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I found this on my OverDrive late one night, and it sounded interesting so I thought I d give it a go and it was from the regency romance pap I had been expecting I found the character of Marianne to be engaging if completely sweet and innocent as per Regency romance standards , and yet the story was such that I flew through it.The story centres around the smuggling trade, and includes the usual family dramas, mistaken identities, betrayal, deception and romance that you would expect to find I found this on my OverDrive late one night, and it sounded interesting so I thought I d give it a go and it was from the regency romance pap I had been expecting I found the character of Marianne to be engaging if completely sweet and innocent as per Regency romance standards , and yet the story was such that I flew through it.The story centres around the smuggling trade, and includes the usual family dramas, mistaken identities, betrayal, deception and romance that you would expect to find However, if you are a lover of a good Regency Romance, this book reminds me quite a bit of Stephanie Lauren s Captain Jack s Woman, although without the feisty rough and tumble heroine who gives the dashing hero a run for his money.3 stars It s good I really tried to finish it but just couldn t There were too many wall banger moments At first, the hero and heroine only see each other and don t actually meet until one quarter of the way through the book I could tell immediately who the villian was Even though the heroine supposed to be proper , she kept meeting the hero in unproper places without a charperone But the I m done moment was when the heroine discovers that the hero did not tell her that he was a Marquis She thinks that h I really tried to finish it but just couldn t There were too many wall banger moments At first, the hero and heroine only see each other and don t actually meet until one quarter of the way through the book I could tell immediately who the villian was Even though the heroine supposed to be proper , she kept meeting the hero in unproper places without a charperone But the I m done moment was when the heroine discovers that the hero did not tell her that he was a Marquis She thinks that he doesn t trust her she knows he s working undercover to catch a spy, he can t trust anyone , she not good enough to be the wife of a marquis I hate this degrading quality in a historical character , and she will now do some exploring herself because she wants to prove that she doesn t need him Without reading to the end, spoiler alert I will bet she will be trapped in the caverns basement with the villian and the hero will rescue her Really How trite Not memorable Poorly written and dragged on forever. The story is set in 1813 Cornwall and involves smuggling, murder and someone selling military secrets to the French. *Book ☠ Marianne and the Marquis ↶ Sheltered innocent Miss Marianne Horne had come to Cornwall to care for her ailing great aunt She had expected quiet and solitude not to be drawn into adventure Surrounded by smugglers, spies and plots, Marianne hardly knew whom to trust Instinctively, she turned to the enigmatic and handsome Mr BeckBut plain Mr Beck turned out to be Andrew, Marquis of Marlbeck a nobleman who surely would never look twice at the daughter of a country vicar So why was he insistent on paying Marianne such flattering attention