The Seduction of Lady Phoebe (Marriage Game Series #1)

The Seduction of Lady Phoebe (Marriage Game Series #1)

by Ella Quinn
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The Seduction of Lady Phoebe (Marriage Game Series #1) by Ella Quinn

Polite society has its rules for marriage. But for Ella Quinn's eligible bachelors, their brides will show them that rules are for the weak of heart...

Phoebe Stanhope is not a typical Lady. As feisty as she is quick witted, no one can catch her, especially when she is driving her dashing phaeton with its perfectly matched horses. And unlike her peers, experience has guarded her against a growing list of would-be suitors. But when she encounters Marcus Finley, what she fears most burns deep within in his blue-eyed gaze...

For Lord Marcus, the spark of recognition is but a moment in the love he has held these many years. Now that he's returned to England, all the happiness he desires rests on Lady Phoebe never finding out that he was the one who turned her heart so cold and distant. He must work fast to gain the advantage-to convince her what she wants is exactly what she denies-but in order to seduce her into his arms, he must be willing to give up more than he can control...

"Lady Phoebe is a heroine Georgette Heyer would adore-plucky, pretty, and well worth the devotion of the dashing Lord Marcus. A marvelous find for Regency romance readers." -Grace Burrowes, New York Times bestselling author

"A passionate tale full of humor, romance, and poignancy. Quinn writes classic Regency romance at its best!" -Shana Galen, author of If You Give a Rake a Ruby

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781601832139
Publisher: Kensington
Publication date: 09/01/2013
Series: Marriage Game Series , #1
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 329,590
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.68(d)

