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The second of a funny, fast-paced, Regency-set duet from Julia Quinn, the bestselling author of the global phenomenon Bridgerton

When Elizabeth Hotchkiss stumbles upon a copy of How to Marry a Marquis in her employer’s library, she’s convinced someone is playing a cruel joke. With three younger siblings to support, she knows she has to marry for money, but who might have guessed how desperate she’s become? Although . . . a guidebook to seduction might be just the thing she needs – and what harm could there be in taking a little peek?

James Sidwell, the Marquis of Riverdale, has been summoned to rescue his aunt from a blackmailer, a task that requires him to pose as the new estate manager, and his primary suspect is his aunt’s companion, Elizabeth. Intrigued by the alluring young woman with the curious little rulebook, he gallantly offers to help her find a husband . . . by practicing her wiles on him. But when practise becomes all too perfect, James decides that there is only one rule worth following – that Elizabeth marry her marquis.

Find out why readers love Julia Quinn . . .

‘A veritable treat’ Daily Mail

Light, pacy and full of feisty heroinesGuardian on the Bridgerton series

‘Julia Quinn’s Bridgerton books take all of the classic tropes we know and love . . . and gives them a thoroughly modern twist. I can’t focus on anything else’ Stylist

‘Quinn is a master of historical romance’ Entertainment Weekly

‘A smart, funny touch’ Time Magazine

‘Like an episode of Downton Abbey mixed with a great rom-com’ iBooks Best Books of March

‘Powered by a surfeit of dazzling wit and graced with a cast of unforgettable characters’ Booklist

A romance readers will not want to put down . . . Hooray Julia!Romance Reviews Today

‘Quinn writes delightfully fast-paced, funny, sparkling and bright romance’ Romantic Times

‘The next best thing to Georgette Heyer’ Gloss

‘Julia Quinn is one of the best historical romance novelists of our time’ Heroes and Heartbreakers

‘Quinn excels in writing stories full of joy and delight, where laughter trembles on the edges’ Happy Ever After

‘Full of wit, charm and smouldering attraction . . . an unputdownable story that I think romance fans will treasure’ Harlequin Junkie

‘Quinn is incomparable! The latest addition to her beloved Bridgerton series is funny, charming, witty and wildly romantic’ RT Book Reviews

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