Mad for the Marquess

Jess Russell
Mad for the Marquess
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The Wild Rose Press
Release Date
July 2017
Historical Romance

James Drake, Marquess of Devlin, had everything—until he was found covered in blood, standing over a dead girl. Now locked away in a madhouse, he has one short year to recover his memories and prove his sanity, or be condemned for life. But the demons inside Devlin's head are far easier to battle than the evil surrounding him at Ballencrieff Asylum.

Anne Winton hardly expects to find her calling—or love—while working in a lunatic asylum. But despite all warnings, the "Mad Marquess" proves dangerously fascinating to innocent Anne. She vows to save him not only from his adversaries, but from himself.

Initially, Anne is only a pawn in Devlin's bid to gain his freedom, until he begins to see her not just as a means to an end, but as a beautifully passionate woman. He must choose: compromise the woman he loves, or languish forever in hell.

Book Review by Rachel's Willful Thoughts (reviewer)
Aug 30, 2017   [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
45 people found the following review helpful
Anne Winton gets thrust into a seemingly world full of madness when she arrives at Ballencrieff to serve as a general companion to two ladies.

Author Jess Russell adds a bit of the supernatural to this lovely Regency tale featuring Lord Devlin, who appears to be somewhat mad in MAD FOR THE MARQUESS. With Anne's healing touch and peaceful presence, she soon brings a renewed sense of life to those living at Ballencrieff.

With Lord Devlin's father pushing for his heir to prove his sanity, it will take everyone working together to overcome the obstacles standing in their way. Not everyone is supportive of Lord Devlin taking his place, adding a sinister flair to the storyline.

There's a good sense of chemistry between Anne and Lord Devlin, but I wanted to give him a stiff kick in the pants because he was rather oblivious to Anne and her feelings.

Excellent story that moved forward at a solid pace. I would certainly read this author again in the future.
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