The spirited Lady Victoria Lennox longs for a husband, but she cannot wed until her prickly older sister, Amelia, becomes a wife—and Amelia seems intent on driving away all potential suitors.
To avoid becoming a spinster, Victoria concocts a plan: a carefully arranged scandal will compel Amelia to marry. And to bait the trap, who better than the dashing Lord Julius Cavendish?
Yet Julius has little interest in stubborn Amelia. Victoria, on the other hand, he finds irresistible. Determined to make her his own, Julius adds a new twist to Victoria’s plan: his friend Lord Withington will act as Victoria’s decoy suitor, distracting Amelia from the very real courtship happening under her nose. All might be well, were not Withington immediately smitten with Amelia. He sees how tender and protective she is beneath the frosty facade.
As the perfect plan goes perfectly awry, each sister finds herself publicly betrothed to the wrong man. Can they undo the damage in time to make the perfect match?
|Title:||To Make a Match|
|Series:||Scandal in London (Book 3)|
|Category / Genre(s):||Historical|
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|Release Date:||13th August, 2013|
Not my cup of tea
I adore historical romances and the plot of this particular book sounded fantastic. Giving a Georgian twist to The Taming of the Shrew sounded inspired and I was very excited to start reading.
It’s apparently the third book in LeFey‘s Scandal in London series (after Countess So Shameless and To Wed in Scandal) but I found that this book stands alone so you don’t need to have read the first two books to understand this particular offering.
Despite my early enthusiasm, for me, there were several things that made this book one that I wouldn’t plan to read again. Firstly, were the characters. Our lead, Lady Victoria Lennox, is definitely the underdog of her family but she’s a tiny, pretty thing who’s full of energy. Despite this, I just didn’t take to her. I’m not sure if I found her too immature but there was something that I just couldn’t get 100% behind. She wasn’t awful – I was just indifferent.
Julius didn’t inspire any great feelings in me, either, I’m afraid. Just not my type of hero. Victoria’s sister, Amelia, was a wholly unlikeable character but at least she inspired some sort of stronger feelings in me, even if they’re not the sort you want in a romantic heroine.
The language used in the book felt, at times, a little flowery for my tastes. The dialogue was drawn out and quite stilted at times, with lots of ‘he said’, ‘she asked’, ‘he repeated’ etc. It just didn’t seem to flow much.
Despite my love of the genre, this wasn’t the book for me. I still got through it and if you’re looking for something light and fluffy without much in the way of historical accuracy then you may enjoy it. It wasn’t terrible just not my cup of tea.
Liana loves to weave incendiary tales that capture the heart and the imagination, taking the reader out of the now and into another world. The glory and splendor of the 18th Century provides a lush, glittering backdrop for her fairy tale romances. It’s a time of sensuous lovers, passionate music, lavish royal courts and deadly intrigues.
Liana lives in Texas with her own dashing hero of nearly twenty years, their delightful progeny, one spoiled-rotten feline overlord, and several tanks of tropical fish. She’s been devouring historical romances since her early teens and is now delighted to be writing them for fellow enthusiasts.