Friday, September 2, 2016

#Review: WHEN A MARQUIS CHOOSES A BRIDE by Ella Quinn



4 of 5 stars

This is a delightful book and one that fans of Regency romance will definitely enjoy. Dominic, the Marquis of Merton, was raised by a stuffy uncle who drummed into the young Dominic the rules of duty and decorum at all times. Dom grew up devoid of anything fun including the company of other boys his age. As a young man, he's rigid in his thinking and actions, that is, until he meets Miss Dorothea Stern. Dotty is a confident and outspoken young woman who turns Dom's life upside down. 

The author does a great job of letting us into the inner thoughts of Dom's character as he struggles to live up to his now deceased uncle's rules. His transformation as he is exposed to more than just his usual haunts was delightful and the relationship between Dom and Dotty grows naturally through a series of mishaps and adventures. My favorite part was when Dotty rescues a litter of kittens and one of them decides that Dom is his new best friend. This is a fast read and another enjoyable story in the Worthington's saga. Recommended.
  
BLURB:

Thanks to their large extended family and unconventional courtship, the Worthingtons have seen their share of scandal and excitement. But nothing has prepared them for this...

The Dowager Lady Worthington isn’t quite sure what to make of country-girl Dorothea Stern. As the granddaughter of the Duke of Bristol, Dotty is schooled in the ways and means of the nobility. But her sharp wit and outspoken nature has everyone in a tizzy. Especially their cousin, Dominic, the Marquis of Merton.

Prematurely stuffy, Dom was raised by his cheerless uncle to be wary of a host of things, including innovation, waltzing, and most perilous of all: true love. Still, there’s something about Dotty, beyond her beauty, that Dom cannot resist. But the odds are against him if he intends to win her as his bride. Will he choose loyalty to his family—or risk everything for the one woman he believes is his perfect match…

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