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The Persistent Marquess

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Thank you net galley for the advance reader copy of this novel.  This was a historical fiction set in regency era.   This wasn't my favorite read as the character interactions didn't seem a natural thread.
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This was a decent read. It was quick and easy. The characters were both likable. A nice way to divert time. I recommend.
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Such a disappointing read, I was not impressed with the writing at all. The plot was the standard aristocratic man, doesnt believe in romantic love, but is drawn to an innocent wallflower, they are compromised into/find themselves married and then they fall in love. I've read this trope thousands of times and a marriage of convenience is my favourite trope, but this was just very poor in terms of the writing and execution.

I voluntarily read an advance reader copy of this book and all opinions are my own.
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Thank you netgalley for providing this ARC in exchange for an honest review. 
This was a disappointing historical romance. Daisy is hiding behind a plant to avoid the gossip about her family at a ball when she meets William, a marquees. He is intrigued by their brief conversation and decides to pursue her. One thing leads to another and they are found in a compromised position. To avoid public ridicule they agree to marry despite the fact that William does not believe in a loving marriage. Daisy's persistentance that he love her makes for very awkward conversations and moments. Although he grows to love her, his initial rejection causes a lot of unnecessary drama and hurt. I honestly did not feel drawn to either character and felt their character development was one dimensional.
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This book felt very rushed to me. There was not much character development and what we did know about the characters seemed very repetitive ie- she loved the country, he wants to have sex. I found the most interesting character in the story was Lady Reynolds. She had strength and a backbone.
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I read this ARC for an honest review
All thoughts and opinions are mine

A new author to me and I did enjoy the book but there was nothing greatly outstanding about it, for me.

I read fairly quickly so I got through the book in an afternoon

I did like the characters and the story but felt there could have been a little more exciting and have a bit more escapism for me
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So we have a young and innocent girl who is compromised – we’ve read this story before – and has to marry someone she loves from afar. He doesn’t love her, initially, but then falls for her gentle ways etc etc.
Her parents have a love match – and unexpectedly find themselves expecting another child having been childless since our young heroine’s birth and this has meant that she has gone to stay with her grandmother – who of course, wants her to marry well, but they are not in the right circle by birth.
The story felt stilted and the characters seemed 2 dimensional.  Whilst there was some length to the story, I didn’t feel the need to keep reading.
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An accidental meeting behind a potted palm ensnares the attention of the Marquess of Ashton for the young Daisy Vincent. A first season debutant, Daisy doesn't want to have anything to do with the ton and their vicious gossip. Honest to a fault, she gives her opinions to William with no apologies. He is infatuated and is soon in a position to make Daisy his marchioness.  A very charming romance of a young lady who teaches her husband about love.
I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book.
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Many thanks to Net Galley, The Wild Rose Press and the author for a chance to read and review this book. All opinions are expressed voluntarily.

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The Persistent Marquess by Susan Payne is an absolutely enjoyable and entertaining read that was perfect for a lazy Sunday.  

The debutant, Daisy Vincent, is brimming with honesty, cheer and a bright outlook to life in general, can’t abide by the social norms followed by society at large and seems to consider the ton superfluous.

The Marquess, William Ashton is the quintessential hero too jaded and too cynical to believe in love or happily ever after. 

They meet of all places hiding behind a potted palm and Daisy’s open honesty strikes a chord with William and he sets about helping her avoid the pitfalls and meander thru them with her chin held high. But when a scandal becomes inevitable, William offers for her hand and lo and behold, the lady in question doesn’t want anything to do with his chivalrous offer. 

Daisy is young and naïve to William’s 32 and throughout the story her doubts and insecurities plays a significant role in the story. Her uncertainty in being a marchioness gives her grief and she intensely believes that only utter devotion to the better half can save a marriage else there’s no point in a wedding.  The discovery to love and commitment was beautiful which also included a steamy sex scene. I loved the author’s easy writing that entices the reader and brings a smile to one’s face.

Fans of historical romances can surely rejoice❤️

This review will be published in my blog and also in Goodreads, Twitter and Amazon India.
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William, Marquess of Ashton, is thirty-two and still single. He is at a ball and meets a girl behind the potted plant, he always hides behind it when he is here, at the Duke of Westland's home. He meets a young lady by the name of Miss Daisy Vincent. Her father is the Viscount of Weatherly, and her mother is pregnant with her sibling. They are still very much in love with each other and that is what Daisy wants.
I loved the story. It is so well written. It flows easily and the characters are amazing. The two of them are so cute together he does not believe in love and she does.
I received this ARC from the author and have volunteered a review.
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I enjoyed reading this book but felt that it was nothing out of the ordinary.  If you enjoy marriages of convenience stories, you will enjoy this one.

Daisy, our heroine is in London for her first season with her grandmother, as her mother is expecting a child. For some reason, this is scandalous given her age and the fact that she is still in love with her husband (and he with her).  It's hard to believe that Daisy and her grandmother are gossiped about and shunned as a result.

Daisy and the hero Ashton have a meet cute behind a potted plant at a ball. and he dances with her to bring her into fashion-.he is a marquess after all.  They are later compromised when Ashton follows her to a terrace and gives her his coat when she appears cold.  Ashton tries to do the honorable thing but Daisy refuses his proposal as she wants a marriage like her parents-where her husband loves and is devoted to her and she with him.   And Ashton believes " love is overrated when it came to marriage."

Ashton spends a lot of thought lusting after Daisy and fantasizes about having sex with her before and after marriage.  It got a bit tiring.

They end up married after all, and Ashton breaks it to Daisy that she is to stay in the country and he will return to London when she becomes  pregnant.   I enjoyed meeting Daisy's parents.  But this being a romance, true feelings of love are recognized and there is a happy ending. 

I received an  ARC from the publisher via Net Galley but I have provided an honest review and any opinions expressed are my own
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I love historical romances and I love this author writing style.  
I've read every book in this series, and I can honestly say that this is mine second favorite. 

I like the characters and their romance story. 

I'll most definitely be reading more of this author in the future.
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Our marquess and our debutante are definitely different and not run of the mill people of the period. This is what made the story different.

A lighthearted romance culminating in a marriage brought about by flouting of convention! Nice read which ended very happily and with a touch of sexual play as well.

Good reading.
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Wonderful sweet romance.  I really enjoyed this book; it made me smile and cry at points.  Very well written quick read.
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First off, the history behind this story is great! I love reading about how people lived “back then” as opposed to the luxuries and things we have now. This is a sweet love story that has you wondering how it will end. It was slightly graphic in the love department, as a heads up, but it as tasteful and only once had me second-guessing reading it. (Just putting that out there from a gal who typically reads books that have zero graphic content.) This really is a good read!
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I loved this book.  I just wish it was longer. The characters live and pull you in. You can feel their joys and sorrows, and will be happy when love finally conquers all.
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This is not a long book, but a lot sure does happen! I liked the story of a marriage between two relative strangers that becomes a much deeper connection. My problem with this story is that I didn't connect with the characters or their story much. I'm not really sure what either character liked about the other. 

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Okay book, I felt that there were not really any ummph enough in the book.  I could put the book down, come back to it a few hours later, and not be too excited to read it.
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I think it's safe to say I love Susan Payne. The Persistent Marquess was a sweet read. It's so rare to see a good marriage romance and this eats the cake.

I especially appreciate the fact that the heroine did not want to lose herself in her husband and still retains her goals for marriage despite getting married for other reasons.
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I liked this story. It took me s while to warm up to Daisy. She seemed a bit spoiled and didn't want to work to make her marriage good.  I'm glad that she and William were finally able to put aside their attitudes and see each other as wonderful people.
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