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The Valet Who Loved Me

(The Footmen's Club #3)

3.94  ·  Rating details ·  161 ratings  ·  35 reviews
He's on a top-secret assignment.

All of London knows Beau Bellham as the Marquess of Bellingham, but only a trusted few know he also works for the Home Office. His specialty? Scouting out traitors to the Crown. So, when one of his friends pretends to be a footman at a house party in order to find a wife, Beau decides posing as a valet at the same gathering will be the perfe
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Published August 25th 2020 by June Third Enterprises
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My least favorite in the series. Really slow and a bit too much "telling" rather than showing. I started to skim the second half. Everything resolved too conveniently for our H/h. I'm sorry to say this, but you wouldn't miss out on anything spectacular if you decide to skip this book or the entire series. ...more
Jessica Grogan
Aug 17, 2020 rated it liked it
This was a pretty good read, but I definitely prefer the first in the series still. I enjoyed watching Beau and Marianne go from being suspicious of each other to uneasy friends to being in love. I wasn’t as interested in the big mystery as the romance. And I did find Marianne’s accent (I know it wasn’t real) grating. I look forward to whatever Valerie Bowman writes next!

*I received an eARC from Valerie Bowman in exchange for an honest review.
Aug 18, 2020 rated it liked it
The plot to the story sounds like a good one. I found myself laughing at some of the quip between the characters. I loved the introduction between Beau and Marianne. That was perfect writing there. I like the characters as well.
I’m not able to connect my self with the characters though. The dialogue among them seems to not pull me into the story. It’s like a song and dance dialogue. I want to say they are going through the motions. If the spying and action would have taken place in the beginnin
Sissy's Romance Book Review
The Valet Who Loved Me by Valerie Bowman is book Three in The Footmen's Club Series. This is the story of Marianne Notley and Beau Bellham as the Marquess of Bellingham. I have read the previous books, which did add to my enjoyment of this book. I do feel that it can be a standalone book.
Beau is pretending to be a Footmen to find the identity of a traitor. While doing his investigation he keeps butting heads with Marianne who also works in service for the family but she seems to have some quest
Sep 01, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: owned, romance
3.5. It was an interesting concept to center an entire trilogy around one house party and have the stories of all three couples across three books happening simultaneously. I started to get fatigued in this volume with the same certain scenes told from a third perspective (though not many -- just a few conversations between the heroes to hold up continuity and maintain the timeline.) But things picked up a lot in the second half when we finally depart from the short timeframe of the previous vol ...more
Nov 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2020
I couldn’t wait to read the third and last book in this series! Beau impersonates a valet at a country house party. While his other two friends are impersonating servants as a bet no one in the ton would recognize them, Beau is looking for a traitor. He finds a lady’s maid, Marianne, who doesn’t seem to be what she claims to be. Together they must join forces to find this traitor.
Jul 30, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I have really enjoyed the Footmen's Club series and I hope their will be spin off books about some of the other characters meant. I did enjoy this book is that I would have enjoyed to read about the weddings of all three of them. The plot was good and I do not want to give any spoilers. I like Marianne and Beau chemistry. I hope you enjoy the story as much as I did. ...more
Vania Nunes
Aug 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Can we go back to the first book, The Footman and I?
Four friends, only one of them married, two very drunk, one not so drunk, and the last one completely sober.
About the three singles, one wanted to get married soon because he had inherited the title of his older brother, and as a result, many responsibilities fell on his shoulders;
The second, a single man who loved to enjoy life, had the reputation of a gambler, was broke, but had the title of duke that opened the doors to him. Not to mention t
Aug 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing
London - 1814

When Beau Bellham, the Marquess of Bellingham, goes out with his friends, he is the only non-drinker.of the group. The four of them are 29 and have been close since their days at Eton. They are Viscount Clayton, married; Earl Kendall, single; and the Duke of Worthington, single. All the single men agree that it is time to find a wife. But they worry that most of the women interested want to marry someone with a title. This is why the men avoid the season’s soirees filled with young
Aug 30, 2020 rated it really liked it
Beau is a viscount, a spy for the Home Office and he has also become a valet. He has arranged to become a valet at a house party in order to find who sold out the British Army to the French.

He and some friends have made a bet that none of them can pass as servants while dealing with some of the “best” people at a house party. Since Beau works as a spy for the government, he feels he has an advantage. But, the main thing he is looking for is to find the British nobleman who made a deal with the
Aug 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Beau Bellham, Marquess of Bellingham, Bell to his friends Lucas and Rhys decide to pose as servants so of course Beau will join in too. Beau is not really interested in finding a wife or winning a bet like Lucas or Rhys but find out who is the Bidossa traitor because secretly Beau is a spy for the home office. When Clayton the only friend of Beau’s that is married, holds a house party Beau knows this is the perfect opportunity to pose as a valet for Lord Copperpot. Beau is perfect undercover unt ...more
Elley Murray
I really liked Bell's character in the first two books so I was quite excited to finally, finally!, get to his book... and then I just didn't find him as appealing in this one. He was better when he still had that air of mystery I guess!

I did quite like Marianne and her suspicious nature, always foiling Bell (or rather, Beau in this one since we get his first name!) in his attempts to get some good ol' fashioned spying done. The banter is great and I love the chemistry between Marianne and Beau
Brandi Day
Aug 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I have loved Beau throughout The Footmen’s Club series. He was always the wise one dispensing words of advice and noticing that which others missed. So, I was interested to see how he would handle his own love affair. As it turns out, he did it almost as poorly as his friends because men are always obtuse about love, at least in a good romance novel. Otherwise, where would the fun be?

