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My Wicked Marquess: Inferno Club

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"Always fabulous." (Julia Quinn, #1 New York Times Best-selling author)

Publisher's Summary

The Inferno Club, a scandalous gathering of wealthy libertines and highborn rakehells devoted to their wicked pleasures. Or so they are known to London society. Little does the world suspect the true purpose of the Inferno Club - or the unseen threat looming over England, which these select, powerful lords are secretly sworn to fight.

Recruited as lads from noble families, trained in an array of deadly arts, they are the operatives of a covert order so mysterious that few beyond the crown even know it exists. As dutiful peers of the realm, however, they are expected to take wives - and marriage may prove their most perilous mission yet! For it takes a lady of uncommon spirit to love an especially dangerous hero.

With the war against Napoleon winding down, the Marquess of Rotherstone decides it's time to restore his family's tainted reputation. But as a member of the Inferno Club, he knows there is only one way to redeem himself in society's eyes: marry an impeccable young lady of beauty and breeding, whose behavior is well beyond reproach.

Someone quite unlike Miss Daphne Starling. True, she is temptingly lovely, but a whiff of scandal suggests the blond beauty may be a jilt who enjoys toying with her suitors' emotions. Still, Max cannot resist her allure - or the challenge of proving London's gossips wrong. Pursuing her with a spy's cool, calm calculation, he is soon swept up in the chase. He would do anything to win her hand...and prove that even a very wicked marquess can become the ideal husband.

©2009 Gaelen Foley (P)2015 Gaelen Foley

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>"Foley's most powerful novel to date!" (RT Book Reviews)

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    Amazon Customer Leumeah, Australia 07-23-15
    Amazon Customer Leumeah, Australia 07-23-15
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    "HMMM, IT'S A SERIES-AUDIBLE LAGGING"

    Disappointed to realise (at end of this audible) this is part of a series which is not yet available on audible or amazon Australia! I have had this occur on other series and it starts to become quite annoying. As for this audible, I liked Max the main male lead, the female lead, Daphne drove me crazy with her continual annoying thought process regarding male control and dishonesty etc. etc. etc.. but hung in there as the story had promise and I hoped the ending would bring it all together gloriously only to get a quick wind up of My Wicked Marquees and the confusing introduction to book 2, which is not available on audible or amazon Australia yet... Searched for series and alas there is currently 7 books in the series written, yet only 1 available on audible. Not happy and will not bother following through with this series. I suggest Australian audible listeners browse net prior to downloading any audible to check if part of a series or check author through audible to see what is available to download in Australia. I get very annoyed when I download an audible only to find the next book, (in a series) is not available. If I wanted to read a hard copy, I wouldn't be an audible listener. Will request return on this audible, very disappointed all round.

    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Mary Centerville, OH, United States 09-17-15
    Mary Centerville, OH, United States 09-17-15 Member Since 2002
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    "Regency Romance With a Bit of Suspense"
    What made the experience of listening to My Wicked Marquess the most enjoyable?

    The contrast of personalities between Daphne and Max.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Daphine's great aunt the dowager dragon duchess. Every one is afraid of Daphine's great aunt and she sets the trends. She has the control that Daphine yearns for.


    What aspect of Annette Chown’s performance would you have changed?

    Her voice was sort of weak and timid. A more commanding distinctive voice would of been nice.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    It was a fairly good book and enjoyable but not so much as to want to listen to it in one sitting.


    Any additional comments?

    Daphine is somewhat spoiled in some ways, is very generous and loving, wears her heart on her sleeve and is very trusting and sometimes a bit silly. Max hides his emotions and is very pragmatic. He is closed and secretive as he has had to be in order to survive. Max and Daphine balance each other, however besides being very open Daphine is curious, demands to be in control and not controlled by others and will not accept Max's secrets. As Max is a spy, Daphine snoops and learns things things best left unopened.<br/><br/>The book ends on a bit of a cliffhanger with an introduction to the next book. I am hooked and am eagerly awaiting the next book.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Frode 08-16-15
    Frode 08-16-15 Member Since 2017

    Norwegian in a English world!

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    "Wicked Good Book!"

