Thursday 18 February 2010

Review: A marquis to marry - Amelia Grey

A Marquis to Marry by Amelia Grey
The Rogues' dynasty, book 2

Genre: Historical romance
Pages: 384
Published:October 2009

Alexander Mitchell Raceworth, the dashing fourth Marquis of Raceworth, is shocked when the alluring young Duchess of Brookfield accuses him of stealing priceless pearls belonging to her family. Susannah Brookfield is the most beautiful, enchanting woman he has ever met, but despite his attraction, he's not about to hand over the pearls.

Though suspicion and mistrust drive them apart when the pearls are stolen, Race suggests they pool their resources to recover them. If they do find them, will they finally be able to give in to love, or will the truth of the elusive necklace tear them apart once and for all?

Another sweet book by Grey. Light, but still with some suspense in it. This one is about Alexander, known as Race, the marquis of the 3 cousins. You don't have to read the first book to be able to read this since the cousins are finding love one by one. But of course the first couple is in this and I do prefer to read in order.

Race is like he always have been. Flirting and having fun. Then a woman shows up, a dowager duchess in his own age and she accuses him of being the owner of stolen pearls. Of course the refuses to listen. But Susannah wants those pearls and she does not give up. Then they are stolen.

Race, oh I like Race better than the duke in the last book. Yes so I have already forgotten his name, hehe. Nah he was good too, but Race was nice. Perhaps I will like the last cousin even better. Susannah was sweet and I liked her. She did not give up. But I did have one problem with her and that was with her marriage, is she was so ruined, then how could they get a duke to marry her? Well that is just my own thoughts, like the thoughts I have regarding sex in these kinds of books. But here I didn't have a problem with it, I mean she wasn't a virgin, she could have a fling. What else I like about her, was that she was 30. She had been married, she wasn't feeling all icky about sex and stuff. Even though her husband had been much older and it had been only a duty. But she isn't feeling bad about it. It is just like it happened to be. And now of course she wants some passion.

Yes of course these two start to fall for each other, we don't have to be brain surgeons to figure that out. But oh no, rocky start. Race being an idiot, Susannah being something. And I am wondering about that HEA. How is she gonna pull it off? Well, don't look at me, I am not telling you. You have to read to find out.

The "suspense" part comes from the hunt for the pearls, first on their own and then together. And she surprises me. I do like that.

This was a light and nice book. Some romance, some pearl hunting, fun characters. Like meeting Lord Snellingly again. And by now I feel bad for the bad poet. I kind of wish he would get a book if his own and meet a nice girl. There is a pirate, and some other shady figures. And of course Gibby, who is getting in trouble again. Oh I hope he finds a woman too.

I liked this one better than book 1, I enjoyed book one, but yes Race, duh. I like the quotes that start each chapter, and that they refer to him all the time. As for their dead grandmother, I wish I could read about her too.

A review of book 3 will come early April. I am also having Amelia Grey over then so that will be fun.

Blodeuedd's Cover Corner. I like this, but then I do like to see faces.
Reason for reading: My own copy.
Final thoughts: Nice historical romance.


  1. Glad to hear you liked it. It is unusual for a second book to be better than the first, so that is fabulous.

  2. Great review hon!! You so make me put more books on my TBB list than should be healthy!!! LOL!!! Seriously, I love you review!
    Hope all is well!
    And I love his name!

  3. Fun review! I didn't realize this was part of a series. I actually have this book (accidentally bought it twice) but I'm glad I haven't read it yet as I need to read the first book first!

  4. Very cool that you'll have the author visiting!

  5. Sounds just like my kind of book. Thanks for sharing this with me.
    Warm regards,

  6. Oh this one sounds like so much fun and that cover I like the cover a lot!!! If I come across this series I will read it for sure!

  7. That's great that it was better then the first book in the series. I find books like these loose their pizazz as the series continues.

    Love the new header!!!

  8. You can't beat the second book being better than the first, it would make me want the next book even more. The couple on the cover look good together. Nice review.

  9. "How is she gonna pull it off? Well, don't look at me, I am not telling you. You have to read to find out."

    LOL. Hmm, this sounds like a totally fun series. I like a character that surprises me, too!

  10. im not a fast reader, but i so love historical romances...

  11. ¨Vivenne
    I know, usually the get worse, or stay ok. I think the difference here was that it is not really a series, even though it is. Since every book has a new hero and story the writing can evolve.

    Hi Cecile,
    Lol, I don't wanna make your TBR pile take over your house..or do I mouwahahaha ;)
    Hope all is well, Friday yay, have a great weekend hon!

    Yes I do think I remembered you saying that when I reviewed book 1 :D That is some serious shopping you did there.
    Well I mean read book 2, and then you can always go back to book 1, if you can't wait.

  12. Chris,
    I jumped at the chance when I realized I have 2 of her books :=)

    Wishing you a lovely weekend.
    And yes this would be right up your alley.

    I like it too, it looks simple and yet not. And I love to see faces and not just floating bodies.

  13. Muse,
    You meaning historicals about the same people? Cos yeah could get that. And I think writing like this would never work for more than 3 books.

    Thanks, it's more fantasy like, but still historical.

    They sure look sweet, oh I do hope book 3 is even better. We will see.

    Lol, I was being strange there, nah, just hiding the spoilers ;)
    But yes surprising in a good way is always great

    Me too, they are so easy to read, and mostly they are so happy and nice

  14. Sounds like a sweet read. Wonderful review :)

    You already saw that I have an award for you over at my place :) ->

  15. Thanks Mandi :)

    Yup, I was drawn there like a magnet ;)
    Thanks, aye it was sweet

  16. How good it is to see you surprised! :) I enjoyed your review, and would be interested in the first book too!

  17. Sassy
    Thanks, I do like an author that manages to surprise me

  18. I beleive I have the first book sitting on my shelf as we speak. Great review and sounds like something I would like. I'll definitely be back to chat with Miss Grey.

  19. Jenny
    I am sure you could enjoy them too :)



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