Friday, July 19, 2013

Book Beginnings on Friday July 19 2013

Book Beginnings on Friday is a meme hosted by Gilion at Rose City Reader. Anyone can participate; just share the opening sentence of your current read, making sure that you include the title and author so others know what you're reading.

My book is another that I read after getting the review copy and am just now getting around to doing a post.  Both this weeks book and last weeks book were ones I really liked so don't let my faulty memory keep you from picking them up to read.

Loving the Marquess by by Suzanna Medeiros is my book beginning this week.

"A knock at the door in the middle of the night never brought good news.  Casting a longing glance at the welcoming bed she's been about to sink into, Louisa Evans tried the sash of her dressing gown."

Knocks on the door at night are never good but are a good book beginning. 

 Here is Goodreads summary of Loving the Marquess:

"She is on the verge of losing everything…

To save her home and keep her two younger siblings safe, Louisa Evans must turn to the head of the family that ruined hers.

He needs an heir…

The Marquess of Overlea is starting to show signs of having inherited the same illness that killed his father and older brother. To prevent the marquisate from falling into the hands of an unscrupulous cousin, Overlea must secure an heir before that illness also claims him.

But he is determined not to be the father of that heir…

Overlea’s plan is simple—marry the practical, yet desperate, Miss Evans and hold Louisa to her promise to provide him with an heir. But he waits until after they are married to tell his wife that he intends to have another man father that heir. His careful plan becomes complicated by an almost desperate need to claim Louisa for himself and an outside threat that proves even more dangerous than his illness."


Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Wow, this sounds like a good one! Here's MY FRIDAY MEMES POST

Lindsay said...

I agree, it doesn't sound like a good sign for the character, but it makes for a great bit of suspense in the opening!
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Rebecca @ The Key to the Gate said...

The cover art is steamy! A knock on the door in the middle of the night makes for a very mysterious opening. I am intrigued. Have a great weekend!
Happy Reading,
Rebecca @ The Key to the Gate

gautami tripathy said...

Wonderful beginning. I would pick it up!

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