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Friday, June 15, 2018

Review: How to Forget a Duke by Vivienne Lorret

Title: How to Forget a Duke
Author: Vivienne Lorret
Series: Misadventures in Matchmaking #1
Format: Ebook
Release Date: May 29th, 2018
Length: Novel (384 pages)
Genre: Historical Romance
Source: Free via Publisher
Buy: Amazon, Barnes & Noble
Rating: 3.5-stars

Melissa's Review:

How to Forget a Duke is book 1 in the Misadventures in Matchmaking series. The cover lover in me drew my attention to this book because of all the gorgeous colors and I'm really glad I grabbed it! It's been a bit since I read a Historical Romance and this was a pretty good read. I can't wait to see what the next book brings us.

Jacinda Bourne works as one of the matchmakers at her family's agency and is trying her best to find someone that suits the Duke of Rydstrom's needs. The only issue is that he's basically just told her to find a girl with a huge dowry and nothing else. Jacinda decides to take matters into her own hands and goes snooping in his study only to find a mysterious letter. Crispin Montague (the Duke of Rydstrom) of course catches her in the act and sends her on her way. Jacinda isn't one to let things go though and goes to investigate the letter and find out more about Crispin's estate. Crispin catches word of this and hightails it back home only to be greeted by Jacinda washing ashore and having amnesia. To ensure she heals and in hopes to regain her memory she winds up staying there under Crispin's watchful eye and his staff. While they do argue quite a bit, you could see the feelings blossom with each page turn. I was intrigued how it would play out since Crispin needed a wealthy wife in order to keep his estate fully repaired and Jacinda is not a woman of money.

How to Forget a Duke is one of the best amnesia type tropes I've read to date. I normally don't like that trope but this one worked pretty well for me. Jacinda was very headstrong and getting amnesia didn't change her ways but I feel like it brought out a bit of a softer side to her than we saw at the beginning. All in all, this was an engaging read I'd recommend to Historical Romance lovers that enjoy a headstrong leading lady.

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