Gypsy Legacy: The Marquis

Book 1 of the Gypsy Legacy series.

Andrew James Collings, Jay to his family and friends, has unexpectedly become the eighth Marquis of Thanet. As a younger son he never thought he’d have the title and since he left home at sixteen and has had no contact with his family he fully expected for his father to have disowned him. When he returns home he discovers if he wants to claim the family holdings he must honor a betrothal agreement with the Lady Christina Kenton, his stepsister. But Jay has a problem; he also promised a gypsy who saved his life that he would marry her great-granddaughter. Now he only has weeks to make the decision to marry his stepsister who he’s never met or give up his family holdings to seek the gypsy he made a promise to. Christina, or Tina to her family, had agreed to marry Jay’s older brother before he was killed and now she is expected to marry the younger brother who she knows nothing about. Should she honor the wishes of her beloved stepfather or should she follow the dictates of her Nona and marry the man of her destiny. While Jay and Tina try to get to know each other and make everyone happy, someone is threatening Tina. Will Tina and Jay honor the betrothal agreement for safeties sake or will they look for the person they are destined to be with? Can Jay figure out why someone wants to harm Tina before it is too late? If Jay and Tina marry, can they find happiness together?

Gypsy Legacy: The Marquis by Denise Patrick is a good Regency era romance with all the elements you would expect. There is a bad guy with evil intent, mistreatment of the heroine, the bad reputation of the hero, and the twist with the gypsy. I enjoyed the antics of Felicity, the half sister of both Jay and Tina, she is a great secondary character and one that I hope will be featured in a later book in this series. I liked Jay and Tina’s characters too. Jay is not what you would expect him to be like and Tina is far from the demure, quiet, silly woman that is usually the darling of London society. Both of these characters are strong, intelligent, caring people and they are just in a seemingly impossible situation. Of course it wouldn’t be a romance if Jay and Tina were not also extremely drawn towards one another and if there wasn’t hope for an amiable solution. But I particularly liked the suspense elements; who is after Tina and why, can they stop the bad guy before someone is hurt or killed, and how will the gypsy promise of their destinies work out? If you are looking for a charming, yet suspenseful, regency romance, you will enjoy Gypsy Legacy: The Marquis. I am looking forward to the next story in the series!

Reviewed by: Stephanie B.

Stephanie B.