This story has a bit more to the plot than the other two as Beau and Marianne are trying to solve the mystery of
Pat Carlucci
Aug 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing
The Valet Who Loves Me by Valerie Bowman is the third book in The Footmen’s Club Trilogy. Beau (Bell) Bellham, The Marquess of Bellingham, decides to pose as a valet for his friend’s party, along with his other friends Lucas and Rhys. Bell is not only a Marquess but he also works for the Home Office, as a spy, which not too many people know about. His mission is to find out who, at this party, is the Bidossa traitor. While he’s there, he meets Marianne Notley, who is a ladies maid. Marianne has ...more
Nancy Ku
Aug 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing
THE VALET WHO LOVED ME (THE FOOTMEN'S CLUB #3 Valerie Bowman .. I adored the whole Footman series, I can't pick a favorite of the three.

I loved Beau (aka Bell) in book one of the series. He's self-assured. and yet, when it comes to Marianne, not so much. The sparks between them are funny and hot as they try to outwit each other while trying to deny their feelings.

Valerie Bowman never fails to impress and is one of my favorite authors. These books can be read as stand-alone....but I strongly sugg
Aug 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I received an advanced reader’s copy of The Valet Who Loved Me by Valerie Bowman.

I loved the interaction between Marianne and Beau. They had great chemistry. There were a few scenes where they attempted to one up each other and made me chuckle. There were some unexpected twists in the story.

The timeline of this story overlaps with the other two books in the series without being repetitive and I enjoyed seeing the other characters show up in this story. I loved how with each story we learn a bit
Jul 31, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2020
The best of the series and my favorite by far! Beau is a man on a mission. That mission evolves a lottle by the end which took him by surprise. His majesty's best spy was taken by surprise a few times throughout the story. This one didn't have as much minutiae as the previous novels, but it also covered a longer time frame than they did. This counter balanced to make it just as detailed as the other stories. ...more
Amy Alvis
Aug 20, 2020 rated it really liked it
During a drunken night, Beau and his friends make a bet about who can pass themselves off as a servant at a house party. He decides this is the perfect opportunity to further his Home Office investigation into three gentleman that are attending the house party. He ends up posing as one of the men's valet. Things are proceeding nicely until a maid starts turning up every where he goes and impedes his investigation.

Marianne knows that there is something going on with her employers new valet. He is
Aug 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Oh, spies. Yes, please. I love spy stories and top that with pretending to be a servant and other spies. Catnip! Bell and Marianne’s story allows you to join in their world of intrigue and who can outlast the other. My money is on Marianne. I loved their back and forth dialogue. I loved everything about this story. Valerie writes books that I devour quickly and there is never ever a dull moment.

I received a complimentary copy from the author.
Aug 23, 2020 rated it really liked it
This was a well-written, entertaining historical romance. Miss Marianne Notley is a lady’s maid with secrets. Beau Bellham secretly works for the Home Office and goes undercover as a valet at a house party. When they meet they each think the other is hiding something, and they are surprised by the attraction they feel. The book was fast-paced and hard to put down. I enjoyed this book and look forward to reading more books by this author.
Aug 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2020
This novel was an intriguing mystery that grabbed my attention from the start. As the most mysterious member of the Footman's Club, Beau's scheme to infiltrate the house party as a servant comes to light in this fascinating tale. The bet is just a bonus.

Check out my full review on my blog For the Love of Words.
Oct 27, 2020 rated it did not like it
Don’t Bother

Take two likable, average characters, add a mystery, meander to solve it, add a lot of sex that is way more detailed than the characters. Sorry, Loretta Chase this is not.
Aug 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing
The series continues with Beau who is also in on the bet. Although he is a marquis not many people know he is with the Home Office. Even though he is very good at his job, he is taken quit by surprise by Marianne and all her secrets. I really enjoyed their love story and the adventures they went through.
Pam  Bereznak
Aug 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Great series!
Sep 01, 2020 rated it liked it
Light fluffy fun, with a madcap soundtrack you can almost hear as you turn pages. No surprises, but we like it like that sometimes.
Sep 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Fun series. Marianne and Beau are so great together. They so deserved their HEA.
Sep 27, 2020 rated it liked it
Marquess & spy Beau Bellingham poses as a valet to catch a traitor. Will he also catch the love of his life?
I Red heart this series that tells 3 love stories taking place at the same time!
Oct 31, 2020 rated it liked it
A neat idea - one house party from three different POV - eligible bachelors dressed up as servants. It was cute.
Michelle the Romance Witch
A fabulous and intrigued packed ending to a fun and interesting series. Looking forward to whatever comes next from this author
Oct 10, 2020 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed this third installment of the Footmen's Club series in which the spy subplot gets its conclusion, although Marianne's family secrets were revealed a little conveniently. Looking forward to reading more from Bowman.

One more round of proofreading might have caught the four separate instances in which a soldier was referred to as a "solider".
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Valerie Bowman is an award-winning author who writes Regency-set historical romance novels aka Racy Regency Romps!

Valerie’s debut novel was published in 2012. Since then, her books have received starred reviews from Publisher’s Weekly, Booklist, and Kirkus. She’s been an RT Reviewers’ Choice nominee for Best First Historical Romance and Best Historical Romance Love and Laughter. Two of her books h

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