Never Kiss a Notorious Marquess

Never Kiss a Notorious Marquess

by Renee Ann Miller

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They are the infamous lords, whose scandalous ways keep tongues wagging. But when darker whispers take hold, a spirited writer’s encounter with a dangerously desirable nobleman may uncover the whole story . . .
For James Trent, Lord Huntington, there’s no escaping the question that labeled him The Murdering Marquess: was his wife’s death a tragic accident or a cold-blooded crime? He’s avoided London’s gossipmongers since that terrible night, as guardian to his younger siblings on his Essex estate. But trouble finds him when a veiled temptress with secrets of her own falls—quite literally—into his arms.
Caroline Lawrence doesn’t need a man to rescue her—the aspiring journalist anonymously advocates for women’s rights in a radical London newspaper column. But when a suffragist’s soapbox speech turns to pandemonium, Caroline is knocked on the head and reawakens in Trent Hall—with the notorious lord of the manor irresistibly close. If there is any truth to his tarnished past, she should denounce him with her powerful pen. Yet love has a way of revealing a man’s true character . . .

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781420144611
Publisher: Kensington
Publication date: 04/30/2019
Series: The Infamous Lords Series , #3
Edition description: Reissue
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 171,420
Product dimensions: 4.10(w) x 6.70(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Renee Ann Miller writes sexy historical romances. She is a 2015 and 2016 finalist in the prestigious Golden Heart Contest® from Romance Writers of America®. Renee penned her first book at the tender age of seven and even drew the impressive stick figures—though clearly those characters weren’t as spicy as the ones she writes now.
Renee loves romantic stories, excessive amounts of chocolate, and gardening. She lives in the Northeast with her wonderful husband. You can find out more about Renee and the stories she’s working on at and connect with her at Twitter @reneeannmiller.

