Content Warnings: Racism, classism, and infidelity.
If you follow me on Instagram or Tiktok, you know that I was sent a copy of this book for being part of the Avon influencer program. You would also know that this is the third book in the series and me being me, raced to purchase and read, the first two books before starting this one.
So far I have adored getting to know all the characters that Diana Quincy has created in this series and can’t wait to see who else she adds to this world. Really hoping Hanna’s brother gets a book soon. 👀 Seeing POC representation, especially in historical romance, is always so exciting. It both makes me giggle, and feel sad, that in the acknowledgment Diana feels the need to say that yes, there were Arabs in regency England. It’s like some people really think we [POCs] just magically appeared out of thin air in the last century.
In THE MARQUESS MAKES HIS MOVE we get to learn more about Alex, the illusive Marquess of Brandon. Brother to Leela, whose story we get in book one, Alex has always spent more time at his country estate than in London. Having been judged, his entire life, for having his mother’s Arab blood he won’t allow someone to disrespect him by cheating him of his family’s land.
Rose, was raised and trained in her family’s mapmaking business. Her talent is known far and wide, though the credit has never gone directly to her. Fear of losing her business, or causing a scandal, due to being a woman in the mapmaking trade, Rose feels like she has no choice but to continue the ruse.
When Alex starts working as Rose’s new footman he struggles to contain his attraction to the mysterious lady of the house. Rose finds Alex’s frankness quite refreshing and enjoys their chats, though he seems to struggle to remember, or do, the most basic of footman tasks.
This book was so much fun to read, I adored seeing Alex fall fast and hard for Rose as well as seeing Rose finally find the courage to stand up for herself and her profession. If you’re looking for a fun regency romance with two people who struggle to fight their mutual attraction and who both have secrets that could blow up in their faces…I highly recommend giving this book a try!