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Publisher's Summary

Certainly the two should never have met.

The handsome, wealthy Marquess of Rockingham was the most notorious man in London, as infamous for his violent temper as he was for his intemperate ways.

Miss Lucinda Westerville was a country vicar's daughter, as innocent as she was lovely and as proper as a young lady could possibly be. Yet when this improbably matched pair met at a glittering social ball, they had struck the dubious bargain to become man and wife - in name only. But Lucinda soon found that she had taken on more than she bargained for when she vowed not to love this untamed, infuriatingly attractive man, when she tried to rein her own foolishly galloping heart.

©1988 Marion Chesney (P)2014 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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Excellent narrator, Terrible story.

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

A completely different plot. It is hard to believe this is historical romance at all. In is not until the last four minutes of the audio book that there is even a hint of feeling between the two main characters. What makes this a 2 star rating for me is that the main story line is about side characters. Mainly, the hero's murderess mistrees and two lady's maids, one who ends up murdered. There are chapters where there is no mention of the hero and heroine at all! The communications between the hero and heroine is comical and childish. The Marquess of Rockingham has a terrible temper and it is sooo not sexy but rather childish and boring when it happens everytime he is written about.

Would you ever listen to anything by M. C. Beaton again?

Absolutely. Historical Romance written by M. C. Beaton are among my favorite audio books.

Have you listened to any of Lindy Nettleton’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Yes! I simply adore Lindy Nettleton's audio performances. She reads this book quite well as she does the others I have listened to.

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The Savage Marquess?

The Marquess' mistress needn't be an maniacal, opium crazed women to seem unlikeable. Any scene where she is murdering or attempting murder I could have done without. Also, any scene with the stupid fop, Zeus Carter ( the cousin of the Marquess) could have been deleted.

Any additional comments?

Where was the romance? This book was like a poorly written Victorian crime book. Not good.

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Predictable

This book follows all other MC Beaton Regency series in its plot. Unlikely girl meets 30 something titled man, they hate each other, complications ensue, they fall in love, the end. OK for walking the dog but not interesting enough for a long car drive. Hamlisch Macbeth and Agatha Raisin are far superior.

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It's Something New To Me!!!

This is my first with MC Beaton, and also my new venture to pick short story, in short my first impression of the title that is it's a combination of Barbara Cartland+Alfred Hitchcock+Agatha Christie that's why it becomes my new experience. I still want to venture another titles from the author to see if I can find something memorable and enjoyable to listen more than once.

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Second time was better

First time I listened I missed a lot of the mean mom and dad/unloved child issues and found the savage fellow horrible. Listening to it a second time, I picked up on so much more... a saint in the country, kind to the father, pain when Lucinda first mentioned mother love and how he went off deep end each time he was near his mother. Would have liked a more repenting husband but it seems to be implied.

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Story good, romance bad

The plot was really interesting, I was enthralled from beginning to end.
Unfortunately, as the book progressed I began disliking the main female lead. She became snobby, and hateful. The male lead was supposed to be brutish but immediately becomes tamed, his actions always resulting in fights where usually the female lead becomes physically violent.
Then suddenly the end happens and they both say they were in love with each other, despite being physically together for a few days.
Story was great, but it felt like they slapped on the romance of the story at the last minute with how rushed it was.

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Wtf was that? Rape, anger, fights, extremely dislikable people

I adore regency romance, and let me just say in the first sentence that I love Lindy Nettleton - here and everywhere.

But what happened, Marion Chesney? M.C. Beaton? What WAS that? The hero NEVER finds redemption. He exhibits no likable behavior at any point throughout the book. He's an actual rake, an actual beast, an actual monster - who never comes around. What was the point? There was no love, no romance. He buys her a necklace. That's literally the only nice thing he does. And even then, he throws it at her.

What was that.

I'm in shock. If that were my first Marion Chesney book, I would never pick up another.

The book ended before love (OR EVEN A MILD LIKING) entered the story at all. I hated every single person I met in this book, and I'm glad some of them died. Now if we could remove that disgusting show of rape and those physical marital attacks, we might have something.

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another Chesney charmer

this review will probably only benefit dyed in the wool Chesney fans. this story had a fascinating beginning but the resolution of problems is very weak and cursory. sooner interesting themes are explored, such as child abuse, but then dropped. the heroine is intelligent and plucky, but annoyingly inflexible. way too many villains for such a frail plot. i definitely do not enjoy this narrator but have become immune to her weird intonations and utter lack of nuance

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Love the story but ...

I love the story, as I am a fan of marriage convenience.
The narration however was lacking but only when performing the voice of Luicinda and any of the other young ladies.