    YEAH! That is what i want in my Historical romance! My Wicked Marquess: Inferno Club is that book. I loved this! Good vs Evil storyline is also a fun thing i like. iI's hard to stop listening to the story, and that is saying something. I never had so much fun from a author i never ever heard about before. Gaelen Foley is so good as it gets when it comes to historical romance,

    12 hrs and 54 mins with Annette Chown never feels like i am lost. her english accent fits this book like a hand to a glove. I am amazed about how few books there is with her as a narrator. She is just as fantastic as the book is. And that is saying something about the quality in this book.

    I was provided this audiobook at no charge by the author, publisher and/or narrator in exchange for an unbiased review via AudiobookBlast dot com

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    J. Kit 08-11-15
    J. Kit 08-11-15 Member Since 2008

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    "The narrator is too sugary sweet."

    Started out with strong, almost too hard edge. Towards the end it was so sugary sweet I had to skip forward and sighed with relief when it ended.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Jan United States 08-10-15
    Jan United States 08-10-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Thanks be to have this in audio!"

    Daphne is something of a twit, but she is only 20 and a product of the time in which she lives. She falls for the man who wants her but doesn't know how to deal with himself, let alone her. I don't know any spies, but I do know about military who return from war and law enforcement men who can't share the things they've seen and done. Just like Max. He has been involved in Good vs Evil for a very long time, and has never known a family life. So, there's the background, and the publisher's summary gives hints to the action. There is also a secondary story line which is a set-up for the rest of this fascinating series. Jump in and enjoy the ride!
    Annette is a fine audio performer and is able to project the emotions of the characters. But. She is in a higher voice range which I cannot like and it is especially annoying when portraying men.
    I was provided this audiobook at no charge by the author, publisher and/or narrator in exchange for an unbiased review via AudiobookBlast

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Maine Knitter 05-22-17
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    "Just average at best"

    This is difficult to rate. It's almost like there were two different books. The first part of the book was great. I really liked Daphne and the Marquess looking for a bride from a list was cute. The developing romance was fun and I was enjoying it. Then things became odd. It's hard for me to put a finger on what happened exactly. Obviously things were left unresolved for the series to continue but that doesn't really explain the last third of the book that seemed a bit disjointed.

    I've read MANY series and some will end with a cliffhanger but this book left me with wondering just what really happened. It's odd.

    The narration was quite good. That helped a bit.

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    Edwina "I Love books" USA 05-11-17 Member Since 2013

    Edwina "I Love Books'

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    "WELL WRITTEN HISTORICAL ROMANCE AND GREAT NARRATIO"
    Would you listen to My Wicked Marquess again? Why?

    Yes!! The narrator was excellent.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The Conflicts between the H/H were dealt with intelligently and quickly!!


    What does Annette Chown bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    She was an excellent narrator. She made it seem real or like I was watching TV


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    No


    Any additional comments?

    My Wicked Marquess is the first book I have read written by Gaelen Foley. I am really impressed with this authors writing style. She puts you right there in the story!! Its like you can see the scenes play out in your minds eye. She is not overboard with her description just enough to make the reader picture it. <br/><br/>The Honorable Miss Daphne Starling daughter of Viscount Starling is the 5th young lady on a list given to the Max The Marquess of Rotherstone; of eligible young ladies to be his bride. <br/><br/>Max at age 13 was sent away to become a trained Warrior for the Order of St. Michaels. This order has been fighting against The Cult Prometheans for 600 years. This is a very interesting storyline. I like the way the author unfolds the history of these 2 revival groups. The Order is fighting for good and the other is fighting for world domination and power. This is an interesting concept in a Historical Romance. But It Works.<br/><br/>Daphne at times is irritating. She comes across spoiled. But she has a kind heart towards the orphans she helps. Sometimes she acts immature for a 20 year old. I think her character should have been younger maybe 17 or 18. She should know her duty is to marry well. Especially in her case her father has lost his fortune. But she seems to think everything is centered around her. Max is wonderful from the beginning to the end of the story. Max is smart handsome rich and sexy. A real Alpha Male. He is always kind and very loving to Daphne.<br/><br/>What I really loved about reading this story is all the many conflicts are managed in and Intelligent Way and quickly. I was impressed with how the storyline ended and the next begins. Its not quite a Cliffhanger but it leaves you wanting to read the next book in the series. Which I have already downloaded. Oh and once the marriage happens the sex in this story is pretty Hot and Sensual. There growing love between Max and Daphne is believable. <br/>I Highly Recommend My Wicked Marquess!! <br/><br/><br/><br/><br/><br/>

