When the Marquess Met His Match

Laura Lee Guhrke
When the Marquess Met His Match
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Release Date
October 2013
Book 1 of An American Heiress in London
Historical Romance

In the first of a dazzling new series, USA Todaybestselling author Laura Lee Guhrke introducesLondon's most renowned matchmaker—and ascoundrel intent on seducing his way to the altar.

She's the matchmaker . . .

Lady Belinda Featherstone's job is to guide Americanheiresses to matrimony, and away from men like Nicholas,Marquess of Trubridge. But the charming, disreputablemarquess needs a wealthy bride, and he hires Belinda to helphim find one. Her task seems easy: find that scoundrel thesort of wife he so richly deserves. But Nicholas's hot,searing kiss soon proves her task will be anything but easy.

He's the perfect match . . .

Nicholas plans to wed a rich, pretty young darling torestore his fortune, and he's happy to pay a marriage brokerto help him. But one taste of Belinda's lips and Nicholas'ssensible scheme to marry for money goes awry, and he yearnsto show his beautiful matchmaker he's theperfect match . . . for her.

Book Review by debra taylor (reviewer)
Oct 12, 2013   [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
76 people found the following review helpful
I loved this book. A delightful reading experience and a promising start to the American Heiress in London series from Laura Lee Guhrke.

A penniless and desperate marquess decides to marry for money and finds a formidable foe in the matchmaker he approaches for help. Lady Belinda Featherstone had a bad experience in her own marriage to a fortune hunting scoundrel. Now she is determined to protect other wealthy American heiresses by making good matches for them. At first, she doesn't think very highly of Nicholas, our hero. She mistakenly believes him to be cut from the same cloth as her late husband, so she deliberately tries to thwart his plans. Never mind how much she is attracted to the handsome scoundrel.

They begin their relationship as nemeses, but Belinda soon glimpses beneath the carefree facade that Nicholas keeps hidden. A sizzling chemistry leads them into a passionate relationship that they both try to fight. Though Nicholas and Belinda fall in love, their path to a happy ending was quite tumultuous. The story contained a lot of personal conflict, as they both had to face some hard truths about themselves. They had to learn to compromise for love. Mostly they had to make changes in themselves and face the world straight on.

This novel was very well written, everything about it was perfect. It's about two people who start off at odds, fall in love and grow up. The main characters were compelling, with strong convictions. The story was entertaining, keeping the reader engaged in the book cover to cover.

I enjoyed every page of this passionate romance. I'm already looking forward to the next book in the series; loved the sneak peek. I'm giving this one 4 stars and recommending it as a must read to historical romance readers.
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