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USA Today bestselling author Vivienne Lorret continues the Mating Habits of Scoundrels series with a debutante who believes she is destined to marry the lord next door until a fateful encounter with a rogue makes her wonder… if she might be falling for the wrong marquess!
The wrong place…
Elodie Parrish can feel spinsterhood breathing down her neck. That’s the trouble with waiting for the marquess next door her entire life. But Ellie knows if she gives him one last Season, he’ll finally propose. The only problem is, her path keeps crossing with the arrogant Lord Hullworth, who is convinced she has designs on him.
The wrong time…
Brandon, Marquess of Hullworth, never wanted to be “London’s Most Elusive Bachelor,” or have a horde of hopeful debutantes and their scheming mamas follow him around. His past has left him too jaded to consider marrying any of them. At least, that’s what he thinks... until he meets Ellie. She’s quirky, opinionated, blushes easily, and drives him absolutely wild. The only problem is, she believes she’s in love with someone else.
Ellie never imagined that one sultry summer could change everything. But the more time she spends with Brandon researching her book on the mating habits of scoundrels, the more she starts to fall for…
The Wrong Marquess
Lorret's sparkling third Mating Habits of Scoundrels historical romance (after My Kind of Earl) finds polyphobic Elodie "Ellie" Parrish confused and intrigued by "London's most elusive bachelor." Ellie has had her cap set on George Nethersole since they were children, but he constantly procrastinates on committing to her. Brandon Stredwick, Marquess of Hullworth, is used to marriage-minded women contriving ridiculous ways to fling themselves at him, so when Ellie first stumbles into him at a party, then befriends his sister, Meg, he assumes she's just the same. Brandon is determined to protect Meg, who's been hurt by so-called friends using her to get to Brandon in the past, but soon realizes he's misjudged the alluring Ellie. Mistaking physical attraction for sickness, Ellie prefers to avoid Brandon but she can't resist his offer to provide material for the book on courtship she's coauthoring with her friends. As they spend time together, her feelings for Brandon change, but despite their intense chemistry and George's continued neglect, Ellie struggles to let go of her long-held dream of being George's wife. Her refusal to see George for who he is grows frustrating, but the swoon-worthy Brandon more than makes up for this shortcoming. Readers will be eager for the next installment.