When a Marquis Chooses a Bride

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When a Marquis Chooses a Bride

The Worthingtons, #2

“When a Marquis Chooses a Bride” is the second book in Ella Quinn’s Worthingtons series. The first book in the series, “Three Weeks to Wed”, was so good I couldn’t wait to read this one. Quinn did not disappoint. The story’s narrative kept me reading, the characters are memorable and fully dimensional, and the romance is wonderfully steamy.

Dominic doesn’t seem the stuff of romance heroes in the first book, but Quinn successfully creates a hero that is both vulnerable and confident with Dominic, and he shows a tremendous amount of growth throughout “When a Marquis Chooses a Bride.”

Dotty, is outspoken, compassionate, and free-willed, and her kindness towards others will win readers’ hearts. The tension between Dominic and Dotty leads to a steamy and sweet romance.

Many of the characters from the previous books such as, Matt and Grace, are in secondary roles in this book, however add to them Dotty’s decisive grandmother, and Dominic’s tenderhearted mother, and this book has a cast of characters that are witty, unique, and enjoyable to read about. The added subplots with Tom and Fotherby add excitement and a few good plot twists to the story.

Quinn is great at writing simple yet effective conflicts that give readers all they need for a wonderful romance. Once again Quinn has written a romance I couldn’t put down, and I would recommend to any romance lover.

The Story:

Dominic, the Marquis of Merton, is on the hunt for a wife. He doesn’t want love as that only complicates what should be a straightforward arrangement, and love has only brought despair to his family. However, when he meets Dorothea Stern, he can’t help but find her the most beautiful woman he’s ever met. As he gets to know her and sees her kindness, he realizes there is much more to her than her beauty, and regardless of her independent streak and the feelings he starts to have for her, Dominic wants her as his wife. Now Dominic must decide between love for Dorothea and duty to his family.


Book Blurb for When a Marquis Chooses a Bride

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…


Night Owl Reviews Aug, 2016 5.00