The Misbehaving Marquess [NOOK Book]

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Please note- This novella was previously released in the anthology 'Three Weddings and a Murder'
Having awaited the return of her husband for half a decade, Catherine Raybourne, the Marchioness of Foster, has no intention of reconciling with her misbehaving marquess. But when he insists he needs an heir-immediately-she must confront her own lingering desires. Can she protect her heart while attempting to win his once again?
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Overview

Please note- This novella was previously released in the anthology 'Three Weddings and a Murder'
Having awaited the return of her husband for half a decade, Catherine Raybourne, the Marchioness of Foster, has no intention of reconciling with her misbehaving marquess. But when he insists he needs an heir-immediately-she must confront her own lingering desires. Can she protect her heart while attempting to win his once again?
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940015888652
  • Publisher: Heart Bay Publishing
  • Publication date: 10/26/2012
  • Series: Nottinghamshire Series , #2
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 148,498
  • File size: 196 KB

Meet the Author

Leigh LaValle lives in the Pacific Northwest with her family. When she is not writing, mommying, or reading, she is rarely seen cleaning. More often she is found hiking or, when she is really lucky, in the white powder of the ski slopes. She holds an honors degree in English Literature and is a devoted yoga practitioner and instructor.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 17, 2012

    Sexy, lush historical romance. Love this novella!

    Sexy, lush historical romance. Love this novella!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 15, 2012

    Short but sweet

    Good read but only 55 pages of story

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 11, 2013

    ***Review posted on The Eater of Books! blog*** The Misbehavi

    ***Review posted on The Eater of Books! blog***



    The Misbehaving Marquess by Leigh LaValle
    Book One of the Naughty in Nottinghamshire series
    Publisher: Heart Bay Publishing 
    Publication Date: October 26, 2012
    Rating: 4 stars
    Source: eARC from NetGalley



    ***Warning: this is an adult book, and for the eyes of mature readers***



    Summary (from Goodreads):



    Having awaited the return of her husband for half a decade, Catherine Raybourne, the Marchioness of Foster, has no intention of reconciling with her misbehaving marquess. But when he insists he needs an heir-immediately-she must confront her own lingering desires. Can she protect her heart while attempting to win his once again?



    What I Liked:



    This book is extremely short - novella short - but I really liked it! You all know how much I enjoy historical romance novels. This one was uploaded to NetGalley recently, despite being released last year in October. While this one isn't a full-length novel, I enjoyed the story and the characters and the cute romance!



    Catherine's husband Jamie, the Marquess of Foster, finally returns home after five years. When he left five years earlier, the two of them were not on good terms. Jamie was angry because he thought that Cat did something to hurt him, while Cat was angry at him for believing such a thing. After he left, he never contacted her.



    So when he returns, at the beginning of this novella, Cat is very frustrated with him. He doesn't believe her about the thing that they argued over (five years ago), he doesn't want to talk to her about anything, and he seems cold towards her. Cat still has feelings of love and attraction towards him, but he can't shake his uncaring attitude. She decides she wants a divorce.



    Jamie is still hurt over the supposed betrayal of his wife. He returns home because of a funeral, I believe, but he doesn't want to deal with his wife. His mistake is not communicating with her effectively, because her mention of the divorce surprises him.



    Basically, it takes the duration of the story to remind the two of them how much they loved and love each other.Cat and Jamie settle their differences and come to terms with the past. There is a happy ending! The romance is sweet and steamy at the same time. There's no doubt that both of them are still very attracted to each other, even after five years.



    I really like both of the characters! Cat is strong and defensive and possess a tough will. Jamie is strong and defensive and loving. Both are stubborn, but both do things to keep their marriage together. I'm pleased with the story and the romance - and the ending!



    What I Did Not Like:



    I sort of wish that I had known beforehand that this was a novella, and not a full-length novel! When I reached the end, I was like, THAT'S IT!? Of course, that's my fault, but I still thing a full-length novel of this story would have been more... impressive!



    And I never fully understood what Cat supposedly did to betray Jamie and make him so angry that he left to sail around the world for five years. She says she didn't do the thing, and eventually, he believes her, but what exactly is the "thing"? I have ideas, but I don't really know for sure. Somehow, I missed that!



    Would I Recommend It:



    If you're in the mood for a really short, sweet, historical romance novella, then yes! You can't go wrong with this one, because it's really short and cute!



    Rating:



    4 stars. I'm glad I got the chance to read this one!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 27, 2012

    Great book!

    You'll love it!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 2, 2014

    This is book two in the Nottinghamshire series. Catherine Raybo

    This is book two in the Nottinghamshire series.

    Catherine Raybourne, the Marchioness of Foster, is surprised to see that her husband has returned. He has been gallivanting around the world for the past five years and she didn't know if he would ever return.

    Jamie has returned because of his need for an heir, at least that is what he tells his wife.  He can't tell her that he has missed her every day that he has been gone.  Because of a misunderstanding, Jamie couldn't stay around and have all of London think his wife cheated on him.  

    Catherine doesn't know what to think when Jamie shows up. She has missed her husband and would really love a child, but can she forgive him for leaving her?

    This was an enjoyable novella.  Having been introduced to Catherine in the previous novel, it was nice to see she got her happily ever after.  I think I would have like it more if Jamie had to do more to win Catherine back, she seemed to give in a little too quickly.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 27, 2013

    Too short

    Not long enough to really get into the characters.

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  • Posted July 12, 2013

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    This was a nice quick read. I was done in a short time but it fe

    This was a nice quick read. I was done in a short time but it felt like I read a novel. Leigh was able to add all aspects of her characters troubles and well being into a novella and make it feel like a long story. On one hand you want to hate Jamie but yet you feel sorry for him too. Cat set off her troubles all on own and then was hung out to dry. Underneath it all they felt the same and we got a wonderful story. Don't pass this story up. There are times when you want a short read. This book is one of those reads. Enjoy!

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  • Posted June 8, 2013

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    This is nice short story about two people who get a second chanc

    This is nice short story about two people who get a second chance at love. Married five years before, Jamie and Cat made mistakes that drove them apart shortly after the marriage began. She did something that embarrassed him and he took off. After five years alone, Cat doesn’t know if she can forgive him for his abandonment. He still carries resentment about her behavior.
    I enjoyed this book, although I would have liked it to be longer. It was nice seeing the couple grow up and decide to let go of past hurts. It was a complete story in spite of its short size. There is a brief glance at the couple featured in her full size novel “ The Runaway Countess” which looks pretty interesting.

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  • Posted June 5, 2013

    Catherine Meredith Carthwick Raybourne, Marchioness of Forster,

    Catherine Meredith Carthwick Raybourne, Marchioness of Forster, has waited five years for word of the husband who abandoned her. Jamie, Marquess of Forster, was hurt by his wife's actions five years ago and has traveled the world trying to outrun his pain but on the death of his only heir, he must return and try to make a success of the marriage they both damaged and they must try to forgive each other's past indiscretions. This is a short, pleasant story.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 1, 2013

    Good read

    Good read. 180 pages.

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