You Can't Always Get the Marquess You Want

A MOST FORBIDDEN LOVEThey call him Chance, though in truth the Marquess of Fairlamb feels bitterly cursed A long ago family feud is still standing in the way of his heart s desire Lady Tempest is the daughter of his father s sworn enemy, the Marquess of Norgrave She is beautiful, innocent, and utterly untouchable But some seductions are just too good to resist Turns oA MOST FORBIDDEN LOVEThey call him Chance, though in truth the Marquess of Fairlamb feels bitterly cursed A long ago family feud is still standing in the way of his heart s desire Lady Tempest is the daughter of his father s sworn enemy, the Marquess of Norgrave She is beautiful, innocent, and utterly untouchable But some seductions are just too good to resist Turns out Tempest is a woman of her own mind and a true romantic who will overcome every obstacle to be with the man of her dreams But the odds are against handsome, wickedly charming Chance if he intends to win Tempest as his bride Will he choose loyalty to his family or risk everything he has for the woman he yearns for
You Can t Always Get the Marquess You Want A MOST FORBIDDEN LOVEThey call him Chance though in truth the Marquess of Fairlamb feels bitterly cursed A long ago family feud is still standing in the way of his heart s desire Lady Tempest is the

  • Title: You Can't Always Get the Marquess You Want
  • Author: Alexandra Hawkins
  • ISBN: 9781250064738
  • Page: 338
  • Format: Paperback
  • 1 thought on “You Can't Always Get the Marquess You Want”

    1. ARC from Netgalley for honest review.This is a 3.75 rating for me. I enjoyed the book but found a couple issues that didn't gel with me.This very much has the Hatfield's and McCoys/Romeo and Juliet feel too it, but this actually involves the Fairlamb/Norgrave. The hero and heroine's families HATE each other and it's a well known fact in London and that neither family or family member should be in the vicinity of the other. The children aren't sure why the parents have such hate/animosity towards [...]

    2. Originally posted HERE.Who is responsible for this, the world’s clunkiest title? It’s like they randomly chose a sentence out of the book and just ran with it!You Can’t Always Get the Marquess You Want runs with a theme I usually enjoy: the Romeo and Juliet-esque warring aristocratic family thing, where hero and heroine have reason to hate each other before they’ve even met. There were a few issues in the book here and there that had me hesitating, but I kept reading because of the appea [...]

    3. I really like Alexandra Hawkins' books and the ones she wrote as Barbara Pierce. For me, this book was not as great as the Lords of Vice series but still a very good book. The hero, Chance, and heroine Tempest, meet not knowing who their parents are. Their fathers, who at one time were best friends, hate each other - with good reason on his father's part. (See "All Night With a Rogue".) That doesn't stop Chance. He may be young, but he knows he loves her and wants her to be his wife. Secret meet [...]

    4. Another Outstanding Historical Romance from Alexandra!! Her writing is so fluid and captivating that you never want the book to end. This is the second book in The Masters of Seduction Novel and I loved that both the hero Chance and the heroine Tempest are the children of the hero and villain of the first book. But you don’t have to know the story to read this book, but if you haven’t read “A Duke But No Gentleman” I would highly recommend it.Chance and Tempest meet quite by accident but [...]

    5. Oh my goodness, what a book! I experienced perhaps every emotion possible while reading this, so much so that I think I need a break and will read one of my usual, go-to-my-happy-place books. I am so used to reading books that are all rainbows and butterflies that I was a bit blindsided (in the best way) by life's realities being so plainly shown in a romance novel. But what a way to be blindsided - way to go Ms. Hawkins!First, I will say that Ms. Hawkins writes some of the best love scenes (and [...]

    6. I received an eARC, from NetGalley and the publisher, in exchange for an honest review.This is book two in the 'Masters of Seduction' series by Alexandra Hawkins.This book follows the children of the main characters in the first book 'A Duke but No Gentleman' but with that said I think you can safely say it can be a standalone book . Although in the first book it sets up this book to cover a feud that is the main upset between Chance and Tempest.We find that Chance and Tempest family both hate t [...]

