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A reserved debutante and a former soldier make an unlikely but fated match as they hasten for the Isle of Skye. Orphaned heiress Olivia de Vere should have the world—or at least the men of the ton—at her feet. But when she's thrown out of a young ladies' academy, Olivia doubts she'll ever find someone who will love her, rather than her bank account. To make matters worse, A reserved debutante and a former soldier make an unlikely but fated match as they hasten for the Isle of Skye. Orphaned heiress Olivia de Vere should have the world—or at least the men of the ton—at her feet. But when she's thrown out of a young ladies' academy, Olivia doubts she'll ever find someone who will love her, rather than her bank account. To make matters worse, her dissolute cousin Felix is determined to marry her against her wishes. A virtual prisoner in her guardians' London townhouse, Olivia can’t help but develop a tendre for her neighbor, a handsome Scottish marquess. Battle-scarred in more ways than one, Hamish MacQueen, Lord Sleat, has braved many dangers in life. But nothing has quite prepared him for the shock of having a young child dumped on his doorstep, with a note claiming she’s his daughter. Just in the nick of time his pretty neighbor appears, offering to act as a nursemaid for the young girl on their journey to his estate in Scotland. He suspects she has her own reasons for wanting to flee the country…   The close traveling quarters leads to a fierce attraction between Olivia and Hamish that seems impossible to resist. But when ghosts from the past and monsters from the present threaten to tear them apart, will their unlikely love survive?


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A reserved debutante and a former soldier make an unlikely but fated match as they hasten for the Isle of Skye. Orphaned heiress Olivia de Vere should have the world—or at least the men of the ton—at her feet. But when she's thrown out of a young ladies' academy, Olivia doubts she'll ever find someone who will love her, rather than her bank account. To make matters worse, A reserved debutante and a former soldier make an unlikely but fated match as they hasten for the Isle of Skye. Orphaned heiress Olivia de Vere should have the world—or at least the men of the ton—at her feet. But when she's thrown out of a young ladies' academy, Olivia doubts she'll ever find someone who will love her, rather than her bank account. To make matters worse, her dissolute cousin Felix is determined to marry her against her wishes. A virtual prisoner in her guardians' London townhouse, Olivia can’t help but develop a tendre for her neighbor, a handsome Scottish marquess. Battle-scarred in more ways than one, Hamish MacQueen, Lord Sleat, has braved many dangers in life. But nothing has quite prepared him for the shock of having a young child dumped on his doorstep, with a note claiming she’s his daughter. Just in the nick of time his pretty neighbor appears, offering to act as a nursemaid for the young girl on their journey to his estate in Scotland. He suspects she has her own reasons for wanting to flee the country…   The close traveling quarters leads to a fierce attraction between Olivia and Hamish that seems impossible to resist. But when ghosts from the past and monsters from the present threaten to tear them apart, will their unlikely love survive?

30 review for How to Catch a Sinful Marquess

  1. 5 out of 5

    Niki (mustreadalltheromance)

    4.5 stars rounded up. As an orphaned heiress with a ruined reputation, Olivia de Vere is forced to rely on the magnanimity of her remaining aunt and uncle. She longs for a love match, but that seems increasingly unlikely, especially given her grasping family’s determination to force her into marrying her debauched cousin, Felix to keep her fortune in the family. Essentially a prisoner in a townhouse paid for with her own funds, Olivia can’t help but admire her handsome neighbor, a Scottish marque 4.5 stars rounded up. As an orphaned heiress with a ruined reputation, Olivia de Vere is forced to rely on the magnanimity of her remaining aunt and uncle. She longs for a love match, but that seems increasingly unlikely, especially given her grasping family’s determination to force her into marrying her debauched cousin, Felix to keep her fortune in the family. Essentially a prisoner in a townhouse paid for with her own funds, Olivia can’t help but admire her handsome neighbor, a Scottish marquess, from afar. Lord Hamish MacQueen, the Marquess of Sleat, carries scars from more than just Waterloo. He faced many harrowing situations, even before the war, but none that prepared him for having a young girl abandoned on his doorstep with a note claiming her to be his child. When his pretty neighbor offers to act as nursemaid for wee Tilda on the long journey to the Isle of Skye, Hamish accepts, despite his suspicions that she has personal reasons for wanting to leave England. Despite his efforts to fight it, a fierce attraction arises between Olivia and Hamish, as does his need to protect her from her greedy family. But with so much threatening to keep them apart, including Hamish’s need to keep Olivia safe, even from himself, their future together is far from assured. This book was quite the slow burn, but it was so sweet and emotional, and the buildup of tension so strong, that I didn’t mind. Hamish had several deep-seated issues tormenting him and Olivia was just what he needed to make him start believing in his own worth. I loved Olivia’s determination in the face of Hamish’s stubbornness. If you feel like reading a bit of Beauty and the Beast meets Cinderella, this is a good choice. I would’ve liked a bit more comeuppance for Olivia’s hateful family, but overall, this was well-plotted, the characters were likable, and I especially loved seeing Hamish’s protectiveness coming out in the end. It was lovely watching Olivia and Hamish grow more and more solid in their relationship and I look forward to Charlie’s story now. I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Stacee

    I was excited to find a new to me author, even if I was jumping in at the middle to end of the series. I liked Olivia well enough. She’s a loyal and loving and wants to be able to make her own choices. Hamish is gruff and stoic and a complete marshmallow. Together they had a lot of potential and good intentions. There are a load of other characters mentioned, I’m guessing most of them are from the previous books. Plot wise, it was okay. My main complaint is that I didn’t seen their connection sl I was excited to find a new to me author, even if I was jumping in at the middle to end of the series. I liked Olivia well enough. She’s a loyal and loving and wants to be able to make her own choices. Hamish is gruff and stoic and a complete marshmallow. Together they had a lot of potential and good intentions. There are a load of other characters mentioned, I’m guessing most of them are from the previous books. Plot wise, it was okay. My main complaint is that I didn’t seen their connection slash leap from like to love. There’s a handful of conversations on the page and the interactions weren’t enough for me to follow Olivia and Hamish falling in love. Lust, yes. There is a bit of chemistry, but again, it seemed like an inquisitiveness on Olivia’s part, not that she actually desired him. Overall, it kept me entertained, but I’m not sure if I will go back and read the other books. Annnnd I’m sort of wondering if 3 stars is too high of a rating. FYI: talk of verbal and physical abuse, forceful grabbing on the page **Huge thanks to Berkley for providing the arc free of charge**

