The Marquis and I (The Worthingtons #4) by Ella Quinn

I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

This is the fourth instalment in Ella Quinn’s The Worthington’s series. I hadn’t read the previous entry in the series, but this didn’t end up being a problem for me as the author has crafted a story that stands perfectly well on its own.

Lady Charlotte Carpenter has been kidnapped while walking to her brother’s home. Constantine, the Marquis of Kenilworth is recruited to give chase and rescue her. Successful in his mission, Kenilworth and Charlotte head back to London. Unfortunately, they are seen by another member of the ton and are forced to say they are betrothed to avoid a scandal.

Lady Charlotte, is a campaigner for women in “unfortunate circumstances.” Relentless in her views she refuses to marry for less than love and refuses to be subjected to the whims of a man. Lord Kenilworth is content with his life, satisfied with his mistress he has no plans to marry. When circumstances push these two together, sparks fly. With Charlotte’s kidnappers still in pursuit can Kenilworth protect her and change her mind about marrying him?

This is an enjoyable read. The relationships are well-drawn, and the dialogue is witty. There is a perfect blend of intrigue, drama and romance. Initially Charlotte comes across as childish with her black or white thinking but as the story moves she grows in likability. Kenilworth is a favourite of mine, he is not after to say when he is wrong and is willing to go above and beyond what is asked of him.

I will definitely going back and reading the others in this series.

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