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Dashing as they may be Ella uinn's eligible bachelors have much to learn about life and love Fortunately just the right ladies are willing to instruct them Lady Dorcus Calthorp daughter of the Maruis of Huntington loved and lost during her first Season leaving her suspicious of gentlemen Now Dorie finds herself with no marital prospects in sight until Alexander the newly elevated Maruis of Exeter arrives Another lively read from Ella uinnWhat do you do when you've become the Maruis earlier than wished your mother's scandalously run off with the land steward leaving your two sisters in your care and you know nothing about managing households lands or young ladiesWhat Alexander now Maruis  of  Exeter decides is that he needs a wife to help him through the mire of governing his maruisate An aunt he's asked for assistance fires off the following tersely worded sensible sentiment 'My advice is to find a wife'Meanwhile Lady Dorcus Calthorp daughter of a Maruis and sister one of Alex's friends crosses Alex's path and decides to help him by introducing him to eligible potential candidatesDorie discounts herself as a candidate She's decided to marry for love like the rest of her family I must admit to finding the interactions of her parents the Maruis and Marchioness of Huntington very amusingAlex is completely bamboozled about the idea of being in love This is foreign territory and not for him However as he starts to change his mind he ruminates that This falling in love made life much problematical just when it did not need complicationsHe feels his only viable action is to pursue the reluctant Dorie Having decided she is his preference will be difficult because Dorie was definitely a challenge His greatest one yetNow added to this it seems his father has another family We don't hear much in this novel but that fact seems to be somewhat up in the air and hidden Will it come to light later And then there's Dorie's friend Lady Augusta Vivers who seems to me even absent minded than ever MmmmWhat with amongst many things preventing scandals from coming to light needing a wife and not even on a nodding notice with the idea of falling in love our newly minted noble has his hands full as does his chosen ladyA Kensington Books ARC via NetGalley

SUMMARY The Marquis Shes Been Waiting For (The Marriage Game, #9)

Fe who will take the household and estate in hand while he assumes his role in parliament Lady Dorie meets all the reuirements until she makes a surprising proposal Instead of marrying Alexander she will tutor him in his duties freeing him to find his heart's match Yet the Dorie teaches him the he longs to change their course of study to love And with the end of the Season nearing he doesn't have much ti This book was rather “meh” to me I enjoyed all of the characters but I kept waiting for something to happen to further the romance—for the characters to realize they had feelings for each other for them to flirt a few stolen kissessomething At 70% into the book the heroine was still considering marrying someone else Then when the hero finally did act on his feelings it was the very dramatic step of asking her to marry him They had never kissed before the proposal but immediately had sex once they were engaged What The last 25% of the book was rushed and jammed in too many dramatic events I would have much rather have seen these events spread out throughout the book It’s a shame because these were wonderful characters who were ill served by the pacing of the story I received an eARC from the publisher via NetGalley All opinions are my own

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In town Handsome charming and an interesting conversationalist he at first seems to be her perfect match Then Dorie discovers he may not be seeking a wife so much as a land steward and mother to his sisters After learning of his father's death Alexander returns home to find his mother has run off with his land steward leaving his younger sisters with their governesses The most expedient solution is a wi This book includes many characters from former books in the series While it can be read as a stand alone I did I assume it is enjoyable if one understands the interaction between these former known charactersAlexander new baked Maruis of something has no idea how to run an estate or take care of his two teenage sisters after his dad passed away and his mom got scandalously married again He needs a wife who can help him And who is better suited than the neighbor's daughter who has already proven to be sufficient in household and estate matters The only problem is she is looking for a love match and Alex has never been in love nor does he know how that would even feelHere comes a story line that menders along lot's of characters partake that would be known from former books in the series and while the first half was soothing rather than exciting the second half got boring and ridiculous When Alex finally proposes this is part of his declaration of love to herHe kissed her again Taking her hand he placed it against the hard ridge in his trousers “Feel my desire for you”It was as if the author noticed in the last 50 pages of the book that there were no detailed intimate scenes so she took it from there Talk about spoiling an otherwise unremarkable but readable bookWhat I liked about it was that the protagonists did not think for pages and pages why and why not I do not well with these usually repetitive inner dialogsAbout editing this book was poorly edited with lots of double words wrong words and grammar problems