    7. I really liked Chance, and how playful he could be, and patient, "Chance grinned at her when she was finished. “Perhaps I should sack my valet and hire you,” he teased. “Now unfasten the buttons on my shirt while I work on the ones on my waistcoat.” I really just liked his attitude and personality, “I never got around to undressing you properly.” Chance picked her up and carried her to the bed. “Don’t worry, darling. You will enjoy how I make it up to you.” I enjoyed this book. [...]

    8. Pleasure’s a sin, and sometimes sin’s a pleasure.—Lord Byron an interesting take on a romeo and juliet.

    9. Usually the historical romance series are about friends, siblings, coworkers, relatives but Masters of Seduction series are a bit different. In A Duke but No Gentleman the protagonists in the love triangle were Tristan and Imogen Rooke and Caston Brant, and in this book the future lover are Mathias Rooke and Tempest Brant - the descendants.Rooke and Brant families have been at war since the unfortunate incident in Tristan's mother's house. Everybody knows they do not socialize and the try to not [...]

    10. This case of "the daughter of my enemy is my enemy." At least that is, until I fall in love with her. Is the best example of a Hatfield vs. McCoy style feud brought to the English ton, that this reviewer has had the pleasure of reading in some time.Though the lion's share of the grudge lies with the elders of both the Fairlamb and Brant bloodlines. It becomes very obvious, almost from page one, that the elder sons of both factions have absolutely no interest in burying the hatchet. Unless, of co [...]

    11. Considering that this book is based on a deep-lying family feud between the hero and heroine’s parents, I found this book surprisingly dull. I haven’t read the first book in the series (A Duke by No Gentleman) because I didn’t like the sound of the blurb, but I’ve read the reviews and know what happened between the families so perhaps that’s why I felt little surprise at the way certain story lines went. On the whole, though, it was the characters that failed to engage me.Chance/Mathia [...]

    12. Title: You Can't Always Get The Marquess You WantSeries: Master of Seduction #2Author: Alexandra HawkinsGenre: Historical RomancePages: 353 Heat Level: 2 out of 4 flamesOverall Star Rating: 4 out of 5 starsReviewed by Kay the Snitch BitchThe Hatfields and McCoys. The Montagues and the Capulets. Feuding families and love stories. I know it's wrong on several levels but I love this trope. Enemies to lovers? OMG, yes! Me please! Oh, please, please, please. The Rookes and the Brants now join those f [...]

    13. I really enjoyed this book. You Can't Always Get The Marquess You Want is the second book in the Masters Of Seduction series by Alexandra Hawkins. I love this author's writing and the intriguing theme of this series. The story had everything; interesting characters, an emotional plot device, romance and sizzling passion. All of this and excellent writing made it a book that I couldn't put down. Let's just say that there was a good reason why the Brant and Rooke families were enemies, although it [...]

    14. This is a Romeo and Juliet story. I have not read book 1, which is about their parents (and from other reviews I have decided that I sure do not want to read book 1. That is not romance to me.) Anyway, a total stand alone since duh book 1 is about their parents, and at the end we learn what happened with them and why there is a feud.Tempest did not find a man last season. Her father is not happy but has another suitor in the wings for her.Chance is the son of a Duke, he is a bit of a rake. But t [...]

    15. Even though their families may be bitter enemies, when Chance and Tempest first meet the attraction is undeniable. As they continue to run into each other the attraction grows and they begin to meet in secret. Will they do what is proper and find a way to leave each other alone or will they defy their families and find love. This is an excellent historical read with great characters and plenty of drama. The chemistry between Chance and Tempest was sweet and steamy. Loved it!

    16. A diverting and spicy forbidden lovers tale, with a dash of Romeo and Juliet and no depressing ending.Reviewed for Affaire de Coeur Magazine. affairedecoeur.

    17. What an improvement over the first book of this series. There is a lot of action-not of the lustful kind; although, there is some of that. 'Some of that' seemed to be added here and there in order to please readers who like 'some of that'. It does not always contribute to the story in my opinion. However, in this story it was a factor in coming to the 'happily ever after' end. I liked the H/H and ready to see who the H/H will be in the next book. It seems to me that there are a lot of characters [...]

    18. So this was my 2nd book my Alexandra Hawkins and probably my last one. My first one was the #1 in the series “Masters of Seduction” titled “A Man but no Gentleman” and now I just finished the 2nd “You can’t always get the Marquess you want” and I am not thrilled of this one either. Unfortunately. Nevertheless I finished this one, at the 1st one I gave up after a week. The story is a classical Romeo & Juliette story (or like we call it “Romeo & Julia”) with not much of a [...]