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    Zzrole 04-27-16
    Zzrole 04-27-16 Member Since 2011
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    "Really liked. When's the next in series coming?"

    Great narrator! Story really picked up with the spy plot. Left you wanting to read the next installment. When is it coming out? Hope I don't have to wait another year :(

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    ecocat 10-19-15
    ecocat 10-19-15
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    "Marrying a Spy and His Secrets"

    My Wicked Marquess begins with Max St. Albans, Marquees of Rotherstone, searching for an ideal wife to repair his family name which was damaged by his father's gambling addiction and Max being labeled as a libertine (his undercover life). He was looking for a wife that wouldn't interfere with his "other life". Daphne captured his attention when she sent help during his confrontation with the ruffians and she has asked him to stay when she saw him leaving the ball.

    Daphne couldn't forget the man who saved her from a gang outside of the orphanage that she has been volunteering at. She was ready to confront her rejected suitor and to put a stop to the rumors that he was spreading when Max appeared again at a ball and intervened again.

    In courting Daphne and marrying her, Max has to balance his "secret life" as a secret agent for the Crown and his public life. He didn't want Daphne to find out about his secret life and put her endanger.

    Daphne kept assuming the worst of Max. She kept running away from Max instead of confronting him. She doesn't have faith in him which reflects her shelter life of being black and white and never grey.

    In the background of Max and Daphne's story, the readers will know that there is a threat which is Prometheans who were manipulating and supporting Napolean to win the war. As to what is Prometheans's objective is begin world dominance, the story doesn't really say.

    And there is Drake, Max's best friend, who has been captured. Drake is tortured by Prometheans to reveal the members of the Order that he became amnesic in his self-preservation. Whether Drake will regain his memories before he betrays the Order remains to be seen. This is the story that will have readers coming back to find out what is Drake's fate. I know I will return to find out what will happen to Drake.

    Overall, the story has so many things going on that the story will continued in this seven books series. It is information overload to the readers. There are at least four point-of-views being told in this book.

    As for the narrator Annette Chown, I do love the accent that she presents in the narration of the story. Her voice gives a distinct atmosphere of being in England and gives the readers a sense that they are there in the story.

    I was given this audiobook from the author via Audiobook Blast in exchange for an honest review. I was not compensated or influenced in any way for writing the review.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    1-Click Junkie United States 10-07-15
    1-Click Junkie United States 10-07-15 Member Since 2008

    Rabid Listener/Reader and Shopper!

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    "Loved This!"

    Narration - Annette Chown - Really Good!
    Lovely British accent...I could listen all day!

    I really enjoyed this book. Daphne is a sweet and kind young woman who is labeled a jilt because she declined the proposal of a self absorbed jerk (he of course is the one that got the gossip mill running at full speed) Lord Rotherstone belongs to the Inferno Club and all of London society thinks they are just a bunch of rowdy boys when in reality, they are kinda like bad ass Royal Ninja's!

    Duty calls and he needs an heir so he puts his lawyer on it. Find him some candidates, get him their profiles and let the courting begin. He has a bad reputation, so he needs to find a woman with an upstanding reputation, but he just can't keep his thoughts away from Daphne Starling...the jilt. The fact that she jilted his childhood nemesis might have a little something to do with why he can't seem to focus his attentions in any direction but hers.

    From their first interaction, I was pretty much on board with this couple. This really is kind of a sweet love story but running parallel to their relationship is a story line involving the inferno club with danger and mystery and ultimately these two story lines cross paths and then collide.

    Can't wait for the next book to come available!

    I received a copy of this audiobook free of charge from AudiobookBlast in exchange for an unbiased review.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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