When a Marquess Loves a Woman
Now a widow, Lady Juliet Granworth i ...more
I picked this book up because I was in the mood for a nice romantic story and the cover is simply gorgeous. I am happy to say that I was not disappointed. I can't say that anything that happened in the book was a surprise but I enjoyed it nonetheless. This is listed as being the third book in a series but I read it as a stand alone without any difficultly. Max and Juliet's story ended up being quite entertaining.
I really like the fact that t ...more
Thank you for the cake. Since I never require silverware when eating such confections, I am returning that which you sent. Please feel free to find a better place to keep it. Should you require suggestions, I would be more than happy to direct you to stick the tines firmly into your posterior. Repeatedly.
Your most ardent enemy,
As a young man, Maxwell Harwick only dreamed of two things: to emerge from the shadow of his older half brother by taking a seat in parliament and of th ...more
I love this cover and I loved the blurb, but the writing style isn't for me.
Case in point:
1. This author has an obsession with bug metaphors. In her first Season's Original's book, it was a spider. In this one, she discussed bug larva under a leaf to describe the heroines feelings that burrowed into her ...more
This is Max and Juliet's story. Max has always been made to feel second best to his brother Bram. Especially when it comes to Juliet, who 5 years ago was hoping to become that season's original so that she ...more
This is my first read by Vivienne Lorret, despite having bought the earlier books in this series. I just haven't been able to fit them into my schedule yet... but accepting a review copy is always a way to get something cemented on my calendar. I quite liked her writing style, so I will hopefully work the other books into the calendar before too much longer. Despite not having read the earlier books, I felt like I was fine reading this third book. There may have been some character crossover, bu ...more
WHEN A MARQUESS LOVES A WOMAN is exactly what we have all been waiting for, and Vivienne couldn't have written it ANY better. Max and Juliet slowly let go of the enemy status and move quite nicely into the lover status...and OH MY was that first tryst HOTTTTT! Vivienne might not write smutty overly graphic sex scenes, but she knows how to make her scenes erotic in their own right. Oh my...(fans herself), Max and Juliet burn ...more
I thoroughly enjoyed book one and two and Juliet and Max were building up since the first book and I was a bit excited for their story. I felt that their book was quite underwhelming in the sense that yes, they had that push-and-pull and then the whole jealousy thing with Lord Ellery. This book was also humorous but for some reason, I found it lacking. Lacking what, I don't really know? I didn't fall in love and I wasn't fully immersed into the story as I was the previous books.
I do like ...more
so,, one of the favourite tropes-check. next, it was a second chance romance, and the characters a) know each other EXTREMELY well, b) are allowed growth, c) everything happens organically and makes sense?? i am SHOCKED. and THRILLED.
also included: banter! a respectful hero, lady friendships! literally everyone knowing ...more
If you like enemies-to-lovers romance, then you probably want to read When a Marquess Loves a Woman. It’s got all my prerequisites for a good Regency romance–loads of sexual tension, a heroine who owns her shit, and epic sass-battles. Also canoodling in libraries. Also a stock market crash. There’s a lot going on in this book.
Juliet’s sense of self-worth is so tied into her appearance, and is so damaged by the neglect of her parents and the abuse of her ...more
It was great to see how the characters in the first two books were doing and I c ...more
Once upon a time Juliet White had hopes of making a grand match. She'd earned the moniker "goddess" for her beauty early on in her debut, but it quickly became paired with the term "hollow", as most never took the time to truly get to know her. But when Maxwell Harwick decided to make his feelings for her known, and the two were caught kissing, all her hopes were dashed. What Max didn't know, and not many did, was Juliet's fathe ...more
I like the fact that Juliet is a widow. I like these historical heroines who have a bit more freedom to engage in a sexual liaison and ...more
Reviewed for herding cats & burning soup.
And so we have Max and Juliet...finally! Seriously yall. I was totally *flailing* about over these two! Lordy but I've been itching for When a Marquess Loves a Woman and getting that front row seat to the showdown between these two. And it was so dang fun.
So. Five things about When a Marques Loves a Woman...
1. Max and Juliet. They have one serious hate-on for each other. If there was a spork around? Oh yeah. It would be p...more
I have to admit that the prologue got me riled up. I wanted to skewer Juliet. I was heartbroken for Max. Five years later, things have a way of coming back and opening doors when least expected. On starts the banter, the witty humor, the brains to brawn, the high stakes wagers, the plotting and daring arrangements. Juliet and Max have been parted by five years and life but the love between the two has not di ...more
What a wonderful story of second chances! Max, the second and untitled son, has been in love with Juliet for many years. However, to save her father from debtor's prison, she married a ruthless, vain man. Now she is back, a young beautiful widow, and Max absolutely hates her, to the point, they wager, and whoever wins has to leave London. Let's face it, this Author is known for sexual content, it was not too many to pass up, and the book is wonderful! I highly recommend! Thanks! ...more
Max Harwick grew up in the shadow of his older, titled brother, Bram, who was born from his mother's first marriage. Even his own father seemed to prefer his stepson, while Max went largely unnoticed. As the brothers grew into young men, Bram began looking for a bride. Among the contenders was Juliet White, a dear friend to Max, though he was secretly deeply in love with her. As with most other people, she preferred Bram. When Bram decides to ...more
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Originally posted at Romancing the Book
I love Max. That’s okay to say right? I LOVE HIM. I wish I could tell you why. I wish I could list all the amazing characteristics that make him one of the best heroes I’ve read about in a long time.
Because, well, basically, it’s everything.
He’s cocky, but not too cocky, he’s wicked smart, he’s sensual, he’s funny…Need I go on? He’s basically everything I want in a good old fashioned regency rake.
The whole ...more
This story had everything; intrigue, sexy-times, wit, humor, the haute ton, delicious, possessive nobleman, and an intelligent noblewoman.
The back story was a little annoying, especially since the lack of communication between H/h was at fault for most of their current animosity. If they had just been honest with each other when they met up again, they ...more
As a young, penniless gentleman, Maxwell Harwick knew he had little to offer Juliet White—the most beautiful debutante of the season—except his love, and one thoroughly scandalous kiss. But when they were discovered in a compromising position, a nearly ruined Juliet fled into the arms of a rich, older lord… taking Max’s heart with her.
Now a widow, Lady Juliet Granworth intends to use the fortune she inherited from her odious husband to build a new life in London. Five years have passed, but she’...more
Fast forward 5 years, and they are arguing over the townhouse where Juliet grew up. She wanted to purchase it but when Max found out, he bought it. Now th ...more
I thoroughly enjoy When a Marquess Loves a Woman. Historical Romance fans will love this, especially those who are looking for an intense enemies-to-lovers story.
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Max was a wonderful hero, who truly loved Juliet. He saw who she truly was and not what the ton said. I loved it when he would surprise her with those gifts. Of course the best one was where he was taking her on their honeymoon...A tour of libraries. Very swoon worthy hero.