Wednesday, May 7, 2014

How to Master Your Marquis by Juliana Gray

Title: How to Master Your Marquis
Author: Juliana Gray 
Publisher: Berkley 
Number of Pages: 292
Source: Netgalley 

Three intrepid princesses find themselves targets in a deadly plot against the crown—until their uncle devises a brilliant plan to keep them safe...

Of all her sisters, Princess Stefanie is by far the least amenable to law and order, which is why she’s appalled to find herself masquerading as an unbearably drab clerk for the most honorable barrister in England. But her dull disguise turns out to have its privileges: namely, the opportunity to consort unchaperoned with her employer’s exceedingly handsome nephew, James Lambert, the Marquess of Hatherfield.

Hatherfield quickly realizes that his uncle’s spirited new clerk is, in fact, a lovely young woman of daring habits. The outwardly impeccable marquis isn’t about to reveal her deception. After all, he’s hiding a dangerous secret of his own. But when one too many escapades with the madcap princess bring Hatherfield’s troubled past to light, it is only Stefanie’s sharp wits that stand between the marquis and utter disaster, and only Hatherfield’s daring that can save the princess from the shadowy agents bent on finding her.

 I tried and tried with this one, but could get pas the first three chapters. I think this might be because I didn't read book one in the series, and felt no investment at all in the sisters plight, and just found the whole thing slightly unbelievable, and normally I'm ok with that, but this time I just couldn't force myself to finish the book. Every time I went to read this one I found myself stopping in the same place, unable to go any farther. The writing was good, I just didn't connect to the characters for whatever reason. I really hate it when that happens!