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My Wicked Marquess [Anglais] [Relié]

Gaelen Foley
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“Foley’s wonderful romance will appeal to Amanda Quick and Stephanie Laurens fans.” (Booklist) --Ce texte fait référence à l'édition Poche .

Présentation de l'éditeur

To restore family honor the Marquess of Rotherstone faces his most dangerous mission—finding the perfect bride . . .

To London's aristocracy, the Inferno Club is a scandalous society of men no proper young lady would acknowledge. But though they are publicly notorious for pursuing all manner of debauchery, in private they are warriors who would do anything to protect king and country.

The Marquess of Rotherstone has decided it's time to restore the family's good name. But as a member of the Inferno Club, he knows there is only one way to redeem himself in Society's eyes: marry a lady of impeccable beauty and breeding, whose reputation is, above all, spotless.

Someone quite unlike Daphne Starling. True, she's temptingly lovely, but a jilted suitor has nearly ruined her reputation. Still, Max cannot resist her allure—or the challenge of proving London's gossips wrong. He would do anything to win her hand . . . and show that even a wicked marquess can make a perfect husband.

--Ce texte fait référence à l'édition Poche .

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  • Relié: 583 pages
  • Editeur : Thorndike Press; Édition : Lrg (décembre 2009)
  • Langue : Anglais
  • ISBN-10: 1410421821
  • ISBN-13: 978-1410421821
  • Dimensions du produit: 2,7 x 14 x 21,3 cm
  • Moyenne des commentaires client : 5.0 étoiles sur 5  Voir tous les commentaires (1 commentaire client)
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5.0 étoiles sur 5 Terrific ! 21 avril 2010
Par Alex
Format:Poche
A great start for the new series. Can't wait for the next books to come !
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2.0 étoiles sur 5 So disappointed 30 juillet 2009
Par E. Raiford - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format:Poche
I've been a huge fan of Gaelen Foley, ever since I stumbled upon her Knight series. I LOOOVED those books, as well as the Ascension ones. I wasn't a huge fan of the Spice Trilogy, especially the last one. This latest series doesn't even sound like her! One of the things I liked best about Foley is that her writing is very high quality. She would use great imagery and phrasing. Characters were deep, multi-layered, and had great dialogue. I cared about them. Yeah, not anymore. Who wrote My Wicked Marquess??? Cuz it sure didn't sound like Foley at all. Not one bit. I'm currently re-reading The Pirate Prince, the first book in her Ascension series, and there's no comparison. I would never, ever have guessed that the incredibly talented Ms. Foley is the author of My Wicked Marquess. I have sooo many issues with this book.
1. The writing is weak...weak dialogue, weak sentence structure/phrasing, weak descriptions.
2. The characters are forgettable. Daphne drove me crazy, always changing her mind about whether she liked Max or not. I know that happens a lot in novels, but her thoughts didn't make sense to me. And Max is supposed to be the Demon Marquess? He's anything but. At one point, I laughed out loud when he asked Daphne if she would very much mind if he took off his coat due to the heat. I thought I was reading Jane Austen. This is the wicked, demon marquess????
3. I don't get the whole Inferno Club business, nor the Promethians. Foley has always been sooooooo good at setting up an intricate story. Not this time. I found it forced and having a lot of holes.
4. It was boring. So very boring. I had to force myself to finish. Reading this book was on my chore list. Do dishes, take out trash, read My Wicked Marquess.

What has happened to one of my favorite authors???She's lost her spark. She was one of my all-time favorite romance writers, and now her books are barely readable. Can we just get back to how they used to be?? Quality writing, quality characters, and quality plot? Please?!
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3.0 étoiles sur 5 Disappointing 3 juillet 2009
Par Anne in VA - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format:Poche
Let me preface this by saying that after thinking it over I would actually rate this 2 stars, but amazon won't let me go back and edit my star rating.

You have no idea how excited I was for this latest book by Foley. Finally, the "Spice Trilogy" was over--which I did not enjoy much-- and we could go back to the usual high quality work I was used to from her.

Now this story started out good, but then the whole plot took a very odd turn and almost started to seem like it was going towards an angels/demons/supernatural theme. It definitely was not what I expected nor wanted. I was duped. Perhaps she's trying something new, but it just did NOT work for me. It seemed a little cliche. "The Inferno Club", "The Demon Marquess", "The Patron Saint of Newcomers"?! UGH, come on! I take it back--it wasn't a little cliche--it was about as cliche as it gets.

