London, 1819. A woman of the ton can only survive so long without the attention of her husband. But that’s all about to change for Lady Devon and her husband the Marquess of Devon.
The steps to seducing one’s own husband are as follows.
First, grab his attention…
1. An accidental peek at her ankle.
2. Deep breaths to bring his attention to her bosom.
3. Ensure he hears the sounds of her in a bath.
Now fan the flames…
4. A quickly hidden journal.
5. A glove left in a most unusual place.
6. Handsome male friends.
And the most tempting step of all…
7. Convince him someone else wants her.
Soon, her dear and proper husband will be dearly and properly jealous. And then she will have him right where she wants him.
Each book in the Lords and Ladies in Love series is a standalone story that can be enjoyed out of order.
Book #1 Seducing the Marquess
Book #2 Marrying the Wrong Earl
Book #3 Denying the Duke
|Publisher:||Entangled Publishing, LLC|
|Series:||Lords & Ladies in Love , #1|
|File size:||2 MB|
About the Author
Callie Hutton, USA Today bestselling author of The Elusive Wife, writes both Western Historical and Regency romance with “historic elements and sensory details” (The Romance Reviews). She also pens an occasional contemporary or two.
Callie lives in Oklahoma with several rescue dogs, two adult children, a daughter-in-law, twin grandsons, and her top cheerleader husband of thirty-eight years (although thankfully not all in the same home!). Living in the Midwest provides plenty of opportunities for Callie to pursue her interests: researching American history, meeting readers, spending time with family, and discovering new adventures.
Callie loves to hear from readers and welcomes the opportunity to become friends, both in person or virtually.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This was a great book. This poor couple has a time trying to live together with all the poor advice they learned by their parents . Although it makes the book more interesting with all their missteps and a how-to book on lovemaking.
Loved! Though I'm sure their language wasn't always 100% correct for the period (and I'm not convinced that Eugenia's book actually existed, though it certainly should have ;)), both Eugenia and Devon themselves felt more authentic than characters in modern-day historical fiction often do. The way they seemed to settle for a ton marriage--until Eugenia didn't anymore--the things they were brought up believing about husbands and wives and mistresses--it all felt real. Which is what made Eugenia's seduction of Devon all the more delicious. I loved how she wasn't content to settle anymore once she found "the book" and all of her clumsy attempts to put what she read into practice. And his confusion over what he grew up being told and how his wife was making him feel? Just fantastic. For once the "they could have solved this with a conversation" actually worked for me, because the chances that they would have had a conversation in that instance? Pretty slim. It all served to make everything that much more fantastic when Devon is finally seduced :) Here's hoping this is the first of a series, because I want more! Eugenia does have a brother, after all... Rating: 4 1/2 stars / A- I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.
What made this story for me was the humor I totally love a book with humor. The author brings to the table very likable characters that pull you in giving you a highly entertaining read. Devon has been bought up with strict ways a wife, or married couple should act he thought he found the perfect lady in his lovely new wife Eugenia. She has such grace, just the right tones, the right actions to make those in the ton very happy. No one can or will find fault in his lovely wife. He really is thrilled to have got such a lady but something is a little off, he just isn’t satisfied in his marriage. He can’t put his finger on it she hasn’t done anything wrong she is just as she should be. Eugenia on the surface is a little cold she is one that never lets anyone sees her emotions. No one can make her show how she really feels. She is a lady and always knows her place in public. In the Ton everyone looks up to them and their marriage. This is how a couple should act with respect not showing any feeling. For Eugenia she is happy with her husband he is everything he should be and more. Devon never would dream of embarrassing her and is very discreet. This was what she thought she wanted but she finds herself very unhappy. She is ready to stand up and make a stand she hopes Devon feels the same way. This is where it gets very interesting the Ice Queen is about to have a thawing out and make some moves that just might make the Ton see her in a different light. This was a charming and delightful read. I thought them already being married added to the story. I loved the baiting and head butting as these two work out the true meaning of a marriage. I really enjoyed watching Eugenia come out of her shell going for what she wanted her husband’s love. I thought the characters were delightful as well as the plot. We all know how marriage is it was nice to see a marriage work taking the good with the bad finding a middle ground and saying the heck with what people think. This was a story that pulled me in giving me pleasure from start to finish.
Lady Eugenia Devon has been trained since birth on how to be a proper wife. She's been married for five months to the Marquess of Devon and she's frustrated by their rigid love life. Her husband treats her with kindness and respect but saves his passion for his mistress. Is there more to marriage than this? When his mistress dies in a carriage accident, she's hopeful that she can get his attention. Eugenia sees a book titled Secrets of The Bedchamber and she decides to seduce her husband. Will the Ice Queen be successful? Lady Eugenia is no simpering maid. She's feisty and willing to take a risk. I liked her curiosity and her spunk. She's in love with her husband and wants him exclusively. Will seduction bring her the happiness that she desires? Devon follows the advice that his father gave him and treats his wife with coolness, but it leaves him jealous and restless. He's attracted to his wife. This story was sweet and romantic. The characters are appealing. I enjoyed the London setting and seeing the activities of the Ton. They added spice to the story. Callie Hutton's writing is enjoyable and romantic. Seducing the Marquess pulled me in from the first page. I loved the story. I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.
