Hearts and Ever Afters
STORY-LINE MARRIED TO A MARQUESS BY JOYCE ALEC:
Miss Alice Henstridge bowed to her parent’s demands and married a man she had never met. Shy and insecure, she could do no other than following their dictates. Married to William Marquess of Worthington, Alice is left alone as soon as the ceremony’s over. Installing Alice in his country estate, she spent three long years in isolation; never seeing her husband.
Tired of standing in the shadows, she devises a plan to bring down William. She will go to London during the season, dance and be merry, then ultimately reveal the depravity and wickedness of her husband to all. Assuming an alias, she knows her husband will not recognize her by sight. They had never met before the wedding, and he never raised her veil to look at her face.
However, fate has other plans for Alice and William. Her plan will have results she never expected. Come along with Alice and William as they travel the rocky road of romance. My romance book reviews of Married To A Marquess follows.
CHARACTERS, PLOTTING, DEVELOPMENT:
Joyce Alec created a charming story of abandonment and planned revenge, filling it with vivid descriptions, heartache, romance. I loved watching Alice grow from insecure and sad to a woman of worth and strength. Joyce Alec created an intriguing tale of a woman bent on revenge and retribution and a man who is not what he seems.
William’s character shows the world a face of gaiety and fun; almost as if he had never faced the situation he found his life. Alec created a façade of a man carefree and fancy-free; attending balls, dancing the night away, and flirting with the women of the Ton. Is there more to William than meets the eye? Alice’s plan seems to have the opposite effect she intended as she and William throw words and dance around each other.
I loved watching Alice come to know her husband. In turn, William flirts with Alice and comes to know and admire this outspoken woman known as Lady Emma; he finds himself attracted to Emma/Alice. This journey is not without pain and remorse on both sides. With her friends, Margaret and Charlotte to advise her, Alice expertly travels through the season with success. Not only with society but also, with William. I loved watching William slowly change and become what he’s meant to become.
I found Married To A Marquess a clean, sweet romance filled with emotion. Alec‘s scenes transitioned smoothly, and her characters grew and matured throughout the story. She slowly built the romance and suspense; I wondered how this situation between William and Alice would conclude. The secondary characters added depth to the story as they advised and led Alice through the London season and her relationship with William. I found the pace in line with the length of the book, as well as, plotting which kept me entertained. Joyce Alec included several bonus books, for a total of 370 pages. I closed my E-reader with a sign of satisfactory; furthermore, I would not hesitate to buy this book for myself or a friend
MARRIED TO A MARQUESS RECOMMENDATION: STARS 4
FINALLY, PLEASE NOTE
Also, I borrowed this book from Kindle Unlimited and received this a copy of this book from Love, Light, and Faith. I chose to review the book with honest romance book reviews voluntarily. Lastly, book reviews of any novel are dependent on the book review author’s opinion. Consequently, all book reviews online and on my blog, are my opinions. Furthermore, the ARC nor anyone else influences my voluntary romance book reviews.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR JOYCE ALEC
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