HOW DO YOU FIND THE RIGHT HUSBAND WHEN PASSION RULES YOUR HEART?
Lovely Amanda Locke, the daughter of a duke, has been out in London society for three years but has still not found a husband.
When she sets her sights on a wealthy nobleman known to be passionate about horses, she enlists Devin Baldwin, a darkly handsome breeder of horses, to be her riding instructor. Devin is well known for using his expertise to bring about the matching of eligible young ladies to suitable gentlemen…
But Amanda finds herself falling for the matchmaker instead, and her desire for a husband takes her in a wholly unexpected direction…
I received a copy of this book from Random House UK – Transworld Publishing via NetGalley in return for an honest review.
The second romance I’ve recently read by this author, and it is an enjoyable read. It is character-driven, and the main protagonists are full of passion and secrets. Devin is Regency society’s latest source of gossip, known as Cupid he is an unlikely, but successful matchmaker and therefore, he is welcome everywhere. Lady Amanda is a Duke’s daughter in her third season and desperate to marry for love.
After a few fiery encounters, the couple thrown together by circumstance find they fulfil Devin’s first rule of matchmaking physical attraction. Devin is on a mission, and that doesn’t include falling for Amanda.
Some of the language used in this grates a little, as it isn’t authentic for the period, but the heart of the story overcomes this.
The prologue hints of a poignant mystery which is gradually revealed and gives the story added conflict and depth. The chemistry between Devin and Amanda is steamy, and the ending positively dreamy.