Midnight with the Marquess by Alexa Aston
Can love heal a wounded army officer who doesn’t believe it exists? Lady Rachel St. Clair has witnessed how powerful love can be, thanks to the example her brother and wife set, and she won’t settle for anything less. At a house party, Rachel meets an officer returning from the Peninsular War and believes she may have found love, thanks to their clandestine midnight lessons in kissing. Major Evan Drake, Marquess of Merrick, witnessed his father murder his mother and believes love doesn’t exist. He’s returned from combat wounded in both body and soul. When he meets Rachel he changes his mind about love, drawn to the raven-haired beauty’s spirit. Yet Rachel devastates him by rejecting him before he can declare his feelings for her, sending Evan into a downward spiral that almost ends in death. Nursing her broken heart, Rachel continues her search for love the next Season, though her thoughts linger on those midnights with her marquess. Will Evan be able to regain Rachel’s trust—and open his heart to love? Find the answer in bestselling author Alexa Aston’s second book of The St. Clairs, Midnight with the Marquess. Each book in The St. Clairs Trilogy is a standalone story that can be enjoyed out of order. Series Order: Book #1 Devoted to the Duke Book #2 Midnight with the Marquess Book #3 Embracing the Earl Book #4 Defending the Duke Book #5 Suddenly a St. Clair
Book Length: Novel - 150-320 PagesHistorical fiction is a literary genre in which the narrative takes place in the past. Historical books capture the particulars of the time as correctly as possible to get authenticities, such as societal norms, ways, habits, and traditions. Historical fiction is put in a real location during a culturally recognizable moment. The facts and the actions from the narrative can be a mixture of real occasions and ones in the writer's creativity as they fill in the gaps. Characters may be pure fiction or based on actual people. But what about them and their look and attitudes, how they talk, and issues that they face, everything which should match the era.
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