Thursday, May 8, 2014

To Charm a Naughty Countess by Theresa Romain

To Charm a Naughty Countess by Theresa Romain.

This is book 2 in the Matchmaker Trilogy.

Caroline, the Countess of Stratton, can't believe that the Duke of Wyverne is back in town. After causing a scandal together 10 years ago, she finds that her heart still beats faster when he is around. Caroline learns that the Duke is looking to wed an heiress to save his family estates. Even though her heart might say yes when the Duke proposes marriage, Caroline turns him down because she doesn't want to be wed just for the amount of money she has in the bank. She proposes to help the Duke find the perfect wife.

Michael, the Duke of Wyverne, is on the hunt for an heiress to save his estates. Who better to help him navigate the ton than the belle of the ball? Unfortunately, his attraction to Caroline keeps getting in the way of his courting the right heiress. 

Can Caroline and Michael figure out a way to both get what they long for?

I really loved this story.  I was intrigued by Caroline in the first story of the series and was curious how Romain create her HEA.  

Michael was not your typical Duke. He tried making the land produce enough income to sustain his properties and only as a last resort decided to marry to get the money. You knew that he hated doing it, but he couldn't put it off any longer without hurting the families that depended on the estate.  It was nice to see someone in the aristocracy working for a living and not just living on expectations or mooching off of someone.  

Michael is the perfect person for Caroline. She is such a strong woman that an equally strong man was needed so that she would not run all over him.  Most of Caroline's admirers would not have been up to the task.

I'm really looking forward to the next book in the series, Secrets of a Scandalous Heiress, which should be out in January 6, 2015 (I hope I can wait that long!)

You can get this book at Amazon,  Barnes & Noble, Kobo, iBooks,  Google Books, and Sourcebooks.

Thanks go to Sourcebooks via NetGalley for a copy of the book in exchange of an honest review.

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