Alex, the Marquess of Brandon, is on a revenge mission. Rose, the foremost mapmaker that hides her identity, is caught in the crosshairs. The two develop an undeniable attraction, but there are many lies and secrets between the couple that they must overcome.
I am very conflicted regarding this book. My most significant issue is in the first third of the book, one of the main characters is attached to someone else. I found this uncomfortable and problematic. However, I felt the resolution to the issue, when it came, was very satisfying. I would have liked less subterfuge and resentment in the book’s last third. I felt the couple’s issues were tedious at times, and they could have been resolved much sooner. The dialogue was stilted and seemed forced between the two main characters in certain scenes.
That being said, both Alex and Rose were intricately developed, intriguing characters. The plot had many moving parts that did keep my interest. The connection between Alex and Rose was undeniable. I enjoyed sections of this book immensely, hence the conflict.
The Marquess Makes His Move is the third book in the Clandestine Affairs series. I enjoyed aspects of this book. However, the issues I have addressed hindered me from loving the book. Ultimately this is a book many readers will enjoy; it wasn’t for me.
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: March 29, 2022