Thursday, January 1, 2015

ARC Review: Secrets of a Scandalous Heiress (The Matchmaker Trilogy #3) by Theresa Romain

Title: Secrets of a Scandalous Heiress (The Matchmaker Trilogy #3)
Author: Theresa Romain
Source: NetGalley
Genre: Historical Romance -Regency
Length: Novel
Release Date: January 6, 2015
Reviewed by: Jasmyn

Rating - 4
Sexual - 3


Heiress Augusta Meredith can’t help herself—she stirs up gossip wherever she goes. A stranger to Bath society, she pretends to be a charming young widow, until sardonic, darkly handsome Joss Everett arrives from London and uncovers her charade.

Now they’ll weave their way through the pitfalls of the polite world only if they’re willing to be true to themselves…and to each other…

This was a really fun book.  While I never quite grasped Augusta's need for a lover - her way of finding one was fun to watch.  Especially once she met Joss.  Their conversations were brilliant and very inappropriate (and they do mention this to each other).  They were so perfect for each other and neither one wanted to admit it.  They were both very proud - at times a little too much for my taste, but not even literary characters should be perfect.

Lord Sutcliffe - now there was one crazy person.  As Joss's cousin, employer, and primary reason for being in Bathe, we see him and hear about him quite often.  He's a harmless type of crazy and his little magic tricks and childish enthusiasm were sooo much fun.  He was a great foil to Joss's seriousness.

Even though many of the conversations between Joss and Augusta seemed a bit frivolous, deep down they were really learning some fairly deep things about each other.  While there wasn't too much wooing and courting in this romance, it was one that came about on a much deeper level.  It happened at the level of two like souls finally connecting.

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


  1. Glad you liked this one. I had a hard time with this one though, for some reason I can't seem to get into the books by this author. I might try reading it again sometime.

  2. I believe it's the first of hers I read. I really loved the snarky dialog and Lord Sutcliffe was a total riot.


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