Release date: December 30, 2014
Publisher: Avon Books
Genre: Historical (Regency) Romance
Series: Castles Ever After #2
Your presence is requested at romantic Twill Castle for the wedding of Miss Clio Whitmore and . . . and . . . ?
After eight years of waiting for Piers Brandon, the wandering Marquess of Granville, to set a wedding date, Clio Whitmore has had enough. She's inherited a castle, scraped together some pride, and made plans to break her engagement.
Not if Rafe Brandon can help it. A ruthless prizefighter and notorious rake, Rafe is determined that Clio will marry his brother—even if he has to plan the dratted wedding himself.
So how does a hardened fighter cure a reluctant bride's cold feet?
● He starts with flowers. A wedding can't have too many flowers. Or harps. Or cakes.
● He lets her know she'll make a beautiful, desirable bride—and tries not to picture her as his.
● He doesn't kiss her.
● If he kisses her, he definitely doesn't kiss her again.
● When all else fails, he puts her in a stunning gown. And vows not to be nearby when the gown comes off.
● And no matter what—he doesn't fall in disastrous, hopeless love with the one woman he can never call his own.
My Rating: 5 Roses
Clio was a wonderful character. She had spent 8 years being overlooked by her fiance and her entire life not being good enough to her loving but insensitive family. And she was absolutely done with it. She decided to take her life in her own hands and stop waiting for others to make it for her.She was also kind, clever, and a genuinely likable character that I really liked.
Rafe came in like a storm. Impulse, blunt, and unabashedly strong, he was definitely a presence. But, he was also kinder and sweeter than he let on. Things like how well he took care of his brother's dog and how hard he worked to make Clio happy showed how good of a person he was. I thought he was adorable.
The romance was perfect. Clio and Rafe were wonderful together. They had feelings for each other from when they were young but those feelings were ignored until fate shoved the two of them together and forced them to confront the years of infatuation turned love. I thought they were a lovely couple.
The plot moved quickly and had me hooked all the way through. The delightful charm and humor that makes Tessa Dare's books so good was definitely there as well. I really enjoyed the story and the ending was perfect.
Say Yes to the Marquess was a fantastic, utterly delightful historical romance that I totally loved. Romance lovers, you won't want to miss this book.
*I received a complimentary copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review