The Match of the Century by Cathy Maxwell

Posted January 30, 2016 by J McClung in Bookclub Reviews / 0 Comments

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The Match of the Century by Cathy MaxwellThe Match of the Century by Cathy Maxwell
Series: Marrying the Duke #1
Published by Avon on November 24th 2015
Genres: Historical Romance
Pages: 356
Source: Purchased

In New York Times bestselling author Cathy Maxwell's glittering new series, wedding bells are ringing… until the return of a rake throws a bride's plans—and heart—into a tailspin...
Every debutante aspires to snag a duke. Elin Morris just happens to have had one reserved since birth. But postponements of her marriage to London's most powerful peer give Elin time to wonder how she will marry Gavin Baynton when she cannot forget his brother, Benedict.
Already exasperated at being yanked from the military to meet "family obligations," now Ben must suffer watching his arrogant sibling squire the only woman he has ever loved. Joining the army saved Ben from sinking into bitterness, but seeing Elin again takes him back to the day they surrendered to their intoxicating desire.
As the wedding draws near, Elin tries to push Ben far from her thoughts. When danger brings them together, there is no denying their feelings. But can Elin choose love over duty?


The Match of the Century received mixed reviews from the ladies, as some loved the premise of the story, while some found it improbable. The characters were generally well-liked, but many of the readers felt that the character development just scratched the surface, and they wanted a deeper character examination. Most of the readers are looking forward to the next book in the series, although some readers felt that the ending of this book felt abrupt and too easy.

Our ratings averaged to an even 4.0.



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