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Seducing the Marquess

(Lords and Ladies in Love #1)

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3.94  ·  Rating details ·  514 ratings  ·  84 reviews
Richard, Marquess of Devon is satisfied with his ton marriage. His wife of five months, Lady Eugenia Devon, thought she was, too, until she found the book. Their marriage is one of respect and affection, with no messy entanglements such as love. Devon’s upbringing impressed upon him that gentlemen slake their baser needs on a mistress, not their gently bred wives. However, ...more
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Published October 17th 2016 by Entangled Publishing, LLC (Scandalous)
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Debbie DiFiore
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**2.75 Stars**

Even though lately I've been reading a lot of contemporary romances, historical will always be my first love. There's just something swoonworthy about dukes and rakes and lords. Lady Eugenia and Richard, the Marquess of Devon, are newly married. Theirs is like any other aristocratic ton marriage...there is respect, admiration, care and even a bit of affection, but their marriage is without passion. Even though Eugenia is very much in love with her husband.

After the death of Richar
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Nicola
Oct 03, 2016 rated it it was ok
2.5 stars.

The blurb for Seducing the Marquess sounded great; Lord Devon and his wife Lady Eugenia are newly married, it's a marriage of convenience rather than one of love despite that not being what either craves, and when Eugenia finds the 19th Century version of The Joy of Sex she embarks on a sexual quest in making Devon fall in love with her.

"She was a respectable and proper lady..."

Whilst is started fairly well, I found the seduction element was lacking, and we entered a lather, rinse,
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Sissy's Romance Book Review
'Seducing the Marquess' by Callie Hutton is the story of Lady Eugenia Devon and Richard, Marquess of Devon.
Devon and Eugenia married about 5 months ago. Their marriage is what most marriages of that time were. Devon thought Eugenia would suit him and it would be just a regular town type marriage. Eugenia liked Devon from the first but she went through the marriage knowing that it was just an arrangement just as other on her day were married. But Eugenia always wanted something more and when her
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Ivy H
This novel was quite entertaining and the romance between the MC's developed in a very quirky, unconventional and lovely manner. The MC's are already married at the start of the story and they have both been conditioned, by their respective parents, to have a very cold and businesslike approach to matrimony. It was so funny reading about the way the hero's father had brainwashed him into believing that his wife was never meant to be an object of lust or passion. His dead old daddy had told him t ...more
Vintage
Thank you Ivy H.

Sweet, sweet romance with an adorable heroine that wants to break through the deadening constraints that Regency society has in store for her with a mannered life and a loveless marriage.

Unfortunately, the hero, while a nice guy, needs a couple of whacks with a skillet. He's sweet too, but dumb as a fence post.(view spoiler)
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Nov 30, 2016 rated it really liked it
"She knew passion and desire lay buried inside her. The little girl had wanted her knight in shining armor. She would have it."

What an absolutely delightful romp this was! It was quirky, unique, and just so much fun to read! The historical efforts of seduction had me laughing out loud.

"An accidental peek at a woman's ankle can be more alluring than her naked body"

Each chapter's snippet of the seductive book was as fun as the seduction efforts themselves. Watching the poor couple deal with
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Stacy Reid
I enjoyed Eugenia and Devon!

I found Seducing the Marquees to be a charming and delightful read. I loved that our hero and heroine were already married, and it was wonderful seeing how Devon and Eugenia tried to adjust the intimacy of marriage. The author crafted each character with care, and they were written well. Eugenia’s need to be loved by her husband, and to pleasure and love him in return was heartfelt and felt so genuine. I connected with her and I was rooting for her to successfully se
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Stephanie (Jump)
Jul 13, 2017 rated it liked it
3 stars
I like the premise but the story just felt repetitive as the couple circle each other. Their conversations and interactions were also flat. There's a lack of real spark.

If you want to read another HR with a very similar premise - wife tries to seduce their husband with the help of a scandalous book, and husband starts to suspect an affair, I would recommend Lessons From a Scarlet Lady
Fizza
Oct 12, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Since I love romantic comedies and historical romances this book was perfect for me. I enjoyed lighthearted story of Lord and Lady Devon. Both know what they want but are unable to express their needs to each other. Story started in a very interesting way and kept be engrossed until the very end.

