♥ An English marquess disguised as a commoner
♥ A spunky Scottish lass
♥ A glamorous makeover
♥ A close-knit, meddling family
♥ Steamy romance!
Another enchanting romance featuring New York Times bestselling author Lauren Royal’s “outrageously funny, loyal, compassionate, and unconventional” Chase family!
As a marquess and the eldest of four orphaned siblings, Jason Chase is used to taking responsibility for everyone around him—whether they appreciate it or not. So when a shocking crime is committed on his estate, he knows it’s up to him to hunt down the perpetrators. Heavy on guilt and light on luggage, he takes to the road…
And runs smack dab into a hapless Scottish lad.
Who turns out to be a lovely Scottish lass.
Though it’s her first time in England, Caithren Leslie can take care of herself, thank you very much. But when Jason accidentally knocks her down and decides that makes her his responsibility, he won’t take no for an answer. And though he’s a pigheaded (and, very well, rather handsome) Englishman who finds her Scots speech unintelligible, beneath their constant bickering runs a current of something else…
Through long days on the road and even longer nights, what begins as getting on each other’s nerves becomes stripping down one another’s defenses and discovering what lies beneath, until all is laid bare. Including the one secret that could destroy their fledgling love…
PLEASE NOTE: This book was formerly titled “Emerald.”
A complete, standalone story—no cliffhangers!
Series: Chase Family Series, Book 2
Style: Humorous historical romance
Length: 118,000 words (about 475 standard pages)
Bonus Material: Author’s Note, preview of next book, link to giveaway
R-rated Content: Steamy love scenes!*
* If you’d prefer to read a Sweet & Clean (kisses only) version of this story, look for “The Marquess’s Scottish Bride” by Lauren Royal & Devon Royal.
•Top 10 Bestseller on Apple Books
•Finalist for the Booksellers' Best Award
•Finalist for the RWA Award of Excellence
“A captivating historical romance. Fans of Julia Quinn's Bridgerton series on Netflix will love Lauren Royal!”
—Glynnis Campbell, USA Today Bestselling Author
“A lively, fast-paced romance…glittering gem of a novel.”
“An exciting, adventurous tale that will keep you up past your bedtime…I highly recommend this book!”
—Romance Reviews Today
“A passionate tale that brings late seventeenth-century England vividly alive…fast-paced and filled with action from the very first page to the climax.”
—Midwest Book Review
While How to Undress a Marquess can be read as a stand-alone novel, many readers enjoy reading it as part of a series. All of Lauren's books feature Chase family members. Should you wish to read them in chronological order, this is the sequence:
CHASE FAMILY SERIES
When an Earl Meets a Girl
How to Undress a Marquess
If You Dared to Love a Laird
A Duke’s Guide to Seducing His Bride
Never Doubt a Viscount
The Scandal of Lord Randal
A Gentleman’s Plot to Tie the Knot
A Secret Christmas
A Chase Family Christmas
CHASE FAMILY SERIES: THE REGENCY
Tempt Me at Midnight
The Art of Temptation
NEW IN 2022
SPECIALLY PRICED BOXED SETS
Chase Family Series: Collection One
Chase Family Series: Collection Two
Chase Family Series: The Regency Collection
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
LAUREN ROYAL is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of humorous historical romance. Her “truly enchanting” novels have won many awards including Booklist's “Top 10 Romance of the Year,” and they’ve earned raves from reviewers including Publishers Weekly, who calls her “an impressive talent.”
Lauren writes steamy historical romance on her own and sweet/clean historical romance with her daughter, Devon Royal. She lives in Southern California with her family.
Fun to read
The characters and tension were perfect. Laughed out loud and cried.
I’m loving the Chase family more and more...
I’m loving this series, and the way that Lauren Royal writes. Her use of words creates the scenes effortlessly in your mind. She has a wonderful talent of making the characters and even the locations come alive and seem real. The more I read about the Chase family, the more I fall in love with each of them.
After reading for hours while the couple traveled from town to town looking for a pair of bad guys, I decided to put the book away. There’s only so many overnight stops, rest breaks, and guilt trips a person can read before feeling like it will never end. At the point when the couple still had two days to go on this interminable trip, I was done with it. It was just so boring.