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Peek Inside How to Marry a Marquess

Lady Evie has been in love with the Marquess of Westfall since forever. But the dark, dangerous man refuses to marry any woman. When she has no choice but to take a husband, Evie decides to convince London’s most notorious gentleman by seducing the scoundrel.

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Lady Evie Chesterfield is a darling of the ton who refuses to become engaged. She's been desperately in love with her brother's friend, Richard Maitland, Marquess of Westfall, since forever. But the dark, dangerous marquess only sees her as a friend and refuses to marry any woman. When circumstances change and Evie has no choice but to take a husband, she decides to convince London's most notorious gentleman to marry her by seducing the scoundrel.

Richard Maitland decided long ago that he wanted nothing to do with love. So when the gorgeous, off-limits Evie asks him for lessons in seduction, Richard knows he's playing with fire. Despite Richard's determination to protect her from his dastardly reputation, he is tested at every turn by his need for the infuriating, but enticing, Lady Evie. Before too long he is faced with making an impossible choice…

Each book in the Wedded by Scandal series is a standalone story that can be enjoyed out of order.
Series Order:
Book #1 Accidentally Compromising the Duke
Book #2 Wicked in His Arms
Book #3 How to Marry a Marquess


“I love this series and I love this book. It is full of banter, angst, and sensual moments. Evie and Richard are wonderfully written characters. Ms. Reid knows how to write characters that will leave an impression on you. Tears of joy! A fantastic read!” –Angela D., Goodreads

“I loved every page!” –Petula, Warrior Woman Winmill

“Stacy Reid never fails to amaze me with her wonderfully written books, this one not withstanding. It is scorching hot with just enough sweetness thrown in.” –Brenda T., NetGalley

“This book had me laughing, cursing and crying.  Such a well written and complicated tale.  You should get this book!” –Marlene, Starts at Sixty

“It’s a lovely and very well written story – all thumps up!” –Eva N., NetGalley

Sexy, sweet, sassy and dramatic.  What a great story to get your blood flowing!” –Heather, Alwyztrouble’s Historical Reviews

How to Marry a Marquess is a hot, sexy read with loads of emotion and some unusual twists!” –Ellen W., NetGalley

Additional Details

ISBN: 9781640632585
Series: Wedded by Scandal, Book 3
Release Date: Aug 14, 2017
Page Count: 300
Imprint: scandalous
Genre: historical, historical regency
Tropes: friends to lovers, older brother's best friend, unrequited love

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By Esther August 15, 2017

ARC Provided by NetGalley and publisher in exchange for an honest review.

Rating 3.5

Lady Evie Gladstone had been friends with Marquess of Westfall, Richard since she was sixteen and he twenty-four. Richard was Evie's brother friend first but the two bonded and had a special connection over the ye... ...more

By Books Just 4 Me March 31, 2020

I was curious about this couple since theyve both made small appearances in the first two books of the series. Neither had particular good traits. Evie made a selfish decision and sacrificed a friend to save herself from an unwanted marriage and Richard was cold and blatantly rude to everyone he... ...more

By Melanie May 01, 2018


He was the darkness to her purity.
I know that quote sounds like a cliché, but before you scoff at me, I have to tell you . . . cliché or not, How to Marry a Marquess was absolutely WONDERFUL!!

We know quite a bit about Richard, Lord Westfall and Lady Evelyn from the first two books... ...more

By Stacy July 29, 2017

I am so thrilled for Evie and Westfalls book to be out in the world. I got dozens upon dozens of emails/FB messages from readers asking about their story. I was excited and petrified in equal measure at the anticipation I felt from readers. I hope you love/enjoy Evie and Westfalls journey to Happ... ...more

By Celestine August 14, 2017

Instead of arranging a "meet cute" between her two romantic leads, author Stacy Reid has instigated a "meet puke." Yes, you read that right. Young Lady Evelyn, who hasn't even had her debut yet, is positively ill over the attentions of an older duke who finds her quite delectable. **Cue the reade... ...more

By Carvanz August 12, 2017

Evie, 16, and Richard, 24, meet as shes throwing up in the garden during a house party. He boldly advises her how to withstand the unwanted pursuit of gentlemen her mother pushes her way. It is really quite inventive and I assure you youve not read this before in a romance. At least I havent. The... ...more

By Michelle July 26, 2017

I have been waiting for Evie and Westfall's story since I read the first book last year. I knew something was going to happen between them but I was wondering when and how they would be wedded by scandal. If you have read the first book, you would know that Evie has made several sacrifices and po... ...more

By Kimberly August 13, 2017

4.5 stars - My review cross-posted from Wit and Sin

Since reading the first Wedded by Scandal book, Accidentally Compromising the Duke, I have been on tenterhooks for Evie and Westfalls story. Stacy Reid did not disappoint. How to Marry a Marquess has it all: bright dialogue, meltingly sensual... ...more

By Monique June 26, 2019

4,5 'friends to lovers' stars

I've been intrigued by Westfall and Evie since the first book where we had a chance to see sparks flying between them. But Westfall was too stubborn to actually acknowledge his feelings for her and Evie was to shy to act upon her feelings for him.