About the Author: Ella Quinn

USA Today bestselling author Ella uinn’s studies and other jobs have always been on the serious side political science professor and lawyer Reading historical romances especially Regencies were her escape Eventually her love of historical novels led her to start writing them She is married to her wonderful husband of over thirty years They have a son and two beautiful granddaughters and



10 thoughts on “The Marquis Shes Been Waiting For (The Marriage Game, #9)

  1. says:

    Another lively read from Ella uinnWhat do you do when you've become the Maruis earlier than wished your mother's scandalously run off with the land steward leaving your two sisters in your care and you know nothing about managing households lands or young ladies?What Alexander now Maruis  of  Exeter decides is that he needs a wife to help him through the mire of governing his maruisate An aunt he's asked for assistance fires off the following tersely worded sensible sentiment 'My advice is to find a wife'Meanwhile Lady Dorcus Calthorp daughter of a Maruis and sister one of Alex's friends crosses Alex's path and decides to help him by introducing him to eligible potential candidatesDorie discounts herself as a candidate She's decided to marry for love like the rest of her family I must admit to finding the interactions of her parents the Maruis and Marchioness of Huntington very amusingAlex is completely bamboozled about the idea of being in love This is foreign territory and not for him However as he starts to change his mind he ruminates that This falling in love made life much problematical just when it did not need complicationsHe feels his only viable action is to pursue the reluctant Dorie Having decided she is his preference will be difficult because Dorie was definitely a challenge His greatest one yetNow added to this it seems his father has another family We don't hear much in this novel but that fact seems to be somewhat up in the air and hidden Will it come to light later? And then there's Dorie's friend Lady Augusta Vivers who seems to me even absent minded than ever MmmmWhat with amongst many things preventing scandals from coming to light needing a wife and not even on a nodding notice with the idea of falling in love our newly minted noble has his hands full as does his chosen ladyA Kensington Books ARC via NetGalley


  2. says:

    This is my second read by Mrs Ella uinn and she is one author who does not rush her storiesThis was a slow burn romance the plot moved slowly giving time to Lady Dorcus Caltrop and the Maruis Of Exeter to get to know another challenge the other and a For in time they were made for each otherAt first I did not understand Dorie’s character I knew she felt hurt to have engaged her hope to the wrong man But did she knows why he didn’t gave suit to his courting? Their personalities were not matching When one is looking for an obedient bride a managing woman is surely not the right oneThen why being weary of the new titled Maruis?He is newly titled and she does not know himThen she explained she was expecting a love match and her managing self has settle on the idea she can choose with whom she will fall forWhat a the silly notion she could decide on someone and fall in loveIt is not something to command and the men she has put on her list only rise middle feelings for the best or noneShe even got angry at herself when she senses she is attracted to Alex than to all her potential suitorsStill she can’t scratch to analyze her feelings and continue to push him away by trying to find the right woman for him and awaken new sentiments not always kind to her heartSure Alex was attracted to Dorie for the wrong reason at first But soon he comes to see her for than the managing woman who could rule his household and estates By not answering his lead she intrigued him and became a fixture for his brain How slowly he began to fall for her not even knowing it It was entertaining to see all these prim and proper protagonists interacting and finding themselves trapped in the game they thought leading Misreading the other and misjudging the situationsHopefully they are surrounded by very meddling side characters who see straight to their heart and in their own way protected them against their own stubbornnessThe end of the story added a bit of action to the couple’s life until they are properly settledA 45 stars readI was provided through Netgalley an advance copy by the publisher Kensington Books I purchased my own copy This is my true and unbiased opinion


  3. says:

