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My Wicked Marquess Mass Market Paperback – 1 Jul 2009
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"Foley's wonderful romance will appeal to Amanda Quick and Stephanie Laurens fans."--Booklist
Foley s wonderful romance will appeal to Amanda Quick and Stephanie Laurens fans. --Booklist"
First is a dark, mysterious but ultimately romantic series by sexy historical romance writer, Gaelen Foley. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.See all Product description
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As well as Max and Daphne's courtship, we learn more of the history of the secret group Max is in, and how the other group, the Prometheans, the enemy from the Crusades, are still around causing trouble. He wants to keep her seperate from this, worrying how she'd react and how she may be in danger if she knew their existence.
Overall, the story was great, but I'd have to give it 3.5/5. It was alot to take in at the end, where you find out about Max's club and the Prometheans, and took a couple of reads to try to absorb. It seemed to stop the flow of the book, making it a little 'static.' Also, I noticed the editors printing wasn't up to scratch in some place, as they hyphenated a lot of words that don't have hyphens! Someone else mentioned this, and it is true. The story ends with the beginning of the second book in the Inferno Club series, focusing on the Earl of Warrington, which I'm starting today.
The story isn't Gaelen's best, but worth a read all the same.
Usually there is lots of danger and the heroine always manages to find herself in need of rescuing, that wasn't the case here, in fact there was so little danger and their 'courtship' was so short and boring, I don't know why they even bothered, they only met twice before Max went to see Daphne's father and ask his permission to marry her, all without her knowledge!
The characters were two dimensional and not even likeable.
The hen-pecked father,stepsisters and an evil stepmother storyline was clichéd and unoriginal.
I agree with a previous reviewer, it did stop suddenly and not on a very exciting cliffhanger either.
Will I read the rest of the series? No I don't think I'll bother.
As a side note....
I found the layout of the book very weird as well, was the printer getting paid by how many hyphens he put in the book? There are 10 on pages 226 & 227 alone! It looks as though they indicate pauses, but they are everywhere and people just don't pause, in their speech, that often! Also whenever the word 'service' appeared, it had a hyphen in it e.g ser-vice (see pages 71 & 369), what was the point of that?
I'm personally intrigued and ever hopeful that Gaelen Foley delivers the brilliance of the likes of Darius et al in our next hero, the delicious Lord Rohan and I don't doubt that she will.
As for this, well, as a consistently good author who has me often returning to pick up a previous of hers and reimmersing me in the story, I can excuse the odd tale that doesn't exactly blow me away. The fact that Ms Foley has managed to make me so excited about the next book in this series is a gift in itself so I'm not complaining.
If you have never read any Gaelen Foley, do yourself a favour and start with "The Duke" and work your way through to "His Wicked Kiss" - and then stop there! If, like me, you are a long-time fan - don't waste your time on the trite and passionless "My Wicked Marquess".
It's hard to believe that the reviewers who gave this a positive score have read the same book as me! This is the American edition of the novel - the UK edition is out soon. There are a number of reviews on the American Amazon site as the book was released there a couple of months ago - the reviews average out at a measly 3 stars.
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