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To hate and to scold....

Derek Chambers, Marquess of Whitlock, has a problem: his wife. She is the single most horrifying aspect of his life, and the only thing he has ever enjoyed about her are their truly spectacular fights. As such, he prefers having as little to do with her as possible. So when she unexpectedly summons him to London, he surprises himself by going, and finds his life turned upside down in ways he never thought possible.

To loathe and to perish....

Katherine despises her worthless and irritating husband, and nothing bothers her more than the fact that he actually came to London when she sent for him. Worst of all, now that he has come, she needs him to stay. With her. And with his every smile making her heart race, she begins to wonder if there could be more to him than meets the eye.

©2015 Rebecca Connolly (P)2017 Rebecca Connolly

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  • Vjade
  • 30-01-2018

This book is EVERYTHING

What a clean, sweet, enjoyable and absolutely beautiful love story. This author is so gifted with words. The narrator was outstanding!! You won’t regret reading this book.

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  • Claire Anne Thoen
  • 24-08-2017

Love grows slowly

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes - I would recommend it with the caveat that no men of rank who lived in the time of this story would ever have indulged in - or lowered themselves to - physical labor. I do not see how this anachronistic detail was essential to the story but perhaps the author wanted the hero to be able to show off his physique through a sweat-soaked shirt.

Who was your favorite character and why?

The two protagonists played off each other very well. Moira, from the first in the Arrangements series, played a catalyst role in getting them to see one another in a different light

Which scene was your favorite?

Two were very affecting: When Derek watched and listen to Kate play the pianoforte and the picnic where the two of them gazed at the clouds and the sky.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Their last, ferocious fight and its aftermath of regret and sorrow in Derek and Kate.

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  • Miz Waller
  • 11-06-2018

What a Great Story

I don’t remember reading any other book by this author but I’ll certainly be on the hunt for any others. The story was so inthralling that I couldn’t stop listening. I don’t think I’ve read another book with this plot and certainly none that kept my interest for the whole time it took the audio version to play out.
If you enjoy a character driven story, get this one. Quick.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 16-05-2018

Good<br />

Good narration.
good story.
Gets a bit intense towards the end.
I felt that the couple showed too much immaturity in handling their affairs

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  • omorris
  • 13-05-2018

very touching

I enjoyed this book. It shows what two people who start out wrong can do with just giving each other a chance.

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  • J. Franckum
  • 04-05-2018

Married to the Marquess

Throughly enjoyable. I listen as I do my errands. It takes me so much longer now. I can’t seem to stop until it gets to the end of the chapter. Love the intrigue and tet a tet between the couples. Just a fun read for sure.

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  • A Voracious Reader
  • 25-03-2018

A Regency about a married couple

WHAT IT'S ABOUT
To hate and to scold...

Derek Chambers, Marquess of Whitlock, has a problem: his wife. She is the single most horrifying aspect of his life, and the only thing he has ever enjoyed about her are their truly spectacular fights. As such, he prefers having as little to do with her as possible. So when she unexpectedly summons him to London, he surprises himself by going, and finds his life turned upside down in ways he never thought possible.

To loathe and to perish...

Katherine despises her worthless and irritating husband, and nothing bothers her more than the fact that he actually came to London when she sent for him. Worst of all, now that he has come, she needs him to stay. With her. And with his every smile making her heart race, she begins to wonder if there could be more to him than meets the eye.

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I really liked Derek and came to love Kate. Connolly does a great job demonstrating how a person can have a tough exterior yet be very vulnerable inside. That was Kate. I didn't get the impression Derek being an obedient son in the first book--not that we saw that much of him--but his portrayal was appropriate to those who show one face to their parents and another to everyone else.

The falling in love part took up a large part of the story. I loved best when they started learning about each other and the rules they'd each grown up with. I got really angry with Derek later for the way he lashed out but the eventual coming together was very touching.

I listened to the audiobook, and Jessica Elisa Boyd did a great job again.

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  • arlene
  • 26-01-2018

great book!

This book was lovely and sweet. Best book in the series so far. The narrator brought it alive. I struggled to get through the first book and was hesitant to try this one. I am so glad that I did. Beautiful book, beautiful narration.

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  • Jacqueline Gomez
  • 30-11-2017

Very Enjoyable Read

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Loved this story. Both the hero and heroine made me laugh constantly with their banter. I also enjoyed Moira's appearances since she knew just how to say what needed to be said. I really like romances with real humor and wit, not just silliness. I look forward to the rest of the series and hope it will be in Audible soon.

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  • Cam
  • 06-03-2018

I was enjoying the story at the beginning and then...

The hero and heroine fell in love so fast that I wondered what happened when he was calling her a harlot three seconds before. And she went from this strong and argumentative cold person to this warm and cuddly version who would take any verbal Lashes sent her way and say I WILL make this work! Temper tantrums soared high with almost everyone and worse of all the duke who threatened to give the dukedom to his younger brother which was not possible. Just silly and not eventful at all. Character development for all others was weak and lastly the narrator seemed like she was ready to Burt into tears at any moment. Beautiful voice but So somber.

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