    When Alex the Maruis of Exeter comes home from his Grand Tour after his father’s unexpected death he’s woefully unprepared to manage his estates and has no real idea what to do with his teenaged sisters The obvious solution is to find a wife and Lady Dorie Huntingdon seems to fit the bill nicely except Dorie wants a love match and Alex doesn’t even know what that isThe first thing that bothered me about this is that maruis is a Scottish title Exeter is a real town in southern England so it should be maruess This might seem like a small thing but after a while it really started to get to me and frankly Alex not having been prepared at all by his father was just unbelievable People died a lot younger in those days and of ailments which are easily cured today There’s no way a maruess or a maruis would have left his only male heir completely ignorant Alex should have been learning from his father from the moment he could follow him around Now the fact that he has dyscalculia could have affected things but there was never any indication Alex’s father even knew about itDorie was a likeable enough heroine she describes herself as ‘extremely managing’ but ladies of her rank were expected to do a great deal so I thought she just came across as admirably competent The biggest problem with the whole thing is that there are no real stakes There was no pressure on Dorie to marry at all because of her extremely nice family There’s a vague mention of her distrust of handsome men because one did her wrong and then it never comes up again She wants to fall in love and she does and though there’s a brief bit of concern that Alex might be planning to offer for someone else we never get to explore how Dorie feels about that There’s nothing ever really at stake here for her and it makes the whole story feel pretty dull There’s never much for Alex to worry about either and I finished reading the book with a resounding feeling of meh Two starsDisclaimer I received a copy of this book for review via NetGalley


  4. says:

    45 StarsLady Dorcus Calthorp daughter of the Maruis of Huntington loved and lost during her first Season leaving her suspicious of gentlemen Now Dorie finds herself with no marital prospects in sight until Alexander the newly elevated Maruis of Exeter arrives in town Handsome charming and an interesting conversationalist he at first seems to be her perfect match Then Dorie discovers he may not be seeking a wife so much as a land steward and mother to his sisters After learning of his father’s death Alexander returns home to find his mother has run off with his land steward leaving his younger two sisters with their governess Everyone he talks to recommend that he marries Lady Dorie meets all the reuirements she even agrees to help him learn how to run the earldom It’s been a while since the last Marriage Game novel this could easily be read on its own there are appearances from earlier characters in this series also some of the Worthingtons make cameo appearances which I love A well written novel of two people gradually falling in love not realising their feelings until events happened that made them open their eyes This was a slow burn romance the pace was steady until the final uarter when things moved much uicker I found I had to continue reading to finish the book so yet another night of burning the midnight oil The characters were well fleshed likeable I loved how Alex Dorie verbally sparred whilst their attraction grew I was hoping for a second HEA with another couple who were separated years ago but maybe there’s time for them as Penelope Phillida are rapidly growing upMy honest review is for a special copy I voluntarily read


  5. says:

    Alexander Endicott is on his Grand Tour when he learns that his father has passed and he is now the Maruis of Exeter he returns to London and is overwhelmed with news – not only has he inherited a title he is woefully unprepared to assume but his mother has cause a bit of a scandal by running off with the estate steward and leaving him with his young sisters to care for When he seeks out help everyone’s advice is the same – marryLady Dorcus “Dorie” Calthorp is in her second season and will only marry for love she was disappointed last season when she believed she had found a match and learned that the suitor did not feel the same so now she has decided to focus her attentions on a “nice steady” man and has made a list a list that definitely does not include the handsome Lord Exeter Alex decides that Dorie is perfect for him – she will train his sisters help him with the estate and begetting an heir will certainly be no hardship but the lady doesn’t seem to agree and goes out of her way to introduce him to other eligible ladies Alex is sure that Dorie is the “one” and uses any excuse possible to call on her and ask for help with his estate and his sisters Dorie might not want to marry him but she cannot say no to his reuests for help and the two end up spending a lot of time together But by the time she realizes that Alex is the man she has been looking for it seems like her matchmaking may have worked and he has set his sights on another Or has he??This was a very mellow low key story it is slow moving and uneventful for most of the story and while I had no problem with the writing the characters the imagery or the story I was waiting for something to happen and when something finally did “happen” at the end it was a bit anticlimactic and breezed over rather uickly I am also a bit surprised that after reading 80% of a book with nothing than touching while dancing or riding that the final 20% of the book managed to include three somewhat heated love scenes – I have nothing against a steamy love scene but these felt out of character when compared to the behavior of Alex and Dorie in the rest of the book Overall this was an “OK” book nothing spectacular yet nothing objectionable I personally felt like it was a little slow and dull but it did hold my interest throughout This is the ninth book in the series but it can definitely be read as a stand alone and while is it not part of The Worthingtons series this story takes place the same time and does overlap with Lady Augusta’s story – Believe in MeI am voluntarily leaving a review for an e ARC that was provided to me by NetGalley and the publisher