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Never Kiss a Notorious Marquess 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
CaroleBurant57 22 days ago
This was such a delightful story to read and I thoroughly enjoyed it from start to end. I couldn't help but swoon over James Trent, Lord Huntington, what a wonderful hero he made!! He's such a strong character and the love he has for his family is heartwarming. I just loved the banter between them!! Caroline Lawrence, who writes a column under an assumed name and advocates for women's rights, suddenly finds herself knocked unconscious and wakes up in James' home. She decides to hide her true identity, even though she feels wildly attracted to James. Back in London, James soon finds out who Caroline is and even though he tries to stay away, they are forever meeting and they can't seem to stay out of each other's arms! Caroline still has one secret, though, and knows it will hurt James terribly if he finds out.... I received a free copy of this book via NetGalley and am voluntarily leaving an honest review.
Pokeybooboo 10 days ago
This is my first book by Renee Ann Miller, and the third one in her Infamous Lords series. If you haven't read the first two, you will not be the least bit lost, as this book totally stood on its own. I absolutely must go back and read the first ones. If they're even half as good as this one, they will be great. I just loved this witty, heartbreaking and steamy unputdownable story! (Is that even a word? It should be.) Caroline Lawrence, the daughter of a harsh and influential man, was secretly a newspaper writer of stories concerning women's rights. While attending a speech given by a popular suffragette, Caroline became involved in a hysterical altercation. Right after she runs into James Trent, Lord Huntington (well, if crawling on one's hands and knees trying to retrieve a displaced hat when said Lord is stepping on its veil could be considered "running into"), Caroline is injured and knocked unconscious. She is brought to his home to recover. Though James does not want her there, neither can deny their obvious attraction to each other. I truly loved the intense relationship between Caroline and James. Their interactions had me running the gamut from laughing out loud to crying to fanning my heated face. Though Caroline had her secret career and James was thought by some in the ton to be "The Murderous Marquess", you just knew they had to be together. The relationships James and Caroline had with the members of his family were just heartwarming; I especially liked his brother Anthony and his friendship with Caroline. Though secrets and rumors threaten to keep them apart, you just know love must prevail. Yes, definitely an unputdownable story! I received an ARC of this book courtesy of the publisher and NetGalley. I received no compensation for my review, and all thoughts and opinions are entirely my own.
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Anonymous 16 days ago
This was an enjoyable read. Fast-paced. Liked the two main characters, James and Caroline. And the family dynamics.
Anonymous 19 days ago
Helmsford, England - 1878 Caroline Lawrence is riding in a carriage from the train station to the Essex countryside. She is disguised as a widow and has come to listen to Beatrice Walker speak on women’s rights. Caroline doesn’t want her father to know she has come to listen to the woman, nor does she want her father to know her big secrets. Caroline writes a well-known column for the London Reformer under the name Mr. C. M. Smith. When a man tries to throw an egg at the speaker, Caroline intervenes and gets knocked to the ground, hitting her head. James Trent, the Marquess of Huntington, rescues Caroline bringing her to his home, Trent Hall, for the doctor to examine her. While James is not comfortable with Caroline staying his place while she recuperates as the doctor suggests, he relents. James has several siblings who live at the Hall and they can act as chaperones. Two years ago, James’s wife, Henrietta, died after she fell down the stairs. Some people think he pushed her which is not true. He loved his wife and mourns her. Caroline knows she needs to get back to London before her father returns from his latest diplomatic trip to France. She gives James a false last name. One night, she goes out to the garden for air and sees James. There, they share a kiss that stuns both of them. Next day, Caroline sneaks back home. James wants to find her but no one knows her by the fake name she gave him. When he heads to London, he happens to see her and now his pursuit begins. This is an enjoyable novel about a determined young lady and a man who genuinely cares for her. I liked it quite much. Copy provided by NetGalley in exchange for a fair and honest review.
Robindpdx 21 days ago
I enjoyed this well-written historical romance. Caroline Lawrence was a very refreshing, honest and straightforward lead character. She meets James Trent, Lord Huntington, by accident and he comes to her rescue. They spend a couple of unexpected days together and nothing is the same after that for either of them. This was an entertaining book and I look forward to reading more books by this author.
Noire 22 days ago
I received an ARC of this book to read in exchange for a fair review. Never Kiss A Notorious Marquess by Renee Ann Miller is the 3rd book in her Infamous Lords Series. It can be read as a stand-alone. I had very high expectations for this book as I adored the first two and I felt that this one while enjoyable was not quite as good as the first two. My problems with the story are that James Trent, Lord Huntington is generally just too nice and perhaps a bit bland even if he is known as the Murdering Marquess. (his first wife died after falling down a staircase) When he does get angry he does the silent treatment thing and it just seems out of character for him and childish. I also really did not feel the heat between the two characters … they just meet, she’s suffering from a head injury and the next thing you know they are passionately kissing out in the garden. The heroine Caroline Lawrence is an aspiring journalist and the article she writes that creates the conflict is such an obvious mistake on her part when she writes the article based on gossip without researching the story on her own that it felt contrived. Medium Steam Publishing Date April 30, 2019 #NetGalley #NeverKissANotoriousMarquess #KensingtonBooks #ZebraRomance
def618 22 days ago
Caroline Lawrence is disguised in widow’s weeds as she is going to listen to a speaker in favor of women’s rights and knows her father wouldn’t approve. She writes progressive articles for a newspaper under an assumed name. The crowd gets out of hand, she falls and is unconscious. A doctor advises James Trent, widower and Marquess of Huntington to take her to his home. He agrees with the doctor as he has 2 younger brothers, a sister and household help to take care of her. The night before she’s well enough to return to London, they meet by chance in the garden and then go to his summer house where he kissed her. She leaves for the train very early, wearing his boots. He goes to London to check on his Grandmother and they attend the theater in the box next to hers. When leaving she hears rumors about the death of his wife. They have ups and downs until they get to their HEA. I won’t spoil the details, but this is a good book and I can easily recommend it.
georgia1 22 days ago
England, April 1878 To say this book was delightful only touches the surface! From the first page I was drawn in and could not wait to see what would happen. The herone, Caroline Lawrence, was trying to go inconigto to a women's right's rally in the countryside. She wrote an article for the London Reformer paper under an alias and was there to hear the speaker. She could just hear her father if he found out. "A woman's place is at home." Poppycock. Unfortunately a melee occurred having to do with an egg, an umbrella and a towering man that came into the mix raising his voice and wanting to know what was going on. She fell backwards and hit her head knocking her unconcious and the next thing she knew the tall (good looking) man gathered her up and took her to his house. That man was none other than James Trent, Lord Huntington, that had been trying to stay out of the public eye since the terrible death of his wife. The gossips were all over that whispering did he kill her or what? He has the care of his three younger siblings at his estate outside London. Let the romance begin! When she comes to, she gives him a fake name but there is definitely a sizzling spark between them! But she is frantic to get back to London before she is found missing and leaves as soon as she can. Is that the end? Will they meet again? Renee Ann Miller has written a wonderful tale with humor and great characters you cannot help but grow to love. All I can say is do not miss reading this one and I cannot wait until the next in the series comes out! I read this through NetGallery. Lori Dykes
Sunshine1006 22 days ago
Caroline dons a disguise to go to a suffragist's speech. She writes notorious articles for a newspaper as C.M. Smith. While at the speech, she falls and hits her head causing unconsciousness. James, Lord Trent takes her to his house to recover. She gives him a false name to protect her identity. as her father would be infuriated. There's so much chemistry between them. When she asks for James to kiss her, she had never heard the rumors about him. Now that she knows what is said about him, she resists the attraction. She writes an article about him without any names mentioned. He gets angry and tries to find out who is writing these lies. Will he be able forgive Caroline when he finds out? Will love conquer all? Caroline is a strong, spirited woman, James is a man with a past but cares deeply for his family. Characters that you care about. I loved the storyline. I received this book from Net Galley and Kensington for a honest review.
Historical_Romance_Lover 22 days ago
I loved James and Caroline's story!! I loved watching these two interact with one another. The bantering between them had me laughing out loud. I really liked that Caroline got to know James before she learned of his past. She got to see that he wouldn't have murdered his wife. Neither of them want to wed, but when Caroline might have to marry a vile man, James steps up and claims her. But Caroline is hiding something that affected James. What will happen to their marriage when he learns the truth? You'll have to read Miller's newest book to find out!! Miller is a new to me author. I read the other 2 books in the series before picking up this one. I'm so glad that I did! I throughly enjoyed all three of them. I'm so excited to see what comes next in the series!!