A Match Made in Bed (Spinster Heiresses #2) by Cathy Maxwell
Series: Spinster Heiresses #2
Also in this series: If Ever I Should Love You
Publication Date: April 17th 2018
Point-of-View: Third Person
Genres: Historical Romance
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Once upon a time there were three young ladies who, despite their fortunes, had been on the marriage mart a bit too long. They were known as “the Spinster Heiresses” . . .
Miss Cassandra Howell is too tall, too bookish, and too smart—but she does have money and a father who wants a grand title for her. Cassandra hasn’t felt a desire to marry until she meets the sinfully handsome Duke of Camberly, who captures her imagination . . . until Soren York, Earl of Dewsberry and her family’s sworn enemy, steps in the way.
The Holwells ruined Soren’s family, and he’s lived on the knife’s edge trying to resurrect their fortunes . . . until he considers marrying the Holwell Heiress. Not only would her dowry give him the funds he needs, he has secretly had an eye on the independent-minded bluestocking since they both first realized the differences between men and women.
She likes to read; he has no patience for books. She knows little of sex; he is a man of the world and willing to school her. Her family destroyed his; his offer of marriage may be her only salvation.
Now Cassandra and Soren must learn to love each other for who they are, not what they are—and the lessons are becoming an exercise in absolute pleasure.
Cassandra is a woman who will inherit a ton of money when she gets married. Soren, the Earl of Dewsberry needs money so he thinks to marry her. She doesn’t want to marry a fortune hunter, she wants to marry for love. On top of that, Soren and Cassandra’s families have been enemies for many years so there’s really no chance that her father will let her marry.
Though Cassandra says she doesn’t want to marry Soren she can’t help but be attracted to him. Despite her thoughts on love she decides that maybe Soren is the man for her. Unfortunately the life that the two plan together may be very different from the one they end up with.
This was a cute book. It was a good story, but unfortunately I thought it lacked a certain spark between the H/h. IDK, maybe it was because Cassandra nay-sayed Soren so often that I didn’t really see the connection between them when she finally capitulated. Whatever it was it wasn’t good. That’s not to say that I didn’t like the book. It was a decent read and an entertaining way to spend an afternoon.
This also gave us a view into the Duke of Camberly, who Cassandra had had her eye one. It’s pretty obvious that her friend and the Duke will have their book next but frankly I really didn’t like the guy. He was not the type of man I want as a hero in a romance novel so I’m not at all sure I’ll be reading the next book in the series.
Spinster Heiresses Series
Rating: 3 out of 5