IN THE ARMS OF A MARQUESS
Ashe delivers a unique adventure romance, weaving exotic aspects of India into a staid British backdrop. The strong and deliciously unusual characters propel the plot forward allowing the adventure, mystery and romance to perfectly merge into a thrilling read.
When young Octavia Pierce arrives in India she’s fascinated with the people and the culture, but especially with her neighbor, Ben Dorée. Ben is intrigued by Olivia and as they fall in love he plans to marry her. But her family rejects the half-Indian Ben as unsuitable. When they meet again in England, Ben is the highly suitable and very wealthy Marquess of Dorée. Their youthful passion has not dimmed, so when Octavia comes to Ben asking for help he agrees. Though Octavia has refused Lord Crispin’s marriage proposal, the ton believes she is to wed. Ben is determined to lure her back into his arms. The mystery shrouding Ben and Lord Crispin thickens as it appears there is an unknown villain lurking around every corner. Passion and suspicion collide as Octavia and Ben are drawn into danger. (AVON, Sep., 380 pp., $7.99)