.

When a marquis chooses a bride

Good read enjoyed the book I was glad the Marquis came down a few steps loved the banter between the cousins I am always glad to read a new book and have characters from previous books in there. Waiting on the next in the series

When a Marquis Chooses a Bride
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  • Category: Historical
  • Published: Aug 30, 2016
  • Publisher: Kensington
  • Seller: Penguin Random House LLC
  • Print Length: 320 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Series: Book 2, The Worthingtons
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