Title: In The Arms of A Marquess (Book #3, Rogues of the Sea Series)
Genre: Historical Romance
Author: Katharine Ashe
Publisher: Avon, 2011
Source: Kindle purchase, $.99
Sexy Rating: 5
Description from amazon.com:
She had never forgotten him…
Miss Octavia Pierce is witty, well off, and shockingly unwed. Still, she is far too successful in society to remain on the shelf forever, and her family has hopes that Octavia will finally make the perfect match. What they do not know is that years earlier Octavia was scandalously tempted by the one man capable of sweeping her off her feet—the man now known as the Marquess of Doreé.
A third son, never meant to inherit, Lord Ben Doreé has abandoned his past and grown accustomed to his illustrious new position of wealth and power. But he has never forgotten Octavia, and now she desperately needs his help in a most dangerous, clandestine matter. Although she claims she has put the memories of the passion they shared behind her, Ben is determined to once again have her in his arms—and in his bed.
As is my usual, I have never read this author and picked up for my first encounter book #3 in one of her series. This book is a standalone story but I can’t help but think I might not have been as puzzled if I had read about some of the other characters first. Don’t get me wrong, this was not a big problem and should not keep anyone from reading this very good book starting with this very affordable one currently at $.99 for the Kindle edition (as of 8/2/2013).
Ms Ashe has done her homework which has brought to life Colonial India and the English who occupied the country. She pulls us out of India to take us back to London where Octavia and Ben meet again after seven years apart. These two had a passionate encounter in India and when they meet again the air sizzles once more. But there are complications and Ms Ashe treats us to mystery and action and evil along with super sizzling sex scenes. I look forward to reading more from this author.