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The Devil Is a Marquess

Rescued from Ruin Series, Book 4
Narrated by: Mary Sarah
Series: Rescued from Ruin Series, Book 4
Length: 9 hrs and 29 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (64 ratings)

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This Story Is Seductive

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When a rake beyond redemption...

A walking scandal surviving on little more than wits, whisky, and wicked skills in the bedchamber, Benedict Chatham, the new Marquess of Rutherford, is at the end of his rope. Deeply in debt and down to his last farthing, he must marry nothing short of an absolute fortune, or risk utter ruin.  

Must marry for money...

Enter Miss Charlotte Lancaster, unfashionably tall heiress to just such a fortune and a clumsy, redheaded disaster in her five London seasons. While she dreams of leaving England for a life of trade in America, her father schemes to trade her dowry for a title - and Marchioness of Rutherford will do nicely. Charlotte wants her independence, not a husband, and certainly not a disreputable devil who renders her weak and wobbly with a single scorching glance. But she's a practical sort, and a year with the devil might buy her freedom....provided she can resist his seductive charms. That shouldn't prove a problem, for he could not possibly want someone like her, and the feeling is mutual. Really. It is.  

Love grows in the most unexpected places...

When her father demands a startling price for his daughter's hand - one year of fidelity and sobriety - Chatham must change his libertine ways....at least temporarily. And when he does, Charlotte begins to see him in a new light - not as the scandalous charmer she married, but as the husband she just might adore.  

Contains mature themes.

©2016 Elisa Braden (P)2018 Tantor

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  • Hanlie
  • Cape Town, South Africa
  • 03-05-19

My favorite of the series!

This book was awesome. I fell head over heels in love with the characters and enjoyed their love story immensely. The conflict didn't feel contrived and I didn't get impatient with the hero and heroine. I understood where they were coming from and empathized with their reservations regarding their union and their future. The book was also incredibly sexy, with well-written love scenes.

My only complaint is with the narrator. Seriously, the woman has not come across a vowel she didn't manage to mangle. Nobody talks like that! It's not an accent, it's simple mispronunciation, most likely in an attempt to sound "posh". The result is an unique situation - the dialogue portions were actually quite good, but the narration bits were simply awful and it pulled me out of the story time and again. Fortunately I had read this book in print before and knew what a gem it was. If not, I would most probably have abandoned the audio version and returned it for refund.

Nevermind "Rescued from Ruin", this series should have been rescued from Mary Sarah.

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WOW, WOW, WOW . . . . . . . . WHO KNEW! ! !

Who knew the sly, slick, and wicked devil the Marquess of Ruthford, would turn out to have one of the best stories in this series. I fell in love with these characters and their story. Chatham lives up to his reputation as a lover- bar none. After finding out the story behind the man, I was in his corner all the way. Even tho he had a rough time, Charlotte made sure he would win all the battles he was forced to fight. His battle with himself being the roughest of them all. Charlotte had it going on. Girl, she is smart as a whip and used her knowledge and intelligence to help Chatham, and herself, win all the battles they where faced with. Ms. Braden has reached new heights describing the many sex scenes in this story. They are well placed and needed to tell Chatham and Charlotte's story. Chatham being the sexy man he is, as well as the sexual attraction between these characters. I will be listening to their story again, and again.

The narrator needs a lot of work. Just put your device on a faster speed (since Mary Sara seems to be the narrator of choice) so you can really enjoy this series.

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NARRATOR SPEAKS TO LOW VOLUME NEEDS TO BE SET HIGH

OMG I LOVED BENEDICT/CHATHAM AND CHARLOTTE'S STORY!!

After 5 years on the marriage mart the tall, red hair, intelligent, smart Charlotte Lancaster has failed to land a husband. Her father the filthy rich American Merchant has bought her a husband. The disreputable, callous, whore mongering, gambling, drunk Benedict Chatham now the Marquess of Rutherford after his fathers recent dead.

I truly hateD Chatham from the pervious 3 books in the series. He was an awful person. But with the careful and gradual way the author reveals Chatham's real and true character is poignant and totally believable that he has changed. Once His past is revealed and he has stopped drinking and starts taking responsibility for his life and his new wife I fell in love with him.

Charlotte always thinking she was just not pretty enough, too tall with red hair and freckles never waiver in her growing friendship and then love for her new husband. As the layers of the true Chatham is revealed she begins to fall in love with him. Charlotte is intelligent, kind, compassionate and very loving. Her and Chatham learn the true meaning of love. They also, have one hot and sexy marriage, but this doesn't happen right away. There is a heated build up to there sexual marital relationship. Charlotte has never even been kissed by a man let alone made love too. But she enters her marriage bed with complete courage if not confidence. I loved the way Chatham begins to make Charlotte feel that she is beautiful and very desirable to him.

This was truly a great romance story. I just loved it and it will go on my re read list along with bks. 1 and 2. Sorry can't included bk 3 in the re read list. I am still upset with the violence toward the heroine in that story. I am off to read bk5 When A Girl Loves And Earl!!

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Lovely story spoiled by erotica

Wonderful story, well done performance. Overall: Romantic Passion degraded by repetitive pornographic erotica; the portrayal of sexual subject matter for the exclusive purpose of sexual arousal. overdone to the point of boredom, forward 30 seconds at a time to get past it.

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Love Rescued From Ruin series!!

Chatham and Charlotte.

Chatham to Charlotte: I am looking at you. Always. Even when I close my eyes you are burned into me. I see nothing else.

Hurt. Intense. Sexy. I love Elisa's writing and Mary Sarah's performances.

Get this one. Read or listen to them all.

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  • Mrs. Maher
  • 01-09-19

Low voice

The narrator is not so bad. It’s just very low. I found the plot interesting. But the story played out was dull.