  6. says:

    This book includes many characters from former books in the series While it can be read as a stand alone I did I assume it is enjoyable if one understands the interaction between these former known charactersAlexander new baked Maruis of something has no idea how to run an estate or take care of his two teenage sisters after his dad passed away and his mom got scandalously married again He needs a wife who can help him And who is better suited than the neighbor's daughter who has already proven to be sufficient in household and estate matters? The only problem is she is looking for a love match and Alex has never been in love nor does he know how that would even feelHere comes a story line that menders along lot's of characters partake that would be known from former books in the series and while the first half was soothing rather than exciting the second half got boring and ridiculous When Alex finally proposes this is part of his declaration of love to herHe kissed her again Taking her hand he placed it against the hard ridge in his trousers “Feel my desire for you”It was as if the author noticed in the last 50 pages of the book that there were no detailed intimate scenes so she took it from there Talk about spoiling an otherwise unremarkable but readable bookWhat I liked about it was that the protagonists did not think for pages and pages why and why not I do not well with these usually repetitive inner dialogsAbout editing this book was poorly edited with lots of double words wrong words and grammar problems


  7. says:

    I must admit it took me a while to get into this book The pace at the beginning was a little slow for me and there were also many names with which to contend However coming up to halfway through the story really took off There was uite a good amount of intrigue and action and it became a bit of a page turner Lady Dorie was a born organiser and she knew it she was also only going to marry for love Alexander Maruis of Exeter was feeling out of his depth having recently come into his title and having his two younger sisters to care for There is also a scandal to overcome This was an enjoyable story about two young people discovering the joys of love I received a copy and have voluntarily reviewed it All thoughts and opinions are my own


  8. says:

    This book was rather “meh” to me I enjoyed all of the characters but I kept waiting for something to happen to further the romance—for the characters to realize they had feelings for each other for them to flirt a few stolen kissessomething At 70% into the book the heroine was still considering marrying someone else Then when the hero finally did act on his feelings it was the very dramatic step of asking her to marry him They had never kissed before the proposal but immediately had sex once they were engaged What? The last 25% of the book was rushed and jammed in too many dramatic events I would have much rather have seen these events spread out throughout the book It’s a shame because these were wonderful characters who were ill served by the pacing of the story I received an eARC from the publisher via NetGalley All opinions are my own


  9. says:

    This was an enjoyable story and although I found it a bit slow going at times it was still fun to readYou have Alex the new Maruis who is looking for a wife to help him with his sisters and his estates you have Dorie who is trying to help him find a wife that will suit him and a whole other bunch of characters who are trying to help them both Little does Dorie know though that Alex has his sights on HER Their love story is a very slowwww burnI do wish there would have been passion between them I received an ARC of this book via NetGalley and am voluntarily leaving an honest review


  10. says:

    The storyline intrigued me about this book but in the end it felt like it pulled too many punches It may be that I'm used to a different type of romance novel this is my first time reading Ella uinn that I can recall but I found myself missing some level of conflict as well as passion It read as being a bit paint by numbers with less character development than I would have liked


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