How to Forget a Duke (Misadventures in Matchmaking #1) (Mass Market)
The Bourne Matrimonial Agency has one rule: Never fall in love with the client. A simple thing to remember . . . unless you’re a matchmaker with amnesia.
The Duke of Rydstrom requires a wife. Preferably one with a large fortune and a complete lack of curiosity. The last thing he needs is a meddling matchmaker determined to dig up his dark family secrets.
All Jacinda wants is to find a bride for a duke. How hard could that be? He’s handsome, enigmatic . . . and hiding something. She’s sure of it. Determined to discover what it is, she travels to his crumbling cliffside estate. Yet, by the time she washes up on his beach, she can no longer remember who she is or why the duke is so familiar to her. All she knows is that his kisses are unforgettable—and she intends to use every skill she can to discover what’s in his heart . . .
When Miss Bourne can’t remember what brought her to his ancestral home, Rydstrom intends to keep it that way. Yet as the days pass, his true challenge will be safeguarding his secret while resisting this woman who—confound it all—may well be his perfect match.
About the Author
USA Today bestselling author, VIVIENNE LORRET transforms copious amounts of tea into words. She is an Avon author of works including: The Wallflower Wedding Series, The Rakes of Fallow Hall Series, The Season’s Original Series, and the Misadventures in Matchmaking series. For more information on her books, sign up for her newsletter at www.vivlorret.net.
“Got lost in HOW TO FORGET A DUKE... loving this story.”
— Lorraine Heath
“clever, original... Lorret proves her skills... Jacinda’s constant mischief and Crispin’s reactions to her behavior add welcome humor to their slow-brewing romance, and their constant bickering is the perfect foreplay. Readers will hope for Lorret to develop a series from here.”
— Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“Lorret sends up a rollicking historical romance... boosted by vivid characters and lively storytelling. A sparkling, witty romance that is both lighthearted and intense.”
— Kirkus Reviews
“the perfect blend of deep emotion, compelling characters and the sort of romance that goes straight to the reader’s heart.”
— Sophie Barnes, author of The Duke of Her Desire
“Lorret launches her Misadventures in Matchmaking series, and historical-romance fans will quickly fall in love with the result: an elegantly written Regency historical that takes captivating characters, clever plotting, and copious amounts of sizzling sensuality and spins the whole thing into literary gold.”
— Booklist (starred review)
“Lorret’s Misadventures in Matchmaking series starter and print debut sparkles with wit and passion. The endearing secondary characters augment the charming amnesia plot to perfection, and readers will enjoy spending time with the meddling matchmaker and secretive duke, while delighting in Lorret’s references to Jane Austen’s Emma that ring true for her heroine as well. A smart, fun charmer!”
— RT Book Reviews (4 stars)
“a sexy page-turner... you can’t help but root for these two stubborn, persistent characters to fall for each other... the novel draws you in and leaves a satisfied smile on your face.”
— Entertainment Weekly
“With clever wit, heady sexuality, and lush description, Lorret’s title puts an enticing spin on the classic amnesia trop and launches a series (the author’s Avon print debut) in fine style.”
— Library Journal
“a delightfully tropey Regency featuring a hero who goes from loveable curmudgeon to joyfully in love... this romance is just so fun that it made my day... How to Forget a Duke was so delicious... This was the read I needed to brighten up my week.”
— Smart Bitches, Trashy Books