  3. 4 out of 5

    Rainelle

    How to Catch a Sinful Marquess, by Amy Rose Bennett. I enjoyed reading this book. I was impressed by the different subplots that intertwined with the main plot. These together, helped support the intense drama and the budding romance between Hamish and Olivia. The drama skirted the Cinderella story, but continuously remained original. I was caught up from the beginning with the witty flirtatious humor that Olivia brought to her character. As you continue to read the story you will see her confid How to Catch a Sinful Marquess, by Amy Rose Bennett. I enjoyed reading this book. I was impressed by the different subplots that intertwined with the main plot. These together, helped support the intense drama and the budding romance between Hamish and Olivia. The drama skirted the Cinderella story, but continuously remained original. I was caught up from the beginning with the witty flirtatious humor that Olivia brought to her character. As you continue to read the story you will see her confidence build and take charge of her being. Olivia begins to realize that her feelings for Hamish is more than a innocent crush on her next door neighbor. Hamish introduces himself as her knight and shining armor. After he rescues Olivia from the ledge of her house, the two new relationship grows into a beautiful romance. Before Hamish and Olivia get lost in the love that they have for one another, they will need to meet head on the demons that try to infect their lives. The two realize how much they will need each other to do this. Hamish comes home from the battle of Waterloo, intending to live a solitary life. An escaping cat artist has changed that plan considerably for him with the help of a little girl by the name of Tilda. Hamish receives a letter from home asking for his presence. He calls on his neighbor for some assistance. Olivia, has been the ward under her non to loving uncle and his family. Wanting to gain access to Olivia dowry, her uncle tries to marry off Olivia to her cousin Felix. Olivia says, she’s having none of that and puts to plan an escape. It just so happens that Hamish needs help with Tilda on his trip back home to Scotland. Halfway through their trip Olivia’s evil past catches up with her. Hamish puts forth a plan to protect Olivia. Little that these to realize that this plan unlocks the desire and passion, that unpredictability explodes at a moment’s notice, when these two are together. Hamish feels that he doesn’t deserve to be loved or cared for. His suffering nightmares, leads him down an agonizing dark tunnel. Each time Olivia is there as his light, to bring him back. No matter how Hamish tried keep his distance from Olivia, her innocent and sweet seduction pulls Hamish towards her, with a burning desire to claim her as his. My fellow readers. I recommend this book. Until next time... read on! I voluntary reviewed this ARC after receiving a free gifted copy.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Robin

    2.5⭐ I received an ARC copy of this from Berkely via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review Summary After being thrown out of a prestigious young ladies academy, Olivia de Vere is a virtual prisoner in aunt and uncle's home. And when they to force her to marry her brute of a cousin, she grabs at the opportunity to escape. Her Scottish neighbor, Marquess, and known Rogue Hamish MacQueen is battle-scarred in more ways than one. When a small girl is left on his doorstep, he enlists Olivia's help 2.5⭐ I received an ARC copy of this from Berkely via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review Summary After being thrown out of a prestigious young ladies academy, Olivia de Vere is a virtual prisoner in aunt and uncle's home. And when they to force her to marry her brute of a cousin, she grabs at the opportunity to escape. Her Scottish neighbor, Marquess, and known Rogue Hamish MacQueen is battle-scarred in more ways than one. When a small girl is left on his doorstep, he enlists Olivia's help watch the girl on the long journey to Scotland. As they travel the country and share close quarters, the attraction between Hamish and Olivia becomes difficult to resist. And when ghosts from their past come back to haunt them, they're forced to make choices they never thought they would. Overview ➸ POV: 3rd Person, Olivia & Hamish's POV ➸ Olivia de Vere: Orphaned, Heiress to fortune, Has a speech impediment, Entrusted to her Aunt and Uncle ➸ Hamish MacQueen: Scottish, Marquess - Lord Sleat, Scarred, Ex-soldier, Younger brother Angus and younger sister Isobel, Rogue ➸ Content Warnings: Death of a Parent, PTSD, Night Terrors, Fire, Assault, Abuse My Thoughts Oh boy... this was a bit flop for me unfortunately. This had so many elements and tropes that I normally love! Forced proximity, scarred-hero, marriage of convenience. But where this lacked for me was in the believability of the romance. I really enjoyed the actual plot of this. I thought the travel element was great and added that forced proximity and natural tension. But despite that, I never bought into the romance. The characters are attracted to each other from page 1. And by the 25% mark the heroine is already confessing 'love'. Despite them having been together for like a total of 6 hours on page. My main issue with that is no matter how much you tell me happened off page, the romance doesn't feel rooted in reality to the reader. I need to see why they like each other - and it has to be more than 'he's attractive and I just know there's more to him that people know!' And even as this story progressed, too much of the romantic development happened off page. So the relationship always felt surface level and a bit unbelievable. On top of that, I didn't think the characters were that well developed either. Each characters seemed to have a "thing" and then not much else to them. And more often than not, the reader was told personality traits but never shown them. Olivia is constantly described as stubborn, but beyond forcing herself on Hamish, she never did anything to show that. And lastly, this book was just too repetitive - entire sentences were repeated multiple times. By the end I was just completely over hearing Olivia trying to rationalize why she should force herself onto a man who repeatedly said he had no interest in a relationship. I'm all for hero who doesn't believe they want a relationship, but Olivia was constantly trying to force him to change his mind and it was frustrating. Sadly this one was a big miss for me and I don't think I'll be reading any other books in this series.

  5. 5 out of 5

    eyes.2c

    ... a runaway heiress, an abandoned child, and a Marquess! So I hung around thinking to myself haven't I read this already? Trying to work out how, until lightning struck⚡️ and I remembered I'd read an excerpt in Bennett's previous book, "How to Catch an Errant Earl". Mystery solved! And that excerpt had been enough for me to want to read about the 'Sinful Marquess' featuring another of our Disreputable Debutantes. The story seems to be a cross between Cinderella, and Beauty and the Beast. An heir ... a runaway heiress, an abandoned child, and a Marquess! So I hung around thinking to myself haven't I read this already? Trying to work out how, until lightning struck⚡️ and I remembered I'd read an excerpt in Bennett's previous book, "How to Catch an Errant Earl". Mystery solved! And that excerpt had been enough for me to want to read about the 'Sinful Marquess' featuring another of our Disreputable Debutantes. The story seems to be a cross between Cinderella, and Beauty and the Beast. An heiress with a stammer, and a guardian uncle and aunt with two quite vicious daughters and a horrendous brother. Naturally the ugly family want to keep our heiress, Olivia de Vere's funds within their control. Hence the determination to marry their ghastly (degenerate it seems) son Felix to Olivia. Then there's the mysterious Lord who lives next door to Olivia, Hamish, the Marquess of Sleat. I love the opening scenes between them. This is quickly followed by Hamish discovering an unnamed child, who might be his, left on his doorstep. If that's not enough we have the Maquess and Olivia hieing off to his castle on Skye, naturally via Gretna Green. Hamish is under the impression Olivia is a hard put upon companion. When Olivia, using the name of Lavina Moreland, decides to seize the moment and volunteers to be the nursemaid for the child Tilda, Hamish accepts. As one trope follows on another, as one event is succeeded by an even more challenging one I became quite exhausted--even though I'm quite enjoying the furor that keeps emerging. A fun read if you have a taste for looming injured Scotsmen and delicate intrepid sassenachs. Those powerful legs in kilts and heaving bosoms and all the altered situations that keep emerging (maybe a few too many?) have my head spinning. I rather enjoyed the instructive and fitting excerpts from Gothic novels of the time used as chapter introductions. Another fun read from Bennett! A Berkley Group ARC via NetGalley

