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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.
I adored When the Marquess Met His Match by Laura Lee Guhrke. This is the first book in the American Heiress in London series. I loved the characters and the settings. The plot was wonderfully entertaining. Belinda is a matchmaker and Nicholas, Lord Trubridge, is enlisting her services. He needs to marry for money in order to have his trust reinstated. Throughout the story there is witty banter and increasing romantic tension between Belinda and Nicholas. I thoroughly enjoyed the story and laughed out loud many times. This is a great read. I found the characters endearing and I wanted to know more and more about them as the story went on. I found myself anxious for the moment when they both realize they would be perfect together.