WHEN THE MARQUESS MET HIS MATCH
Guhrke enchants with a charming tale of a rogue and a prim widow who are at odds until a surprising passion changes the course of their lives. There’s plenty of play between these two, and readers who enjoy a bit of underhanded revenge and cat-and-mouse games will find themselves utterly delighted as Guhrke brings humor and poignancy together.
Lady Belinda Featherstone is dedicated to helping American heiresses happily marry. After all, she had once been as innocent as her clients and knows how it feels to be married for money and be left heartbroken. She’d never allow a man like notorious rake Nicholas Stirling, Marquess of Trubridge, to woo one of her protégés. Nicholas needs a wealthy bride and when Belinda steers her charges away from him, Nicholas hires Belinda as his matchmaker. She reluctantly accepts him as a client, daring to hope she can find the scoundrel a woman who will further ruin his reputation. However, a kiss changes everything. Suddenly Nicholas isn’t as determined to find an heiress, and Belinda is rethinking her evaluation of him. Still, Nicholas has a long way to go to prove he’s the matchmaker’s match. (AVON, Nov., 384 pp., $7.99)