Title: Say Yes To The Marquess (Castles Ever After, book #2)
Genre: Historical Romance
Author: Tessa Dare
Publisher: Avon, Dec. 2014
Source: Purchase for Kindle $1.99
Sexy Rating: 5
Description from Amazon.com:
Your presence is requested at romantic Twill Castle
for the wedding of Miss Clio Whitmore and … and …?
After eight years of waiting for Piers Brandon, the wandering Marquess of Granville, to set a wedding date, Clio Whitmore has had enough. She’s inherited a castle, scraped together some pride, and made plans to break her engagement.
Not if Rafe Brandon can help it. A ruthless prizefighter and notorious rake, Rafe is determined that Clio will marry his brother–even if he has to plan the dratted wedding himself.
So how does a hardened fighter cure a reluctant bride’s cold feet?
- He starts with flowers. A wedding can’t have too many flowers. Or harps. Or cakes.
- He lets her know she’ll make a beautiful, desirable bride–and tries not to picture her as his.
- He doesn’t kiss her.
- If he kisses her, he definitely doesn’t kiss her again.
- When all else fails, he puts her in a stunning gown. And vows not to be nearby when the gown comes off.
- And no matter what–he doesn’t fall in disastrous, hopeless love with the one woman he can never call his own.
- I can’t believe I had to give a Tessa Dare book a rating of “2”!! I was truly looking forward to this book and when it popped up on Kindle for $1.99 I jumped on it. This was so over the top silly to the point of ridiculous. It read like a contemporary romance, and might have been better if it had been set in modern times. The prizefighter aspect was a total turn-off for me. I’ve never been a fan of gratuitous violence and a hero who didn’t feel like himself unless he was hitting someone. But not just anyone only other prizefighters, that made it okay. Huh? The side characters were other shades of silly. The heroine was an innocent who turned into a submissive slut during her first night of Sex. Okay, I’ve said enough. I don’t understand all the five-star reviews. This author is much better than this effort.