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The Mistress Enchants Her Marquis
     

The Mistress Enchants Her Marquis

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by Christina McKnight
 

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Highly anticipated second book in Christina McKnight's Craven House Series!

COURTSHIP WAS NEVER SO SCANDALOUS

The grandson of an unconventional marquis and son of a notorious woman, Elijah Watson, Marquis of Ridgefeld, has spent most of his life outside of London. His atypical upbringing has left him longing for roots and a traditional family life,

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Highly anticipated second book in Christina McKnight's Craven House Series!

COURTSHIP WAS NEVER SO SCANDALOUS

The grandson of an unconventional marquis and son of a notorious woman, Elijah Watson, Marquis of Ridgefeld, has spent most of his life outside of London. His atypical upbringing has left him longing for roots and a traditional family life, and he's determined to live his life above reproach. When he meets Miss Samantha Pengarden, he believes he's found the woman he wants to marry--except she has other far more sensual ideas for him.

Known throughout the ton as the illegitimate rebellious daughter of London's disreputable Craven House Madame, Samantha has never had to face the world without her shy twin by her side--until now. Her sister's marriage and the return of her blackguard father leaves her alone and adrift. When Elijah agrees to escort her to the town's most infamous establishments, she thinks she's finally found a man with a taste for scandal and a knowledge of matters of the flesh.

But she never counted on Elijah being so honorable. When Samantha is listed as the mistress of the Marquis of Ridgefeld in White's betting book, her reputation is in ruins--and only Elijah can save her. Can two total opposites come together for a love certain to last a lifetime?

Product Details

BN ID:
2940157609795
Publisher:
La Loma Elite Publishing
Publication date:
02/21/2017
Series:
Craven House Series , #2
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
375
Sales rank:
90,876
File size:
580 KB

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USA Today Bestselling Author Christina McKnight writes emotionally intricate Regency Romance with strong women and maverick heroes.

Christina enjoys a quiet life in Northern California with her family, her wine, and lots of coffee. Oh, and her books...don't forget her books! Most days she can be found writing, reading, or traveling the great state of California.

