How the Lady Charmed the Marquess
A love that sneaks upon you unaware …
All she had to do was to pretend an interest in the gentlemen invited to the house party. He only came to the house party to amuse himself. After they are thrown together for the entertainments, will they realize the depths of their desire for one another?
Charlotte Holbrooke enjoyed her simple life at her uncle’s estate. She filled her days by spending time with her family and her favorite passion, horses. When her uncle announces a chance for a London season, Charlotte feels the pressure of her freedom drifting away. To prepare for the season, her uncle throws a house party inviting the most eligible bachelors of England. One of them is from a neighboring estate who always dares her into mischief. Then there are the other moments when his soft caresses and seductive whispers leaves Charlotte in a muddled state of confusion. When her twin sister needs her help to win the love of another gentleman in attendance, Charlotte agrees to switch identities. However, her plan goes awry when the one gentleman she wanted to fool cannot be deceived. One simple kiss sweeps Charlotte into a whirlwind of passion. How had she not seen the power of their attraction before? And would their attraction develop into an everlasting love?
Jasper Sinclair only accepted the invitation to watch the machinations of a matchmaking duke. Jasper never imagined that he would be a pawn in the madness. When he discovers Charlotte pretending to be her sister, he thought he would have some fun at her expense. However, he could no longer deny the temptation he had fought against any longer. One kiss led to another and soon Jasper had fallen under Charlotte’s spell. But when another gentleman pursue Charlotte, Jasper realizes how much he loves her. Can Jasper win Charlotte’s hand before it is too late?
A matchmaking duke. A tomboyish debutante. A rakish marquess. Can they escape the devious scheme of a caring uncle? Or will they succumb to a passion they had been denying, to find everlasting love?
How the Lady Charmed the Marquess is the first book in Laura A. Barnes’s Matchmaking Madness series. If you enjoy reading light-hearted romances with a dash of steam, then you’ll love Charlotte and Jasper’s adoring affair.
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About Laura A. Barnes (Des Moines, Iowa Author)
International selling author Laura A. Barnes fell in love with writing in the second grade. After her first creative writing assignment, she knew what she wanted to become. Many years went by with Laura filling her head full of story ideas and some funny fish songs she wrote while fishing with her family. Thirty-seven years later, she made her dreams a reality. With her debut novel Rescued By the Captain, she has set out on the path she always dreamed about.
When not writing, Laura can be found devouring her favorite romance books. Laura is married to her own Prince Charming (who for some reason or another thinks the heroes in her books are about him) and they have three wonderful children and two sweet grandbabies. Besides her love of reading and writing, Laura loves to travel. With her passport stamped in England, Scotland and Ireland; she hopes to add more countries to her list soon.
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