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The Seduction of Lady Phoebe

(The Marriage Game #1)

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Polite society has its rules for marriage. But for Ella Quinn's eligible bachelors, their brides will show them that rules are for the faint of heart...

Phoebe Stanhope is not a typical Lady. As feisty as she is quick witted, no one can catch her, especially when she is driving her dashing phaeton with its perfectly matched horses. And unlike her peers, experience has
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Mass Market Paperback, 368 pages
Published October 29th 2019 by Zebra (first published January 1st 2013)
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Rane
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Ella Quinn delivers a sweet ball of fluff in 'The Seduction of Lady Phoebe'! At a tender age Phoebe falls in love with Lord Marcus a 20 yr old second wastrel son whose on the verge of being banished to the west Indies. Marcus has fallen head over heels for the then "not out" Phoebe, and before he's sent off to far off lands he wants to make a bid for her hand and ask her to run away with him. Drunk on liquid courage, he tries to steal a kiss from Phoebe, only for her to knock his block off
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Melissa J. Katano
***UPDATE*** So, I bought THREE WEEKS TO WED, because of Facebook ads, not realizing that it was the same author.... and I really liked it. So, read my review of this book, if you like, but do NOT give up on this author. She does get better!


This is, I believe, a debut novel, and it reads like one.

Lady Phoebe is an uneven character. On the one hand, she has been "trained to defend herself" by her family (boxing, wrestling, short swords and pistols). She is intelligent and more interested in
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Mary - Buried Under Romance
This is a delightful debut by Ella Quinn!

Lord Marcus Finley fell in love with Lady Phoebe Stanhope mere days before he would be sent to the West Indies. He was still a minor and Phoebe not yet “out,” so he despaired of ever winning her hand. That night, out of sheer desperation, Marcus thought to secure Phoebe’s hand in marriage…except in drunken stupor he forcefully kissed her for which he received a facer and Phoebe’s hatred.

Young Phoebe had admired Marcus from afar, and thought he might be
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Carol Cork *Young at Heart Oldie*
NOTE: THIS BOOK WILL BE RELEASED ON 19 SEPTEMBER 2013 BUT IT IS AVAILABLE TO PRE-ORDER FROM AMAZON US, AMAZON UK, BARNES AND NOBLE AND KENSINGTON BOOKS.



THE SEDUCTION OF LADY PHOEBE, Ella Quinn’s Regency Historical debut novel is a delightful mix of romance, excitement and charming characters

I have a soft spot for unconventional heroines and Phoebe certainly falls into that category. She combines beauty with intelligence, daring, a political and social awareness and a damaging right hook!

For
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Nancy Goodman
Apr 22, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I have had the good fortune to read this book in pre-release. For fans of true Regency romance, when you open this book, you will feel as though you stepped into nineteenth Century England. Ella Quinn writes with precision and grace. Her language is lyrical. This is a book that fans from Georgette Heyer to Grace Burrowes must own. What I also love about this book is the accuracy of the Regency period both in the use of language and Regency customs.

I love the character of Lady Phoebe, she is a
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Elodie
Sep 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The Seduction of Lady Phoebe
The Marriage Game Series
Ella Quinn
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Release date 10/29/2019
Publisher Kensington

Blurb :

Polite society has its rules for marriage. But for Ella Quinn’s eligible bachelors, their brides will show them that rules are for the faint of heart . . .

Phoebe Stanhope is not a typical Lady. As feisty as she is quick witted, no one can catch her, especially when she is driving her dashing phaeton with its perfectly matched horses. And unlike
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eyes.2c
Oct 26, 2019 rated it really liked it
Delightful Regency romp!

This amusing regency romantic romp is being released in paperback complete with, "its banished lords, thoroughly modern gun toting ladies, and the requisite villain."
I first reviewed this novel in October of 2013 as an ebook. My words then stand now.
"Subjected to the unseemly behaviour at the tender age of fifteen by Marcus Finley, Lady Phoebe resents him for eight years. As a callow drunken youth he had forced his attentions upon her. He was brought up short by a punch
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Molly
Oct 22, 2019 rated it liked it
This was a really fun book - witty and charming, it didn't take itself too seriously and the over the top drama was minimal - the perfect distraction for an afternoon of regency fun. Recommend!
Alyssa
Jul 19, 2013 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
***Review posted on The Eater of Books! blog***

The Seduction of Lady Phoebe by Ella Quinn
Book One of The Marriage Game series
Publisher: Kensington
Publication Date: September 19, 2013
Rating: 2 stars
Source: eARC from NetGalley

***Warning: this is an adult book, and for the eyes of mature readers***

Summary (from Goodreads):

Polite society has its rules for marriage. But for Ella Quinn’s eligible bachelors, their brides will show them that rules are for the weak of heart…

Phoebe Stanhope is not a
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Tracy Emro
Oct 27, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Lord Marcus Finley, the younger son of the Marquis of Dunwood falls head over heels in love with Lady Phoebe Stanhope at a house party given by the Countess of Worthington just days before he is being banished to the West Indies. He has a bit too much to drink and corners Phoebe, intending on declaring his love and eloping with her, but instead he takes liberties and finds himself knocked senseless by the petite lady and given a lecture on manners.

