Title: Seducing the Marquess
Richard, Marquess of Devon is satisfied with his ton marriage. His wife of five months, Lady Eugenia Devon, thought she was, too, until she found the book. Their marriage is one of respect and affection, with no messy entanglements such as love. Devon’s upbringing impressed upon him that gentlemen slake their baser needs on a mistress, not their gently bred wives. However, once married, he was no longer comfortable bedding a woman other Eugenia. When
she stumbles onto a naughty book, she begins a campaign to change the rules.
Lady Eugenia wants her very proper husband to fall in love with her. But her much changed and undeniably wicked behavior might inadvertently drive her confused husband to ponder the unthinkable—his perfect Lady has taken a lover. But the only man Eugenia only wants is her husband. The book can bring sizzling desire to the marriage or it might cause an explosion.
Author: Callie Hutton
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: The Highlander's Accidental Marriage
Series: Lords and Ladies in Love #1
Published by Entangled Publishing Source: Publisher
Published: October 17th 2016
Genres: Erotic Historical Romance, Historical Romace
Pages: 214 pages
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The blurb of Seducing the Marquess sounded like something I needed to read. Newly married, Lady Eugenia Devon and Richard, Marquess of Devon, have a proper marriage. A marriage of convenience. It is one of respect and affection, but lacks love. Devon’s been taught that you take care of your needs with a mistress-not with your gentle wife. But once he’s married, he’s not interested in a mistress any longer. He only really wants Eugenia. Eugenia, also only wants Devon, so she tries to entice him to fall in love with her after she finds a naughty book. She believes she could have what the book dictates with Devon, so she strives to make it happen.
I liked both the main characters, but I felt the story was caught in a rut. Eugenia follows the book and Devon is responding to her. But then he puts on the brakes and she’s trying to figure out what’s going on. They both think the other has taken a lover and it keeps that cycle up throughout the book. I wanted them to confront the other and ask what was going on!
It wasn’t till the end we finally get some questions answered. I would’ve rather seen them act out their attraction and then question it after the fact. But given their straight-laced backgrounds, they just didn’t know how to buck the rules and chart their own path. Because of this, I wasn’t a real fan of the push me, pull me going on.
I have read other works by Callie Hutton and I usually love her stories. This just didn’t hit any buttons for me. The story was caught in a rut and there wasn’t any fireworks. I myself, prefer a lot more spiciness. If you are a fan of historical romances with just a hint of sex, this is your story.