Marquess of Menace by Tammy Andresen – book review

Disclosure.  This post is a review of an e-book I was sent for free.  All opinions are my own.

I have received a free e-copy of the book Marquess of Menace by Tammy Andresen to review.

Marquess of Menace by Tammy Andresen

Here is the book blurb.

He’s a rake beyond redemption…

The Marquess of Milton was the sort of handsome that made women swoon at his feet. Which suited him just fine. Of course, no mother would allow him near her daughter, which worked even better. Who wanted to tangle with a woman he might have to marry? But when his path crosses with Miss Eliza Carrington, a woman who is both strikingly beautiful and as fiery as they come, he knows he has to have her. And when he realizes there is no marriage minded mama to contend with… it’s time to be wicked.

She has no time for games…

The Marquess of Menace? That’s what they called him? Eliza rejects the name from the first. It implies there is something dangerous about this man when really he’s just an overgrown child. One who wanted to play at sin and dance away from the consequences of life. She’ll have none of it. And if he thinks his cute lines and his handsome face will have her falling in his bed, he’s got another thing coming. She’ll teach him a few lessons about playing with a woman’s affection that he’ll never forget.

But when danger comes knocking at her door, it’s Menace who is there to fend it off. And when his arm slips about her in comfort, she has to confess that’s it’s as strong as it is comforting.

And the reckless beating of her heart. Surely, that’s a mistake.

The Lords of Scandal series just keeps going. This is book 10. Last time in the Duke of Decadence, Tammy Andresen broke away from her usual style of writing to leave a number of unanswered questions, so I was very eager to read this next instalment.

The story begins with Dylan, Marquess of Milton, known as Marquess of Menace reluctantly attending a society party as he needs a wealthy bride because his estate is in significant debt, but he is not really keen to be there as he is a rake through and through.

Impoverished Eliza Carrington is also attending the ball along with the pretend Aunt Mildred and two of her sisters, Abigail and Emily. Although she thinks him a cad, she goes onto the terrace to speak to Menace in order to escape her scheming uncle and the odious Mr Taber. They negotiate a deal whereby Eliza will point out rich eligible young women to Menace in exchange for any information regarding her missing father, her uncle or the elusive mystery man.

Talk of the devil, Mr Mystery turns up at the party and arranges to meet Eliza at dawn. Eliza knows this is not wise and in the end goes with both Menace and her new brother-in-law Bash.

So who does Mr Mystery reveal he is and what other knowledge does he have to share? What impact does this have on Eliza? How does Menace react? And what about when Eliza accidentally puts herself in danger? Then a curve-ball from Eliza’s cousin Avery. And finally yet another cliffhanger ending!

Marquess of Menace is available on Amazon in both Kindle format and paperback. As always a nice light short romantic story from Tammy. But what it is it with these cliffhanger endings? I can’t wait for the next book in the series.

About the author

USA Today Bestselling Author, Tammy Andresen lives with her husband and three children just outside of Boston, Massachusetts. She grew up on the Seacoast of Maine, where she spent countless days dreaming up stories in blueberry fields and among the scrub pines that line the coast. Her mother loved to spin a yarn and Tammy filled many hours listening to her mother retell the classics. It was inevitable that at the age of 18, she headed off to Simmons College, where she studied English literature and education. She never left Massachusetts but some of her heart still resides in Maine and her family visits often.

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