[PDF] ❤ How to Manage a Marquess By Sally MacKenzie – Motyourdrive.co.uk

How to Manage a Marquess chapter 1 How to Manage a Marquess, meaning How to Manage a Marquess, genre How to Manage a Marquess, book cover How to Manage a Marquess, flies How to Manage a Marquess, How to Manage a Marquess cc48d434a75a8 Two Possible Futures Loom Before Miss Anne Davenport The First Option Sharing An Unhappy Home With Her Father And Soon To Be Stepmother The Second A Life Of Independence At The Spinster House If Only Her Friend, Cat, Would Vacate The Premises And Marry The Duke Of Hart A Well Placed Whisper About The Pair S Secret Tryst Might Speed The Course Of True Love But The Duke S Stubborn Cousin Poses An Obstacle A Ridiculously Handsome, Very Persuasive ObstacleNate, Marquess Of Haywood, Has Spent His Life Looking Out For The Duke, Hoping To Stave Off A Family Curse The Only Way To Keep His Cousin Alive Is To Keep Him Single That Means Convincing The Intriguing Miss Davenport That Her Lovely Lips Could Be Put To Far Better Use Than Gossiping Kissing, For Instance In Fact, Nate Is Beginning To Hope That Miss Davenport S Destiny Lies Not In The Spinster House At All, But With Him


10 thoughts on “How to Manage a Marquess

  1. says:

    I enjoyed this The humor was good and I liked how both characters are set on their paths, but their paths keep intersecting The Spinster House cat, Poppy is quite the matchmaker Haywood was so protective of Anne, and I liked that I wish he didn t think it was okay to go to prostitutes, although I understand his options were limited because of the vow he made to his mother Looking forward to Lord Alex and Jane s story.Reviewed for Affaire de Coeur Magazine.


  2. says:

    Our hero has so many sexist thoughts Women needing to be subservient and other bullshit like that Oh, and did I mention that he has conversation with his dick Yup You heard me right Plural As in at least 10 It was uncomfortable He always telling it to shut up and behave And the pacing was not good at all It would be really slow and then bam Something would happen that if practically miss There were several scenes that were not very long and then when the characters were thinking or talking about it in retrospect they describe them as at least 2 or 3 times longer than they actually were It completely threw me out of the story I ve never had this problem with MacKenzie s writing before so I dunno what was up with that It definitely needed some work though It s only the 2nd book that has ever driven me to turning my audiobook up to 3x speed and it was mostly from the wacky pacing Also, her dad is a major dickwad There is this big deal made about him being such a selfish jackass to his daughter but Ann never faces him about it and he just gets away with it Both him and his bride to be Shame on them for being selfish cowards and not having the guts to talk to Ann And I m so disappointed that it s not brought up again Ann just decided to be a complacent and spineless person and it made it feel so unsatisfying She s all like YEAH I ll let them walk all over me No problemo Here, let me lie down to make it easier for you Maybe a slight exaggeration Also, the children Children are the literal worst in adult books 99 100 times it s done badly The children are either wise beyond their years or act far too young Somehow this author manages both in one book how does that even happen The 5 year old in particular really grated on my nerves Which definitely wasn t helped by the high pitched and fast speech that the narrator gave him but I do believe he would have been really abnoxious either way.


  3. says:

    I received an eARC, from NetGalley and the publisher, in exchange for an honest review.This is book two in the Spinster House series by Sally MacKenzie I have read the previous book but I feel you would be okay with making this a standalone bookbut I will say Ms Mackenzie writing is so good that I would hate for you to miss out on any of her books There is a Spinster House that was set up by the previous owner to only have the house used for one Spinster until she married or died then the house would go to another chosen Spinster and so forth It is actually a type of curse that is set forth for the Hart Family Miss Anne Davenport has her eye on that house At this time her good friend Cat is staying in the house but Anne knows that her friend is having feeling for the overseer of the house..Duke of Hart So Anne makes a plan to set in motion some light gossip that might hurry their love affair on so that she can move in Nate, Marquess of Haywood is best friends with the Duke of Hart and tries to look after him and this so called curse that will kill the Duke of Hart if he marries So when Nate starts to learn that Ann is trying to move Cat and the Duke of Hart relationship toward marriage he knows he must stop her.


