Cover Breakdown: Cathy Maxwell's A MATCH MADE IN BED

It seems that every historical romance features a spinster of some sort — perhaps an aunt or a sister who is tragically past her prime. Of course, not all spinsters need (or want) your pity. In fact, Cathy Maxwell has made spinsters the stars of her new series, The Spinster Heiresses! The second book in the series, A Match Made in Bed, won't be with us until April, but we got our hands on the cover art and have worked to bring some valuable clues about the plot to our readers's attention. But first, the blurb:

Miss Cassandra Holwell is too tall, too bookish, and too smart—but she does have money and a father who wants a grand title for her. Cassandra hasn’t felt a desire to marry until she meets the sinfully handsome Duke of Camberly, who captures her imagination . . . until Soren York, Earl of Dewsberry and her family’s sworn enemy, steps in the way.

The Holwells ruined Soren’s family, and he’s lived on the knife’s edge trying to resurrect their fortunes . . . until he considers marrying the Holwell Heiress. Not only would her dowry give him the funds he needs, he has secretly had an eye on the independent-minded bluestocking since they both first realized the differences between men and women.

She likes to read; he has no patience for books. She knows little of sex; he is a man of the world and willing to school her. Her family destroyed his; his offer of marriage may be her only salvation.

Now Cassandra and Soren must learn to love each other for who they are, not what they are—and the lessons are becoming an exercise in absolute pleasure.

Cover Breakdown: Cathy Maxwell's A MATCH MADE IN BED

A Match Made in Bed will be available in digital and print on April 17. Why not check out more Cover Breakdowns while you wait?