Her Wicked Marquess by Stacey Reid
Did someone say Historical Romance? Oh, They did? YES MA'AM I am here for it.
Stacey is a go-to author for me and this novel was perfection. I was so excited to get it as a surprise in the mail. This was the second novel in this series but can be read as a standalone.
This is a semi slow burn and I was here for it. The couple was fantastic and the slow swoon was on point. This novel had the secrets you didn't see coming and a little to keep you twisted up, but in the end it was a perfect HR with characters that you grow to absolutely love.
Miss Maryann Fitzwilliam is too witty and bookish for her own good. No gentleman of the ton will marry her, so her parents arrange for her to wed a man old enough to be her father. But Maryann is ready to use those wits to turn herself into a sinful wallflower.
When the scandal sheet reports a sighting of Nicolas St. Ives, the Marquess of Rothbury, climbing out the chamber windows of a house party, Maryann does the unthinkable. She anonymously claims that the bedchamber belonged to none other than Miss Fitzwilliam, tarnishing her own reputation—and chances of the dastardly union her family secured for her. Now she just needs to convince the marquess to keep his silence.
Turns out Nicolas allows for the scandal to perpetuate for his own reasons… But when Maryann’s parents hold fast to their arranged marriage plan, it’ll take a scandal of epic proportions for these two to get out of this together.