  6. 4 out of 5

    Elodie

    How to Catch a Sinful Marquess The Disreputable Debutantes Book 3 Amy Rose Bennett https://www.facebook.com/amyrosebenne... Release date 08/25/2020 Publisher Berkley Blurb A reserved debutante and a former soldier make an unlikely but fated match as they hasten for the Isle of Skye. Orphaned heiress Olivia de Vere should have the world--or at least the men of the ton--at her feet. But when she's thrown out of a young ladies' academy, Olivia doubts she'll ever find someone who will love her, rather th How to Catch a Sinful Marquess The Disreputable Debutantes Book 3 Amy Rose Bennett https://www.facebook.com/amyrosebenne... Release date 08/25/2020 Publisher Berkley Blurb A reserved debutante and a former soldier make an unlikely but fated match as they hasten for the Isle of Skye. Orphaned heiress Olivia de Vere should have the world--or at least the men of the ton--at her feet. But when she's thrown out of a young ladies' academy, Olivia doubts she'll ever find someone who will love her, rather than her bank account. To make matters worse, her dissolute cousin Felix is determined to marry her against her wishes. A virtual prisoner in her guardians' London townhouse, Olivia can’t help but develop a tendre for her neighbor, a handsome Scottish marquess. Battle-scarred in more ways than one, Hamish MacQueen, Lord Sleat, has braved many dangers in life. But nothing has quite prepared him for the shock of having a young child dumped on his doorstep, with a note claiming she’s his daughter. Just in the nick of time his pretty neighbor appears, offering to act as a nursemaid for the young girl on their journey to his estate in Scotland. He suspects she has her own reasons for wanting to flee the country…   The close traveling quarters leads to a fierce attraction between Olivia and Hamish that seems impossible to resist. But when ghosts from the past and monsters from the present threaten to tear them apart, will their unlikely love survive? My review : Will his stubbornness doom their romance ... Each one of these ruined debutantes romance is a delight to read. Olivia’s is in some way a retelling of the Cinderella fairytale but also a story of coming of age and finding one’s voice for young woman who lets her family treat her like a doormat and emptying her coffers until she decides enough is enough. She has bent her head all her life because of her stammer, in some way abused because of it, too cowed to even try to voice her thoughts, it leaves her paralyzed to express herself when she knows she will be belittled. At time I was upset at her inability to answer, but I am not in her position, my speech is not impeded, while she struggles to even expel one word correctly. Hamish is a kind man misguided by past events’ aftermaths, he refuses to face that the circumstances of his past actions were not of his doing. He is honorable and acts only with the welfare of everyone in heart. But how stubborn he is. Their romance is one charming slow-burn long journey, these very lovable characters have many ups and downs during the course to their HEA as they must learn to trust one another with their many secrets and scars and while Olivia has to grow a lot, she must also fight Hamish’s demons but her own too. 4.5 stars I was granted an advance copy by the publisher Berkley, here is my true and unbiased opinion. https://www.facebook.com/429830134272...

  7. 5 out of 5

    Nicole Laverdure

    Emotionally charged and sexy historical Romance that will steal your heart! 6 stars I adored Amy Rose Bennett's third novel 'How to Catch a Sinful Marquess' starring two lovable characters Olivia De Vere and Hamish McQueen! Flawed characters fascinate me! Hamish is a shattered man but Olivia is always at his side! They are meant for each other, each in their own way! It's a stunning story filled with tenderness, passion and intrigue, one that you won't forget! Amy Rose Bennett will sweep you agai Emotionally charged and sexy historical Romance that will steal your heart! 6 stars I adored Amy Rose Bennett's third novel 'How to Catch a Sinful Marquess' starring two lovable characters Olivia De Vere and Hamish McQueen! Flawed characters fascinate me! Hamish is a shattered man but Olivia is always at his side! They are meant for each other, each in their own way! It's a stunning story filled with tenderness, passion and intrigue, one that you won't forget! Amy Rose Bennett will sweep you again to her great world building set during the Regency era. If I could have given it 10 stars, I would have! Ms. Bennett has outdone herself! It’s one of her best novel yet! She truly never disappoints me! Even if it's got one or two steamy sex scenes, they are emotionally charged! You'll feel the full force of their emotions in the midst of their love scenes. A fierce attraction between Olivia and Hamish will send sparks fly all over! After the tragic death of her parents, Olivia became an orphan heiress under the guardianship of her uncle and aunt who constantly make fun of her as she stutters when she is nervous and their son wants to marry her only for her fortune. So she decides to run away! But where? And how, she has no money or friends available to help her escape. That’s when destiny comes along to change the course of her life. Meanwhile, her gorgeous neighbor Hamish, Lord Sleat meets her by accident and offers her a job as a nursemaid to help him with a young child named Tilda. Assuming a secret identity, she accepts his proposal. All three embark on a wild journey to the Isle of Skye. Will their marriage of convenience become one of passion? Will Olivia trust Hamish enough to tell him her secret? Will Hamish give himself a chance to love the passionate Olivia? Will Hamish regain his self-confidence with her stubbornness to never let him go? "I received a complimentary copy of this book from Berkley Publishing Group and NetGalley. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own."

  8. 4 out of 5

    Lori D

    Can this series get any better? Amy Rose Bennett wows me again with this delightful, yet heart touching story of an unlikely pair that are perfect together to help mend each other. This is Olivia's story, who introduced previously and Hamish McQueen's who is the quintessential scarred hero inside and out. My very favorite storyline, because I love to see them made whole again. Did I say Hamish is a Scot? and oh yes handsome and strong? A rescuer of maidens stuck on a wall they are trying to climb Can this series get any better? Amy Rose Bennett wows me again with this delightful, yet heart touching story of an unlikely pair that are perfect together to help mend each other. This is Olivia's story, who introduced previously and Hamish McQueen's who is the quintessential scarred hero inside and out. My very favorite storyline, because I love to see them made whole again. Did I say Hamish is a Scot? and oh yes handsome and strong? A rescuer of maidens stuck on a wall they are trying to climb over? Oh yes and a Scot? The object of Olivia's girlish dreams and swoon worthy! When Olivia is in a fix because she is being forced to wed her disgusting cousin, a solution presents itself. Hamish has been left a young girl on his doorstep with a letter claiming she is his. But he has to get to his estate in Scotland and see about his sister. So Olivia goes with him to care for the child. Their journey is not an easy one, but both of them begin to find their strengths and truths as they try to find their way. Loved every word!