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The Seduction of Lady Phoebe 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 192 reviews.
celticmaggie More than 1 year ago
This is a fascinating read. Ella has a great cast of well developed characters. The story is a bit different from most romances I have read. Young Miss Phoebe has a crush on Lord Marcus who then comes onto her before he is banished to Jamaica. She vows never to see him again. Much later Marcus tries his best to win her love back. Between a lovesick Lord, an obsessive Lord and interfering relatives you will have to read this book to see how it all works out. Once you start it will be hard to put down. Don't let this stop you.
Mirabelle8 More than 1 year ago
Sweet and romantic 4 1/2 stars Ella Quinn is a new author to me and decided to read the story of Phoebe, set in the Regency period. THE SEDUCTION OF LADY PHOEBE is a charming and romantic historical romance! The story starts as Phoebe, a young girl, punches a young man, as he declared his love for her. This strong-minded young person will never forget this moment. Their love/hate relationship started with a bang! This young man in question, Marcus still loves her very much and knows quite well that he will never have her. He then decides to leave the country and starts drinking to forget Phoebe. Eight years after, they meet again and spark flare between the two. However, this time, it will be under Phoebe's conditions. Has she forgotten him? Will she love him again? Will Marcus prove to her that he has really changed? You will have to read this charming story to find the answers. Ms. Quinn skillfully blended romance and intrigue and weaved her characters into her story. If you love historical romances set in the Regency era, you will love reading Phoebe and Marcus's story. It is a delightful story of two characters who gets a second chance in life! Ms. Quinn's next book will be the story of Marcus's friends Anna and Sebastian.
bloomingtonbabe More than 1 year ago
Definitely a Regency romance at it's most classic. If you enjoy a historical romance that is a quick read and somewhat what you might call a guilty pleasure, then you will like this. If a early 19th century British royal romance isn't for you, you won't like it. I did find one thing I didn't like. In this day, couldn't they have published an e-book with crisper formatting? It should look exactly like its paperback version and this one does a poor job it. Everything is in the same font--no highlighting, no bolded type. Maybe it is only me, but I find that irritating, Otherwise, a quick and simple read--classic British royalty romance.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I wanted to like this book. I love historical romance and strong heroines. But I just couldn't get very far into this book. I even tried to skip ahead, and found that I just didn't care enough about the characters to find out what would happen next. The characters lack real emotional depth. I had to stop reading because it felt like a waste of time. I wish this writer the best of luck, and hope she improves with time and practice. But right now, her work is sophomoric.
ornerylibrarian More than 1 year ago
Lady Phoebe is a sassy, clever heroine who deserves a dashing, handsome hero and Ella Quinn delivers that in spades with Lord Marcus. A tale filled with laughter and passion, Ms. Quinn has hit the mark with this regency story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This story was particularly difficult for me to read for several reasons. The writing style seemed off, there was not much of a flow and as such it did not draw you in. The story itself seemed to have gone poorly over to my e-reader, there was odd spacing throughout the book. Also the author for some reason decided that the characters would use short form when describing others, such as Lady W, which seems lazy and was horribly distracting. On a good note, I found the characters interesting and the plot was worth reading. I would not sujest purchasing the book, but as it was free it was worth reading.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I'm about halfway through this book and the best I can say about it is that it is ok. The writing seems rather tedious and the characters lack any emotional depth. The base storyline of Phoebe having nightmares and being upset for 8 years over a stolen kiss is really ridiculous. I am glad this was a free Friday book and I did not pay for it. I think this author shows promise but not quite there yet.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Layout problems are the least of this book's problems. The plot is terrible, the speech is akward and at times is not even gramatically correct, and the chapters drag!!! OMG, I just realized I am only 6 chapters in and I have 20 more to go!!! 20 too many. The only positive thing I can say is at least I didn't pay for this, but that is of little comfort. As a reader I feel duped and like I wasted my time giving this book a chance. I was hoping things would get better, but sadly, not. It took me a week and a half, probably more to get through the palrty amount of pages I have read, time better spent reading books written by someone (a. Who knows what a Regency romance is and (b. Knows how to write halfway decently. This author clearly does not. Sorry to those of you who gripe about these ratings and reviews hurting the author, but in this case, it's warranted and necessary. If we, as consumers don't say anything, then BN will continue to offer us digital content, both free and paid that is subpar. I'm already not happy with the fact that Nook's offerings as far as classic literature amounts to CLIFF notes in alot of cases or even worse BN Special Editions with translations or commentary. I don't understand how or why Amazon can seem to offer it's customers so much, and much better, and yet BN is grossly behind in it's offerings as far as quality and timeliness in some cases. I have been a valued BN customer for years, but as far as e-readers go, NOOK is not what I expected it to be. Obviously they are not digitizing in the same way other companies are and it's frustrating!!! The thing is, we've let them get away with giving us less than what other providers give for too long, and because of this, this book is what we get. Agreed?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was difficult to keep track of all the chatacters because she kept switching between their first and last names. I couldn't get interested in the story. She's freaking out because Marcus accosted her-not exactly- 8 years before, but she only thought of that ehen he wasn't around. Then all of a sidden she's over it and the problem is gone. The characters as no depth. Marcus was boring as hell, and Phobe had no personality. Not worth the free I paid for it. Hokey, don't bother.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you've read romance novels before then you will find this one follows the same cookie cutter format. Its not a bad read, but I got 3/4 of the way thru then realized I could spend my time reading something truly enjoyable.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have read worst but it is unnecessarily long, by the time I was halfway through book I really didn't care what happened to characters.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Highly recommended! It's nice to see such a strong female lead in a regency book. Well written, very entertaining, and highly amusing.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good but not Great! Heroine was a little too much at times. Honest rating is 3.5. Enjoyed story buit it did not WOW me.
Bettylafea67 More than 1 year ago
This was a quick and entertaining read. I would have given it 4 stars but Lady Phoebe was often times annoying. I loved the Hero and his bid at redeeming himself and proving himself worthy of Lady Phoebe. I recommend this book for a nice read on a rainy day.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Can't read this. It is just a sea of words. I need paragraphs.
Anonymous 6 months ago
Good reading.
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I did enjoy this story but Phoebe was annoying with her harping on not trusting Marcus. I do enjoy historical romance. I liked Phoebe's interaction with all the children. It was a nice story.
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Elaine-bookworm More than 1 year ago
Loved it, I fell in love with the characters and I couldn't put it down. I am so glad that she wrote more books involving these characters. Very glad I found her books.
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It starts strong but begins to drag fairly quickly.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very likeable characters. Only critisism was that the story carried on a little too long. Should have moved a bit faster.
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