"A Charming Regency Romance"
Sebastion Cavanaugh, Marquess of St. Just, corresponds with
widow, Violet Treacher, offering to buy her property,
Trembledown. Unfortunately, Violet finds Sebastion pompous
and decides to travel to Cornwall and spruce up her
property, in order to secure a greater profit. On the way
to Trembledown,Violet's carriage is stopped by a notorious
smuggler, Robert the Brute and Violet is kidnapped by the
Brute. Violet, who finds the Brute very attractive, is
forced to spend the night with him after being trapped in a
cave by the tide.
Sebastion, who disguises himself as the Brute, is trying to
capture a spy for the crown. Because Violet refuses to sell
Trembledown even after seeing its dilapidated state,
Sebastion begins to suspect Violet of spying. Since
Trembledown is situated on the coast, it is a perfect spot
for a spy to send messages.
A creepy house, spies, smugglers, and eccentric characters
abound in MY FAVORITE MARQUESS. Sebastion has to play the
uptight aristocrat and let his wild side free as the Brute.
Violet is confused and annoyed by both of Sebastion's
identities. Unfortunately, there were times, that Violet
seemed a little to impulsive and headstrong for my taste.
Along with the stormy primary romance, MY FAVORITE MARQUESS
contains an endearing secondary romance between Violet's
spinster cousin and Sebastion's boss.
All in all, MY FAVORITE MARQUESS is a charming, regency
romance, that I recommend.
Posted July 21, 2006
Reviewed by Marlene Breakfield
Posted December 30, 2006
Sebastian, Marquess of St. Just, resorts to scare tactics and sabotage to make Violet Treacher sell her crumbling ruin of an estate, which is a haven for smugglers and spies, but his plan backfires when the beautiful widow steals his heart.