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Publisher Description

One night of fierce passion and unbound pleasure leaves two strangers craving much more in Lavinia Kent’s sumptuous novel.
The time has come for the widow Louisa, Lady Brookingston, to move on, but she refuses to remarry at the cost of shaming her late husband’s memory. Their six years together were wedded bliss—even if a war injury prevented him from fulfilling his marital duties. Only one woman can help Louisa: Madame Rouge, the discreet proprietress of a club where London’s elite explore their wildest fantasies.
Geoffrey, the Marquess of Swanston, has no intention of agreeing to deflower an anonymous virgin. But when Madame Rouge tempts him with the absolute power he’ll have over a woman who knows nothing of carnal delights, he’s intrigued. Control is the one thing he cannot resist—and control is what he loses during his night with the blindfolded beauty. He longs to take her further, to leave his mark upon her perfect behind, but the mystery woman refuses to see him again. Instead Geoffrey reluctantly agrees to take a wife, the widow of his dear friend, Lord Brookingston—fating them both to a wicked surprise.
Mastering the Marquess is intended for mature audiences.
Praise for Mastering the Marquess
“Steamy . . . Kent’s lively prose keeps the reader drawn in from start to finish.”Library Journal (starred review)
“Sexy, steamy . . . an entertaining read.”—Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews
“[A] tale of sexual exploration and liberation . . . the hottest historical romance story I’ve ever read.”Heroes and Heartbreakers
“A very sexy read.”—Chelle’s Book Report
“A wonderful historical romance . . . sweet and an enjoyable read. Romance lovers, if you want something with some heat, then this is a book you'll want to check out.”—Imagine a World

Includes a special message from the editor, as well as excerpts from other Loveswept titles.

July 29
Random House Publishing Group
Penguin Random House LLC

Customer Reviews

LiDmedtech ,

Managing the Marquis

Please please, romance writers, never never never use the word 'pants' when referring to how someone is breathing. It's ridiculous. And please have your work proofread. Typos and misplaced words interrupt the story flow and are SO irritating. I will not give a 5 star rating to any book that has not been proofread. And this one hasn't been.

NolaWin65 ,

Mastering the Marques

This book is in the wrong category. It should be in the erotica category. I couldn't finish this book. If you are looking for a typical historical story this is not it.

Crystal72081 ,


I really enjoyed this book. The story was unique and well written. The love scenes were extra steamy as well!

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