A MARQUIS WITHOUT HOPE OF LOVE
Noah Haskett, the Marquis of Hesterton, is a recluse due to the rumors surrounding his late brother's death. Staying away from the ton has been a reprieve from the debutantes who want him only for his title and wealth. After all, what woman would desire a beast of a man with a twisted leg? Never once has the idea of marriage, much less love, crossed his mind...until the day he saves a mysterious, dark-haired beauty.
AN HEIRESS BURDENED WITH A GIFT
Miss Helen Craig has spent a lifetime hiding her ability to see the future, avoiding any opportunities for marriage because she fears passing on her "gift" to a child. But what she does not anticipate is the very heroic, very handsome marquis--and her vision of his impending death.
A DESIRE NEITHER CAN DENY
Attempting to save the marquis from murder brings danger to Helen's door, as well as undeniable passion. But is the scorching heat between them enough to make them trust one another? Will the two find love, or will death catch them in its grasp first?
As I turned the last page, all I could do was sigh knowing that I had truly been mesmerized by this story. Two people who were having a hard time navigating through life until they met each other. Could that really happen? A true soulmate who understood the other and had the compassion and foresight to see what each other needed? Beautifully written and full of emotions with a mystery that comes full circle in the end when least expected.
Noah Haskett had become a recluse from society, mainly due to the ton speaking badly about his brother who had died in the war. Coward? No way he could have been, yet there wasn't anyone to confirm otherwise until he found one of his fellow soldiers. The problem was he was in Bedlam.
Helen Craig truly dislikes going into society, for she has a gift as an empath and touching people makes her see their future. But now she can see some of their past also, like her aunt who she lives with in town. When Noah finely comes out with his sister, fate steps in and he saves Helen from getting run over by a carriage. Thus begins their journey.
I will leave it at that because I do not want to give too much away. But I can honestly say, this story tugged at my heart and I stayed up until 4:00 to finish reading. As Madeline Martin always does with her wonderful words, she created a story that will go on my shelf to be read again. One of my favorite books this year
ANOTHER GREAT BY MADELINE MARTIN!
What is better than a historical romance? A historical regency romance with a mystery and paranormal. Mesmerizing the Marquis by Madeline Martin is book 11 of the Enduring Legacy series. Each book in this series is written by a different author and can be read as a standalone. I have read all of Madeline’s books and have enjoyed everyone but I thinks that Mesmerizing the Marquis is some of her best writing to date. The ending took me so much by surprise, I never saw it coming. Madeline has a way of drawing you in from the first page to the very last, she is that talented. I could not put this book down and had to know how it would end. You fall in love with her characters and the descriptions are so vivid that you feel and see everything that this story has to offer. This story has a childhood illness, murder, kindness, visions, accusations, death, grief, rescue, pride, scandal, jealousy, a sister’s love, support, traumatized speechless, a hero, healing, nightmares and yes, love. This book is a must read and I highly recommend that you do!! You will not be able to put it down!
***This book was gifted to me and I am voluntarily reviewing.
Mesmerizing the Marquis by Madeline Martin is the eleventh book in the multi-author series Enduring Legacy, stories that weave an everlasting spell. Martin is hands down one of my very favorite authors. I have never read a book by her that I haven’t thoroughly enjoyed and this one is no exception.