"Marlowe's delightful tale is replete with unexpected characters, a wonderful romance and a page-turning plot."-- RT Book Reviews , 4 1/2 stars
John Fitzhugh Barrett, unexpected heir to a marquessate, suddenly has ladies from all over the country descending upon him.Read more...
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"Marlowe's delightful tale is replete with unexpected characters, a wonderful romance and a page-turning plot."--RT Book Reviews, 4 1/2 stars
John Fitzhugh Barrett, unexpected heir to a marquessate, suddenly has ladies from all over the country descending upon him. But John doesn't owe anything to the family who let him think he was a bastard all his life, and he's determined to marry the woman he wants.
John Fitzhugh Barrett, surprised to learn he is heir to a marquessate, is determined his new status won't mean giving up his freedom. But as families from all over England descend upon Somerfield Park for the shooting season, their unmarried daughters are lining up to bag the newest trophy buck--him.
John's instinct for self-preservation inspires him to divide his attentions between a scandalous young widow, and the safely ineligible Rebecca Kearsey, daughter of a destitute baron.
The charade gives John the illusion of controlling the game but when he loses his heart to the beautiful Rebecca, all bets are off.
Praise for A Rake by Any Other Name:
"Marlowe shines with a delightful and delicious comedy of errors...Regency fans will love this page-turner." --RT Book Reviews, 4 stars
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2015-03-16
- Reviewer: Staff
Marlowe’s second Somerfield Park Regency (after A Rake by Any Other Name) is more fluffy than chewy. John Fitzhugh Barrett, the next marquis of Somerset, has never forgiven the snobs of high society for turning their backs on him when he was penniless, orphaned, and thought to be illegitimate. Now established as the Somerset heir and quite eligible, he has no use for the ton’s fawning attentions and rules. But he is intrigued by Rebecca Kearsy, a stubborn, innocent, and staunchly loyal bluestocking. He fears that Rebecca will suffer socially if he shuns the wealthier ladies for her, but he can’t stay away from her cheerful company. Rebecca falls for John almost instantly, but her father’s massive gambling debts put her at a disadvantage on the “marriage mart.” Plenty of farce, an easily defanged villain, and some complicated intrigues liven up this otherwise unremarkable country house party. (June)