by Stephanie Laurens
Release Date: March 26, 2013
Source: sent by publicist (TLC)
My Rating: 5 of 5 Stars
Summary from goodreads.com:
The only thing more troublesome than a Cynster man...is a Cynster lady who believes love is not her destiny. Famously known in London society as "The Matchbreaker," Henrietta Cynster's uncanny skill lies in preventing ill-fated nuptials - not in falling victim to Cupid's spell.
But then she disrupts one match too many and feels honor-bound to assist dashing James Glossup in finding a suitable bride for a marriage of convenience.
A task infernally complicated by the undeniable, unquenchable attraction that flares between James and Henrietta, who continues to believe she will never fall...
I'm not sure why it took me so long to start reading this author's books! This is only my second book by this prolific historical romance author, and I have loved both romances! This story is sweet and genuine, a perfect regency love story!
I think the part of the book that I loved the most was the first half, when James and Henrietta are "just friends" but they both have feelings for each other already. I think the author perfectly captured that feeling that most anyone who has ever had a crush on someone has had. You know, that feeling when you second guess every single move the other person makes, and over analyze every word they say, trying to figure out if they 'like' you or if they just want to be friends. It was so sweet and honest, and something I think everyone can relate to.
I loved reading about the supporting characters, too. Although I haven't read any other Cynster books, I can see how they are so popular if all of the characters are a strong as Henrietta. I liked that she was very strong without being ridiculous or silly about not wanting a husband. She basically just didn't want to waste her time on the wrong man. James was very sweet, I liked that he wasn't stubborn or afraid to admit that he had feelings for Henrietta, even though he was cautious and wanted to make sure she felt the same way by wooing her before telling her how he felt.
Main Characters: 5/5
Supporting Characters: 5/5
Bottom Line: A perfect regency romance, with a sweet love story between two fantastic leads. This story makes me want to go back and read the rest of the Cynster books!
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