Tuesday, February 27, 2018

The Marquis and I by Ella Quinn - Book Blast and Giveaway


The Marquis and I
by Ella Quinn

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GENRE: Historical Romance

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BLURB:

Trouble is no match for a lady of the extended Worthington family—except when it comes in the form of a most irresistible gentleman . . .

Lady Charlotte Carpenter’s brother-in-law has put an infamous brothel owner out of business—yet it is Charlotte who suffers the consequences. Abducted by thugs and held at an inn, she is plotting her escape when she’s suddenly rescued by a dashing gentleman. Only afterward does she realize she’s seen him before—with two courtesans! Unwilling to tarry with such a man, Charlotte makes her second escape. But it is too late to repair her reputation . . .

A known gossip has spied Charlotte’s movements, and his report is speeding through the rumor mill. Soon, everyone knows that Charlotte spent the night with Constantine, Marquis of Kenilworth. And everyone agrees the only answer is marriage—including Constantine himself, his overjoyed mother—and his mistress! But Charlotte’s abductors aren’t finished with her yet. Now Constantine will do anything to protect the spirited woman he loves and win her heart . . .

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EXCERPT

“I have come to see Lady Charlotte.”

“Follow me, my lord. The family is in the garden for the wedding.”

Wedding?

To the best of his knowledge, Charlotte was the only young lady of marriageable age not already wed. Had Harrington returned with a special license? He could go to the devil it he had. He could not have her. Charlotte was Con’s, and it was about time she knew it. “I can find my way.”

“As you wish, my lord. Go straight down the corridor.”

“Thank you.”

He must put an end to this wedding before it was too late. Rushing down the corridor, he looked to his right, and spied open French windows in a parlor. A large group of people were gathered just beyond the terrace.

Con prayed he was in time to stop her. Halt the wedding. Hell, what sort of man asks permission of his father to marry someone like Charlotte? Not one she needs.

The Fates had given her to him and no one was going to take her away. Even if the time to object had passed, he would make himself known. She was his.

Dashing through the room, he arrived in the garden in time to hear Worthington say, “If there is anyone who objects to this wedding, speak now or forever hold your peace.”

Worthington? Con almost skidded to a stop.

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Review

I have followed The Worthington from book #1, Three Weeks to Wed. With The Marquis and I the last eligible sister finds her HEA. That search ends in an unexpected way. Lady Charlotte Carpenter is kidnapped and then saved by Constantine, Marquis of Kenilworth. She is not saved from having to marry Constantine when she is seen with him after the rescue, something she just does not want to do. While this is a romance it also looks at human trafficking and the plight of women in a society that does not give them many options. I liked Constatine, he has some ideas that are wrong and admitted them. Charlotte is also an interesting character as she is very outspoken and independent. The two have to work to get to their HEA but that is what makes this such a very nice story.


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AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Bestselling author Ella Quinn’s studies and other jobs have always been on the serious side. Reading historical romances, especially Regencies, were her escape. Eventually her love of historical novels led her to start writing them.

After living in the South Pacific, Central America, North Africa, England and Europe, she and her husband decided to make their dreams come true and are now living on a sailboat cruising the Caribbean and North America. Europe is next!

She loves having readers connect with her.


The Marquis and I Buy Links
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GIVEAWAY INFORMATION 

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5 comments:

  1. Great to have you here today. I have really enjoyed reading the series from book one.

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  2. I'm so glad you've liked the stories. Thank you for the lovely review and for hosting me!

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