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Saturday, September 17, 2011

Book Review - In The Arms of A Marquess by Katharine Ashe - K.I.S.S. and Teal

Today's K.I.S.S. and Teal review features an intense Regency-era romance, "In The Arms Of A  Marquess," by Katharine Ashe.

About The Book:

She’d never forgotten him …

Miss Octavia Pierce is witty, well-off … and shockingly unwed. Still, she is far too successful in society to remain on the shelf forever, and her family has hopes that Octavia will finally make the perfect match. What they don’t know is that, years earlier, Octavia was scandalously tempted by the one man capable of sweeping her off her feet— the man now known as the Marquess of Doreé.

A third son, never meant to inherit, Lord Ben Doreé has abandoned his past and grown accustomed to his illustrious new position of wealth and power. But he has never forgotten Octavia, and now she desperately needs his help in a most dangerous, clandestine matter. Although she claims she has put the memories of the passion they shared behind her, Ben is determined to once again have her in his arms—and in his bed.

"In The Arms of A Marquess" takes the reader on an exotic trip to British-ruled India, and then back to cold, but fashionable London in the 1800s. The heroine and hero knew each other as young adults, and met again several years later to find that their passion for each other is still as strong as it was back in their homes in India. But outside troubles prevent them from finding happiness until they both take control of their own destinys.

This book features a very complicated plot, but the story is fascinating, and readers will be rewarded in the end with a very satisfying ending.

About The Author:

The American Library Association's Booklist named Katharine Ashe one of the "New Stars of Historical Romance" and RT Book Reviews awarded her debut historical romance, Swept Away By A Kiss, a "Top Pick!" Katharine lives in the wonderfully warm Southeast with her husband, son, two dogs, and a garden she likes to call romantic rather than unkempt. A professor of European history, she has made her home in California, Italy, France, and the northern US.

Check out this short video of Katharine talking about what K.I.S.S. and Teal means to her.



A copy of "A Night To Surrender" will be included in the wonderful giveaway package I am offering this week!  The package includes each of the seven "K.I.S.S. and Teal" promotional books and a gorgeous Avon Books tote bag, donated by Avon Books.

To Enter:

Simply leave your name and email address on this post or any post this week featuring the "K.I.S.S. and Teal" books!

You can enter daily, but please just once a day!  Good Luck Everyone!!

My Thanks to Avon Books for providing the review copy of this book, and for their generous donation of this giveaway!  I was not compensated for my opinion.


Diane D - Florida said...

Hi Sharon,

Katharine is an amazing writer and, has been doing so much to bring awareness to the K.I.S.S. and Teal awareness programm. Today, she participated in a walk to bring awareness to this cause, braving awful wet weather.

I've read her other two Lords of the Sea books. This would be a very nice addition. The excerpts I read of this have whetted my appetite. I love the artwork on the front cover.

Many thanks again for another great opportunity.

dpd333 AT aol dot com

Morgan said...

Ive been wanting to read this and I think it's wonderful that that the kiss and teal books support ovarian cancer. Thanks for the wonderful review!

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cheryl c said...

The satisfying HEA ending is the reason I read romances!
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jeanette8042 said...

I've read so many wonderful reviews about this book, thanks for the great giveaway!

Jeanette J.

holdenj said...

I love how the dress on the cover matches and Kiss and Teal logo so well! Looks like a great read. Thanks!

Mariee said...

Sounds like a great book! I recently read Swept Away by a Kiss by Katharine Ashe and loved it.

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Carrie at In the Hammock Blog said...

this sounds so good!! i haven't read anything by this author yet!

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