'When a Marquis Chooses a Bride' by Ella Quinn is book two in "The Worthingtons" series. This is the story of Dominic, the Marquis of Merton 'Dom' and Dorothea Stern 'Dotty/Thea'. I have read the previous book 'Three Weeks To Wed' which focused on Lady Grace Carpenter and Matt, Earl of Worthington. Matt is the cousin of Dom and Grace is friends with Dotty (actually Grace's sister and Dotty are best friends) but this book is easily a stand alone book. It does have Matt and Grace (the whole family) in this book but they are secondary characters. Just from personal enjoyment I would say read that book, just so you don't miss a 'good read'.
Dom father died at an early age which left his mother grief stricken and also cause her to miscarriage so Dom was left for a while in the care of his Uncle (Mother's brother) who had certain ways and beliefs that he force on Dom. One being that he could only marry some on on his level or above, that women were meant to be taken care of and not burden with problems. In addition some of his Uncle political views were against the poor and helpless. So this pretty much made Dom an outside to his friends and family as his Uncle pretty much kept him away from anyone he thought was not Dom equal. Dom has now decided to marry and do his duty. He has made a list which he sent to him mother. His mother realized that she needed to intervene behind the scene to get him with a lady that would turn him into a better man. The man that his father would have wanted him to be. Dotty has come to England to have her season. Dotty was invited by her friends older sister Grace to stay with them. Dotty has a very soft heart and is always taking in strays and helping the lesser person. When Dom and Dotty meet they are both attracted to one another but Dotty friends tell of how Dom is very 'High In His Step' and would not be a man for her. Dom find that Dotty (or Thea to him) is the only women he is attracted to..but he thinks in ranking she is beneath him. In addition he see how she seems to get into issue and places that she shouldn't..which could cause a scene. But we watch how to opposites attract. How love can change people and views. Sorry for the long review as I don't like to do long ones but this book was just so good it is hard to stop talking about it!!!! Can't wait for the next one!
I received an eARC, from NetGalley and the publisher, in exchange for an honest review.
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