Eight years later, Marcus is still in love and
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Becky
The first chapter touches on how Phoebe and Marcus have a history. A very brief and for Phoebe, a rather traumatizing event took place and she just cannot get over it. She never wants to set eyes on Marcus again, even after 8 years have passed.

Marcus fell into insta love with Phoebe the moment he saw her. He calls her his vision and it was kind of adorable how much he was certain they were meant to be together. However, he is young and arrogant, and has quite a lot of growing up and maturing to
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Farrah
Jul 18, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book didn't have the greatest start. For about the first half, I thought I would end up not liking it. But, I persevered and continued to read. And I'm so glad I did! About halfway through the book, things picked up and I was drawn into the story. In the end, though I had a few complaints, I really liked The Seduction of Lady Phoebe.

I have to say, Marcus was the best part of this book. He was a wonderful hero. So sweet and determined to win over the woman he loves. I thought it was
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AMythicalBeast
The trouble with this book - the only trouble in a story meant to be amusing and slightly angsty and sweet, but mostly frothy - is that it's almost a half-book-length too long. About the 60% mark on my kindle the story had already reached its inevitable and deserved conclusion. To drag it forward after that was a really, really bad decision. And the worse of it was the plot device used to stretch it out. An obsessed stalker.

I liked the premise well enough. Phoebe was a young girl at a country
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Claudine
Aug 25, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4.5 STARS for The Seduction of Lady Phoebe by Ella Quinn

Phoebe Stanhope is not a typical Lady. As feisty as she is quick witted, no one can catch her, especially when she is driving her dashing phaeton with its perfectly matched horses. And unlike her peers, experience has guarded her against a growing list of would-be suitors. But when she encounters Marcus Finley, what she fears most burns deep within his blue-eyed gaze…

For Lord Marcus, the spark of recognition is but a moment in the love he
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Zena
Feb 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Brilliant story with lots of twists and turns. Just goes to show how difficult it is to learn to trust someone after there has been a betrayal of that trust - but that it is possible if the people make an effort to change that way they were.
Very easy to read with strong family ties and their help, some graphic loving and the storyline is strong.
I'm happy to recommend is book.
Liza O'Connor
Jun 17, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I won't call this a 'can't put down book' because I contentedly put it down frequently. In fact, I purposely drew out my reading experience over many weeks. I did this not because I was bored, but rather because I fell in love with the characters and I did not wish to let them go.

They are, to put it bluntly, addictive.

I delighted in spending an hour of my busy day with them. Their antics and romance took me back in time and for that one hour, I was there with them, wishing Phoebe would just
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Susana Ellis
Oct 03, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: regency
Marcus Finley "knows" Phoebe Stanhope is for him the first time he sees her. Unfortunately, his cockiness and inebriated state cause him to take far too many liberties with the innocent fifteen-year-old, and she runs away, traumatized. Marcus realizes he has burned his boats with her, and agrees to be sent to the Caribbean to manage the family holdings. But he doesn't forget Phoebe; he names his ship after her and hopes against hope that when he returns she'll still be available and willing to ...more
Sylvia
Lord Marcus Finley is a second son of a prominent and prestigious family. He was spoiled therefore he had gotten in trouble for some reckless behavior. So much so, that Marcus has to be banish to the West Indies before the family's reputation was tarnished. Lord Finley was infatuated with Lady Phoebe Stanhope. Marcus forced his attentions on Miss Phoebe that she has to punch him in the nose. That night change Marcus forever. Phoebe was never far from his mind and heart. When Marcus had to come ...more
Blue Falcon
Jun 26, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: tbr-master-list
This review is of “The Seduction of Lady Phoebe”, book #1 in “The Marriage Game” series by Ella Quinn.(Yes, I do have books in my collection that WEREN’T published in the 1980’s!)

