The Genuine Article (Regency Nobles Series, Book 1)by Patricia Rice
Reginald Montague has vowed to never marry and is determined to keep
Lady Marian Lawrence is in London to snare a rich husband to save her family from ruin-a difficult task given her biting wit and lack of beauty. Hiding her true self, Marian is about to win the wealthy and amiable Lord Darley-until the detestable Reginald Montague blocks their path to the altar.
Reginald Montague has vowed to never marry and is determined to keep his bestfriend Darley from being snared by a fortune hunter.
A master of subtle stratagem, Reginald sets out to transform Marian's dislike for him into desire and is caught in his own trap even as Marian struggles to keep her true self a secret and her heart her own.
"A deliciously light-hearted traditional Regency." ~Mary Jo Putney, author of Sometimes a Rogue
THE REGENCY NOBLES SERIES, in order
The Genuine Article
The English Heiress
The Irish Duchess
ABOUT PATRICIA RICE:
New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Patricia Rice is married to her high school sweetheart, has two children and is a firm believer in happily-ever-after. Her emotionally-charged romances have won numerous awards. A native of Kentucky and New York, and a past resident of North Carolina and Missouri, Patricia Rice currently resides in Southern California. Visit her website at www.patriciarice.com
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The witty repartee between Marian and Darley was expertly written, and just plain fun to read! I absolutely loved the story, a favorite trope of enemies to lovers and set in Regency England! What's not to love? Lady Marian is titled, has no dowry, but is set to sacrifice to have her sister marry well. Finding a catch in a wealthy man she doesn't love, she finds herself battling wits against his best friend, a rogue with questionable means. Both carry secrets, and as all is uncovered, they discover they love each other.
This story packed a punch for only around 200 pages! It was very well wriiten and didn't make you want to skim over any parts. Loved it.
As Patricia Rice is one of my favorite authors, I was eager to get started on another series from her. She has a way of making you anticipate the next story in each story and entwining the characters throughout so that you feel like you are reading about old friends. I am hoping this series will be the same. With that said, this prequel was charming. Always love the "I am never going to marry" man, and the "I have to marry money" woman who find themselves and decide that love is more important than creature comforts. Especially in a Regency setting when daughters were sold off by their families to keep from having to support them forever, and younger sons are left to fend for themselves so as not to drain estate coffers. Reginald and Marion are fun to watch and throw in their families and this book had me laughing out loud on occasion. Then throw in a mysterious (American) Marquis and a thieving valet and you can't help but be charmed by the whole situation. Can't wait to read the rest of the series.
I enjoyed this book alot. Reading strong, witty characters battle is always amusing. Never can stand a simpering miss. This book was too tame heat wise than im use to, but other than that a worthy read.
Enjoy it hope to read the other players in the story soon. Michael is brother. Of couse jen and her mothers a well. Ths book iis for all ages. So enjoy this treat. Ms. D from Bronx,NY
I enjoyed all the characters and am looking forward to the next book.
Patricia Rice, characters are funny and intriguing . Her book wraps you in the story and intices you. A wonderful writer everyone should enjoy her books. L.M.A.