Friday, June 24, 2016

How to Manage a Marquess by Sally MacKenzie

How to Manage a Marquess


Sally MacKenzie

Reviewed on May 5, 2016

I give this book a 4 star rating. The reason being, although a lovely story, it ran a tad slow and I must admit it took me a bit to get into the story. We start off meeting a young lad, Nate the Marquess of Haywood, whose mother is dying and he’s promised her that he will protect his cousin, the future Duke, from the curse of Isabelle Dorring. So the only way for Nate to keep his cousin safe is to help him remain single. As the youths grow into young gentleman, those proves harder than it seems and the Duke is beginning to take a liking to women and they too of him.

Next we meet Miss Anne Davenport and she wants nothing to do with marriage and men, she wants to live in the Spinster House, only there’s one problem, her friend Cat has claimed the house and refuses to leave. The lovely Cat has also become smitten with the dashingly beautiful and single Marquess, the future Duke. So Anne strives to get her friend Cat and the Duke together and on the road to marriage and therefore Cat will no longer be a spinster and therefore have to give up the spinster house. Only one problem stands in the way of Anne’s mission, the gorgeous and charming yet persistent Nate, who wants to protect his cousin from the curse and therefore does all he can to keep Cat from him and keep Marquess single. Anne also begins to find herself falling for this Marquess and he too finds himself smitten with her. Will Cat continue to keep Anne from moving into the Spinster House or will another reason keep her from her dream?

The writing is well done and historically accurate. It was just a tad slow in the beginning but otherwise a wonderful read!

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