  4. says:

    Copy received courtesy of NetGalleyA very fluffy sexy Regency romp features three beginnings, establishing a curse over the Dukes of Hart, before we re introduced to the Marquess of Haywood, who has dedicated his life to keeping his friend the Duke of Hart from marrying, and therefore dying, according to the curse.Which may not be a curse after all Meanwhile, Miss Anne Davenport is competing with her besties to live in the Spinster House so she can escape her family, while trying to keep her father from remarrying Why the friends can t live together isn t clear, because the main focus of the story is the marquess s pretty much constant state of arousal for Anne, and of course Anne s response.The Regency era is presented in the thinnest veneer, the narrative voice trying for humor The curse thread was unclear, feeling like a plot device I think if there had been a lot less about the marquess s member and actual character development, the humor might have worked better but then my tastes tend toward comedy of manners I did enjoy the cat.Readers seeking an easily read sexy Regency should enjoy this tale.


  5. says:

    2.5 Stars The saga with the Spinster House continues with Anne Davenport, another young lady who wants a chance to move in and leave the worries of her home behind her Namely that her father is planning to marry a woman younger than she is However, it doesn t quite pan out as expected, when one of her closest friends gets the house, the subsequently falls in love with the Duke of Hart All she needs is a little push from her friend to commit and marry and then move out of the Spinster House, leaving it vacant for Anne Her plan falls in complete opposition to what the Duke s best friend and cousin, Nate, Marquess of Haywood has in mind and, as they battle it out their passion flares as well as their tempers.I wasn t a massive fan of the first book in this series, but it left me curious enough to want to read the next book to see what happens And, although I did like this book slightly , it still left me unmoved I wasn t sure if it was the romance, the characters or the idea itself, but I had a hard time keeping my mind focused on this book whilst I was reading.Maybe part of the problem was that I wasn t a massive fan of the main characters, Anne was okay, but she was scheming behind her friends back so that she could get she wanted, which, fortunately did coincide with her friend s happiness But it still felt underhanded But, she was in a difficult position and on a serious note, options were extremely limited for young women at that point in time Then there was Nate, and it wasn t that I disliked anything about him, it s just that I didn t particularly like anything about him either, it was all just a bit lacklustre Which, unfortunately extended to the romance as well.I m not going to say too much , as you can see I wasn t a massive fan, but there was also nothing inherently wrong with this book, I just didn t connect with it I m not sure if I will read on with this series as I had the same problem with the first book, but I wouldn t rule it out if the blurb intrigued me enough Oh well, you can t like them all right


  6. says:

    This book was a little silly for my tastes educated men believing in curses I think the author needed to choose an earlier time period than this one early nineteenth century to pull that off Still, MacKenzie is a good writer and worthy of a 3 star rating.


  7. says:

    Sally Mackenzie is a great writer she knows how too draw her readers in and she sure did with this book, what with a dynamic story line and lots of adventure and true love what can you want or need in a book.


  8. says:

    excelente historia me rei muchisimo, llore y disfrute de esta historia me encantaria poder seguir leyendo mas de estas historias


  9. says:

    Mistress of the House Spinster House series offers a situation romantic comedy in Regency clothing, and with the specter of tragedy floating around the castle I found the language a little modern especially the use of the word, Hey as a way of calling to someone or as an exclamation But, according to the first online site that came up when I googled it it has its origins in Middle English It s all in the spirit of silly romantic fun It reminds me of a cozy mystery but without a murder.But, of course there is the specter of tragedy in the past and potentially in the future The potential tragedy causes the obstructions between Anne and Nate The revelation of older tragedies also help them learn about each other and, one, in particular, helps Anne to accept her present family situation The tragedies of the past facilitate, because they grow with them and those potential in the future prevent their union And, you know what they say about worry about future events over which one has no control.Beverly Crick is not my favorite narrator, her voice is lovely, but her modulation has a sing song rhythm I dislike I also dislike the way she voices sex scenes But her accent is plummy and authentic.There was great continuity coming off the first book, as equally silly and fun, including the preternatural cat, Poppy Seriously, how could I resist


  10. says:

    A really solid follow up to book 1 I approve I wanted to hate Anne but I found it impossible to.


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