Loving the Marquess, a Book Review

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Loving the Marquess

Loving the Marquess by Suzanna Medeiros is pretty good. It was well written; I only found a few typos. The story line was interesting. It had the requisite strong, troubled hero with a mysterious disease that killed his father and brother and a heroine in financial distress. He needs an heir before he dies and she and her brother and sister need somewhere to live. There were even some characters – his grandmother and her sister – who were a little more fleshed out and fun to read about.

The thing that ruined it for me was the frequent, too explicit sex scenes. On a scale of 1-10 with 10 being XXX-rated, I’d give this story a 7. Keep in mind, though, that I don’t like any sex scenes in a Regency Romance. Not that I’m against them, just that I think they are inappropriate in Regency Romances. I think some authors – not this one specifically – need to go back and reread Jane Austen. I wish Amazon, Goodreads, etc. would come up with a way to give the reader an idea of what level of sex to expect before buying the book. I really appreciate it when the author, or a reviewer, mentions it.

Overall, it was a good read and you can certainly skip over the sex if you want to.

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