  9. 5 out of 5

    Barbara Rogers

    Series: The Disreputable Debutantes Publication Date: 8/25/20 Number of Pages: 320 My favorite book of the series so far! I absolutely loved both Olivia and Hamish in this beauty and the beast tale. She is sweet, giving, and has a heart as wide as all England. He is dour, cantankerous, standoffish, and holds himself away from others. The story is well written, well-plotted, and the pacing is excellent. A thoroughly enjoyable read. We’ve learned of orphaned Olivia de Vere’s trials with her misbegotte Series: The Disreputable Debutantes Publication Date: 8/25/20 Number of Pages: 320 My favorite book of the series so far! I absolutely loved both Olivia and Hamish in this beauty and the beast tale. She is sweet, giving, and has a heart as wide as all England. He is dour, cantankerous, standoffish, and holds himself away from others. The story is well written, well-plotted, and the pacing is excellent. A thoroughly enjoyable read. We’ve learned of orphaned Olivia de Vere’s trials with her misbegotten uncle and his family over the previous two books. The only bright spot in her existence is her time she manages to steal with her friends Charlie, Sophie (How to Catch a Wicked Viscount), and Arabella (How to Catch an Errant Earl). They don’t ridicule her because of her stammer – they just love her for who she is. Things are getting very tense at the de Vere household. Olivia’s twenty-first birthday is rapidly approaching and her guardians – her aunt and uncle – are pressuring her more and more to marry their son Felix to keep her fortune within the family. They constantly denigrate her and assure that she knows she isn’t good enough to receive any other offers. Felix is a cruel, mean-spirited, profligate who taunts Olivia at every turn. When she discovers that Felix has been embezzling from her trust fund, he threatens her in a way that lets her know she has to flee – the sooner the better. Lucky for her, the opportunity presents itself and she grabs it. Hamish MacQueen, Marquess of Sleat, has a scarred face from Waterloo, but most of his scars are from much earlier in his life and they are on the inside. Hamish knows he can never love or marry – or even become close with anyone because he’ll only harm them. He’s a violent person who can’t be trusted not to hurt those for whom he cares. At least, that is his view of himself. Those who know him, know he is a kind, giving person who always ‘saves’ others. So, when he needs to get back to the Isle of Skye to save his sister – and at the same time a lovely three-year-old little girl is dropped off on his doorstep – he leaps at the offer from the girl who lives next door. She’ll travel with him to Scotland and be nursemaid to young Tilda – who might – or might not – be Hamish’s illegitimate offspring. When circumstances along the road cause Hamish to offer a marriage of convenience to Olivia, she accepts. She wants a real marriage, but he insists they’ll only stay married until her twenty-fifth birthday when she comes into her inheritance. That is quite a bitter pill to swallow for romantic Olivia who wants the whole thing – love, marriage, family – all of it. I loved how Olivia slowly figures Hamish out and does her best to help him – even if he won’t give their marriage a chance. She has long admired him and it didn’t take much to tip her over to loving him. He also finds that he loves her, but he cannot let himself act on it – he has to protect her. I loved their journey into their HEA. This would easily have been a 5-star read for me – except – it committed one of my cardinal sins. The villains of the piece got away totally free – actually they got rewarded. They had spent years abusing Olivia, demeaning her, ridiculing her, threatening her – and they get rewarded by Olivia and Hamish. No, I don’t think so! I voluntarily read and reviewed an Advanced Reader Copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Kelly

    3.5 stars In How to catch a sinful Marquess, if you're like me and you haven't read the first two books in this series, you will meet Olivia De Vere after the loss of her parents. She now lives with her aunt and cousins. They want her to marry Felix, her horrible cousin who is cruel at every opportunity, in order to steal her fortune. She is not yet twenty-one and therefore they might still force her into marriage. So when she fears for her life and sees a chance to escape with her neighbor, she 3.5 stars In How to catch a sinful Marquess, if you're like me and you haven't read the first two books in this series, you will meet Olivia De Vere after the loss of her parents. She now lives with her aunt and cousins. They want her to marry Felix, her horrible cousin who is cruel at every opportunity, in order to steal her fortune. She is not yet twenty-one and therefore they might still force her into marriage. So when she fears for her life and sees a chance to escape with her neighbor, she takes it. Lord Sleat is known for his love of women and alcohol. We learn that it's the only way he found to numb his pain and nightmares. One day, a young girl is abandoned at his house and he is left wondering who is the mother and if he is actually her father. With the help of a cat and Olivia's offer to become her nursemaid, Lord Sleat is now taking care of that mysterious child. A family matter happens and they're on their way to Scotland to figure out what was going on while he was away in London. Overall, I really enjoyed this book. I loved the representation here. Our heroine stuttered and our hero was injured, leaving him blind of one eye. Seeing their struggles made me care and feel for them. I enjoyed seeing their relationship progress. I have to say however that I expected a little more steam from this book. The tension was there but not the execution I guess. There's also the fact that twice in a row, I read about a hero having an awful father and therefore, refused to be with the heroine thinking he might end up hurting her. That gets old pretty quickly but again, this is probably because this was the second time in a row. It was still a really good & interesting historical romance and I'm curious to read more from this author! (Thank you for letting me read and review an ARC via Netgalley)

  11. 4 out of 5

    Janet

    Orphaned heiress Olivia de Vere should have the world or at least the men of the ton at her feet. But when she's thrown out of a young ladies' academy, Olivia doubts she'll ever find someone who will love her, rather than her bank account. To make matters worse, her dissolute cousin Felix is determined to marry her against her wishes. A virtual prisoner in her guardians' London townhouse, Olivia can’t help but develop a tendre for her neighbour, a handsome Scottish marquis. Battle-scarred in more Orphaned heiress Olivia de Vere should have the world or at least the men of the ton at her feet. But when she's thrown out of a young ladies' academy, Olivia doubts she'll ever find someone who will love her, rather than her bank account. To make matters worse, her dissolute cousin Felix is determined to marry her against her wishes. A virtual prisoner in her guardians' London townhouse, Olivia can’t help but develop a tendre for her neighbour, a handsome Scottish marquis. Battle-scarred in more ways than one, Hamish MacQueen, Lord Sleat, has braved many dangers in life. But nothing has quite prepared him for the shock of having a young child dumped on his doorstep, with a note claiming she’s his daughter. Just in the nick of time his pretty neighbour appears, offering to act as a nursemaid for Tilda on their journey to his estate in Scotland. The close travelling quarters leads to a fierce attraction between Olivia and Hamish that seems impossible to resist. Olivia’s story at last & I must say it didn’t disappoint. This is the third book in the series & whilst it could be read on its own I always have to start a series at the beginning. I loved Olivia & Hamish, she’s loving & giving & he’s a dour Scot. Due to circumstances he offers Olivia a marriage of convenience until she comes into her inheritance when she’s twenty five, Olivia agrees but works hard to make it a real marriage. I was drawn in from the start & loved their rocky road to a HEA, my only quibble was that the villains didn’t get their comeuppance & I deliberated dropping my review to four stars but as I loved everything else, I decided to give 4.5 Stars rounded up My honest review is for a special copy I voluntarily read

