A Marquis for Mary by Jess Michaels

A Marquis for Mary (Book 5)

By Jess Michaels

*Copy received courtesy of NetGalley in exchange for an honest review*


Mary Quinn is almost at the end of her rope. After two years under her sister and brother-in-law’s protection she may soon have to return to her terrible father’s house if she cannot find a husband. In her desperation, she bumps into Edward, Marquis Woodley. Drawn to each other, they are soon thrown into a scandal that leads to an engagement.

But as the pair grow closer and their wedding looms, Woodley’s past and the horrific circumstances of his first wife’s death may keep them from the happy ending that will save them both.

My Review :

Mary is a interesting character. She has a ferocious side but yet she has a innocent side. I can see why she drove Edward mad in love and lust. Mary was struggling in finding a husband that her father clearly pressured her to find a prosperous husband, so he can boast around in the society and being rich by getting money from Mary and her sister, Gemma’s husbands. Edward is a private person, but when it comes to Mary. He doesn’t (pardon my french) gives a fuck if anyone knows his business with Mary.  Yes, he will protect her from any harm that the society may lash out on Mary even the evil twin sisters of his late decreased wife. Edward is a type of man I would approve marrying my daughter.

It was interesting to read from the beginning to the end. It is not a predictable plot which I very much like. It also gives me a hope that a traumatic event can help a person to turn into a better version of himself or herself. I’ve experienced the changes in me when a traumatic event has occurred, and it heavily impacted me and my little sister, but we were able to use the emotions and knowledge from the trauma and turned it into something useful and positive. I am glad that I got to see Edward growing in maturity and self confidence. It is nice to see two person from different upbringings and backgrounds even different titles in the society to fall in love and overcome the obstacles that come in their way. It shows me their love is powerful that nobody can tear them apart. Love shall prevail!

There is a series regarding this book

The Notorious Flynns Series

The Other Duke (Book 1)

The Scoundrel’s Lover (Book 2)

The Widow Wager (Book 3)

No Gentleman for Georgina (Book 4)