Monday, April 13, 2015

ARC Review: The Lady Meets Her Match (Midnight Meetings #3) by Gina Conkle

Title: The Lady Meets Her Match (Midnight Meetings #3)
Author: Gina Conkle
Source: NetGalley
Genre: Historical Romance - Georgian
Release Date: April 7, 2015
Reviewed by: Jasmyn

Rating - 5
Sexual - 3

Locating Her Is Only Half The Battle...

Cyrus Ryland didn't become England's wealthiest bachelor by being a pushover, but the mysterious beauty he discovers sneaking around at his grand ball enflames his curiosity. When the clock chimes midnight, and she's nowhere to be found, Cyrus vows to scour all of London to uncover who she is. Little does he know that not only does Claire Mayhew not want to be found, but she wants nothing to do with him at all...
Claire Mayhew has jumped to the top of my favorite historical romance heroines.  She is an independent woman that refuses to accept that she needs a man to life her life.  But she does need a man to approve the lease of her store, and that man doesn't believe that women can be in business on their own.

Cyrus isn't a bad guy - he just holds view that most men of his time held.  Women need to be married or living with a male relative to keep the out of trouble and protected.  It may sound sweet, but I couldn't imagine actually living that way.  When he falls for Claire and finds out who she really is, he makes it his mission to find a way to show her he's right.

Well, saying that doesn't go as planned would be quite the understatement.  This may sound like a fluff plot, but dig just a bit deeper and we have a mystery, sabotage, and threats on people's life going on at the same time.  All this is woven so beautifully together.  One of the best and most original historical romances I've read in a long time

*This book was received in exchange for an honest review*

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