How I Married a Marquess by Anna Harrington
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Josie and Thomas have both lived through very rough times in their past. His being haunted from his experiences working as a spy and hers is growing up in a disadvantaged orphanage. She would do anything for the orphans and she proves it when she tries to be a Robin Hood for them. The reader can see how caring Josie is as well as how she feels responsible for making sure they are fed, clothed and warm.
Thomas is looking for a way to get back into the job he was born to do, being a spy for England. However, a gun fight left him shaken up mentally and emotionally. I really like how the author brought attention to mental health in this novel because even in the 1800s I'm sure there were thousands of men in the wars that had what we call "post traumatic stress." An opportunity arises that sends Thomas right to Josie who seems to be the light to his darkness. She knew just how to calm him.
Both of their different experiences seem to compliment each other. I just knew from their second meeting when she saw him in distress and was able to bring him back to reality that he needed her in his life. I love how the 2 characters weren't just attracted to one another physically. Upon their first encounter it was like he was drawn to her curious wit rather than just her looks. I also enjoyed how Thomas makes sure justice is served without a certain nosy female getting in the way and botching his plan lol! I'm rating How I Married a Marquess a 5 out of 5 stars because this book had me falling in love with Josie and Thomas. I also liked how they both couldn't seem to take their eyes or hands off each other!! Exactly what one wants to see in a regency romance ;)
I received this book from the publishers as an eARC on Netgalley free of charge in exchange for my honest review.
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