The Marquis' Kiss by Regina Scott
The Marvelous Munroes Series Book Three
Thomas, Marquis DeGuis is having a tough time finding a wife. He fears a weak heart will take him as it did his father and grandfather, so he has to get his nursery started to continue the line. For a man being called the catch of the Season—he's having trouble being caught.
Margaret Munroe is from the poor side of the Munroe family. Now that her two cousins have married mere men from the country, her stepmother is that more intent on seeing Margaret well matched. The problem is that she is an Original and the ton doesn't consider that a good thing.
I loved both Thomas and Margaret. In the previous book; Catch of the Season, the reader gets a glimpse of Thomas and Margaret. All these stories have such great characters that it's easy to connect to them. Real page turners from beginning to end. This series precedes The Uncommon Courtship Series, where several of Margaret's male friends have their stories told.