Clio Whitmore has waited eight years for her fiance, Lord
Piers Brandon, the Marquess of Granville, to come home
and make her his wife. After eight years of being made a
public joke and being called Miss Wait-More, Clio's had
enough. Done with waiting for a man who clearly has no
desire to wed her, Clio is determined to move on with her
life. Having recently inherited a castle, Clio just needs
to break the contract so she can live life on her terms.
With Piers away on diplomatic business, Clio turns to his
brother, Lord Rafe Brandon, to sign the contract breaking
Rafe has always been the black sheep of the family. While
his brother is off being a foreign diplomat, making the
family proud, Rafe is a champion prize fighter; great to
bet on but a disappointment to the family. Agreeing to
sign a contract breaking the engagement is the last thing
Rafe wants to do. He already has enough black marks
against him. Convinced he can talk Clio back into
marrying his brother, Rafe sets out to woo her for Piers,
only to discover he's falling in love with her himself.
With so many obstacles in their way and Piers due back
home, Rafe has to quickly figure out what he's going to
do before he ends up losing not just the only family he
has left but the woman he loves too.
SAY YES TO THE MARQUESS, the second book in Tessa Dare's
Castles Ever After series, is a delightful, laugh
loud, banter-filled sweet read that'll leave you with a
satisfied happily-ever-after glow. Clio is a delightful
heroine with lots of spunk. She's no damsel in distress
waiting to be rescued. Rafe, for all his thoughts of
being a disappointment to his family, is a wonderfully
flawed, honorable hero. I couldn't root for these two
enough. I even liked Piers, the reviver of dead dogs
(read the book, you'll understand).
Some readers have complained about the lack of historical
accuracy but it's not something I had a problem with. If
I wanted a book full of historical accuracies, I would
pick up a history text book. With SAY YES TO THE
MARQUESS, Dare has done what every good author hopes to
do, which is entertain their readers. Having said that,
if historical accuracy is important to you, then you may
not love this book as much as I did. Full of humour,
quirky characters and sigh-worthy scenes, SAY YES TO THE
MARQUESS is the perfect follow up to Romancing the Duke,
the first book in the series.
Your presence is requested at romantic Twill Castle for
wedding of Miss Clio Whitmore and . . . and . . . ?
After eight years of waiting for Piers Brandon, the
wandering Marquess of Granville, to set a wedding date,
Whitmore has had enough. She's inherited a castle, scraped
together some pride, and made plans to break her
Not if Rafe Brandon can help it. A ruthless prizefighter
notorious rake, Rafe is determined that Clio will marry
brotherâ€”even if he has to plan the dratted wedding
So how does a hardened fighter cure a reluctant bride's
He starts with flowers. Ladies can't have too many
flowers. Or harps. Or cakes.
He lets her know she'll make a beautiful, desirable
brideâ€” and tries not to picture her as his.
He doesn't kiss her.
If he kisses her, he definitely doesn't kiss her
When all else fails, he puts her in a stunning gown
vows not to be nearby when the gown comes off.
And no matter whatâ€”he doesn't fall in disastrous,
hopeless love with the one woman he can never call his