Lady Belinda Featherstone is a matchmaker who guides young
American heiresses through a London season to find a
husband. Having been one of these girls herself, she takes
extra care to steer the girls away from rouges like
Nicholas, Marquess of Trubidge. When he hires her to find
him a wealthy wife, Belinda believes she can easily find him
a bride he deserves, but after a heart stopping kiss Belinda
realizes her task may not be so easy, and starts to wonder
if Nicholas is meant to be her perfect match.
Laura Lee Guhrke has written a sweet and charming romance.
The plot is interesting and creative, and I fell in love
with the idea of a financially independent woman navigating
the ton as a matchmaker. Belinda is a very well - rounded
and well developed character. She was once just like the
girls she helps find husbands for, and her empathy and
understanding of these naive and innocent young women make
Belinda a character readers will adore.
Nicholas is a refreshing romance hero. He is truthful to
others, and eventually betters himself, not because Belinda
magically changes him, but because he wants to earn her
respect and respect for himself. This makes their
relationship real and believable.
WHEN THE MARQUESS MET HIS MATCH has wonderful secondary
characters. The innocent Rosalie, the charming Edith, and
the conniving Landsdowne bring witty dialogue and added
depth to the story. Guhrke has written a lovely romance
filled with delightful characters and an inventive plot.
What happens when a carefree, disreputable,
stone–broke bachelor is forced to find a wife in a
hurry? He hires a matchmaker, of course. What happens when
the matchmaker doesn't want to help him? Well, that's when
the fun begins...
Nicholas Stirling, Marquess of Trubridge, loves his life
just as it is: dissolute, scandalous, and deuced good fun.
His father, the Duke of Landsdowne is not amused, and when
he cuts off Nicholas' trust fund, the fun–loving
marquess is forced to find an alternate source of
income—in other words, he has to marry an heiress.
Every new–money American heiress knows Lady
Belinda Featherstone is the key to social acceptance. Once a
new–money nobody herself, Belinda discovered
first–hand how heartbreaking the game of love and
matrimony could be after a reprobate British earl married
her for her money. Now a respectable widow, Belinda has
become England's most successful matchmaker, guiding young
American heiresses through the hazards of the London season
and helping them to find husbands worthy of them. To her
mind, the Marquess of Trubridge is nothing but a
fortune–hunting scoundrel and she has no intention of
allowing him to charm his way into any American girl's
heart, including her own.