He's no prince charming / Elle Daniels.

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      Summary: It took Marcus Bradley forever to find a suitable bride. And then he lost her - all because some meddling matchmaker with a crazy notion about a 'true love' helped her elope with another man. Now, to save his sister from a terrible marriage alliance, he needs a replacement - an heiress to be exact - and he knows just the woman to help him find one.
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      "An ever after novel"--Cover.
      Includes preview of "Once Upon a Duke" (pages [371]-383).
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      He is no prince charming.
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Booklist Reviews 2014 October #2

Danielle Strafford owes Marcus Bradley, Marquis of Fleetwood, a wife! As "Danni Green," the proprietor of Gretna Green Bookings, Danielle helped Marcus' fiancée, Anne Newport, elope with another man. With his scarred face and reputation as the "Beast," Marcus found it difficult enough to find one woman willing to marry him. Now he has to start over at square one, and as far as he is concerned, Danni is going to compensate him for his loss by kidnapping another woman for him to marry. While the plot of He's No Prince Charming is definitely on the fanciful side, Daniels writes with a splendid sense of verve, and she delivers a memorable cast of characters in her debut. Romance readers who enjoy wounded heroes will especially enjoy this engaging spin on the classic beauty-and- the-beast tale. Copyright 2014 Booklist Reviews.

PW Reviews 2014 September #1

Daniels's tonally confused debut, the first in the Ever After series of Regency romances, is nominally a retelling of Beauty and the Beast, but the chapter epigraphs provide the only hint of folklore. Despite his wealth and title, Marcus Bradley has trouble finding a woman who will marry him, since he has been visibly scarred by his abusive father's whip. Danielle Strafford, a bored and beautiful heiress, runs a service helping women in arranged engagements flee with their preferred partners. When Danni helps Marcus's promised bride abscond, he insists that she help him find a new fiancée, and together they abduct a young woman. Of course, the logistics of the kidnapping don't run smoothly, and Danni and Marcus are thrown together over the course of various complications. The narrative is too angst-ridden for comedy and too unrealistic for tragic drama. The characters are thoroughly unsympathetic, the plot strains without managing to fit the fairy-tale schema, and the setting is deplorably under-researched. The abundance of cliché in the otherwise competent prose doesn't improve the reading experience. Agent: Rachael Dugas, Talcott Notch Literary. (Nov.)

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