When the Marquess Met His Match by Laura Lee Guhrke | Book Review

Posted December 4, 2013 by Zeee in Reviews | 0 Comments

I received this book for free from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

When the Marquess Met His Match by Laura Lee Guhrke | Book ReviewWritten by Laura Lee Guhrke
Published by AvonGenres: Historical Romance
Format: eARC
Source: Edelweiss
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Flame Rating: three-half-flames

I love Laura Lee Guhrke and was excited when I found out that she would be featuring American Heiresses in her next series.  Although I am a fan of her work (especially the Girl Bachelor series), I was a little bit disappointed about this one which is why I rated it 3.5 hearts.

I had a hard time warming up to Belinda Featherstone and a little bit put off my Nicholas.  The heroine is unlike LLG’s heroines that I know and love.  Belinda, being an American, is a widow of an earl who married her for her money, pretending to have feelings for her and revealing his true colors after their marriage.  Once she became a widow (husband died in the arms of his mistress), she starts supporting herself as a matchmaker for American heiresses, making sure to find the right match for them and also making sure that they are matched with the right peer who will not marry them only for her money.  This leads Nicholas, the heir of a dukedom, to hire her to find him an American heiress.

I enjoyed the chemistry between Belinda and Nicholas, especially their verbal sparring.  The only thing that I did not like was Belinda’s low opinion of him despite him not giving her any reason to hate him other than being a scoundrel.  I thought that was a little hypocritical of her.

The element that saved this book for me was the tension between the Nicholas and his father, the Duke.  I also loved the selfless way Nicholas went about confronting his father and giving up everything just to marry Belinda.  Of course, I also loved it when Nicholas found out that Belinda stormed the Duke’s residence and gave him a piece of her mind.

I also love that my ebook had a short sneak peek of the next book in the series, How to Lose a Duke in Ten Days, which features Edie, one of Belinda’s “failure matches.”  Can’t wait to read that one!

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0 responses to “When the Marquess Met His Match by Laura Lee Guhrke | Book Review

  1. I rarely like American heroines. It's like, the whole plot revolves around their being 'American', which poses a whole lot of problems, and I feel like it's always the same plot. This was actually on my reader but I erased it, when I realized I don't want the same old plot again 🙁 But I'm still going to read books by Laura Lee Guhrke (as of last count, I've read 5 of hers already) 🙂
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    • This one is actually good despite it having the American heroine, it revolves mostly around their marriage of convenience. Unfortunately, the book also mentions her being 'American' LOL

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