The book begins at a party. It is here that Lord Marcus Finley, the hero of the book, meets Lady Phoebe Stanhope, the heroine of the book, and falls madly in love with her. There are things standing in their way: Marcus is 20, and Phoebe is 16. Marcus’ status as a second son. And, Marcus’ reputation as a bounder, cad
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Lori D
A story of a young attraction quickly gone awry as the hero becomes inebriated and confesses his love to the heroine. Unfortunately he gets a bloody nose for his treatment of her!
Eight years later, Lord Marcus is back from his banishment from the West Indies, after being called home due to his brother dying which makes him next in line for the Earldom. He is a changed man from the callus youth he was before and he has never forgotten Lady Phoebe Stanhope. He just hopes she does not recognize him
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Maggie Whitworth
Oct 22, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition


Marcus is 20 and his father has had enough of his dissolute ways.
The Answer?
Banish him from all and everyone he knows , send him to the West Indies.

Knowing he has little time to make Lady Phoebe notice him ,he grabs at her in order to make a play for her attention.
Young Phoebe is 17, not yet out and frightened to death of him .
That and her aggressive reaction ends his pursuit.

8 years on his feelings haven’t changed, his attitude has , he’s honest and responsible, her feelings have only grown,
She
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Pelusa Rivera
Oct 18, 2019 rated it liked it
This story was ok, not one of my favorite from Ella but something to pass the time. we have a second chance love affair between Marcus and Phoebe, Years ago these two liked each other but Marcus tried to grab a kiss from her and was sent away for it. Now he is back and more mature but he never forgot .Phoebe, but she is still holding on to that and now I think she needs to let it go...Finally they do and we get our HEA


rcvd an ARc at no cost to author..(netgalley) Voluntarily reviewed with my own
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Molly
Sep 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed this book. I love Pheobe Stanhope she is my favorite character. The characters were great. I liked the plot is good with Marcus coming back and wanting Phoebe. This was a great story and I will have to read the rest of the series.

Laura
This was ok. It was entertaining, but lacked depth. 2.5 stars.
Margolynn
Oct 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Enchanting and captivating are two words I’d use to describe this book. The characters where so well written and believable. You could almost feel them. The storyline was so well written and drew you in. If you enjoy historical fiction you’ll enjoy this book. I can’t wait to read what this authors writes next.
Renee
The Seduction of Lady Phoebe is the first book in The Marriage Game series by author Ella Quinn. If you like your historical romances accurate, steamy, and intriguing, you do not want to miss this read.

The story begins with the Hero, Lord Marcus Finley, on the cusp on banishment to Jamaica in what his father hopes will stop his son's further slide into all sorts of debauchery. He's a twenty-year-old second son living as if he has nothing to lose when he sees Lady Phoebe at a house party. She is
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Eileen Dandashi
Nov 10, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Title: The Seduction of Lady Phoebe
Author: Ella Quinn
Genre: Historical Romance, Regency Period
Story Takes Place: London, England, 1806
Published By: eKensington, September 19, 2013
Pages: 303
ASIN: B00CA6YYGS


About The Author: Ella Quinn presently lives in St. Thomas, Virgin Islands. This book is her debut book and the beginning of The Marriage Games Series. The second book of the series The Secret Life of Miss Anna Marsh has just published. Her third, The Temptation of Lady Serena, will publish
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Christine
Oct 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Phoebe speaks her mind. She is one loyal strong woman. Marcus is one romantic loyal man. He knows what he wants and won’t stop till he has it. They make for one complicated fun couple. So glad everything happened the way it did. A must read.
Jakki
Sep 05, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I relish when authors fashion unconventional heroines. Ms. Quinn does just this with Lady Phoebe, a well-dowered gentlewoman skilled in the finer arts of riding, pistol shooting, boxing, and small swords. Yet all of this bravado is only a cover for the painful memories buried on the inside. Phoebe’s young heart was broken when the one person she thought shared her progressive views turned out to be a presumptuous rogue. Now, eight years later, a charming knight-errant has rescued Phoebe, twice. ...more
Alison
Jul 16, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley-arc
I received an ARC of this book (ebook) via NetGalley.

The author of this book was initially unknown to me, but upon reading the blurb and seeing the cover, I was intrigued enough to requested a copy to try. I must say, despite not being quite sure at the start by the end of the book I knew that I had enjoyed it very much.

Lady Phoebe Stanhope is what you might refer to as an Original. Unmarried, though 24 years old, she knows her horseflesh, can handle herself in a fight - but most of all is in no
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USA Today bestselling author Ella Quinn’s studies and other jobs have always been on the serious side (political science professor and lawyer). Reading historical romances, especially Regencies, were her escape. Eventually her love of historical novels led her to start writing them.

She is married to her wonderful husband of over thirty years. They have a son and two beautiful granddaughters, and
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