  12. 4 out of 5

    Pj Ausdenmore

    This is the third book in Bennett's Disreputable Debutantes series and I've enjoyed them all. The four young women who anchor this series, each unique and each from varying backgrounds and social classes, have a strong bond of friendship from school, and the scandal that saw them expelled from that school, that continues to strengthen as they mature and enter this new phase of their lives. I love their open and honest conversations, their support of one another, and their determination to be the This is the third book in Bennett's Disreputable Debutantes series and I've enjoyed them all. The four young women who anchor this series, each unique and each from varying backgrounds and social classes, have a strong bond of friendship from school, and the scandal that saw them expelled from that school, that continues to strengthen as they mature and enter this new phase of their lives. I love their open and honest conversations, their support of one another, and their determination to be their best selves, in spite of the obstacles life, and others, have put in their paths. By the time I reached this third book, Olivia had become the friend I was most invested in and as her journey progressed that only intensified. I loved watching her gradually regain the confidence that had been drummed out of her by her greedy, controlling relatives. After years of being ridiculed for her stutter, and watching her guardians drain the coffers of her inheritance while treating her like a poor relation, it was pure joy to see her begin to come into her own and gain the inner strength and determination to pursue love and happiness, refusing to settle for less than what she deserved. I was cheering her on the entire way. I enjoyed how Bennett flipped the rescue roles in this book. A strong, confident Marquess, Hamish MacQueen is used to getting his own way, and any woman he wants, but he's also a man of honor. From the beginning, when he believes Olivia really is a poor relation of the family next door, he treats her with care and respect but he is clearly the one in charge of their situation. As their journey continues (did I mention how much I enjoy a road romance?) and desire deepens on both sides, he's the one to set the boundaries. And when they reach his home on Skye, the reasons for those boundaries begin to become clear. Beneath his confident exterior beats the heart of a complex, tortured man who believes with all he is that he is not worthy of love, especially not the love of a woman as special as Olivia. As Hamish becomes more determined to set her free, newly-strengthened Olivia becomes more determined to free him from the misconceptions that have barricaded his heart and guide him to the love that will bring both of them the happiness they deserve. The rescue roles have been reversed and I loved every bit of it. Bennett has used a blend of tropes (Beauty and the Beast, Cinderella, Marriage of Convenience, Secret Baby, and Road Romance) to weave together an enjoyable, slow-burn romance with likable protagonists, an adorable child, a despicable villain, intriguing secondary characters, and a happy ending for all. Well, all except Olivia's horrid family, though I'm of the opinion that they got off much too easily. Olivia proves she's the best of them but I wanted a bit more payback. How to Catch a Sinful Marquess can be read as a standalone but my investment in Olivia was deeper for having read the previous two books first. Next up is the final disreputable debutante, and the acknowledged leader of the group, Charlie (Lady Charlotte) Hastings. I can't wait to discover what Bennett has planned for her. 4.5 stars ARC received for fair and unbiased review

  13. 4 out of 5

    Tracy Emro

    After being expelled from finishing school along with her friends, orphaned heiress Olivia de Vere returned to live with her aunt, uncle and cousins. Olivia’s relatives are awful to her, they make her life miserable, spend her money and mock her stammering speech. In an effort to keep her money, they are pushing her to marry her cousin Felix. She wants nothing to do with Felix, especially after a confrontation about embezzled funds leads to heinous threats. Hamish MacQueen, Marquess of Sleat, wou After being expelled from finishing school along with her friends, orphaned heiress Olivia de Vere returned to live with her aunt, uncle and cousins. Olivia’s relatives are awful to her, they make her life miserable, spend her money and mock her stammering speech. In an effort to keep her money, they are pushing her to marry her cousin Felix. She wants nothing to do with Felix, especially after a confrontation about embezzled funds leads to heinous threats. Hamish MacQueen, Marquess of Sleat, wounded war hero and former rakehell, has a problem, a little girl has been dropped on his doorstep with a note declaring her his child and if that is not enough, he needs to get home to Skye to help his sister. In an effort to escape Felix, Olivia offers to play nurse to young Tilda. And off they go, in true savior fashion, Hamish marries Olivia and tells her that he will get her inheritance and then they will divorce and she will be rich and able to re-marry (OK – because divorce is so easy to obtain and carries no stigma in 1818). She agrees, but wants a real marriage – she has long admired and secretly lusted after Hamish. But Hamish refuses – he has nightmares and did on ONE occasion hurt someone while dreaming, so he cannot subject her to that. In addition, he also believes that due to his father’s behavior, he should not father children for fear he may be like him. But Olivia isn’t willing to give up and finally confesses all to her friends, who are happy to offer suggestions – number one – seduce him. This book was ok, I liked it, but didn’t love it. The writing is good and it is paced well, but Hamish was a bit of martyr and his martyrdom dragged on to almost the very end of the book, then after chapters and chapters of refusal, he just cedes – it felt rushed and wrong, he did however manage to deliver an exceptionally romantic declaration of love. Then there was her family, they steal from her, treat her like a burden, are mean and mocking, yet she not only forgives them, she helps them – with a warning that she will not tolerate being taken advantage of (WTH?). All in all, it was an ok read, I don’t think I would read it again, but I don’t regret reading it. This is the third book in the series, but it could easily be read as a standalone title. *I am voluntarily leaving a review of an eARC that was provided to me by NetGalley and the publisher.*

  14. 5 out of 5

    Lindsay pinkcowlandreads

    Another fun instalment of the Disreputable Debutants series from Amy Rose Bennett! This series has definitely become a must read for series that I can’t recommend enough. Bennett has an innate style of writing that harkens back to classic romance yet she still gives her characters a modern romance treatment that carries very well. Olivia de Vere, orphaned heiress and award to her scheming uncle is looking for an escape. She has only a few moth’s until she 21st birthday when she will be of age to Another fun instalment of the Disreputable Debutants series from Amy Rose Bennett! This series has definitely become a must read for series that I can’t recommend enough. Bennett has an innate style of writing that harkens back to classic romance yet she still gives her characters a modern romance treatment that carries very well. Olivia de Vere, orphaned heiress and award to her scheming uncle is looking for an escape. She has only a few moth’s until she 21st birthday when she will be of age to marry s she choose (or not chooses) and by her 25th birthday she will inherit. But for all that to come into place she needs to escape her uncle house and and her almost fiancee cousin! Lord Sleat is all of a sudden in need of a nursemaid. A child has been dropped off at his door and he need to get back to his ancestral home on the Isle of Skye to deal with family matters… luckily a young woman from his neighbours house appears in his backyard while chasing an errant cat. Discovering her affinity for children, she readily agrees to accompany him and his new ward on his journey. Miscommunication and secrets abound as this crew sets of on their trek… but the time they make it to Gretna Green their relationship take dramatic turn! OOOh! this was a fun read! I love a road trip romance and a rescuing hero! Lord Sleat feels he is not worthy of love and happiness do to dark incidents and family past but the persistent Olivia, with the help and confidence she receives from her fellow Disreputable Debutants manages to wear away at his resolve to keep his heart locked away. I loved these characters and would have given this book 5/5 stars except for the resolution of Olivia’s uncle and his family… that part didn’t sit well with me. But dear reader- you be the judge for yourself! Let me know if you feel that justice was served! How to Catch an Errant Earl by Amy Rose Bennett is scheduled to release August 25th, 2020. I received a complimentary copy of this book from Berkley Publishing Group through NetGalley. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own. #HowtoCatchaSinfulMarquess #AmyRoseBennett #Netgalley #pinkcowlandreads

