Karen’s Killer Book Bench: A Kiss for Lady Mary by Ella Quinn

A Kiss for Lady Mary

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The Marriage Game


Ella Quinn’s bachelors do as they like and take what they want. But when the objects of their desire are bold, beautiful women, the rules of the game always seem to change…

Handsome, charming, and heir to a powerful Viscount, Christopher “Kit” Featherton is everything a woman could want—except interested in marriage. So when he hears that someone on his estate near the Scottish border is claiming to be his wife, Kit sets off to investigate.

Since her parents’ death, Lady Mary Tolliver has been hounded by her cousin, a fortune-hunting fool after her inheritance. Refusing to settle for anything less than love, Mary escapes to the isolated estate of rakish bachelor, Kit Featherton. Knowing he prefers Court to the country, she believes she will be safe. But when Kit unexpectedly returns, her pretend marriage begins to feel seductively real…

The Marriage Game


Kit had had had a great deal of time over the past several days to plan how he would arrive. In the end, he decided to do so in as impressive a way as possible. That ought to convey to the woman that he was serious about recovering his property. All his life he had worked hard to avoided scandal, and he refused to have one touch him or his family now. He would give no quarter. She’d probably pack her bags and leave by to-morrow morning. If not, he’d help her out the door.

He glanced at his pocket watch again. For the past half hour, he had been waiting on the outskirts of Rosebury for Piggott to catch up with him. Finally he spied a carriage being led by his father’s coachman. Of all the bad luck. The wheeler had gone lame. At least it wasn’t one of his father’s horses. After they’d left York, he’d been on his own for cattle. He’d have to get that poor fellow looked after. Hopefully, Rosebury would have a decent hostelry. He’d be damned if he’d have the carriage led all the way to Rose Hill.

“Sorry, sir.” Jack Coachman said as he approached. “He threw a shoe. Shouldn’t be too bad once we get it fixed.”

“There’s nothing you could have done to prevent it. We’ll just have to find a replacement.”

After making their slow way to the center of the town, Kit located the blacksmith, while his groom asked about a place to keep the horse and hire another.

            Kit stepped into the large stone building, peering through the dim light until he located a man. “Good day. I have a horse that’s thrown a shoe. Can you help me?”

A large, middle-aged man with coal black hair materialized from the dark interior. “Aye, gimme time ta finish here.” The next sound was the sizzle of hot iron being put in water. “Pass’n through?”

“Here on business. Name’s Featherton.”

The smithy stopped what he was doing and turned. “Be ye the Featherton what owns Rose Hill?”

Kit smiled. “I am.”

The other man scowled. “See here, ya not plan’n on causing trouble for our Lady Mary are ya?”

Good God, what had the blasted female been doing? He wondered if Mary was even her real name. “Not at all. I’m just making sure everything is going well.”

Not exactly a lie.

“We don’t hold with wife beating here aboots.”

“Why would I want to . . . No, of course not. I don’t know who would. Can’t a man visit his wife?”

Why the hell had he said that? He should not have given credence to her lie.

“Took yer sweet time,” the smithy said, in only a slightly less belligerent tone.

Kit opened his mouth to respond in kind, but thought better of it. He had no wish to continue this conversation.

読書About the author, Ella Quinn…

Bestselling author Ella Quinn’s studies and other jobs have always been on the serious side. Reading historical romances, especially Regencies, were her escape. Eventually her love of historical novels led her to start writing them. She has just finished her first series, The Marriage Game, and her new series will start in April 2016.

She is married to her wonderful husband of over thirty years. They have a son and granddaughter, one cat and a dog. After living in the South Pacific, Central America, North Africa, England and Europe, she and her husband decided to make their dreams come true and are now living on a sailboat cruising the Caribbean and North America.

Ella is a member of the Romance Writers of American, The Beau Monde and Hearts Through History. She is represented by Elizabeth Pomada of Larsen-Pomada Literary Agency, and published by Kensington.


Links to Ella’s website, blog, books, etc.

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7 Responses to Karen’s Killer Book Bench: A Kiss for Lady Mary by Ella Quinn

  1. Ella, you are awesome!! I love your books! Keep them coming!

  2. Ella Quinn says:

    Hi Karen, thank you so much for having me on your blog today!!

  3. bn100 says:

    looks interesting

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