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The Mistress Enchants Her Marquis 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
JenniferSW 3 months ago
Absolutely wonderful sweet, clean romance. From the first chapter you get brought into the world of Eli and Sam. The characters come to life and the troubles will definitely pull at your heart strings. There are twists and turns that I didn't see coming and the story line is magnificent. There is a little heat without getting dirty that sets the mood just right for these two. I applaud the author for her fantastic use of this story line and the way she developed these characters. I can't wait to see what comes next from her!!!
sportochick 4 months ago
A charming love story that stands out from other historical romances. This is an unusual story of a family that is very uncommon for the times they live in and how they live their lives within societies bounds. The main heroine Samantha cracks me up in a good way. This woman is very feisty and certainly does want to do things that push the bounds of society and could cause the downfall of her whole family. But I enjoyed what she did because it opened Eli to another type of life than what he was used to with his grandfather. Eli on the other hand grew the most from his interaction with Samantha. He learned to open himself up and laugh again. The lessons he taught Samantha were lessons all of us could use in our lives at one time or another. Also, his character is stellar without coming across as soft sided. Secondary characters, White's betting book and the men who signed the bet adds the needed spark to this story to keep it more entertaining. I will be interested in reading the next book to the series as Samantha's who family is very entertaining and interesting. I give this book 4 STARS and recommend it for anyone who wants a very enjoyable read. Received an advance reader copy in exchange for a fair review.
DebDiem 5 months ago
The Mistress Enchants Her Marquis by Christina McKnight is an entertaining read. Ms McKnight has given us a well-written book loaded with fantastic, lovable characters. Eli and Samantha's story is loaded with drama, humor and sexy bits. This book captured my attention at the first page and kept me hostage until the end. I enjoyed The Mistress Enchants Her Marquis and look forward to reading more from Christina McKnight soon. The Mistress Enchants Her Marquis is part of the Craven House Series but can easily be read as a standalone. This is a complete book, not a cliff-hanger. I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book that I won from the author.
Teri_D 6 months ago
What a delightful book. Sam is attending her twin sister's wedding. She has no interest in all of the activities and heads out for a long walk. During a rainstorm, she meets Elijah, who delivers her back to the host of the wedding. Sam comes from a scandalous family, but is accepted by society. She is strong, quick witted and finds herself attracted to Eli, who is also attending the wedding and attending to business while there. Both Sam and Eli have experienced heartache with parents. They find friendship and comfort, but Eli also makes Sam's heart sing. I love that Ms. McKnight has delivered a book with a strong heroine and a shy and reserved hero. We have met many of the characters in her other books, yet this can easily be read as a stand alone. I do enjoy how they all connect together. Ms. McKnight is one of my favorite authors, This book, like others, is so enjoyable to read. She weaves wonderful tales that leave me wanting more! I received an ARC of this book. The choice to read and review it was all mine.
MyBookAddictionandMore 6 months ago
The Mistress Enchants Her Marquis by Christina McKnight is an enchanting Regency Romance. Book 2 in the "Craven House" series, it can be read as a stand alone. See, The Thief Steals Her Earl". However, I feel to better understand the family issues, you may wish to read Book 1, as well. Well written with well-developed and engaging and likeable characters. The storyline is utterly fascinating, entertaining as well as interesting and easy to read. Elijah Watson, Marquis of Ridgefeld, is the son of a notorious woman. He has spent most of his life outside of London, traveling with his beloved grandfather. He has had an unconventional upbringing, which has left him longing for a traditional family life, and putting down roots. Miss Samantha Pengarden,is the illegitimate daughter of London’s disreputable Craven House Madame, she is rebellious, reckless and filled with inner turmoil. Her shy twin sister is getting married in a few days, which has thrown her into turmoil, feeling adrift and lonely. Then her blackguard of a father, appears at her sister's wedding throwing her further into turmoil. How dare he show up after all these years! Her and Elijah meets and is instantly attracted to each other. In Samantra, Elijah sees the woman he wishes to marry. What follows is heart-wretching as well as heartwarming. They strike up a friendship. When Elijah finds Samantha's name on White’s betting book, as his mistress, he is infuriated. He pulls the page out and is determined to protect her reputation. As these two young friends come to terms with their past, their disappointments, their mothers, they begin to form a bond. Sam heals Elijah's fractured turmoil as does he to Sam. These characters are longing for family, love, roots and a HEA. Ms. McKnight never fails to delight my reading experience with her charm, warmth, her charactizations and her detail for emotionally charged stories. Once again, Ms. McKnight captured my heart and held my attention throughout her fantastic story. What a fantastic reading experience! I enjoyed watching, Sam and Elijah's relationship mature and develop into a growing respectful, cherished and forever love. Powerful and compelling! Easy to read and to love. Ms. McKnight has become a favorite Regency Romance author of mine. A must read for fans of complicated characters and Regency Romance. I can hardly wait to read more from this deliciously wicked "Craven House" series. Well worth reading!! Well done, Christina McKnight!! Coming soon- The Madame Catches Her Duke (Book Three - coming soon!) The Gambler Wages Her Baron (Book Four - coming soon!) I received a complimentary copy. Rating: 4.5 Heat rating: Mild Reviewed by: AprilR
BookReview4you 6 months ago
'The Mistress Enchants Her Marquis' by Christina McKnight is book Two in the "Craven House" series. This is story is about Elijah and Samantha. Elijah has grown up not in the mold of normal titled men. In addition, he has just lost his grandfather who he was extra close to. Samantha and her twin sister grew up with a madam for a mother and no real father. Now her sister is marring well and she if feeling somewhat lost. But their long gone father has come forward upsetting Samantha. Elijah sort of saves Samantha from a storm when she walks off upset at her sister's wedding. A friendship begins between the two. But can they get move forward from their friendship into something else? "My honest review is for a special copy I voluntarily read.
Lashea677 6 months ago
Born into scandal, Elijah has a lot to live down to. However, this Marquis is determined to live a life beyond repute. His rep is on the upswing but can his heart withstand the turbulence headed his way? Ms. McKnight is known for her unconventional heroines and she stays true to form with Samantha. Samantha is a lost soul looking for a bit of affection and instead lands in the middle of scandal. A pistol through and through, she never backs down from a challenge, despite the heartache she endures along the way. The Mistress Enchants Her Marquis is an explosion of color, scandal, sensuality and emotion that comes alive with every new character and each flip of the page. Falling in love with these exquisite characters isn't a possibility, but a fact.