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Say Yes to the Marquess Audiobook

Say Yes to the Marquess: Castles Ever After

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Publisher's Summary

Your presence is requested at romantic Twill Castle for the wedding of Miss Clio Whitmore and... and...?

After eight years of waiting for Piers Brandon, the wandering Marquess of Granville, to set a wedding date, Clio Whitmore has had enough. She's inherited a castle, scraped together some pride, and made plans to break her engagement.

Not if Rafe Brandon can help it. A ruthless prizefighter and notorious rake, Rafe is determined that Clio will marry his brother - even if he has to plan the dratted wedding himself.

So how does a hardened fighter cure a reluctant bride's cold feet?

  • He starts with flowers. Ladies can't have too many flowers. Or harps. Or cakes.
  • He lets her know she'll make a beautiful, desirable bride - and tries not to picture her as his.
  • He doesn't kiss her.
  • If he kisses her, he definitely doesn't kiss her again.
  • When all else fails, he puts her in a stunning gown and vows not to be nearby when the gown comes off.
  • And no matter what, he doesn't fall in disastrous, hopeless love with the one woman he can never call his own.

©2015 Eve Ortega (P)2015 Harper Collins Publishers

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    Kimberly Kentucky 01-06-15
    Kimberly Kentucky 01-06-15 Member Since 2013

    ...and they lived happily ever after.

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    "One of my Favorite Authors Does it Again"
    What made the experience of listening to Say Yes to the Marquess the most enjoyable?

    The most enjoyable part of Say Yes to the Marquess is the superb story. As always, Tessa Dare presents the reader with exceedingly relatable characters that you would want to hang out with, swoon over, or kick in the shins. The unique story of a prize-fighting second son who has always been in love with his older brother's betrothed is captivating. The H and h are perfectly imperfect and I love their story so much!


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Say Yes to the Marquess?

    Well, I don't think I can type it here ;-) It did involve a too tight wedding gown, but not a wedding night...I think my earbuds were steaming!


    Which character – as performed by Carmen Rose – was your favorite?

    Probably Chloe was my favorite character Carmen Rose performed.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Don't keep a good girl waiting.


    Any additional comments?

    Carmen Rose isn't my favorite performer, but she did the book justice. There is nothing wrong with it, it just isn't amazing. Worth a credit, for sure.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Felicia The Geeky Blogger 02-13-15 Member Since 2016

    Say something about yourself!

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    "Loved It! :)"

    Read/Listened for Fun (Kindle/Audible)
    Last book read in 2014
    Overall Rating: 4.50
    Story Rating: 4.25
    Character Rating: 4.75

    Audio Rating: 4.00 (Not Part of the Overall Rating)

    First Thought when Finished: Say Yes to Marquess by Tessa Dare was a great way to end 2014! Rafe was so very Alpha (all protective and beat on your chest kind of way). Clio was smart as a whip (Yet she still managed to hold very well to the time--tricky to pull off but done very well). Together they made an unconventional pair that was a delight to read! I do so hope that Clio's sister eventually will get a book (when she is a tad bit older).

    Audio Thoughts:

    Narrated By Carmen Rose / Length: 9 hrs and 39 mins


    This is the 2nd Historical Romance (the other being Sophie Jordan's Good Debutantes Guide to Ruin) that I have listened to narrated by Carmen Rose. She is becoming a narrator to watch for in my book. She handles the fine line of lady/spitfire very well!

    Part of my Read It, Rate It, File It, Done! Reviews

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Maine Knitter 01-12-15
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    "This was fun!"

    I liked this book a lot. Clio is a strong, independent woman and Rafe is a strong, very strong, opponent for her. I love their banter and the unfolding relationship.

    This has been a great series so far. The characters aren't connected from book to book (at least so far) but I'd love to read Phoebe's story at some point. It would be good to see how she ties up - get it? - her life. Narration was great.

    This book gets 4.5 stars from me. Brava, Tessa Dare!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Cynthia 01-02-15
    Cynthia 01-02-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Adorable and hilarious!"

    I have never laughed so hard during a romance novel. I'm a Tessa Dare fan, so I know when I download one of her novels I'm going to enjoy it, but this one was especially sweet and funny.

    This novel isn't going to deeply move you in any ways, so if you're looking for intense this isn't it. It's a lot like watching a romantic comedy, but a really engaging one! With some pretty steamy sensual scenes ;) I'm excited to listen to other books in this series too! I want follow up with these characters, particularly with Pheobe and Piers, both of which were particularly engaging secondary characters!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Tracy T Jacksonville, FL USA 01-10-15
    Tracy T Jacksonville, FL USA 01-10-15 Member Since 2016

    Audible Addict!

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    "Fun enjoyable read."

    This was a fun read. I am a fan of Tessa Dare for sure. I really enjoyed the heroine Clio, she was strong, smart, witty, clever and had a mind of her own. The hero, Rafe was strong and handsome. They had some great chemistry and sex. The sex scenes are great, not erotica but more than mild, and very nicely written.

    The story line was good. There was a lot of great dialogue throughout the book.

    As for the secondary characters, I absolutely adored Clio's sister, Phoebe and I do hope she gets her own book. She is a fantastic character.

    As for the narration it was pretty good, I did speed it up to 1.25 speed at times and it seemed much better, she did try and deepen her voice for the male characters and read with emotion. I would listen to her again.

    Not my favorite Tessa Dare Book but still worth the credit for sure!

    5 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Amy N Virginia Beach VA USA 12-20-15
    Amy N Virginia Beach VA USA 12-20-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Great story these characters find your heart"

    I love this series!!! I will listen to them again and again! Highly recommend!!! They are brilliant and well narrated!!!

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    Amazon Customer 09-06-15
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    I liked it but the story didn't seem to have the historical facts of objects right in some areas. If that doesn't bother you then it's an awesome book.

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    missie 06-14-15
    missie 06-14-15 Member Since 2015
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    What disappointed you about Say Yes to the Marquess?

    I didn't enjoy reading the same disagreements over and over. 1. Clio wanting Rafe to sign the papers and 2. Clio wanting Rafe to quit boxing. I understand these are the bases of the story, but I just got annoyed with it.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Tessa Dare again?

    Only if the summary/story line interests me like this one did.


    What didn’t you like about Carmen Rose’s performance?

    I felt there was no emotion when the narrator read Rafe's lines.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    I thought the love scenes were very hot and steamy! The narrator's performance during those scenes helped made it so.


    Any additional comments?

    I enjoyed reading some of the cute moments with Clio and Rafe.

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    Cristy MacLeod 06-01-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Great dialog"

    I love a book that I can laugh with the characters. This book has some really fun passages.

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    Kindle Customer 04-06-15

    love to escape in to my Books, Historical, Highlander Scottish Romance , Mysteries & Suspense , Time Travel the Classics, Paranormal Romance

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    "Say Yes to the Marquess."

    An enjoyable and entertaining Story. If you want a few hours away from every days busy life and relax this would be a good book to do it with. There is not to much angst and it has a good Heroin and Hero. and the problems where solved with not to much complication. If live where just that easy. I do also love a good ending. Just wished I had a little more info why it took eight years for the fiancé to finely come back from the government job he was doing..

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