The Bourne Matrimonial Agency has one rule: Never fall in love with the client. A simple thing to remember...unless youre a matchmaker with amnesia.The Duke of Rydstrom needs 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? Hes handsome, enigmatic...and hiding something. Shes 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 unforgettableand she intends to use every skill she can to discover whats in his heart.When Miss Bourne cant 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 whoconfound it allmay well be his perfect match....
|Title||:||How to Forget a Duke (Misadventures in Matchmaking #1)|
|Number of Pages||:||384 pages|
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How to Forget a Duke (Misadventures in Matchmaking #1) Reviews
Laughed a lot while reading this. I liked both hero and heroine and the story was quick and fun to read.
Crispin is the Duke of Rydstrom and he is in need of a wife in order to be given a gift of £4000 by his aunt who thinks it's high time he married. He desperately needs the money even though he doesn't want a wife. Rather than go to the trouble of finding a wife himself, he decides to use London's only matchmaking service, The Bourne Matrimonial Agency.
Jacinda Bourne helps her sisters to run the agency, although everybody believes that it is run by their uncle who happily puts his name behind th ...more
So many pages to get to get to the happy ending. I like a good Jane Austen retelling. I’m not sure I consider this a retelling of Emma. The character loved the book, the very many chapters started with Emma quotes, but the characteristics that make up Emm weren’t there. This title took long to get anywhere, I found myself doing other things besides reading it. Yawn.
I liked the book and I loved the last chapter and the epilogue. Both of them were very sweet and they almost made my teeth hurt. I wish we had seen this side of Crispin long before we reached that point, but I can understand why we didn't. He was so closed off because he was trying to protect Sybil and help restore the castle to its former glory. Jacinda is another story altogether. She is not a very good person and she admits that. Personally, I didn't think that was true because I liked her, b ...more
I loved this book. I’m not usually a fan of amnesia stories but this worked for me. I loved the characters. But the real reason this got 5 stars from me is three things. First, even though Crispin had an unsavory past it was never thrown in your face. Second is that he had been celibate for 4 years (I like a celibate hero even if it’s only a short amount of time. I hate it when the hero jumps out of another women’s bed into love with the h.). And the third reason I gave this 5 stars was the H ne ...more
I received How to Forget a Duke as part of a Goodreads giveaway.
Jacinda Bourne, one of three sisters running the Bourne Matrimonial Agency, is on a mission to investigate her client, Crispin, Duke of Rydstrom, lord of a deteriorating manor with a life shrouded in mystery who is in need of a wealthy wife. However, Jacinda is injured in a storm and awakens on the shores of Rydstrom's estate, devoid of her memory. Crispin, however, strikes a note of familiarity with her, and Jacinda is determined t ...more
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*ARC provided by Avon
The whole story was far-fetched. On top of that, amnesia stories are not my favorite. The amnesia was the catalyst for Jacinda and Crispin to spend time together because with the way these two irritated each other they wouldn't have done it willingly. Although more plausible reasons than amnesia could have been employed.
The romance was a hard sell for me. For most of the book they did not get along. None of their conversations were witty or endearing. They were opposites but not in an opposites ...more