  15. 5 out of 5

    Jennifer

    Amy Rose Bennett adds another exciting adventure full of romance to her Disreputable Debutantes series with How to Catch a Sinful Marquess! Olivia and Hamish's story was one of overcoming obstacles, both self-imposed and ones they faced from outside sources, but even while there was some faltering these two forged on and recognized strengths in each other that others, including themselves, overlooked. This was an interesting story where insecurities were juxtaposed against strengths and events o Amy Rose Bennett adds another exciting adventure full of romance to her Disreputable Debutantes series with How to Catch a Sinful Marquess! Olivia and Hamish's story was one of overcoming obstacles, both self-imposed and ones they faced from outside sources, but even while there was some faltering these two forged on and recognized strengths in each other that others, including themselves, overlooked. This was an interesting story where insecurities were juxtaposed against strengths and events of the past still carried weight in her characters lives. There was a strong attraction between the leads in this work that was translated well by this author and kept their interactions full of pent-up tension and unfulfilled desire, for a slow simmer. The thoughtfulness displayed between Olivia and Hamish was the kind to not only captivate each other but this author's audience as well. A wide spectrum of secondary characters complimented this work as they added drama and adventure for some memorable contributions to this story. Ms. Bennett is not one for glossing over some of history's less pleasant aspects in her works nor does she skirt around them in her character portrayals, making for intense stories. She offsets her harsh realistic inclusions with lots of action, romance and sweet interludes. This author's paralleling scenes and sentiments from classic literary works such as Northanger Abbey, Frankenstein and The Mysteries of Udolfo, books popular at the time her story took place, was a highly entertaining tribute to Gothic fiction and was deftly done. Amy Rose Bennett's How to Catch a Sinful Marquess brings another charming and fun debutante to her readers! *I was given an advanced copy. All opinions expressed are my own. * *While part of a series this book can be read as a standalone. *

  16. 5 out of 5

    Emma

    Need inspiration? Read this book. Our Heroine Olivia lost her parents in a terrible carriage accident. As an orphan her father's brother became her guardian. She lived with him, his wife and two daughters. Because Olivia had a stutter when she spoke, they treated her terribly. She was unloved and emotionally mistreated. And yet she maintained a heart full of love for her true friends. She grew up very conscious of her stutter and the disdain her family showed her. She withdrew within herself to Need inspiration? Read this book. Our Heroine Olivia lost her parents in a terrible carriage accident. As an orphan her father's brother became her guardian. She lived with him, his wife and two daughters. Because Olivia had a stutter when she spoke, they treated her terribly. She was unloved and emotionally mistreated. And yet she maintained a heart full of love for her true friends. She grew up very conscious of her stutter and the disdain her family showed her. She withdrew within herself to protect her sensitive heart. Her aunt and uncle wanted her to marry their son and keep her wealth, she was an heiress, in the family. But the son was a cruel young man. When Olivia found him forging her uncle's signature to withdraw money from her inheritance he physically and emotionally threatened her. She had to leave. She had to get away. Luckily, she had met the man she adored from afar Lord Hamish and finagled a situation in his household under a false name. Hamish is a wonderful man and would give the shirt off his back to those he loved. However, he suffered from PTSD and that put a stop to any permanent relationship. He feared his nightmares would cause harm to anyone around him. I loved the way the author Amy Rose Bennett wrote about Olivia's and Hamish's afflictions. She wrote with compassion and expressed understanding giving the reader much to consider and identify with. This is such a moving story that you cannot help but love Olivia's and Hamish's characters. This story is moderately paced, is a page turner and is well written. Each segment, each new scene, each new encounter segued smoothly from one to another. There were no stop gaps nor confusion as to what was going on. Do not pass this up. This is a must read and I highly recommend it. I received a free copy of this book via NetGalley and am voluntarily leaving a review.

  17. 4 out of 5

    Lovely Books Blog

    Olivia de Vere is an orphaned heiress that has just been kicked out of her fancy ladies academy. Her horrible cousin Felix is threatening to marry her off to someone of his choosing against her wishes, so Olivia decides to take matters in her own hands. She's developed a little crush on her neighbor Hamish MacQueen, Lord Sleat, and he seems like the perfect solution. Hamish needs help with an unexpected daughter, young Miss de Vere is a good enough solution. Soon feelings of attraction bloom bet Olivia de Vere is an orphaned heiress that has just been kicked out of her fancy ladies academy. Her horrible cousin Felix is threatening to marry her off to someone of his choosing against her wishes, so Olivia decides to take matters in her own hands. She's developed a little crush on her neighbor Hamish MacQueen, Lord Sleat, and he seems like the perfect solution. Hamish needs help with an unexpected daughter, young Miss de Vere is a good enough solution. Soon feelings of attraction bloom between the two, but is it enough? This was a surprise hit for me as I've never read this author before and immediately began enjoying the story. This plot was very reminiscent of classic novels from Johanna Lindsey or Judith McNaught with a young hoyden for a heroine and an older embittered hero. I found myself immediately pulled in to the story line as we root for Olivia to get away from Felix and find true love. Hamish was such an excellent grumpy hero, and I loved the way he loves Olivia. This was such a super fun and easy read. I loved the wacky plan by the heroine to keep her safe from her evil cousin, the slightly weary and scarred hero, the forced proximity, the marriage in name only, the secret heir. It's all cat nip for me.The chemistry between our main couple was excellent and the passionate love scenes were very well written. Frankly, I could have done with even more than the few we got. The love story worked well for me and I liked the tough yet vulnerable hero. This is the 3rd in the series so I will for sure be picking up the other books. Thank you to the publisher and NetGalley for the ARC. All opinions are my own.

