A former spy with dangerous secrets fears nothing...except his dark desire for the delicate virgin he cannot have.
"It had me captivated from the beginning with a hot alpha and dark sensual promises; all mixed in with romance and a gripping mystery." -Nicola, Goodreads
"I discovered a new auto-buy author....Gabriel and Thea from this book were two of the best characters I read this year." -Romantic Historical Reviews
A Prisoner of His Past
Gabriel Ridgley, the Marquess of Tremont, is dubbed The Angel for his pristine reputation. Yet he harbors a dark secret: a spy during the Napoleonic Wars, he bears deep and dangerous scars. When he meets Miss Dorothea Kent, a delicate virgin, he is torn between carnal desire—and the need to protect her from his inner demons.
A Captive of Her Passions
Despite a frail constitution, Thea Kent has strength of heart and spirit. A wild attraction blooms between her and Gabriel, a widowed aristocrat with tortured eyes, but he resists the pull between them. When fate places his disabled son in her care, she’s determined to safeguard the boy—and unravel the mystery of Gabriel’s past.
Freed by Love and Passion
Someone is killing Gabriel’s former colleagues, and he may be next on the list. As the desperate hunt for the villain begins, he and Thea get entangled in intrigue, betrayal, and desire too powerful to resist. Will trust help them to survive … and true love set them free?
Length: Full-length novel
Sensuality level: A hot historical romance with sizzling love scenes
M is for Marquess is the 2nd novel in the Heart of Enquiry series, which features hot, sexy romance, fun and feel-good happily ever afters, and intriguing mystery and adventure. While this book can be read as a stand-alone novel, many readers enjoy reading it as part of a series. The chronological order for Grace's series follows below:
The Heart of Enquiry (Kent family saga) series:
Prequel Novella: The Widow Vanishes (Will & Annabel)
Book 1: The Duke Who Knew Too Much (Alaric & Emma)
Book 2: M is for Marquess (Gabriel & Thea)
Book 3: The Lady Who Came in from the Cold (Marcus & Penny)
Book 4: The Viscount Always Knocks Twice (Richard & Violet)
Book 5: Never Say Never to an Earl (Sinjin & Polly)
Book 6: The Gentleman Who Loved Me (Andrew & Primrose)
The Mayhem in Mayfair series:
Book 1: Her Husband's Harlot (Helena & Nicholas)
Book 2: Her Wanton Wager (Percy & Gavin)
Book 3: Her Protector's Pleasure (Marianne & Ambrose)
Book 4: Her Prodigal Passion (Charity & Paul)
The Game of Dukes series:
Book 1: The Duke Identity (Harry &Tessa)
Book 2: Enter the Duke (Ransom & Maggie
Book 3: Regarding the Duke (Garrity & Gabby)
Book 4: The Duke Redemption (Wickham & Beatrice, Preorder now!)
Chronicles of Abigail Jones (hot Victorian gothic paranormal romance):
Book 1: Abigail Jones
About the Author
USA Today & International Bestselling Author Grace Callaway writes steamy and adventurous historical romances. Her debut book, Her Husband's Harlot, was a Romance Writers of America Golden Heart® Finalist and a #1 Regency Bestseller, and her subsequent novels have topped national and international bestselling lists. She's the winner of the Passionate Plume Award for Historical Novel, and her books have been honored as finalists for numerous awards, including the National Reader's Choice Awards, the National Excellence in Romance Fiction Award, and the Daphne du Maurier Award for Excellence in Mystery and Suspense. She holds a doctorate in clinical psychology from the University of Michigan and lives with her husband, son, and rescue dog in Northern California.
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A Bit Predictable
I enjoyed this ready even though you could see the ending a mile away and the romance was very similar to that of the characters in the preceding book.
Love how she write mystery and romance!
If this is the first book you are reading in the series, then you will find it very good for the genre. If you read the first, then you have already read the second. This book was like a home in a planned community; it was almost identical to the first. Callaway repeated every plot device, and since I read them back to back, it grew tedious.