Lord Devon has been taught to live a life in a certain way. He doesn't want scandal of any kind. So when he finds a sensible young woman, he considers himself very lucky. His wife is just as proper as sh
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Bree T
When I read the description of this, I had to request it. A lot of the historical romances I’ve read revolve around the characters falling in love before they marry but in this story, Richard, the Marquess of Devon and his wife, Lady Eugenia have already been married for a few months. Both are impeccably well bred and it’s probably one of those society matches that everyone looks at with approval.

However, Eugenia is slightly dissatisfied with her polite society marriage and she wants more. She w
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Deborah
Oct 23, 2016 rated it liked it
The blurb of Seducing the Marquess sounded like something I needed to read. Newly married, Lady Eugenia Devon and Richard, Marquess of Devon, have a proper marriage. A marriage of convenience. It is one of respect and affection, but lacks love. Devon's been taught that you take care of your needs with a mistress-not with your gentle wife. But once he's married, he's not interested in a mistress any longer. He only really wants Eugenia. Eugenia, also only wants Devon, so she tries to entice him t ...more
Heather andrews
Oct 01, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I loved seeing Devon all flustered, “and. And. And. You cannot wear that.” He gestured toward her. “That is not a proper gown for a married woman!” I loved this book, I loved that Eugenia could drive Devon mad.
Annie
Oct 19, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: marrieds
2.5
Kristen
Feb 24, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
In Callie Hutton's Seducing the Marquess, the first installment in the Lord and Ladies in Love historical romance series, this introduction would leave you hot and bothered to start a scandal of your own. After Eugenia's husband's mistress dies, she's more than relieved to have him for herself. But when she perused a local bookstore, she picked up a book of a scandalous nature and plans to start seducing him. For Lord Devon, he notices the changes in Eugenia's behavior and picks up on it. His da ...more
Ishara Dasruth
Jan 02, 2019 rated it liked it
Entetraining story but it seemed to drag on a bit too much.
Mommaleena
Oct 17, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: to-be-read-again
Assumptions

Lady Eugenia Devon AKA The Ice Queen's had just heard her nemesis and her husband’s mistress, Mrs. Forestor just died in a carriage accident. She kept her usual cool smile in place until she was alone in her bedchamber, then she wanted to shout with joy! After stealing the book Secrets of the Bedchamber, and learning what passion they could have together. Now was the time to win her husbands attention before he took a new mistress, even though it was common practice. A wife in the e
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Maria Dariotis
Sep 29, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Seducing the Marquees
by Callie Hutton
Lords and Ladies in Love series

London England
October 1819

Lady Eugenia Devon is a proper perfect miss so much so that she was dubbed The Ice Queen! For you see Eugenia did everything right and proper, her hair perfectly coiffed her manners and dress were ever proper nothing scandalous ! She even had the perfect proper courtship required of her.

Married to the perfect man - whom she was head over heels in love - Richard the Marquees of Devon. Married 5 months
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Isha Coleman
Oct 15, 2016 rated it it was amazing
A decadent tale of love lust and blatant sensuality are the words to best sum up Seducing the Marquess. Can a marriage built on etiquette survive the storm brewing behind closed Doors? Eugenia is willing to break all the rules in order to gain her husband love, but will she end up breaking her own heart in the process? Bring on the naughty. It's getting hot in here. Passion, confusion and romance are the driving force behind this steamy but magnetic love story.
EvilAntie Jan
Jan 01, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recency novels not my top choice but Callie Hutton has...

Made me a fan. I don't know if it is the constraints of society or the games people had to play that I just don't care for that said, Callie Hutton's characters are enchanting and are stuff that true love is made of- it was a good read.
Brittany
Oct 10, 2016 rated it really liked it
I received this from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This was a very good read. It was entertaining and just made me laugh. I enjoyed the read so much. The characters were great. I just wish that he was less of a jerk. The two just needed to have a conversation and thing could have gone better for them. I do look forward to more from this author!!
Yuni
Nov 20, 2016 rated it really liked it
The fact that I like this story mesmerized me. I'm enjoying myself reading Eugenia and Devon story and oh-so-scandalous book.
Cynthia
Oct 27, 2016 rated it really liked it
What made this story for me was the humor I totally love a book with humor. The author brings to the table very likable characters that pull you in giving you a highly entertaining read.