  18. 4 out of 5

    Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews

    How to Catch a Sinful Marquess is a delightful Regency romp with some unusual and memorable characters, a strong story line and even some hot sex scenes. Olivia deVere has admired Hamish, Lord Sleat from afar until he rescues her from their shared wall while she is chasing her friend’s cat. Olivia lives with her aunt and uncle who mistreat her, and want her to marry their horrible son to keep her inheritance in the family. She despised her cousin, and hopes someday to marry for love. When someone How to Catch a Sinful Marquess is a delightful Regency romp with some unusual and memorable characters, a strong story line and even some hot sex scenes. Olivia deVere has admired Hamish, Lord Sleat from afar until he rescues her from their shared wall while she is chasing her friend’s cat. Olivia lives with her aunt and uncle who mistreat her, and want her to marry their horrible son to keep her inheritance in the family. She despised her cousin, and hopes someday to marry for love. When someone dumps a toddler on Lord Sleat’s door with a note claiming the child is his, he’s on the verge of heading to Scotland to settle affairs in his own family. He hires Olivia to be nursemaid to the child and takes off with the pair to his home. As they travel together, the couple fall in love, but both are hiding secrets from each other. When Olivia’s cousin shows up in Gretna Green during their trip north, Hamish rescues her and to remove any chance of a threat, marries Olivia over the anvil. But he insists that the marriage is name only and that he will never love her. Can these two wounded souls find a way to overcome their pasts, their secrets and their circumstances to have a real marriage? This is a simplification of a complex plot that includes a tutor who wants to marry Lord Sleat’s sister, his mother who wanders the house at night in black clothing, and the real reason Tilda’s mother left her with Hamish. It is all a lot of fun and a thoroughly enjoyable read. Review copy provided for a voluntary review.

  19. 5 out of 5

    Debra Martin

    Hamish MacQueen, Lord Sleat, is a battle scared hero who suffers from more than just his physical scars. He keeps to himself fearing his nightmares are a danger to anyone who gets close to him. Having a toddler dumped on his doorstep with a note claiming that Hamish is the father is just one issue that he's dealing with. Olivia de Vere has been admiring her neighbor Hamish for months and when the opportunity arises for her to escape her evil cousin, she agrees to accompany Hamish to his seat in Hamish MacQueen, Lord Sleat, is a battle scared hero who suffers from more than just his physical scars. He keeps to himself fearing his nightmares are a danger to anyone who gets close to him. Having a toddler dumped on his doorstep with a note claiming that Hamish is the father is just one issue that he's dealing with. Olivia de Vere has been admiring her neighbor Hamish for months and when the opportunity arises for her to escape her evil cousin, she agrees to accompany Hamish to his seat in Scotland to deal with a family matter and to act as a nursemaid for the child. What neither of them expected is the strong attraction growing between them, but will Hamish let go of his doubts and embrace Olivia's growing affection? I really liked Olivia. Her transformation from a shy and timid young woman to become more self-confident and value her own worth was delightful. Her quiet and comforting presence for Hamish transforms the rugged Highlander who finally realizes that he is deserving of love. The twists and turns in the book kept me turning the pages quickly to find out how everything would be resolved. All in all this was a delightful story. I voluntarily read the advanced reader copy and all opinions are my own.

  20. 5 out of 5

    Kim

    Olivia is a wealthy orphan. An heiress trapped trapped in the home of her guardian Uncle and his family. They are living off her money and plan for her to marry their cruel son so the family can keep her money. She daydreams about her neighbor Hamish, Lord Sleat. A Scotsman with a scarred face and eye patch. He gets word that his sister in Scotland plans to marry beneath her and he plans to travel there to stop her. Unfortunately a young girl is dropped on his doorstep who might be his daughter. Olivia is a wealthy orphan. An heiress trapped trapped in the home of her guardian Uncle and his family. They are living off her money and plan for her to marry their cruel son so the family can keep her money. She daydreams about her neighbor Hamish, Lord Sleat. A Scotsman with a scarred face and eye patch. He gets word that his sister in Scotland plans to marry beneath her and he plans to travel there to stop her. Unfortunately a young girl is dropped on his doorstep who might be his daughter. Olivia needs to escape her family and they hatch a plan wherein they have a marriage of convenience. Olivia will care for the child on the trip to Scotland and they will divorce when Olivia gets her money. Their road to happiness is marred by her low self esteem and his fear of harming her while he sleeps during his violent dreams. There are gothic overtones, a crumbling castle by the sea, a mysterious woman in black wandering the castle at night. We get to briefly see the characters from the previous books in the series and I’m looking forward to reading Charlotte’s story. I received an arc of this title from the publisher via NetGalley for an honest review.

  21. 5 out of 5

    Sissy's Romance Book Review

    HOW TO CATCH A SINFUL MARQUESS by Amy Rose Bennett is book Three in The Disreputable Debutantes Series. I have read the previous books which did add to my enjoyment of this one, but I did feel this could be a standalone book. This is the story of Hamish MacQueen, Lord Sleat and Olivia de Vere. Hamish is a war worn man who find himself with a child that was left to him claiming the child was his. This leads Hamish in need of a nurse to help care for the child which he finds in Olivia. Olivia who HOW TO CATCH A SINFUL MARQUESS by Amy Rose Bennett is book Three in The Disreputable Debutantes Series. I have read the previous books which did add to my enjoyment of this one, but I did feel this could be a standalone book. This is the story of Hamish MacQueen, Lord Sleat and Olivia de Vere. Hamish is a war worn man who find himself with a child that was left to him claiming the child was his. This leads Hamish in need of a nurse to help care for the child which he finds in Olivia. Olivia who lost her parents and now is being forced to live with her aunt and uncle who are not very kind to her at all. They even make fun of her speaking because sometimes when she is nervous she stutters. Then their is their son who is also very awful but he wants to marry her for her money. Feeling that no one will really want her for her she takes on the identity of the governess/nurse to help her neighbor. This of course puts them working closely together to help the child which leads them to start have stronger feelings towards each other. This was a wonderful story, so I would recommend this book and this author's writing. Loved it.

  22. 5 out of 5

    Amy Alvis

    Olivia is at the mercy of her aunt and uncle and given very little freedoms. She also has to fend off the unwanted advances of her cousin who is determined to marry her for her dowry. When a chance encounter gives her a way to leave her guardian behind, she jumps at the chance. Hamish has a young child left on his door step and is told that the child is his. In the middle of a family crisis and needing to travel to Scotland, Hamish is ecstatic to have his neighbor volunteer to act as nursemaid t Olivia is at the mercy of her aunt and uncle and given very little freedoms. She also has to fend off the unwanted advances of her cousin who is determined to marry her for her dowry. When a chance encounter gives her a way to leave her guardian behind, she jumps at the chance. Hamish has a young child left on his door step and is told that the child is his. In the middle of a family crisis and needing to travel to Scotland, Hamish is ecstatic to have his neighbor volunteer to act as nursemaid to the child. While he believes that Olivia might not be telling him the whole truth of her situation, he doesn't look a gift horse in the mouth. On the journey the two grow closer. But with both of them keeping things from each other, can they get their HEA? I loved Olivia and Hamish's story!! I loved watching Olivia get out from her aunt and uncle's thumb and to watch her truly blossom when out on her own. Olivia was perfect for Hamish how she was able to help him work out the issues of his past. This was a great addition to the Disreputable Debutantes series and I can't wait for Lady Charlotte's story!!!

