A Regency-era marquess has accustomed his activity to be controlled by a ancestors curse, but a albino damsel promises to accord him article abroad to live for.
The additional feature chapter of MacKenzie’s Damsel House series (What to Do with a Duke, 2015) stars 30-year-old Nathaniel, the Marquess of Haywood, who fabricated a deathbed affiance to his mother to assure his cousin Marcus, the Battle of Hart, from a 200-year-old curse. The anathema says that unless the battle marries for love, he’ll die afore his wife gives bearing to an heir. But Marcus is ailing of Nate afterward him around, aggravating to anticipate him from compromising acclaim built-in ladies and actuality affected into alliance and ultimately his own death. Nate himself is somewhat absent from playing nursemaid to his accessory by the admirable Miss Anne Davenport, a baby blonde in her 20s who is afraid to leave her boyhood home afore her father’s impending alliance to a woman adolescent than Anne herself. She’s allusive with other village spinsters for a adventitious to move into a cottage alleged the Spinster House, with the Battle of Hart as landlord. Because both Nate and Anne abridgement any self-control whatsoever, they acquisition themselves canoodling in accessible repeatedly, until assuredly Nate realizes he is aggravating to get himself into a position where he’ll be affected to ally Anne. MacKenzie’s book is active and readable, but her characters are a bit anemic and don’t abound abundant during the advance of the story. Worse, Nate talks to his penis throughout the novel, frequently telling it, “Shut up, Cock!” in acknowledgment to his own lascivious thoughts.
Tiresome advance characters and a rather inane artifice accomplish this novel eminently skippable.
In USA Today bestselling author Sally MacKenzie's charming Spinster House series, love is always a welcome guest…
Two possible futures loom before Miss Anne Davenport. The first option: sharing an unhappy home with her father and soon-to-be stepmother. The second: a life of independence at the Spinster House--if only her friend, Cat, would vacate the premises and marry the Duke of Hart. A well-placed whisper about the pair's secret tryst might speed the course of true love. But the duke's stubborn cousin poses an obstacle. A ridiculously handsome, very persuasive obstacle…
Nate, Marquess of Haywood, has spent his life looking out for the duke, hoping to stave off a family curse. The only way to keep his cousin alive is to keep him single. That means convincing the intriguing Miss Davenport that her lovely lips could be put to far better use than gossiping. Kissing, for instance. In fact, Nate is beginning to hope that Miss Davenport's destiny lies not in the Spinster House at all, but with him …
Sally MacKenzie's novels are…
Naked, noble, and irresistible! --Eloisa James
Perfect. --RT Book Reviews
Great fun. --Publishers Weekly
How to Manage a Marquess (Spinster House)
- BookHow to Manage a Marquess (Spinster House)
- Author:Sally MacKenzie
- Publishing Date:2016-04-26
- Number Of pages:352