Tuesday, May 30, 2023

Excerpt Tour + #Giveaway: Matching the Marquess by Darcy Burke @darcyburke @GoddessFish

Matching the Marquess

by Darcy Burke

GENRE: Historical Romance (Regency)


Benjamin Nash, Marquess of Creslow, must marry, for he is the last of the family line. Desirous of a business arrangement instead of a love match, he hires a matchmaker, but on the way to the May Day festival where he will meet her, as well as his matches, he encounters an alluring lady who may suit him perfectly...

After her husband's death left her a pauper, Rebecca Sweet relied on family for help and in return guided two of them to successful marriages. Engaged with her first real client, she plans to present him a gaggle of young ladies eager to wed. But when she realizes the marquess is the same dashing gentleman she met on the way to the festival, the task becomes far more complicated. Attraction simmers between them, however Nash wants a loveless marriage and Rebecca would only wed again for love. She must find him a bride before she loses her heart forever.


He lifted her hand to his lips and pressed a kiss to the back. Though she wore gloves, she felt the press of his flesh as if her hand were bare.

You shouldn’t do that.” Her voice was low and husky, her body tingling with arousal despite her recent emotional upheaval. Or perhaps because of it. She felt vulnerable. Raw. Eager for connection with someone.

With him.

I vow that whatever happens in the carriage stays in the carriage.” His eyes glimmered with promise.

We could just pretend it never happened?”

We could.”

Then they could kiss and act as if they hadn’t. Or he could caress her as he had in the library. Or she could caress him as she’d hoped to do and dreamed of doing since.

The coach pulled to a stop at the inn. Disappointment unfurled inside her. She withdrew her hand from his grasp. “I’ll keep that in mind. Thank you for your counsel. I suppose I must now submit to your friendship.”

He laughed, more loudly than before. “Then this has been a most beneficial excursion.” He climbed out of the coach and helped her to the ground. “I look forward to our next trip in the carriage. Who knows what will happen?”

Rebecca could guess, and she couldn’t say that she wasn’t anticipating it too.

AUTHOR Bio and Links:

USA Today Bestselling Author Darcy Burke loves history, her family, and cats (not in that in that order). She’s published over fifty captivating, compelling historical and contemporary romance novels and novellas. It all started with The Magic Swan when she was 11 years old, a happily ever after about a swan addicted to magic and the female swan who loved him—with exceedingly poor illustrations. She still has plenty of ideas and writes (it seems) constantly in between hanging with her family, playing games, listening to the Dave Matthews Band, bingeing period TV shows, and chilling with her seven rescue cats. Join her Reader Club at https://www.darcyburke.com/join.

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Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thanks for hosting!

Rita Wray said...

I liked the excerpt, thank you.

Sherry said...

Sounds like a really good book.