Caroline, the popular widowed Countess of Stratton, has no wish to remarry. But when the brilliant, reclusive Duke of Wyverne—her counterpart in an old scandal—returns to town after a long absence, she finds herself as enthralled as ever.
Michael must save his family fortunes by wedding an heiress, but Caroline vowed that she would never sell herself in marriage again. The only way she can keep him near is to help him find the wealthy bride he requires.
As she guides him through society, Caroline realizes that she’s lost her heart again. But if she pursues the only man she’s ever loved, she’ll lose the life that she holds dear. And if Michael, who has everything to lose, ever hopes to win her hand, he must open his long-shuttered heart.
First of all, it works perfect as a stand alone.
Caroline is a merry young widow, she likes her freedom, and who wouldn't like freedom in an age when women were property of men? She has money, she can do what she wants, she can even take lovers, discretely of course.
Michael was different, I could diagnose him but will not, he is the author's invention. So we will just say he is shy, he likes to think, get his hands dirty on his estate, does not really know social codes and is a "tech" nerd.
The ton is so cruel, poor Michael, he does not know the codes, he does not want to know them. They gossip behind his back as he tries to find a way. Sure it is amusing to read about it, but I do felt so sorry for him too.
He and Caroline was quite the pair, and at the same time they fit so well and I could not wait to see them happy.
A good romance. I wonder who the next book is about
Mass Market Paperback, 352 pages
Expected publication: May 6th 2014 by Sourcebooks Casablanca (first published January 1st 2014)
The Matchmaker Trilogy #2