Philip Whitmore, Viscount Greybourne, has been deserted at the altar, and Meredith Chilton-Grizedale, the Matchmaker of Mayfair, is ruined. This was the most anticipated wedding of the Season and would have secured her position. But now the word is out that the groom-to-be is cursed, making him the Most Unmarriageable Man in England. If Meredith is to have any hope of a future, she'll need to help him break this curse and marry him off. Unfortunately, the only woman he now wants is Meredith—the Most Unmarriageable Woman in England!
A screwball comedy in all the best ways, D'Alessandro's latest Regency-era romance (after Whirlwind Affair) tackles the thorniest problem Meredith Chilton-Grizedale has ever encountered: What is a professional matchmaker to do when her cliens, Philip Whitmore, the handsome heir to an earldom, suffers from an ancient Egyptian curse that will kill his bride within two days of their wedding? Why, fall in love with him herself, of course. But the curse is only one stumbling block. Another is her secret past as a pickpocket, which could ruin Philip in the eyes of Society. And there's also a shadowy villain who is bent on destroying everything (and everyone) that Philip cares for. Meredith hasn't fought her way off the streets and into the finest drawing rooms by giving up, however, and she's willing to do whatever is necessary to break the curse and help Philip defeat his enemy. The protagonists share an easy intimacy, which is deftly illustrated by the running jokes woven throughout. D'Alessandro's tale falters in pacing when Philip begins to take himself too seriously, but this doesn't detract much from the book's overall charm. Trotting at the heels of Julia Quinn and catching up fast, D'Alessandro should win new fans with her exuberant offering.
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Who Will Take This Man? Oceanrosebud
This novel falls in the "category" of exciting plot and well defined characters! The mystery of The Stone of Tears has cursed Philip since he had read it. Now he doesn't want to get married. Meredith is the matchmaker trying to find him a wife. This was a great read with twists throughout and two wonderful people you hope will find the answer.
Who Will Take This Man
This is probably the third book by this author I've read, and while I truly enjoy her writing, I HAVE TO SAY, the Publishing House, does an APPALLING JOB OF EDITING!
I'm more than halfway through this book only to find THIS BOOK AS WELL AS THE OTHER TWO I'VE READ are FULL of typos and spelling errors! Seriously I'm surprised no one has mentioned this! I find it EXTREMELY distracting to have to continually mentally correct the word, or fill in the correct word or spelling of the one printed!
I know they have people employed at publishing houses to PROOF READ the author's books! I would hope someone at the agency involved, would READ this review and LOOK to see WHO the Proof Reader was and determine if they in fact were the SAME PERSON on all other books. Or, if said Proof Reading is done by a software program, the agency should seek ANOTHER program!
I enjoy reading historical novels a GREAT DEAL.
Please review your published works a bit better!