Friday, August 25, 2017

Blog Tour: How to Marry a Marquess by Stacy Reid (Review+Giveaway)

How to Marry a Marquess

by Stacy Reid 
Wedding by Scandal #3 
Publication Date: August 14, 2017 
Genres: Adult, Entangled: Scandalous, Historical, Romance, Standalone



Lady Evie Chesterfield is a darling of the ton who refuses to become engaged. She’s been desperately in love with her brother’s friend, Richard Maitland, Marquess of Westfall, since forever. But the dark, dangerous marquess only sees her as a friend and refuses to marry any woman. When circumstances change and Evie has no choice but to take a husband, she decides to convince London’s most notorious gentleman to marry her by seducing the scoundrel.
Richard Maitland decided long ago that he wanted nothing to do with love. So when the gorgeous, off-limits Evie asks him for lessons in seduction, Richard knows he’s playing with fire. Despite Richard’s determination to protect her from his dastardly reputation, he is tested at every turn by his need for the infuriating, but enticing, Lady Evie. Before too long he is faced with making an impossible choice…


3.5 Stars

I loved Evie. I thought she was awesome, she showed great strength of character, but she was sweet and compassionate, too. Unfortunately, I can't say the same about Richard. Yes, he'd been burned in the past. Between the way his parents treated him and the woman he'd loved and who'd given his daughter away without him knowing, he was wary to trust anyone, that was completely understandable. However, Evie had been his friend since they met when she was 16 and I just hated how he behaved with her. However, I'll say that I loved that Evie didn't let him get away with it and she made him work for her forgiveness. Anyway, though, admittedly, Richard and Evie had great chemistry and Ms. Reid wrote some very hot scenes between them, my enjoyment of the book was a tad marred by how stubborn Richard was about it all.

One of the first tropes I fell in love with back in my teens (a looooong time ago, LOL) when I started reading, was historical romance and I have a weakness for the Regency period. I just adore everything about it, the setting, the language, the customs, and while I can understand creative license, well, I prefer it when authors remain within certain parameters and that was a bit lacking in this book.

While How to Marry a Marquess is a good story and I loved Evie, I found myself very annoyed at Richard most of the time and there was a point where I actually hoped she'd find someone else. 

Overall, the book is well written, entertaining, it was indeed different from other books in this genre, so I'm sure others might find it enjoyable, even if it wasn't for me.

*** Copy provided to the reviewer via NetGalley for my reading pleasure, a review wasn't a requirement. ***


I am an avid reader of novels with a deep passion for writing. I especially love romance and adore writing about people falling in love. I live a lot in the worlds I create and I actively speak to my characters (out loud). I have a warrior way “never give up on my dream.” When I am not writing, I spend a copious amount of time drooling over Rick Grimes from Walking Dead, watching Japanese Anime and playing video games with my love. I also have a horrible weakness for Ice cream.



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