The Marquis and the Vixen
The Blue Rose Regency Romances: The Culpepper Misses, #2
Formerly titled Blythe: Schemes Gone Amiss (Conundrums of the Misses Culpepper, Book 2)
A tormented marquis. A vivacious vixen. A deadly foe.
Dragged to London for a Season, Blythe Culpepper is dismayed to learn her guardian has enlisted the devilishly attractive Lord Leventhorpe—the one man she detests—to assist with her launch into Polite Society. Since their first encounter, hostile looks and cutting retorts abound whenever they meet. Still, she cannot deny the way her body reacts when he’s near. So, perhaps it’s no surprise that upon overhearing another woman scheming to entrap Tristan into marriage, Blythe must warn him.
Tristan, the austere and controlled Marquis of Leventhorpe, usually avoids social gatherings. So why, against his better judgement, does he agree to aid his closest friend in presenting the Culpeppers to Society? Might it be because one particular fascinating Culpepper stirs more than his interest? Blythe taxes him to his limits with her sharp wit and even sharper tongue. Yet, he cannot deny the beauty captivates him like no other.
However, when a past enemy comes calling, using Blythe to settle old scores, Tristan must decide if restoring his family’s tarnished honor—something he’s worked toward for years—is more important than winning the heart of the woman he’s come to love.
Buy the second book in The Blue Rose Regency Romances: The Culpepper Misses historical series for a romping, emotional, and romantic adventure you won’t want to put down.
Though this book is part of a series, it can easily be read as a stand-alone.
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“Collette Cameron delivers a delightful adventure with this lovely Regency romance…darn near impossible to top!” ★★★★★ ~Night Owl Reviews Top Pick
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“. . . another sweet and romantic historical Regency with splashes of humor throughout! A definite 5 Stars Read!” ★★★★★ ~Teatime and Books Reviews
“. . . a delightful story from bestselling author Collette Cameron. It’s witty and funny with a tasteful steam level! From the very first line I was drawn into the story… Seriously, it would be impossible to giggle at the line “GOOSE-BUTT FEATHERS!” This book is a breath of fresh air!” ★★★★★ ~Dotty
“Another hit by the extremely talented Collette Cameron that will have you laughing & crying all at the same time. Her wit combined with the strength of her characters will draw you in & not let you go. Looking forward to her next installment to see which Culpepper Miss has me laughing out loud.” ★★★★★ ~Dee Foster
“Collette Cameron creates the most enduring characters and always gives us another book to find out more about their lives. This is a beautiful story about two people drawn to each other but seemingly kept apart by circumstances beyond their control. The author manages the tension beautifully. Highly recommend this series.” ★★★★★ ~Rella
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“Flimflam and goose-butt feathers! What an absolutely unforgettable novel. This is regency romance at its finest. The setting comes to life under Cameron’s talented pen. She weaves a world steeped in the past, taking readers back in time to experience the lives of her characters for a short while. The plot was intriguing and realistic.” ★★★★★ ~Jonel
His gaze riveted upon her mouth, tension tightened his lips.
He had the most beautifully sculpted mouth she’d ever noticed, and that included the Greek gods from last night’s ball. Were Lord Leventhorpe’s as warm and firm and tasty as they appeared?
What the blazes did Mr. Burlington’s lips look like? Did he have lips? He must, of course.
A wheel sank into a hole with bone-jarring force, abruptly interrupting Blythe’s mental rambling and pitching her and Lord Leventhorpe headfirst. His hat flew from his head as he tumbled from his seat onto his knees and reflexively wrapped his arms around her to keep her from plunging to the floor.
With a yelp of outraged surprise, Freddy bumped into Blythe’s back, somehow managing to scramble onto the seat.
Their faces mere inches apart, Blythe couldn’t haul her gaze from the glinting specks in Lord Leventhorpe’s eyes. His focus sank to her lips, and his pupils shrank to pin pricks.
Would he kiss her?
Did she want him to?
Breath suspended, she remained perfectly motionless. Waiting.
Lowering his head, he tightened his embrace an instant before his lips whispered across hers.
They taste even better than they look.
A brilliant light burst behind her eyes, and every bone in her body turned molten. She clutched his lapels certain if she let go, she’d slither to the floor.
He ran his tongue along the seam of her lips, and sighing, she readily capitulated and parted her mouth, eager to taste more of him.