The Marquess Of Mischief is a heart-felt, sweetly romantic read that keeps you turning the page. This gentle story of friends to lovers also is full of intrigue and action. I enjoyed the natural blossoming of new love between the couple.
Christopher Anglesey, the Marquess of Banbury, is an agent with the Crown and isn’t looking for love or marriage. Lady Diana Lawrence is beautiful and intelligent. Diana lost her sight in an accident. Diana is placed in the cross-hairs of a conspiracy that threatens her life and those lives around her. Christopher pledges to keep her safe. Christopher is a responsible, caring character. Christopher is a man of action, yet helplessly falls under Diana’s spell. Diana’s character is brave, thoughtful, and lovely inside and out. I enjoyed how both characters have good hearts, and it was refreshing to have a decent and kind couple, no rakes or vapid debutantes here!
I loved how Christopher and Diana’s relationship unfolds. There is familiarity from knowing each other for years, and the romance that slowly blooms from friendship is enchanting and resonated with me. The couple’s courtship is sweet and fun to read. The intrigue and action kept me turning the page. There is plenty of content, and the pace was perfect. The Marquess Of Mischief is the second book in The Rakes Of Mayhem series. I loved the first book, and this one exceeded my expectations. This novel was an engaging, eye-catching romance that left me smiling.
I voluntarily read and reviewed an advance copy of this book through Netgalley and the publisher. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
Release Date: December 21, 2021