Devon has been bought up with strict ways a wife, or married couple should act he thought he found the perfect lady in his lovely new wife Eugenia. She has such grace, just the right tones, the right actions to make those in the ton very happy. No one can or will find fault in his lovely wife. He really is thril
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Laura
Oct 12, 2017 rated it liked it
What Is It About:
Richard married Eugenia to satisfy the ton and produce the heir that is expected of someone in his position. He was raised with the notion that passion isn't needed in a marriage and it should be saved for a mistress. But Eugenia isn't happy with that arrangement. Yes, it is a good arrangement but there's no passion or love. Until Eugenia finds out that Richard's mistress died, and finds a book that explains seduction and sex; all of which she plans to use on her husband.

What I
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Brenda
Aug 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: reviewed
Publisher's Description:

Richard, Marquess of Devon is satisfied with his ton marriage. His wife of five months, Lady Eugenia Devon, thought she was, too, until she found the book. Their marriage is one of respect and affection, with no messy entanglements such as love. Devon’s upbringing impressed upon him that gentlemen slake their baser needs on a mistress, not their gently bred wives. However, once married, he was no longer comfortable bedding a woman other Eugenia. When
she stumbles onto a n
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Suzannah
Mar 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Lady Eugenia Devon is and always has been a thoroughly proper lady – so much so that she has earned the nickname The Ice Queen. Her husband the Marquess of Devon is a thoroughly proper gentleman of the Ton – so much so that he only visits his wife’s bedchamber on scheduled days of the week and keeps a mistress on the side. When Eugenia stumbles upon a book named “Secrets of the Bedchamber”, she discovers that she desires a marriage of love and passion. But to achieve that goal she must seduce he ...more
Lyn
May 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Unlike most romances (at least the ones I read), this one featured a couple that's already married. Both go into the marriage thinking they only want it to be business, but both end up falling in love and wanting it to be more than business. This ends up causing hilarious misunderstandings, which is part of why I enjoyed this story so much. Romances don't usually involve humor, but this one had the perfect amount, in the perfect places. Because of that, and the nice change from the normal "I wan ...more
Dianne Lowe
Apr 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is an entertaining story of Eugenia, the Ice Queen, and Devon. They were both in homes where their was little to no affection and old that ton wives were not supposed to enjoy the marriage bed. They only were supposed to birth a spare and a spare and fill their lives with raising children, attending balls and such, and making a home for their husbands. But Eugenia found a book with pictures one day that opened her eyes in more ways than one. When she begins to practice some of these things, ...more
Lisa
Oct 10, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: bur-2016
In typical ton fashion the Marquess of Devon and his wife, Lady Eugenia have a marriage that more closely resembles a business arrangement. But Lady Eugenia thinks there might be hope to change things when word gets out that Devon’s mistress has died in a carriage accident.

Each of them have been raised to be the proper ton member. Eugenia as been given the nickname, The Ice Queen, because she is always demur, proper and would never cause a bit of scandal. That is the Eugenia that the ton sees; t
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Ltlmer2
May 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kindle
Sweet and fun with a bit of spice

Lighthearted seduction. Some may criticize Devon for his views and manner, but I liked him quite a bit. It is entirely period appropriate and understandable, along with Eugenia's upbringing and initial stiltedness. Lovely story about two people learning to love each in their own way and not by the dictates of society. My first book by Hutton, and I look forward to more.
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Callie Hutton, the USA Today bestselling author of The Elusive Wife writes both Regency and western historical romance, with “historic elements and sensory details” (The Romance Reviews). Callie lives in Oklahoma with several rescue dogs and her top cheerleader husband of many years. Her family also includes her daughter, son, and daughter-in-law. And twin grandsons “The Twinadoes.”

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