They met at a ball w... ...more

By Tracy August 14, 2017

3.5 stars rounded up.

This is the story of Lady Evelyn aka Evie and Richard Maitland, Marquess of Westfall.

Evie and Richard have shared a unique friendship over the years, they met when she was 16 and he was 24. When they met Richard was already cynical having given his heart to a woman who turn... ...more

By AnnMarie August 15, 2017

How to Marry a Marquess is the third book in the Wedded by Scandal series by Stacy Reid. It can easily be read as a stand alone, although as characters from the first two books are mentioned in this book it's nice to get a continuation of their stories too.

Lady Evie Chesterfield's parents are ada... ...more

By Lisa August 16, 2017

This is a wonderful story of steadfast love, devotion, and faith in one man and the man that is slow on the uptake. We have Lady Evelyn Evie Gladstone, daughter of an earl and the darling of the ton and Lord Richard George Maitland, the spare to the heir of the Duke of Salop. They meet when she i... ...more

By eyes.2c August 18, 2017

family first--duty vs love!

A young man, Lord Richard Maitland, deceived by his lover, withdraws emotionally and physically from society
His one source of light becomes his best friend's sister Lady Evie Chesterfield whom he has had a series of interesting meetings with over the years, seemingly al... ...more

By Eva July 31, 2017

I got this ARC from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.
Reid wrote a unique and very different story, something I havent read before ever. Its a critical background and I really wonder if this ever happened for real because the ton was quite merciless.
Lady Eve loves her brothers friend R... ...more

By Erin August 13, 2017

This is the third book in Reid's "Wedded By Scandal" series which focuses on a variety of couples caught in some sort of scandalous behavior. I really enjoyed the second book in this series, and this one was also entertaining.

The Story-
Evie and Richard have been friends for a long time. He's hel... ...more

By Sangria August 14, 2017

Wow, that was unique, different & frustrating but I liked it a lot. Been awhile since I got engrossed in a good historical romance.

I loved both the characters. But both were frustrating. At the 60% mark I was tearing my hair out. But it's good story, well written, full of 6 years of unrequite... ...more

By MG February 14, 2020

4 friends-to-lovers angsty stars

RTC ...more

By Nessa August 29, 2017



Call me evil, but I truly loved it when the hero had to grovel like hell for the heroine becaus... ...more

By Sissy's Romance Book Review August 13, 2017

'How to Marry A Marquess' by Stacy Reid is Book Three in The "Wedded by Scandal" series. This is the story of Evie Chesterfield and Richard Maitland. I have read (and Loved!) the other books in this series but feel this is easily a standalone book.
Evie first met Richard when she was almost 16 yea... ...more

By Nancy July 21, 2017

This is another great book by Stacy Reid. How to Marry a Marquess is the third installment of the Wedded by Scandal series. This is a stand-alone novel so you do not have to have read the first two. For those who have read Accidentally Compromising the Duke, Westfall and Evie finally get their HE... ...more

By Brenda August 17, 2017

Lady Evie Chesterfield is a darling of the ton who refuses to become engaged. Shes been desperately in love with her brothers friend, Richard Maitland, Marquess of Westfall, since forever. But the dark, dangerous marquess only sees her as a friend and refuses to marry any woman. When c... ...more

By Janet August 01, 2017

4.25 stars
Lady Evie Chesterfield first fell I love with Richard Maitland when she was sixteen & has loved him for six years & they are the best of friends but she wants more. Richard had his heart broken & refuses to marry as he thinks all women are shallow. He becomes Marquis of West... ...more

By SH July 22, 2017

How to Marry a Marquess, the third book in the Wedded by Scandal series starts off quite dramatically and the pace doesnt let up for the whole of the story. Whilst this is a stand-alone novel, characters from past stories appear, adding to the appeal for readers who have followed the series. Lady... ...more

By Hasnamezied September 01, 2017

4 Super Stars.

I keep saying that Stacy Reid is one of my favorite writers and simply this book is the evidence. I wanted to read about Richard and Evie since the beginning of this series and I was glad to find their book as wonderful as the rest of the series.

By Petula August 02, 2017

Richard Maitland is the second son of a Duke and dissatisfied with the way his life is. He loves his family but feels he is useless, just the spare. He has hidden the main part of his life from the "ton". Society believes him to be a rogue.
Lady Evie Chesterfield is going to be just sixteen years... ...more

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Stacy Reid

About the author

Stacy Reid

Stacy is an avid reader of novels with a deep passion for writing. She especially loves romance and adores writing about people falling in love. Stacy lives a lot in the worlds she creates and actively speaks to her characters (out loud). She has a warrior way, never give up on her dreams. When Stacy is not writing, she spends a copious amount of time drooling over Rick Grimes from Walking Dead, watching Japanese anime and playing video games with her love, Dusean Nelson.

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