In the Arms of a Marquess

In the Arms of a Marquess

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She'd never forgotten him...Miss Octavia Pierce is witty, well-off ...and shockingly unwed. Still, she is far too successful in society to remain on the shelf forever, and her family has hopes that Octavia will finally make the perfect match. What they don't know is that, years earlier, Octavia was scandalously tempted by the one man capable of sweeping her off her feet - the man now known as the Marquess of Doree. A third son, never meant to inherit, Lord Ben Doree has abandoned his past and grown accustomed to his illustrious new position of wealth and power. But he has never forgotten Octavia, and now she desperately needs his help in a most dangerous, clandestine matter. Although she claims she has put the memories of the passion they shared behind her, Ben is determined to once again have her in his arms-and in his bed.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 384 pages
  • 106 x 173 x 17mm | 186g
  • Avon Books
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Original
  • 0061965650
  • 9780061965654
  • 287,159

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She'd never forgotten him . . .

Miss Octavia Pierce is witty, well-off . . . and shockingly unwed. Still, she is far too successful insociety to remain on the shelf forever, and her family has hopes that Octavia will finally make the perfect match. What theydon't know is that, years earlier, Octavia was scandalouslytempted by the one man capable of sweeping her off her feet--the man now known as the Marquess of Doreé.

A third son, never meant to inherit, Lord Ben Doreé hasabandoned his past and grown accustomed to his illustrious new position of wealth and power. But he has never forgotten Octavia, and now she desperately needs his help in a most dangerous, clandestine matter. Although she claims she has put the memories of the passion they shared behind her, Ben is determined toonce again have her in his arms--and in his bed.
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"Swept Away By A Kiss" is a breathtaking romance filled with sensuality and driven by a brisk and thrilling plot. Her characters are intelligent, vibrant and wonderfully complex. Katharine Ashe writes with eloquence and power--what a compelling read!" -- Lisa Kleypas, New York Times bestselling author "...an exciting, danger-packed historical romance that I hated to see end. A superbly crafted story...I highly recommend IN THE ARMS OF A MARQUESS to anyone looking for a great read. Do not miss it!" -- Romance Junkies "I loved it from beginning to end, and so will you." -- Bookishly Attentive "Every woman who ever dreamed of having a titled lord at her feet will love this novel." -- Eloisa James, Barnesand NobleReview.com "Ashe's debut is worthy of high praise. She presents readers with an incredible romance with enough sexual chemistry to singe your fingers. The characters are complex and highly sensual, the plot riveting and the backdrop vividly detailed. This is both a page-turner and a keeper." -- RT Book Reviews-- 4 and 1/2 stars, Top Pick FIVE QUILLS! "A wonderfully captivating book... In the Arms of a Marquess is perfection. ... Ms. Ashe's characters come to life not only in their provocative and lush setting but in the generosity of their witty dialogue. ... A magnetic story." -- Romantic Crush Junkies "Ashe delivers a unique adventure romance, weaving exotic aspects of India into a staid British backdrop. The strong and deliciously unusual characters propel the plot forward allowing the adventure, mystery and romance to perfectly merge into a thrilling read." - 4 1/2 stars! ("FANTASTIC/keeper") -- RT Book Reviews RECOMMENDED READ! -- Romance Novel News K.I.S.S. Hero! -- RT Book Reviews
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About Katharine Ashe

Katharine Ashe is the award-winning author of historical romances that reviewers call "intensely lush" and "sensationally intelligent," including How to Be a Proper Lady, an Amazon Editors' Choice for the 10 Best Books of the Year in Romance, and My Lady, My Lord and How to Marry a Highlander, 2015 and 2014 finalists for the prestigious RITA(R) Award of the Romance Writers of America. Her books are recommended by Publishers Weekly, Women's World Magazine, Booklist, Library Journal, Kirkus Reviews, Barnes & Noble, and many others, and translated into languages across the world. Katharine lives in the wonderfully warm Southeast with her beloved husband, son, dog, and a garden she likes to call romantic rather than unkempt. A professor of European History, she writes fiction because she thinks modern readers deserve grand adventures and breathtaking sensuality too. For more about Katharine's books, please visit her website or write to her at PO Box 51702, Durham, NC 27717.
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715 ratings
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4 36% (254)
3 28% (203)
2 5% (38)
1 3% (25)
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