The course of true love never runs smooth. Sometimes a little matchmaking is required.
As a refinement tutor, Mrs. Juno Langton helps young ladies develop the skills and confidence to secure an advantageous marriage. Her cheerful disposition never wavers no matter how challenging her assignment. When a house party provides an opportunity to match her difficult charge with a duke, Juno will go to any lengths to satisfy her employer and ensure the young lady’s future. Too bad the duke is an unsmiling, rigid grouch, albeit an irritatingly handsome one.
The Duke of Warrington dislikes social gatherings and despises the Marriage Mart which makes it nigh impossible to find a wife. He plans to secure his future duchess at a house party, but she’s being managed by a thoroughly meddlesome—and provocative—Mrs. Langton, who is determined to find his better nature. He’ll do anything to avoid her sunny charm and room-brightening smiles, but she’s breaking through his shell and the only way he can think to keep her quiet is to kiss her. He must marry the young lady, not desire the companion.
But now he’s rethinking his wife choices.
House Party Challenge 4.5*
Juno Langton is more than a companion she is a refinements tutor, helping awkward debutantes shine and find a good match. However her latest charge is more difficult than most, plus her employer has set her heart on her daughter marrying the Duke of Warrington who has a reputation for being socially awkward himself. At a house party set up for the sole purpose of Lady Marina and the Duke meeting, Juno has to coach both parties to even get them to talk to each other. It’s a good thing Juno likes a challenge. The Duke knows he needs to marry, hates large crowds, so a house party should be ideal to find out whether Lady Marina will suit but why can’t he get her companion out of his mind? Thoroughly enjoyable romance.
I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book from the author. All thoughts and opinions are my own.