Title: Say Yes To The Marquess
(Castles Ever After #2)
Author: Tessa Dare
Length: 384 pages
Publication Date: December 30th, 2014
Publisher: Avon Books
Rating: 5 Stars
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. A wedding 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.
Clio Whitmore is tired of waiting for her dashing diplomat fiancee Peirce Brandon, Marquess of Granville, to come home and make an honest woman of her.
After all, she has been waiting eight years!
So what's a girl to do you ask?
Well, if you are Clio Whitmore, you march right into a disreputable area of London, with little more than an unloaded pistol, a skiddish lady's maid, a footman, and disillusion papers.
In search of...
In short...the man with the power to free her.
It appears however, that "don't call me Lord" Rafe Brandon, has his sights set on doing anything but that.
Tessa Dare is back in a big way, with Say Yes To The Marquess. Her second offering in the Castles Ever After series.
Leading lady Clio Whitmore sparkles with a lust for life, intelligence, wit, and charm that draws the reader to her heart and soul from page one.
She is a woman unafraid to seek and find what makes her happy, and it is that quest for happiness that makes this story great.
Leading man Rafe, is your quintessential "little brother trying to do the right thing." Even as he knows that "the right thing" is all wrong, wrong, wrong for Clio, and for his heart.
But a man has to try right?
For therein lies all the fun...and romance.
Hearts will melt with each "grand gesture" that Rafe undertakes in his effort to provide Clio with the perfect wedding...to his brother.
As time passes however, it becomes quite clear that Clio and Rafe are a 'hand in glove' match for each other.
Add to that the fact that Clio has recently become the owner of her very own castle, and as such, has big plans for an independent future.
Say Yes To The Marquess is a wonderful, laugh out loud, heart-stoppingly romantic look at one woman's quest for happiness and one man's brother's attempt to help her find it.
This book was so good...I read it twice!
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