The Bourne Matrimonial Agency has one rule: Never fall in love with the client. However, they never said anything about kissing a rake…
Briar Bourne’s matchmaking career could be summed up in two words—comic disaster. Unless she can learn about the irresistible forces that draw men and women together, her professional future looks rather bleak. But Briar has an intriguing plan—enlisting London’s most irredeemable rake to teach her everything he knows about attraction. Given his notorious reputation, it’s no surprise that Nicholas Blacklowe, the Earl of Edgemont, requests one thing in exchange for his tutelage. For every lesson, he wants a kiss in return. And what harm could there be in a simple kiss? After all, Briar would never fall for a scoundrel…
Nicholas has no romantic notions about love, and no intention of changing his ways. He’s only helping Briar so that she can find the perfect bride for his jilted cousin. Yet Briar is so clever, so curious, so candid—so blasted tempting—that soon, Nicholas can’t stop wondering what it might be like if he was irresistible to her.
Ten lessons. Ten kisses. And a million ways to fall hopelessly, scandalously in love.
In this second Misadventures in Matchmaking Regency (after How to Forget a Duke), youngest sister Briar Bourne's attempt to pair up the elite results in a folly that threatens the family matchmaking business. Luckily, Nicholas Prescott, the Earl of Edgemont, is so desperate to secure matches for his cousins one of whom is Briar's best friend that he's willing to overlook Briar's little snafu. When Briar accepts a bet to find a match for the roguish Nicholas, she doesn't realize she may be the best candidate. Briar's vivid imagination tempts Nicholas as much as her beautiful face, and the more they spar, the more their attraction increases. Briar's family is very protective, and they feel Nicholas's reputation makes him unsuitable for Briar, but business is business, so the two end up spending a lot of time together. Nicholas hopes a successful match for his heartbroken cousin will ease his guilt over a secret Nicholas has been keeping, but as he persists in distracting Briar, readers know who will get matched up first. Lorret has created a delicious world filled with complex, charming characters. A touch of passion and some comic relief make this a well-blended novel that includes an alluring setup for the next in the series.
Matchmaking at its Best!
Ten Kisses to Scandal
Briar Bourne has messed up, not only did she lose a client she unwittingly made the agency a laughing stock! All she needs now is to prove that she’s able and capable of redeeming the agency, and herself. She neeeds something big, something monumental .....what if she can find a match for a notorious rake someone like Nicholas Blacklowe, the Earl of Edgemont!
But first she needs help in finding the true attraction between men and women. Who else better experienced that Nicholas himself? But with every advice given her payment is a kiss- how deliciously scandalous!
When innocent flirting and hot kisses turn to something more she realizes that more than the reputation of the agency is at stake. She could very well lose her heart! I soooo loved Briar she’s sassy, witty and innocence all wrapped up in a beautiful package. And Nicholas was so into Briar I believe he had fallen a little bit in love with her the first time they met. Together they just sizzled! I loved their tension and chemistry. I loved watching them fall in love. A well written and fast paced story! I can’t wait to read the next one in this series!
I recieved a complimentary copy from the author, via Edelweiss. This is my honest unbiased opinion.