  23. 4 out of 5

    Estela

    Starring Olivia de Vere and Hamish MacQueen, Marquess of Sleat Scarred hero... a heroine in disguise... a road trip... marriage of convenience. You want it? This book has got it all!! Hamish is a wonderful moody, broody hero who had a lot of emotional turmoil he had to workout. Olivia is the perfect heroine for him coz she was so patient and pushed and pushed until all of his protective walls came down. This is a slow burn story done right! By the time Olivia and Hamish got together I shouted “ha Starring Olivia de Vere and Hamish MacQueen, Marquess of Sleat Scarred hero... a heroine in disguise... a road trip... marriage of convenience. You want it? This book has got it all!! Hamish is a wonderful moody, broody hero who had a lot of emotional turmoil he had to workout. Olivia is the perfect heroine for him coz she was so patient and pushed and pushed until all of his protective walls came down. This is a slow burn story done right! By the time Olivia and Hamish got together I shouted “hallelujah “ then fanned myself. These two are absolutely yummilicious and I totally enjoyed every second of their HEA. This is another wonderful story by the amazing Amy Rose Bennett. Can’t wait to read the other stories in this series. I received a complimentary copy of this book. I voluntarily review it and the comments are 100% my own. My star system: 4 1/2 stars Book was great. Loved the characters. Gave me the feels and aaaaaaalmost made me cry in some parts.

  24. 4 out of 5

    Diane Peterson

    A solid historical romance. Olivia de Vere is in a bad situation. She is waiting to come of age and inherit a large fortune and is forced to live with relatives. She runs away when a opportunity comes to accompany the attractive Scottish neighbor, Lord Sleat, as a nursemaid for the abandoned girl he finds on his doorstep. On the way to the Island of Skye a relationship builds, but Hamish, Lord Sleat, has a damaged past and feels he doesn't deserve her. A temporary marriage ensues in which Olivia A solid historical romance. Olivia de Vere is in a bad situation. She is waiting to come of age and inherit a large fortune and is forced to live with relatives. She runs away when a opportunity comes to accompany the attractive Scottish neighbor, Lord Sleat, as a nursemaid for the abandoned girl he finds on his doorstep. On the way to the Island of Skye a relationship builds, but Hamish, Lord Sleat, has a damaged past and feels he doesn't deserve her. A temporary marriage ensues in which Olivia is determined to make permanent. I really liked all of the characters, including Hamish's mother and sister. Hamish was quite a noble protector and very hard on himself. My one stumbling block was that the ending was abrupt and the conflict was too easily resolved. If the author really makes the reader believe in the conflict then the resolution must be proportionately believable. This one missed the mark somewhat. Still, an enjoyable read. ARC provided through Netgalley.

  25. 4 out of 5

    Carly

    Another strong installment in this series! I really enjoyed the marriage of convenience element (as well as the Scottish hero, because I can never resist a Scot in a romance), but the trajectory of the romance seemed a little all over the place for me, happening in fits and starts when it was convenient for the plot. I was a fan of Olivia's clear pursuit of Hamish and the fact that she was direct about what she wanted, and the chemistry between them was really fun, but the fact that she had to s Another strong installment in this series! I really enjoyed the marriage of convenience element (as well as the Scottish hero, because I can never resist a Scot in a romance), but the trajectory of the romance seemed a little all over the place for me, happening in fits and starts when it was convenient for the plot. I was a fan of Olivia's clear pursuit of Hamish and the fact that she was direct about what she wanted, and the chemistry between them was really fun, but the fact that she had to spend about 75% of the book chasing after him while he was trying to keep her at arm's length got kind of repetitive. I'm not necessarily opposed to a slow burn either, but when it takes until (view spoiler)[the last chapter of the book for a full sex scene (hide spoiler)] ? I like my burns a bit faster than THAT. I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

  26. 5 out of 5

    Cathleen Ross

    I devoured this book and will have to go back and read it again slowly next time. I love, love, loved it. I've been enjoying reading this series about each of the young ladies who were expelled from their school - This story is about the orphaned Olivia de Vere who is in a tough position because she is virtually held captive by her despicable relatives who want to marry her off to a foul cousin to keep HER money in their family. Hamish MacQueen, Lord Sleat, Olivia's neighbour, is her way out and I devoured this book and will have to go back and read it again slowly next time. I love, love, loved it. I've been enjoying reading this series about each of the young ladies who were expelled from their school - This story is about the orphaned Olivia de Vere who is in a tough position because she is virtually held captive by her despicable relatives who want to marry her off to a foul cousin to keep HER money in their family. Hamish MacQueen, Lord Sleat, Olivia's neighbour, is her way out and she seizes her chance when she offers to act as nursemaid of the baby that is supposed to be his daughter. He suspects Olivia has her pwn reasons for leaving, but what he doesn't expect is to fall in love. Amy Rose Bennett is a wonderful writer and reading her books is always a joy. You won't be disappointed.

  27. 5 out of 5

    Meagan Durham

    As usual, when I received this book I dropped everything else I was reading to pick this one up! I have been absolutely delighted with the Disreputable Debutantes and have love both books released before this one. I loved this one just as much as the ones before it! Olivia and Hamish are so precious and the quiet strength of Olivia even after all that she has been through is admirable and beautiful. Hamish is such a kind man with very human insecurities that made me fall in love with him along w As usual, when I received this book I dropped everything else I was reading to pick this one up! I have been absolutely delighted with the Disreputable Debutantes and have love both books released before this one. I loved this one just as much as the ones before it! Olivia and Hamish are so precious and the quiet strength of Olivia even after all that she has been through is admirable and beautiful. Hamish is such a kind man with very human insecurities that made me fall in love with him along with Olivia. I cannot wait to read more about Charlie in the next book as I have been most intrigued in the leader of this troublesome group of outspoken young women!

  28. 4 out of 5

    Ghazal

    I received an ARC of "How to Catch A Sinful Marquess" from the fabulous Amy Rose Bennett. This is the third book in this series but can be read on its own fabulous merit. Lady Olivia De Vere and Lord Hamish Sleat meet in a most delightful unexpected manner. From there, we learn of all the unfortunate circumstances that surround them and their growing mutual attraction. They try to battle their own demons, but eventually learn how instrumental they are in helping each other. A beautiful romantic s I received an ARC of "How to Catch A Sinful Marquess" from the fabulous Amy Rose Bennett. This is the third book in this series but can be read on its own fabulous merit. Lady Olivia De Vere and Lord Hamish Sleat meet in a most delightful unexpected manner. From there, we learn of all the unfortunate circumstances that surround them and their growing mutual attraction. They try to battle their own demons, but eventually learn how instrumental they are in helping each other. A beautiful romantic story.

  29. 4 out of 5

    Amy

    An heiress, Olivia, runs away from her scheming cousin, Felix, who wants to marry her for her money. She joins her neighbor, Hamish, who needs a nanny to help him bring a child on the long trip back home to Scotland. She plans to hide out there till she reaches her majority and can get her money. They both come to see the benefit of staying together.

  30. 4 out of 5

    Marie Andersson

    I loved this book! 💜❤️🥰😍📚It is the first time I read this author and it won't be my last!

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