That wasn't even the worst of it. I would say a good 1/3 of the book was solely dedicated to setting up the next installments--which I have no interest in. Normally in romance novels the main plot is the romance and the sub-plot is the mystery/action. This novel was the exact opposite. The love story seemed to end so soon and then it just started to ramble on and on with the whole "axis of evil" plot. I could barely finish it and have to admit that towards the end I began to skim through some of it. Even in the epilogue the last 6 pages of the story isn't even about the main characters, it's a plug for the next book! It just seems so odd. Her books are never like this. What happened!? Did she even write this book? Foley was one of my absolute favorite authors. Now I don't know what to think.
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2.0 étoiles sur 5 Sadly disappointed 23 août 2009
Par AC - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format:Poche|Achat vérifié
I agree with many of the reviews I've read. There was a good deal of inconsistency with the characters. Daphne is supposedly dedicated to her orphans, but deserts them until it's convenient in the plot to remember them. And her flip-flopping on her feelings for Max is endless. The dialogue was stilted. There were scenes that were so overleaden with details (when they go to Max's home and have a snack...torturously long! They wash their hands and exchange smiles? Terrible!)
And the lore of the Order vs. Prometheans...really? Had it come at the beginning of the book, well it still would have been too long, but at least it would have established Max's life. The timing of that reveal was just wrong. I kept waiting for a climax to the story of Max and Daphne, which never happened. Or if it did, it happened in the middle of the book making the end of the book completely superfluous. Because I LOVE Gaelen Foley's previous books, I'll read the next book in the series. But if that one is like this one, it'll be the last one of Foley's books I'll read.
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5.0 étoiles sur 5 Review by "The Reading Reviewer" Mary Gramlich 27 août 2009
Par Mary J. Gramlich - Publié sur Amazon.com
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When you have been a spy and worked for a secret government agency for 20 years fighting a dangerous nemesis how do you retire and start a new life. Most likely in the same way you conducted your life in the secret service with precise order and logical thinking. Max St. Albans, Marquees of Rotherstone thinks finding a bride through logical deduction and careful calculations will bring about profitable results just like it had done for him in his life of service. But after he sees all five of the candidates his solicitor has found for him the one thing he never expected was unpredictable surprise with potential wife #5 - unexplained attraction. The Honorable Daphne Starling is not any of the things he sought for his new wife as she appears to be counter to his orderly thought but she does appear to be thing he hoped a wife would be - uninhibited in his bed.

Daphne while being privileged by birth has tried to live life to the fullest and her goal of doing charitable works has not gone unnoticed. She works diligently for the orphanage in the dredges of London and when Max approaches her with his decision to marry she is not too keen on the idea. Daphne has a life, friends and obligations so she most assuredly does not need a husband trying to control her actions. But Max is relentless in his pursuit of her and decides to use the conformity of the time to his advantage and approaches her father to make the matter come to a quick conclusion. Daphne still runs but Max is most persistent in his pursuit and wins her heart and her hand in marriage.

But when the secret society that Max worked for comes back calling for his service conflict arises for him all as he tries to balance his secret past with his secure present. Trying to maintain the lies and seclusion that is necessary for the job come at a price to his marriage and especially with a wife life Daphne who does not like any kind of secrecy. She forces the issue to the forefront and stands up to Max demanding answers and an introduction to the forces that still hold Max prisoner to his former life. But is Daphne up to the task of handling what dangers are lurking when she knows all of Max's secrets, can she be the dutiful wife and obey his wish for "The Inferno Club" to remain under the cover of darkness. The true test of both their marriage and conflict will be played out as this series progresses and all the cards are laid on the table.

This book is a lovely affair of the heart and a thriller for the mind brought together in a fast-paced turn of events. You know from the start that Max and Daphne are a fait accompli but seeing the sparks fly on every page makes you still think that Daphne has a trick or two up her sleeve. But in the end after all the heated debates and confrontations Potential Wife #5 for Max becomes his #1 choice in his heart and binds her to his soul.

Book 2 in the Inferno Club series, MY DANGEROUS DUKE, is tentatively scheduled for July 2010

Reviewed by Mary Gramlich ([...]) "The Reading Reviewer
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2.0 étoiles sur 5 GravelyDissappointed 3 août 2009
Par Romances Are The Best Reads - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format:Poche
Gaelen Foley was one of my favourite Historical romance writer's, but if I'd read this as her first book I would never have read another. It wasn't until I turned the last page that I realised the book didn't really finish. In fact I could think of at least three turning points where Gaelen could have really vamped up this story and made it a winner but she missed them all.

I also can't stand an author who doesn't tie a book up and makes you have to buy the next one to finish the story - in principle I won't buy the next book. A book should be fulfilling on it's own without a sequel, unfortunately this book isn't.

I found it interesting that the book was published under Avon and her other books Piatkus. If this is come about through a new editor, then Ms Foley I'd get another.
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