What a wonderful romance and a great debut! Anne Mallory’s Masquerading the Marquess is a combination of comedy and intrigue, taking place in early s. Masquerading the Marquess is a charming and enjoyable debut for author Anne Mallory. Although there are some elements that are a bit. Avon, Oct , , pp. ISBN: In caricaturist Calliope Minton gains access to her subjects by donning disguises; currently she works as .

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I felt that James lacked the edge mxrquess sense of darkness that I have come to expect from spy characters in this genre, and I have serious doubts that an even younger James could have pulled off the level of spy craft and intrigue necessary for tangling with the likes of Bonaparte. Naturally, mazquerading causes a bit of friction, for he is getting a lot of attention about society when her scandalous cartoons begin to make their way into the papers.

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It was a really original plot, where the heroine is a social nobody, and dons disguises to be able to maasquerading the ton. Mini time out between the rings and rays which are here. Masauerading men and smart, mallort women, adventure and mystery, the love and loyalty between two people. Martin Paperback, James Trenton has enough on his mind trying to discover the identity of the caricaturist who has been humiliating him in the papers, and the last thing he needs is the additional distraction of Calliope Minton.

Return to Book Page. This reviewer found herself chuckling as she read about the antics of Calliope Minton and how far she would go to get a story. I was very pleased with how things ended up developing between them. It had a tangled plot that would unwind in the end.


I say “mystery” because that wasn’t even that good to be the sole focus. May 21, Farshana rated it liked it Shelves: Previous price EUR Although both James and Calliope try to fight their growing attraction, they must come together marquews order to solve a mystery and to find Stephen. The first book of Anne Mallory that I’ve read and it won’t be the last. And with Stephen missing, perhaps he gets his chance at seducing her … What made this plot difficult to follow, where the many similar names of the suspects.

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It is easy to see the difference between those of the ton and Calliope and her family. With James around, keeping her clever disguise becomes harder that she anticipates, especially since she’s pretending to be a courtesan.

This book was such a fun easy read that finished it one day. Readers of this genre will not be disappointed and should not be surprised to find themselves reading this book in one sitting. Here, the story has precedence, and the one sex scene was both integral to that story and pretty damned hot.

To ask other readers questions about Masquerading the Marquessplease sign up. The characters of Calliope and James are both likable enough, but entirely forgettable once the book is finished. Nice read all in all. Oh, oh, yea… I forgot. I love to start something from scratch, and then mold and shape it into a finished project.

Sep 26, Keri rated it liked it Shelves: My favourite online bookshop. Lists with This Book. But still, the story did grab my interest. James is certain the enchantress is hiding something — and she is driving him mad Masquerading the Marquess Anne Mallory No preview available – One of my fellow reviewers correctly said there was way too much time spent on the “mystery” and not enough time spent on the character’s relationship.


And not a lot of intimate scenes either. I liked the originality of a low born lady her mother was a mistress and opera singer who makes her living as a caricaturist, and chorus girl in the theater, where her adopted family works. I hope Deirdre will come back in this series. And no one is immune to her wicked sense of humor, especially not the arrogant likes of James Trenton. I can’t put my finger on it, but I could feel it nagging at me a bit as I read. Others fall into it and discover its inherent joy.

Donning a daring disguise, she poses as a society courtesan to get closer to London’s leading bachelor.

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Preview — Masquerading the Marquess by Anne Mallory. Then Stephen disappears, and someone is threatening Callie. James Trenton, Marquess of Angelford, a man who appears less foolish and more dashing with every meeting I had a lot of fun with the characters and can’t wait to read the next book!

Aug 13, Rebecca everyday reader rated it really liked it Shelves: The situation with Salisbury. Calliope Minton is a caricaturist in disguise.

Masquerading The Marquess

What I didn’t like about the book was that the mystery took the book over and the romance, IMO, seem to take a backseat to it. View all 3 comments.

The main drawback to the story, however, is that the scenes tended to be a bit disjointed, not flowing smoothly from downtime to suspense. The first book in the Spies and Secrets series, published September This item doesn’t belong on this page.

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