Say Yes to the Marquess

Say Yes to the Marquess

Paperback - 2015
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Baker & Taylor
Determined that his brother marry Miss Clio Whitmore, hardened fighter Rafe Brandon decides to plan the wedding himself but has a change of heart when he falls hopelessly in love with the bride-to-be. By a USA Today best-selling author. Original. 100,000 first printing.

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USA Today Bestseller

Your presence is requested at romantic Twill Castle for the 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, Clio Whitmore has had enough. She's inherited a castle, scraped together some pride, and made plans to break her engagement.

Not if Rafe Brandon can help it. A ruthless prizefighter and notorious rake, Rafe is determined that Clio will marry his brother—even if he has to plan the dratted wedding himself.

So how does a hardened fighter cure a reluctant bride's cold feet?

  • 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 bride— and tries not to picture her as his.
  • He doesn't kiss her.
  • If he kisses her, he definitely doesn't kiss her again.
  • When all else fails, he puts her in a stunning gown and vows not to be nearby when the gown comes off.
  • And no matter what—he doesn't fall in disastrous, hopeless love with the one woman he can never call his own.


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When Clio Whitmore enlists prizefighter Rafe Brandon to help her get out of her eight-year engagement to his brother, Piers, Rafe tries to convince her to marry Piers, until he finds himself falling in love with her.

Publisher: New York : Avon, 2015
ISBN: 9780062240200
Branch Call Number: PB Dare
Characteristics: 374 p. ; 18 cm

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AlexVail
Nov 15, 2017

I enjoyed this story

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BookSnitch
Oct 07, 2017

I liked it. Some of it was slow, predictable and difficult to get through. I was really interested in Cloi's little sister, Phoebe. She clearly has some form of autism which makes her more intriguing to me. Hopefully I'll see her again in another story.

Overall it was a good story and the chemistry between Rafe and Clio was palpable. I especially loved the push and pull between them. There were a few parts that gave me belly butterflies and the make out scenes gave me tingles in other places... holy Satan in an ice cream shop! Talk about melting! YUM!

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wongsokguan
Feb 09, 2016

I love the scene where they have a cake fight.

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marthabwaters
Jan 23, 2016

Another charming regency romance from Tessa Dare that, while not quiiiiiiite as excellent as the first installment in this series, still manages to balance humor with real emotional heft quite well. Having said all that: I finished this book reeeeeeeally wanting to read a book about the brother who -- spoiler alert, except it's a romance novel, so duh -- gets jilted by the heroine. Tessa Dare should totally write that one next.

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caj1222204441801
Jan 29, 2015

A cute read as Clio becomes more of an independent woman. I enjoyed it and cant wait for her next one.

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stephaniedchase
Sep 25, 2014

Take one independent heroine in Clio, one lonely and forgotten second son who happens to be a champion prizefighter in Rafe, a castle, plans for a brewery, meddlesome families, and an eldery bulldog, and you have a fun, sexy, and ultimately very touching romance. Much of what the book focuses on is the need we all have for love, and to be seen for who we are, rather than who others want us to be; Clio and Rafe want to make their own way, and their own decisions, in life.

I might suggest this is a book best read in the privacy of your own home, as the deliciously steamy sex scenes are sure to make you blush.

Much more successful than the first in the series, ROMANCING THE DUKE, which featured an unrelated cast of characters.

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BookSnitch
Oct 07, 2017

“You’re Clio’s Own now. The Devil himself could come for you, and he’d have to get through me.”

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BookSnitch
Oct 07, 2017

"Holy God. There was rock-hard, there was hard-as-steel, and then there was the solidity of Rafe’s current erection—which so thoroughly surpassed all his previous experience, he suspected it might be of interest to science."

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Oct 07, 2017

BookSnitch thinks this title is suitable for 17 years and over

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