I adored the story between Devon and Eugenia. I loved the premise of their story and all the preparations she took to get her husband to love her and be faithful to her. Together they were a very sweet and natural couple who got along perfectly but were confused on how their marriage should be. Devon was a true gentleman and treated Eugenia with respect, concern, and tenderness. He saw the real her and loved her for herself. Eugenia was fun and youthful and eager to be the perfect wife to Devon in all ways. It hurt my heart everytime she would have doubts. She wanted what we all want - true love, passion, to feel safe and wanted. And I admired her for sticking up for herself with Devon. When he finally realized his true feelings, the manner in which he revealed them to Eugenia was simple perfection. I received this book in exchange for an honest review from the publisher.
•Assumptions Lady Eugenia Devon AKA The Ice Queen's had just heard her nemesis and her husband’s mistress, Mrs. Forestor just died in a carriage accident. She kept her usual cool smile in place until she was alone in her bedchamber, then she wanted to shout with joy! After stealing the book Secrets of the Bedchamber, and learning what passion they could have together. Now was the time to win her husbands attention before he took a new mistress, even though it was common practice. A wife in the early 1800's on the ton in London was to be proper, produce children and run the household. They're not supposed to be passionate or even want it, that's for their husbands mistresses. But Eugenia wanted the love and affection and passion of her husband, *but he still held that a wife was not to be ravished. She was not to enjoy her husband’s attentions. She was far too sensitive and delicate for such. That privilege belonged to a mistress, even though she had shown him otherwise.(*direct book quote).*This was war. She might have lost a battle, but she fully intended to be the victor in the end.(*direct book quote). Marquess of Devon heard of the death of his former mistress while sitting in his club. Ever since the night before he married Eugenia, he and Margaret had not had sex. They had been friends, played cards and talked. He just couldn't think or bed of another woman other than his wife. Eugenia has started acting weird, changing her gowns, her hair and she hasn't even left room on her dance card for him! After reading a gossip column in the newspaper, he's convinced she's taken a lover. Will Devon and Eugenia ever get past their assumptions and come to terms of the love and passion they share for each other, or will they continue to be frustrated? You'll have to read SEDUCING THE MARQUESS to find out. This historical romance novel was a delight to read, I enjoyed watching Eugenia grow and even question her husband who thought he knew what was right for their country. This was my first Callie Hutton book, but I enjoyed the twists and passion she added to this historical romance, I look forward to reading more of her work. I received an ARC copy via IndieSagePR through NetGalley in exchange for a blog tour review. Due to sexual situations, this historic romance novel is recommended for readers 17 and over. FAVORITE PASSAGE~ -This was war. She might have lost a battle, but she fully intended to be the victor in the end.
'Seducing the Marquess' by Callie Hutton is the story of Lady Eugenia Devon and Richard, Marquess of Devon. Devon and Eugenia married about 5 months ago. Their marriage is what most marriages of that time were. Devon thought Eugenia would suit him and it would be just a regular town type marriage. Eugenia liked Devon from the first but she went through the marriage knowing that it was just an arrangement just as other on her day were married. But Eugenia always wanted something more and when her husband's 'mistress' dies she thinks to try to make her marriage more. Devon is starting to see Eugenia in a different light but he thinks something else might be going on. Will these to work things out and get the marriage that the should have had to begin with. I enjoyed this book and thought it was a light..easy read. Loved it! I received an eARC, from NetGalley and the publisher, in exchange for an honest review.
A decadent tale of love lust and blatant sensuality are the words to best sum up Seducing the Marquess. Can a marriage built on etiquette survive the storm brewing behind closed doors? Eugenia is willing to break all the rules in order to gain her husband love, but will she end up breaking her own heart in the process? Bring on the naughty. It's getting hot in here. Passion, confusion and romance are the driving force behind this steamy but magnetic love story.
Since I love romantic comedies and historical romances this book was perfect for me. I enjoyed lighthearted story of Lord and Lady Devon. Both know what they want but are unable to express their needs to each other. Story started in a very interesting way and kept be engrossed until the very end. Lord Devon has been taught to live a life in a certain way. He doesn't want scandal of any kind. So when he finds a sensible young woman, he considers himself very lucky. His wife is just as proper as she should be. She conducts herself with decorum and grace. So why is that he isn't satisfy in this marriage? There is nothing wrong with lady Devon and still he is always second guessing his choices. Lady Eugenia is considered to be an Ice Queen. She never shows emotion in public. It will take a lot to rattle her. Everyone is in awe of her control. But people also like to gossip. But truth is that both Lord and Lady Devon are quite liked among the Ton. Eugenia has a perfect husband who respects her and is very discreet about his activities. that's what she wants, isn't it? Even though the life they lead is considered the norm but she is not happy with it. She feels constricted by the expectations of everyone around them, especially her mother. But now she feels that there should be some changes. She would not be dictated by others. She only hopes that her husband feels the same way or else things might get very complicated.. Both Devon and Eugenia are interesting characters. I loved their interactions with each other. It was an humorous telling of two people who want to pave their own path and trying to find a way to communicate with each other. Misunderstandings and expectations will be their worst hurdles. It's a must read for romance lovers. I'm sure you will enjoy it if you don't mind reading about what Ton would've considered scandalous.
Will look for additional books by this author