    19. The Romeo and Juliet trope is a common one in historical romance and this novel follows the love story of the children of former best friends Blackbern and Norgrave. Their infamous falling out twenty-four years earlier is detailed in the exquisite first book in the series, A Duke but No Gentleman. I had likened that book to Dangerous Liaisons by Choderlos de Laclos in its wit and cunning and downright scandalous behavior. Alas, the second book in Alexandra Hawkins’ new Masters of Seduction ser [...]

    20. I'll start by saying that I have been a fan of Alexandra Hawkins in the past. I had gotten away from reading historical romance for the last few years and when I had an opportunity to read and review a book by an author who had been a favorite I said yes.This is the second book in the series and is about the children of the two main families in the first book. I didn't not read that one but it didn't affect my review of the second book. I was surprised at how disappointed I was by this book. Yes [...]

    21. I received a free ARC from Netgalley. **Tread carefully as this review contains spoilers!**Ah, forbidden love. The kind of love that makes soft hearted women like myself weak at the knees and desperate for their man after reading books like this one. I loved that there was a main character named Tempest, and the chemistry between her and Chance was better than any "better than sex" brownies any day. The story flowed nicely, the dialogue was strong, and the characters were full and engaging.Now t [...]

    22. Do ill fated couples steal your heart? Chance and Tempest's story truly reminds me of Romeo and Juliet. With the "Brant" and "Rooke" family drama without knowing what caused it or why the generations seem content to hate each other up until a Chance meeting brings out a spark between the two families. Mathias or better known as Chance is an interesting hero. He knows what is doing is courting disaster but he can't seem to help himself. He often resigns himself to likely being the person that is [...]

    23. This book had a great idea behind it, but I got lost along the way. It could have been so good, but there were several issues that really bothered me. Number 1: Tempest has a kick ass name, but is not a kick ass girl. I need a little more girl power for a heroine. She was a bit too helpless for me. It would have been nice to see her stand up to her family. Number 2: The titles! There were just too many thrown in, especially in the first few chapters. Complete full names followed by titles and th [...]

    24. Chance, Marquess of Fairlamb, has an ever-growing attraction to a certain young lady, Tempest Brant, that he wishes would just go away. It certainly doesn't help matters that the Rookes and Brants hate each other with a passion. Chance tells himself that avoiding said lady should be easy, but soon finds himself going out of his way to encounter her. Chance knows he should just move on, but she is just too irresistible.Lady Tempest has been told to avoid Chance, but ever since she spied him swimm [...]

    25. I really enjoyed reading this ebook from one of my favorite authors. She has written a wonderful and exciting story. The characters were written with thoughts and feelings of their own. There are a lot of passionate interludes and heated seduction.The main theme is a sort of "Romeo and Juliet" situation with bitterness between the families. They just don't rub well together because of the past. The Fairlambs and Norgraves Chance Fairlamb is one handsome and irresistible man who is spied upon one [...]

    26. In book two of Alexandra Hawkins’ Masters of Seduction series, You Can't Always Get The Marquess You Want, long buried secrets refuse to stay hidden as destiny takes hold. The main characters names, Chance and Tempest, aptly describe the mood of this novel as risk and turmoil in the pursuit of love populate the pages of this story. Born into families who are bitter enemies, moments of humor and strength of character softened the harsh past that influenced the relationship of the hero and heroi [...]

    27. I liked this story. We visit the the descendants of the previous book in the series, A Duke but No Gentleman. Tempest is the daughter of the fiend from the previous story and Chance is the son of the H/H. Because of what happened in the previous story, each family is the mortal enemy of the other.This of course causes problems between Tempest and Chance. They felt an attraction for each other before they found out what family the other belonged to. When they learn the truth, they of course both [...]

    28. You Can't Always Get the Marquess You Want by Alexandra Hawkins is the second book in her Masters of Seduction series, and I found it much more enjoyable than the first book A Duke but No Gentleman. This is a Roman and Juliet plot of two young adults falling in love even though there is a seemingly unresolvable rift between their two families.It is not imperative that you read A Duke but No Gentleman prior to picking up this book although you go into the story knowing what caused the two familie [...]

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