Friday, October 28, 2016

3.5 stars-- When a Marquess Loves a Woman (Season's Original #3) by Vivienne Lorret

And so we have Max and Juliet...finally! Seriously yall. I was totally *flailing* about over these two! Lordy but I've been itching for When a Marquess Loves a Woman and getting that front row seat to the showdown between these two. And it was so dang fun.

So. Five things about When a Marques Loves a Woman...

1. Max and Juliet. They have one serious hate-on for each other. If there was a spork around? Oh yeah. It would be put to use, no doubt. There would be some historical sporkage. There really would. lol But is was seriously amazingly fun to watch them bicker and snark and tease and give each other hell. The banter was perfect and had me chuckling more than once as they faced off. The tension was excellent. Going from hostility and bitterness to all nicely sexual. Noms! But fairly light on actual heat. It worked for them, though.
"Oh Max, I have missed you."

He held his breath as the quiet admission clamored through him in a noisy, rambunctious burst of joy. The Juliet of old would never have revealed so much and so openly. Even though it was not a declaration of love, those words were the nearest thing to it.

"I even missed arguing with you." She laughed softly and lifted her face.
2. I really liked them as well. Juliet's no simpering miss. She's dealt with some awful things in her past but doesn't let them get her down and stands up for herself. She gives as good as she gets. I enjoyed her. And Max. Whew! I was wondering what had him so ornery where she was concerned. And aw. I get it, Max. I get it. He was stubborn but a good guy under all his growly prickly bits.

3. There was a good support cast, too. Some I adored, some it was nice to see again, some that I wouldn't have minded a freak carriage accident taking out. It made for a fun read, though.

4. I really love Lorret's writing. This past year has been a struggle for me and getting good and hooked by a story but Lorret... as soon as I picked up book one from this series I was completely enamored. Her writing swept me away. I simply couldn't put the book down and that held true for the rest of the series as well.

5. Best. Honeymoon. Ever. Seriously every book lover's future mate needs to read this just for that. Perfection! [Highlight for spoiler: They went on a tour of exceptional libraries all over the place. lol]
All in all, When a Marquess Loves a Woman hit the spot. Lorret has officially landed on my Must Read author list. I can't wait for more!

As a young, penniless gentleman, Maxwell Harwick knew he had little to offer Juliet White—the most beautiful debutante of the season—except his love, and one thoroughly scandalous kiss. But when they were discovered in a compromising position, a nearly ruined Juliet fled into the arms of a rich, older lord... taking Max’s heart with her.

Now a widow, Lady Juliet Granworth intends to use the fortune she inherited from her odious husband to build a new life in London. Five years have passed, but she’s never forgotten Max… or his soul-searing kiss. Yet it’s clear the newly-minted Marquess of Thayne has not forgiven her—after all, the infuriating man can barely stand the sight of her. But Juliet has endured far too much to give up without a fight and if it’s a battle of wills he wants, it’s a battle he’ll get.

He hates her for breaking his heart. She detests him for destroying her future. But beneath all the loathing simmers an intoxicating passion that neither can ignore… and the harder they resist, the harder they will inevitably fall.

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