Monday, October 13, 2014

The Love Match by Lily Maxton

The Love Match
Release date: October 13, 2014
Publisher: Entangled: Scandalous
Genre: Historical (Regency) Romance
Series: Sisters of Scandal #3

Hampshire, 1818

To her family, Olivia Middleton is a problem of the most vexing sort. With her eldest two sisters married off, Olivia is now the target of her mother's matrimonial scheming. Shy and somewhat plain, Olivia prefers the thrill of a gothic novel to the hunt for a husband. And as far as her family is concerned, something must be done... But Olivia has no interest in the men paraded before her.

Only the charming and infuriating Mr. William Cross (a rake in the making, and certainly not a suitable husband) holds the slightest fascination for her...

After watching his father die of a broken heart, William has sworn never to wed for a love match. Yet he's intrigued by the bookish Olivia. And though he tried, staying away from her turns out to be impossible. But a scandalous liaison lands them both on the marriage block, William is shocked when Olivia refuses to wed for anything less than love - propriety be damned.

Now William must do the unthinkable... learn to love his reluctant fiancee.

My Rating: 4 Roses

A perfectly sweet and lovely historical romance novella, The Love Match was a nice and quick read that I really liked.

Both characters in this book were good. Olivia was quiet, shy, and somewhat socially awkward. But, she had a quiet brand of strength and it kept her determined to do what made her happy. William was oblivious to his own feelings at times, but he was also sweet and rather adorable. I thought both of them were great.

The romance was sweet. Olivia and William, despite seeming like an odd pairing, were perfect together. Olivia was impervious to William's empty flattery and got to know the real him. And, William helped draw Olivia out of her shell. Of course, we can't forget the chemistry that was going on between them, which added some spiciness to this sweet romance. I thought they were a lovely couple.

The plot moved quickly and I was kept interested the entire way through. The story was wonderful and the ending was perfect.

The Love Match was a delightful little romance that I really liked. It was a quick, sweet, and enjoyable read. Romance lovers, this is a book you'll want to check out.

*I received a complimentary copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review

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