Wednesday, February 12, 2014

ARC Review: To Make a Match by Liana LeFey

To Make a Match
Author: Liana LeFey
Series: A Scandal in London Novel (Book 3)
Publication: Montlake Romance (August 13, 2013)

Description: The spirited Lady Victoria Lennox longs for a husband, but she cannot wed until her prickly older sister, Amelia, becomes a wife—and Amelia seems intent on driving away all potential suitors. To avoid becoming a spinster, Victoria concocts a plan: a carefully arranged scandal will compel Amelia to marry. And to bait the trap, who better than the dashing Lord Julius Cavendish?

Yet Julius has little interest in stubborn Amelia. Victoria, on the other hand, he finds irresistible. Determined to make her his own, Julius adds a new twist to Victoria’s plan: his friend Lord Withington will act as Victoria’s decoy suitor, distracting Amelia from the very real courtship happening under her nose. All might be well, were not Withington immediately smitten with Amelia. He sees how tender and protective she is beneath the frosty facade.

As the perfect plan goes perfectly awry, each sister finds herself publicly betrothed to the wrong man. Can they undo the damage in time to make the perfect match?

My Thoughts: Lady Victoria Lennox has a simple plan. In order to free the way for her to marry, she has to find someone who will marry her older sister Amelia.  Amelia has, however, been refusing all suitors for several years. When Victoria overhears Lord Julian Cavendish telling his friend Lord Withington that he is planning to marry, she believes that she has found the perfect candidate for her sister. She plans to pretend that Lord Cavendish is courting her because Amelia has had the habit of going after anyone interested in Victoria.

Except the simple plan becomes a complex one very quickly because, when Lord Cavendish meets Victoria, he immediately decides that he wants to marry her and Lord Withington sets his heart on Lady Amelia. Somehow, things go awry and Lord Cavendish finds himself courting Lady Amelia and Victoria is being courted by Lord Withington.

The three of them - Julius, Withy and Victoria - have plans and only Amelia is being kept in the dark. However, no plans is perfect. There is a lot of heartbreak and scandal before the proper pairs match up.

This was a fun romance. I enjoyed the relationship between Victoria and Julius. It was very interesting to find out why Amelia was the way she was. Romance fans will enjoy this fast-paced, well-written story.

Favorite Quote:
He laughed, cutting off her protest. "I've waited a long time to meet someone like your sister."

"You've been waiting to meet a harpy?" she asked, incredulous.

"Oh, come now. She isn't that bad. A little prickly in temperament, perhaps, but every hedgehog has its soft side."
I got this ARC from Amazon Vine. You can buy your copy here.

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