Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Unwrapping a Guest Review by Connie Fischer of NEVER KISS A NOTORIOUS MARQUESS, an Infamous Lords novel by Renee Ann Miller

Greetings my darling readers, I know I’ve been remiss in providing you reviews of good reads this past year and I apologize. Life has a hold on me which does not allow me much reading time. I have tried to make up for that in publishing my own good reads for you and I hope you’ve given them a try. So to make up for my neglect, I will be offering up guest reviews for you enjoy. I hope to be back reviewing for you soon but in the meantime, I hope you’ll enjoy my dear friend, Connie Fischer’s reviews to guide you to good reads. Enjoy and Happy Reading!

I present to you a guest review of NEVER KISS A NOTORIOUS MARQUESS, an Infamous Lords novel by Renee Ann Miller, published April 30, 2019.


They are the infamous lords, whose scandalous ways keep tongues wagging. But when darker whispers take hold, a spirited writer's encounter with a dangerously desirable nobleman may uncover the whole story...

For James Trent, Lord Huntington, there's no escaping the question that labeled him The Murdering Marquess: was his wife's death a tragic accident or a cold-blooded crime? He's avoided London's gossipmongers since that terrible night, as guardian to his younger siblings on his Essex estate. But trouble finds him when a veiled temptress with secrets of her own falls—quite literally—into his arms.

Caroline Lawrence doesn't need a man to rescue her—the aspiring journalist anonymously advocates for women's rights in a radical London newspaper column. But when a suffragist's soapbox speech turns to pandemonium, Caroline is knocked on the head and reawakens in Trent Hall—with the notorious lord of the manor irresistibly close. If there is any truth to his tarnished past, she should denounce him with her powerful pen. Yet love has a way of revealing a man's true character.


Connie’s Review:

Helmsford, England - 1878

Caroline Lawrence is riding in a carriage from the train station to the Essex countryside. She is disguised as a widow and has come to listen to Beatrice Walker speak on women’s rights. Caroline doesn’t want her father to know she has come to listen to the woman, nor does she want her father to know her big secrets. Caroline writes a well-known column for the London Reformer under the name Mr. C. M. Smith. When a man tries to throw an egg at the speaker, Caroline intervenes and gets knocked to the ground, hitting her head.

James Trent, the Marquess of Huntington, rescues Caroline bringing her to his home, Trent Hall, for the doctor to examine her. While James is not comfortable with Caroline staying his place while she recuperates as the doctor suggests, he relents. James has several siblings who live at the Hall and they can act as chaperones.

Two years ago, James’s wife, Henrietta, died after she fell down the stairs. Some people think he pushed her which is not true. He loved his wife and mourns her.

Caroline knows she needs to get back to London before her father returns from his latest diplomatic trip to France. She gives James a false last name. One night, she goes out to the garden for air and sees James. There, they share a kiss that stuns both of them. Next day, Caroline sneaks back home. James wants to find her but no one knows her by the fake name she gave him.

When he heads to London, he happens to see her and now his pursuit begins.

This is an enjoyable novel about a determined young lady and a man who genuinely cares for her. I liked it quite much.

Copy provided by NetGalley in exchange for a fair and honest review.

NEVER KISS A NOTORIOUS MARQUESS, an Infamous Lords novel by Renee Ann Miller, Zebra Books, available now in ebook and print at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Kobobooks.

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