“A refreshingly different, sweetly romantic love story [readers] will long remember.”—Booklist for Brave New Earl
The Marquess of Chatton and his neighbor Fenella Fairclough have known each other all their lives. They refused to marry each other years ago when their parents demanded it, and they won’t concede now—even if circumstances have brought these former enemies much closer than they ever could have anticipated…
The Way to a Lord’s Heart:
Brave New Earl (Book 1)
A Lord Apart (Book 2)
How to Cross a Marquess (Book 3)
Praise for Jane Ashford:
“Absolutely delightful...strong characters and interesting obstacles... a must read.”—Night Owl Reviews for Brave New Earl
“Wonderfully diverting…I give Last Gentleman Standing an enthusiastic recommendation.”—Fresh Fiction for Last Gentleman Standing
“Expertly crafted…another triumph of nuanced characterization and sparkling wit.”—Booklist for Nothing Like a Duke
“Vivid characters and lively plots...Conveyed with warmth and tenderness.”—Publishers Weekly for Lord Sebastian’s Secret
How to Cross a Marquess
I received a complimentary copy of this book from Sourcebooks Casablanca via NetGalley and I am voluntarily reviewing it.
The author transported me to a simpler time (but more difficult in others). Their pattern of speech is more formal than that of today and thus required me to really use my e-reader's dictionary. It is a great way to learn. I was completely enthralled with Fenella Fairclough and Roger, The Marquess of Chatton. These two were neighbor children who grew up together. Their fathers decide to settle a feud over a piece of land by having them wed. How this decision affected these two characters was such a enchanting tale.
This is the third book of the series. I have not read the prior two. This book can be read as a stand-alone though. I was intrigued by the character the Earl of Macklin. As the Prologue eludes to, it appears that the Earl is something of a matchmaker. A group of men have dinner at White's (a gentleman's club) and it is there that Macklin meets with four men who have suffered from death of a loved one. It appears that the matchmaking of these men are at the core of the series.
I adored the story being told in a dual POV format. Seeing into both characters' minds (especially Roger) was really helpful. Roger is not the most eloquent with words and his struggle is charming. Most male protagonists are portrayed as almost perfect specimens. It was endearing to read about two characters that almost seemed life-like.
This was a clean romance that really anyone could read.