The Marquess Tames His Bride: A Regency Romance

The Marquess Tames His Bride: A Regency Romance

by Annie Burrows

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Overview

“I have just announced our betrothal.”

A Brides for Bachelors story


The Marquess of Rawcliffe has always found his feisty childhood friend Clare Cottam enthralling. Forbidden by her strict father to pursue a relationship, he’s kept his distance. But the couple is embroiled in a heated argument that puts Clare’s reputation in danger, and Rawcliffe is forced to declare her his fiancée! It will be his pleasure to tame his independent, innocent bride…

Brides for Bachelors miniseries

Book 1 — The Major Meets His Match

Book 2 — The Marquess Tames His Bride

Watch out for Book 3, the last book in the trilogy — coming soon

“Burrows is a master at Regency romance”

— RT Book Reviews on In Bed with the Duke

“Burrows’ new quartet of men who will meet their matches is filled with humor and adventure”

— RT Book Reviews on The Major Meets His Match

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781488086502
Publisher: Harlequin
Publication date: 02/01/2018
Series: Brides for Bachelors , #2
Sold by: HARLEQUIN
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 189,661
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Annie Burrows love of stories meant that when she was old enough to go to university, she chose English literature. She wasn’t sure what she wanted to do beyond that, but one day, she began to wonder if all those daydreams that kept her mind occupied whilst carrying out mundane chores, would provide similar pleasure to other women. She was right… and Annie hasn’t looked back since.

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The Marquess Tames His Bride 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Suze-Lavender More than 1 year ago
When Clare's father passes away Clare becomes homeless, so her brother arranges a position for her. On her way there she meets her old childhood friend Robert, the Marquess of Rawcliffe. Robert intended to Marry Clare when he was younger, but his proposal was dismissed. He might get another chance though, because of a possible scandal. He has to save Clare's reputation and presents her as his fiancée. Clare isn't a meek obedient woman, will he be able to convince her that getting married to him is the right thing to do? Clare used to care for a demanding father and even though she has several brothers, none of them cares enough to take her in. She thinks Robert just messes with her when he proposes and has no idea he's serious about marrying her. When secrets of the past come to the surface, they finally start to understand each other better. However, Robert has an ulterior motive to make Clare his bride as soon as possible. He has a matter to investigate and Clare plays a key role in it. Will he be able to convince her of his love even though he can't be completely honest with her? The Marquess Tames His Bride is a delightful story about true love, passion and mystery. I was immediately intrigued by the bold and confident Lord Rawcliffe. Robert hides his kind and loving nature well, but with Clare he becomes a lot softer. I loved that transformation. He's a good and loyal friend and he's incredibly clever. Clare knows how to stand up for herself, she never lets him walk all over her and I loved her fierce and fiery nature. They're evenly matched and sparks fly every time they are together. Their quarrels are a vital part of their sizzling connection and I enjoyed every single page of their story. Annie Burrows has a terrific heartwarming writing style. She clearly understands emotions and uses that to her advantage. I loved how she gives each scene plenty of fabulous layers and enjoyed every single one of them. Her descriptive and gripping writing fascinated me from beginning to end and I didn't even once look up while reading The Marquess Tames His Bride before reaching the amazing end. I highly recommend the Brides for Bachelors series, it has every ingredient I like when reading historical fiction, beautiful interesting main characters, intrigues and secrets and plenty of chemistry. The Marquess Tames His Bride is a superb dazzling book and I can't wait to find out what comes next.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Clare Cottam, the daughter of a vicar, is always perturbed every time she runs into Robert Walmer, the Marquess of Rawcliffe. His comments are cutting and mocking. They have known each other since they were children. Ratcliffe has been nicknamed Zeus because he acts like he is above all mortals. Clare’s father has passed away and she needs to find a new home. Her brother is a curate but claims that there is no room for her in his home. As she is heading to find a job and waiting for a coach at an inn, she sees Rawcliffe. His remarks anger her so that she punches him in the nose. When people notice what she has done, he calls her his fiancee. He puts her in his coach and takes her to London. There, he leaves her with his friend, Lady Harriet, while he procures a marriage license. Harriet is to marry Lord Jack Becconsall, nicknamed Ulysses. Rawcliffe and Clare are married at the same time as Harriet and Jack. As Clare tries to get to know and understand Rawcliffe, she finds that he talks down to her which hurts and angers her. She is unsure how to go on with him as he is so hurtful to her. When he tells her about a smuggling operation going on and being organized by a clergyman, she wants to learn more. But it may be too dangerous for her to do so. Good grief. This Rawcliffe guy is a total jerk. Clare is much too trusting and she should have sent him packing when he called her his fiancee. I did not care for this story and wanted to smack both of them. Copy provided by NetGalley in exchange for a fair and honest review.