“Julie Anne Long reinvents the historical romance for modern readers, delivering intense, passionate characters and high adventure. Her writing glows.”
“You will love the Pennyroyal Green series.”
Rapidly rising romance star Julie Anne Long is making an indelible mark with her smart, sensual, richly emotional love stories, especially her unforgettable Pennyroyal Green novels. The fourth delectable Pennyroyal Green affair, Long’s How the Marquess Was Won is a “keeper”—the story of a beautiful orphan from the streets of Regency London, now refined, who inadvertently bewitches the dashing nobleman whom England’s scandal sheets have dubbed “Lord Ice.” A multiple RITA Award, Romantic Times Reviewer’s Choice Award, and Holt Medallion finalist, the incomparable Julie Anne Long is certain to win the hearts and eternal devotion of dedicated romance readers everywhere with How the Marquess Was Won.
Long adds a sixth volume to her Pennyroyal Green series I Kissed an Earl, etc.) with this run-of-the-mill historical romance. Julian Spenser, marquess Dryden, sets trends that the rest of England hurries to follow, but he meets his match in schoolteacher Phoebe Vale. Julian plans to wed someone else, but he's so drawn to Phoebe that he asks her to be his mistress. Despite their mutual attraction, she refuses, but others take note of Julian's interest in Phoebe, and men are soon vying for her attention as part of a series of cruel bets. Snappy, playful banter between Phoebe and Julian will appeal to Regency fans, but despite an opening scene of gunplay, initially slow pacing will frustrate those in search of a livelier tale.
I'd been struggling to find a book that drew me in for a couple months, when I stumbled across this one. True, the plot line is predictable, but the character development, wit and hint of comedy make it stand out. I read for hours one night, going to bed entirely too late when I had to work the next morning, which is the sign of a truly good book. I rarely write reviews, but I was so relieved to finally find something I could lose myself in.
One of the Best
I loved this book. I can’t remember when I have laughed so much. Besides being a charming romantic story, the humor this author writes in this book, had me in stitches. It is now one of my favorites, and I will definitely look for this authors other contributions to historical romances.
Another great book
Each book I have read in this series has been unique. Some authors write their story lines all so similar, you start to predict what will happen next. Not J A L. Her books are all fabulously different.