Make Believe With The Marquess is my favorite book in the Miss Primm’s series. I love the grumpy/sunshine dynamic between Ranulf and Beatrice. Ranulf is abrupt, exacting, and single-minded. Ranulf is campaigning to become the Chief Investigator in an esteemed English institution. Ranulf needs a fiancé to persuade the older members that he is the right man for the job. Beatrice Wolcott is a teacher at Miss Primm’s and is in hiding. Beatrice reluctantly agrees to be Ranulf’s fake fiancé in exchange for the brilliant detective solving the mystery of who is targeting Miss Primm’s school with vandalism.
I loved everything about Ranulf; he has tragedy in his past and is unrelenting when he has a goal. Ranulf’s gruff exterior is slowly peeled away to reveal a romantic, attentive lover. Ranulf’s metamorphosis from grumpy to infatuated unfolds in a way that focuses on a complicated man. Beatrice is also a complex character. She is running and afraid, yet she still shows strength and resilience. I enjoyed reading about the path Ranulf and Beatrice take, discovering things about themselves that draw them together.
Make Believe With The Marquess is the sixth book in the Miss Primm’s Secret School For Budding Bluestockings series. I have looked forward to this series and can’t wait until Primm’s story! Annabelle Anders weaves an intricate, romantic, intriguing tale with vivid, unforgettable characters that take the reader on a passionate, amazing journey. Each book in this series is unique and enchanting, grabbing the reader’s attention and not letting go until the last sentence.
I voluntarily read and reviewed an advance copy of this book through the author. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
Release Date: September 27, 2022