A SHOCKING DECEPTION . . .
Josephine Carlisle, adopted daughter of a baron, is officially on the shelf. But the silly, marriage-minded misses in the ton can have their frilly dresses and their seasons in London, for all she cares. Josie has her freedom and her family . . . until an encounter with a dark, devilishly handsome stranger leaves her utterly breathless at a house party. His wicked charm intrigues her, but that’s where it ends. For Josie has a little secret . . .
. . . LEADS TO AN EXQUISITE SEDUCTION
Espionage was Thomas Matteson, Marquess of Chesney’s game-until a tragic accident cost him his career. Now to salvage his reputation and return to the life he loves, the marquess must find the criminal who’s been robbing London’s rich and powerful. He’s no fool-he knows Josie, with her wild chestnut hair and rapier-sharp wit, is hiding something and he won’t rest until he unravels her mysteries, one by one. But he never expected to be the one under arrest-body and soul . . .
Review: I love it when I pick a book and discover that I can’t put it down. I’m always discovering new authors, especially when I find a series and start from the middle or end and have to order the others because I’m so hooked. With this third book of The Secret Life of Scoundrels series, I now have to order the others because this book definitely hooked me. This is why I give it a five, because it had really great characters, storytelling and the romance suspense kept you on your toes from the start.
The character arc of Josie and Thomas weaved me right into the story line and was surprised with how they developed on each page. Their chemistry was felt, and I could understand their desperation of needing each other because I knew they were meant to be together. The author even had me wonder if they were even meant to be together every so often because they seemed to be so perfect for each other right away.
How I Married a Marquess took me right away into a story that I felt I was not expecting. The author had me surprised with the romantic suspense twist, that I found it fit perfectly into the plot.
I think I may have to go read another one of the series tonight.