Friday, 2 May 2014

To Charm a naughty Countess - Theresa Romain

Caroline, the popular widowed Countess of Stratton, has no wish to remarry. But when the brilliant, reclusive Duke of Wyverne—her counterpart in an old scandal—returns to town after a long absence, she finds herself as enthralled as ever.

Michael must save his family fortunes by wedding an heiress, but Caroline vowed that she would never sell herself in marriage again. The only way she can keep him near is to help him find the wealthy bride he requires. 

As she guides him through society, Caroline realizes that she’s lost her heart again. But if she pursues the only man she’s ever loved, she’ll lose the life that she holds dear. And if Michael, who has everything to lose, ever hopes to win her hand, he must open his long-shuttered heart.

My thoughts:
First of all, it works perfect as a stand alone.

Caroline is a merry young widow, she likes her freedom, and who wouldn't like freedom in an age when women were property of men? She has money, she can do what she wants, she can even take lovers, discretely of course.

Michael was different, I could diagnose him but will not, he is the author's invention. So we will just say he is shy, he likes to think, get his hands dirty on his estate, does not really know social codes and is a "tech" nerd. 

The ton is so cruel, poor Michael, he does not know the codes, he does not want to know them. They gossip behind his back as he tries to find a way. Sure it is amusing to read about it, but I do felt so sorry for him too.

He and Caroline was quite the pair, and at the same time they fit so well and I could not wait to see them happy.

Conclusion:
A good romance. I wonder who the next book is about

Cover
Nice


Mass Market Paperback, 352 pages
Expected publication: May 6th 2014 by Sourcebooks Casablanca (first published January 1st 2014)
The Matchmaker Trilogy #2
Historical romance
Own

50 comments:

Karen said...

This sounds really sweet.

Blodeuedd said...

It was :)

Dark Franny said...

Oh, this looks definitely like a captivating read! I love Historical Romances and I'm going to keep this one in mind!

brandileigh2003 said...

Sounds like a nice romance and a couple meant to be

BiblioSanctum said...

Ha, I love that title. Makes it sound so devilish!

~Mogsy

Unknown said...

I love a good historical and this one sounds fun, thank you for sharing!

Mystica said...

Shades of Georgette Heyer. Like a good romance myself

Unknown said...

I miss the days where most books are stand-alone. Series are great but I do miss the convenience and lack of pressure of stand-alones

samantha.1020 said...

Haha! I feel like I ALWAYS add to my TBR list when I visit your blog but especially when you review historical romances :) I'm adding this one to my TBR list as well as the first one!

Chris said...

Friday!!!!!!!

BookaholicCat said...

Another one that goes to my TBR.

Unknown said...

Aww a tech nerd in this era? Adorable - I'd fall for him too. :-) Sounds like a good read and I'm glad it can be read as a standalone.

Heidi@Rainy Day Ramblings said...

A tech nerd, really? Interesting for sure.

Melissa (Books and Things) said...

Sounds like a perfect historical romance to me. Must read! :)

Blodeuedd said...

They are always so light and nice :D Well most of the time

Blodeuedd said...

:)

Blodeuedd said...

Lol ;)

Blodeuedd said...

Always :)

Blodeuedd said...

There is nothing like a good romance :D

Blodeuedd said...

I get that, but honestly I do feel that with most historicals I can just jump in and then jump back out

Blodeuedd said...

Hihi, I am just that evil ;=D I would totally add something to my list too if my beloved GR was not down

Blodeuedd said...

awesome

Blodeuedd said...

;)

Blodeuedd said...

Well tech and tech ;) With that I mean like the railway, lol

Blodeuedd said...

Technology of that age

Blodeuedd said...

:D

Kimberly @ Caffeinated Reviewer said...

Love the cover on this, and that it works as a standalone..it sounds perfect for summer :)

Book of Secrets said...

Michael sounds quirky adorable. :-)

Melliane said...

Oh I'm already sad and sorry for Michael but I confess I'm glad the book had a heroine like that because it's quite rare.

Blodeuedd said...

I do love when that works

Blodeuedd said...

He was :D

Blodeuedd said...

It is rather rare, I liked her spirit and she was what she needed

Keertana said...

I love novels that work perfect as a stand-alone and I'm always game for a good romance, so I'll have to check this out for sure. :)

Blodeuedd said...

I hope that you do :)

Sharlene said...

This sounds really good! The cover is pretty, too!

Unknown said...

This does sound really cute (despite the silly name, LOL). Will definitely check out ;)

Aurian said...

I really did not like It takes two to tangle, but I still want to read this one. I loved her first series.

Blodeuedd said...

It sure is

Blodeuedd said...

I do love cute

Blodeuedd said...

I do felt this one was better

The Bookworm said...

Sounds like a good one, and the ton are mostly always cruel no? :)

Blodeuedd said...

That they are, those bastards

Carole Rae said...

awwwe. This sounds super cute. I think I'd like the female main character.

Mary (Bookfan) said...

The ton can be so cruel! I want to read this one!

Blodeuedd said...

She was cool

Blodeuedd said...

:D

Anna (herding cats-burning soup) said...

Ooo sounds good!

Teddyree said...

the cover model looks smug lol

Blodeuedd said...

:D

Blodeuedd said...

I like that ;)

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