Friday, 1 April 2016

Early review: You can't always get the Marquess you want - Alexandra Hawkins

They call him Chance, though in truth the Marquess of Fairlamb feels bitterly cursed: A long-ago family feud is standing in the way of his heart's desire. Lady Tempest is the daughter of his father's sworn enemy, the Marquess of Norgrave. She is beautiful, innocent, and utterly untouchable. But some seductions are just too good to resist...

Tempest is a woman of her own mind-and a true romantic who will overcome every obstacle to be with the man of her dreams. But the odds are against the handsome, wickedly charming Chance if he intends to win Tempest as his bride. Will he choose loyalty to his family-or risk everything he has for the woman he yearns for? 

My thoughts:
This is a Romeo and Juliet story. I have not read book 1, which is about their parents (and from other reviews I have decided that I sure do not want to read book 1. That is not romance to me.) Anyway, a total stand alone since duh book 1 is about their parents, and at the end we learn what happened with them and why there is a feud.

Tempest did not find a man last season. Her father is not happy but has another suitor in the wings for her.

Chance is the son of a Duke, he is a bit of a rake. But then he is young and not ready to settle down.

They meet, sparks fly. But dang it, their families are feuding and will not even be near each other. I was all, why are they feuding?!
The truth is dark.

I liked how he did not give up. He really wanted her (he does not know the Feud reason either.)
She was more careful, good for you, except for that one time. 

And then they lived happily ever after!

Conclusion:
I liked it. The future sure seemed bleak for them, and trust me, these families will not mingle even if their kids marry. But at least some are happy. 

Cover
 meh

ebook, 300ish
Expected publication: April 5th 2016 by St. Martin's Paperbacks
Masters of Seduction #2
Historical romance
NG


39 comments:

  1. Oh such a lovely story, such an interesting book, LOOK AT THIS COVER, her naked back, his naked torso, I am swooning, I must read it asap! *Fool April's Day* ;D

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  2. I do like any Romeo and Juliet retellings, and since i've always wanted to try historical romance, this one is a viable read.

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    1. Well not really a re-telling just two feuding families, got lots of those

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  3. What a second - so does book one not have an HEA since it's the start of the feud? Definitely don't want to read that! I need an HEA in my romance, so I'm glad to know this one doesn't end Romeo and Juliet style:)

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    1. It is historical romance, of course there is a HEA: But other things happens

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  4. I haven't found many Romeo and Juliet retellings that I've liked but this sounds pretty good.

    Karen @For What It's Worth

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    1. It's Romeo ad Juliet story, it's not a re-telling. There are many feuds out tehre

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  5. Hmm... Interesting but I think I will pass.

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  6. I like the cover but eh you know how I feel about her books. lol

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  7. I think that even if I liked the second book and was leery of the first, curiosity would get to me and I'd read it. :) Good to know this one works pretty well as a standalone.

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    1. Well their families hate each other, there it ends

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  9. Chance and Tempest, I like those names. :-)

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  10. In a way, that's nice. Just imagine them moving to America and settling somehwere here. In law problem solved ;)

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    1. That would solve a lot of problems

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  11. Oh the feud. Such a great barrier to happiness and romance. Now you have me curious about this one and book one.

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    1. ;)
      But no, not book 1! Sersly,, the spoiler >I read about that one just no no

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  12. Oh dear, sounds like foul deeds were committed.However glad this pair found their happiness.

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  13. I really don't get feuds. I get why two people dislike each other, but if the kids fall in love, good for them. Let them be happy. Isn't that what parents always say they want for their kids, just to be happy. Glad you enjoyed this one.

    Melanie @ Hot Listens & Rabid Reads

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    1. This feud is, well if I fell in love with a person from that family..it would be hard

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  14. I like a good historical romance and I like Romeo and Juliet so this does sound good!

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  15. oh yay...glad you liked this one. I do enjoy this author, and I love romeo and juliet themes. Great review here.

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