STORY: Since she was a young girl, Anna Marsh has dreamed of Sebastian, Baron Rutherford asking for her hand in marriage. But that was in another life when her brother Harry was alive, before she vowed to secretly continue the work he valiantly died for. Now as Sebastian finally courts Anna, she must thwart his advances. Were he to discover her secret, he would never deem her a suitable wife…
Sebastian has always known Anna would become his wife someday. He expects few obstacles, but when she dissuades him at every turn he soon realizes there is much more to this intriguing woman. Somehow he must prove to her that they are meant to be together. But first he must unravel the seductive mystery that is Miss Anna Marsh…
REVIEW: This is the second book in Ella Quinn’s The Marriage Game series, and it’s as delightful as her début ‘The Seduction of Lady Phoebe’.
I thoroughly enjoyed the characterization of both hero and heroine, but Anna’s intelligence and strong will was written so well that at times I cringed wondering if Sebastian would give up his pursuit. He was such a cute character and you just couldn’t help but like him and think of all his actions as “what a typical male”!
Both were strong and determined to do what’s best for the other, which didn’t necessarily mean that they wanted one and the same thing. I liked the pace in which the romance progressed and the overall pace of the book as well.
As for the plot, just as I thought it was a bit predictable, Ms. Quinn ‘pitches’ me a curve ball and managing to totally blindside me!
Bottom line: ‘The Secret Life of Miss Anna Marsh’ was as good as her début. It was interesting, entertaining and sensual, with some expected and some not so much, twists and turns that had me smile, sigh and make me wonder about the third book. Looking forward to reading it!
Melanie for b2b
*Book provided by the publisher through NetGalley.