Review: When the Marquess Falls (The Hellions of Havisham #3.5) by Lorraine Heath
The long-anticipated and utterly extraordinary tale of the Mad Marquess that proves love truly does last forever
The Marquess of Marsden always follows the rules. Expected from birth to adhere to
decades of tradition, he plans to marry a proper young woman from a good family. But when a beautiful, and completely unsuitable, woman snags his heart, he begins to realize that to get what you want, sometimes you have to break the rules.
Linnie Connor dreams of the independence of running her very own bakery. And while she may be allowed to be a marquess’ childhood companion, the baker’s daughter never ends up with the handsome nobleman. Determined to achieve at least one of her dreams, Linnie makes plans to leave her sleepy village for London, intent on purging him from her heart. And yet, when an invitation to the Marsden annual ball arrives, she can’t refuse her one chance to waltz in his arms.
It will be a night that stirs the flames of forbidden desires and changes their lives forever
Not the usual happily ever after novel.
When the Marquess Falls can be read as a prequel to this series, before, or after, The Viscount and the Vixen. You can also read this novella as a standalone.
Lorraine Heath is a skilled author that writes outstanding emotional scenes. Her characters are likable, complex and original. Linnie was almost too perfect, not really a flawed character, unless you count how improper it would be to be seen and keep a relationship with a titled peer. George was marvelous, such sweet and devoted hero
Warning: It has a sad ending, if you’ve read the third book in the series you know what happens. But at the same time, don’t worry, you’ll find a HEA. A bittersweet and romantic friends to lovers story.