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Tuesday, August 25, 2020

Book Review: How to Catch a Sinful Marquess (The Disreputable Debutantes #3) By Amy Rose Bennett

How to Catch a Sinful Marquess (The Disreputable Debutantes #3) 
By Amy Rose Bennett
August 25, 2020
336 pages
A reserved debutante and a former soldier make an unlikely but fated match as they hasten for the Isle of Skye.

Orphaned heiress Olivia de Vere should have the world--or at least the men of the ton--at her feet. But when she's thrown out of a young ladies' academy, Olivia doubts she'll ever find someone who will love her, rather than her bank account. To make matters worse, her dissolute cousin Felix is determined to marry her against her wishes. A virtual prisoner in her guardians' London townhouse, Olivia can’t help but develop a tendre for her neighbor, a handsome Scottish marquess.

Battle-scarred in more ways than one, Hamish MacQueen, Lord Sleat, has braved many dangers in life. But nothing has quite prepared him for the shock of having a young child dumped on his doorstep, with a note claiming she’s his daughter. Just in the nick of time his pretty neighbor appears, offering to act as a nursemaid for the young girl on their journey to his estate in Scotland. He suspects she has her own reasons for wanting to flee the country…
The close traveling quarters leads to a fierce attraction between Olivia and Hamish that seems impossible to resist. But when ghosts from the past and monsters from the present threaten to tear them apart, will their unlikely love survive?

How to Catch a Sinful Marquess is a lovely historical romance that had me hooked throughout. The book is the third installment in Amy Rose Bennet’s Disreputable Debutantes series. The Sinful Marquess in question is Hamish McQueen, Lord Sleat, a Scottish Marquess and well-known rakehell. Almost accidentally the young heiress Olivia de Vere finds herself thrust front in centre into Sleat’s complicated life. The two come to a mutually beneficial arrangement as a means to an end. However, as one would anticipate, the dynamic becomes fraught with lust and eventually something deeper.

Historical Romance has its appeal. In a sphere so fraught with rules and restraint, sexual tension is sure to simmer. Sinful Marquess is no exception. Who doesn’t love a tall strapping Scottish nobleman? And if his powerful physic, title, and abundant wealth weren’t enough to make you swoon, his lord has a black leather eye patch that serves to hide a war injury. Need I say more? Olivia is sweet, but with a rebellious streak that makes her relevant for a contemporary reader. While I wouldn’t consider a steady stream of historical romance, I may read the rest of this series. It would seem Bennett does historical romance I can get behind.

In the end, the chasm dividing the two lovers seems trivial, much like a romantic comedy. The dramatic, sensual lead up is the best proves to be the part. Oh. And the eye patch. That was pretty awesome.

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Bianca Greenwood

About the Author:
Amy Rose Bennett has always wanted to be a writer for as long as she can remember. An avid reader with a particular love for historical romance, it seemed only natural to write stories in her favourite genre. She has a passion for creating emotion-packed, racy stories set in the Georgian and Regency periods. Of course, her strong-willed heroines and rakish heroes always find their happily ever after.

Amy is happily married to her own Alpha male hero, has two beautiful daughters, and a rather loopy Rhodesian Ridgeback. She has been a speech pathologist for many years but is currently devoting her time to her one other true calling - writing romance.

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