How does Miss Featherton spend her Christmas holiday?
Title: Miss Featherton’s Christmas Prince The Marriage Game Series, book 9
Author: Ella Quinn
Genre: Historical Romance, Regency
Story Setting: London, 1817
Published by: Lyrical Press
Published Date: November 10, 2015
The Marriage Game Series (in order):
The Seduction of Lady Phoebe
The Secret Life of Miss Anna Marsh
The Temptation of Lady Serena
Desiring Lady Caro
Enticing Miss Eugenie Villaret
Madeline’s Christmas Wish (novella)
A Kiss for Lady Mary
Lady Beresford’s Lover
Miss Featherton’s Christmas Prince
In the two seasons since her triumphant debut, Meg Featherton’s heart has been tested to its limits. Her first suitor: a criminal. The second, a cad. For her third act, Meg vows to leave love completely out of the marriage equation. She has set her sights on a newly made viscount whom she could take or leave. However, now she must avoid his handsome, roguish, irresistible best friend like the plague. It’s no easy feat, as they are all attending the same house party…
Damon, Marquis of Hawksworth, cannot imagine why Miss Featherton seems so damn disinterested—or why he cares so terribly much. Certainly Meg is a fine wifely prospect for a man in his position, but more than that, he finds he longs for her as he has never done for another woman. She may be determined to protect her heart, but Damon is equally set on winning her over, one delicious kiss at a time…
My Thoughts: Who doesn’t like a light-hearted, laughable read for the holidays? In the last book of The Marriage Game, author Ella Quinn continues her use of humor to tell entertaining, frolicking love stories.
Miss Featherton doesn’t have very good luck in falling in love, picking the right man to spend the rest of her days. So why should the third time be the charm? Love should not play into finding a mate, that’s all. Damon, Marquis of Hawksworth, wasn’t really that bad, but if something was wrong with the first two she chose, how can he be the right one? There seemed to be something false about the man.
Damon, heir to the Duke of Somerset, bored with life after returning from military, played the Dandy, for the fun of it. His father wasn’t interested in teaching him anything about the estate. Having Dandy tendencies did not help his cause whatsoever with Meg. However, finding her free once more, he threw all his energy into capturing her attention and her heart. He had wanted to court Meg for a long time, but she seemed to always become entangle in other relationships.
Meg is concerned about her friend falling for Damon, who she feels is very unsuitable for her. Additional humour from some old, well-meaning, meddling ladies propel the plot forward in the way they connive to get what they deem a perfect match.
All in all, I enjoyed the series with plots sometimes ridiculously entangled, and always leaving me with a happy ever after and a smile.
About the Author: Ella’s studies and other jobs have always been on the serious side. Reading historical romances, especially Regencies, were her escape. Eventually her love of historical novels led her to start writing them.
She is married to her wonderful husband of twenty-nine years. They have a son and granddaughter, Great Dane and a Chartreux. After living in the South Pacific, Central America, North Africa, England and Europe, she and her husband decided to make St. Thomas, VI home.
Ella is a member of the Romance Writers of American, The Beau Monde and Hearts Across History. She is represented by Elizabeth Pomada of Larsen-Pomada Literary Agency, and published by Kensington.