Tuesday, November 14, 2023

To Spark a Match (The Matchmakers, #2) by Jen Turano


After five unsuccessful Seasons on the marriage mart, Miss Adelaide Duveen has resigned herself to the notion that she's destined to remain a spinster forever--a rather dismal prospect, but one that will allow her to concentrate on her darling cats and books. However, when she inadvertently stumbles upon Mr. Gideon Abbott engaged in a clandestine activity during a dinner party, Adelaide finds herself thrust into a world of intrigue that resembles the plots in the spy novels she devours.

Former intelligence agent Gideon Abbott feels responsible for Adelaide after society threatens to banish her because of the distraction she caused to save his investigation. Hoping to return the favor, he turns to a good friend--and one of high society's leaders--to take Adelaide in hand and turn her fashionable. When danger surrounds them and Adelaide finds herself a target of the criminals in Gideon's case, the spark of love between them threatens to be quenched for good--along with their lives.



About The Author


 Named One of the Funniest Voices in Inspirational Romance by Booklist, Jen Turano is a USA Today Best-Selling Author, known for penning quirky historical romances set in the Gilded Age. Her books have earned Publisher Weekly and Booklist starred reviews, top picks from Romantic Times, and praise from Library Journal. She’s been a finalist twice for the RT Reviewers’ Choice Awards and had two of her books listed in the top 100 romances of the past decade from Booklist. When she’s not writing, she spends her time outside of Denver, CO. She can be found on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/jenturanoauthor/ or visit her on the web at www.jenturano.com. She is represented by the Natasha Kern Literary Agency.


My Review

 Delightful! This read had me laughing out loud, and quickly became an enjoyable page turner!

Now this is the second book in this series, and both books are equally great, but can be read alone!

This is Miss Adelaide Duveen's story, an enjoyable young woman who really doesn't fit into the 400's societies mold, and as we begin she has just shown to all present her unmentionables, and then in an attempt to help others, well, I don't want to spoil this but you can't help but feel sorry for her, but you'll have to hold back the giggles.

Adelaide has a big heart, especially for cats, and books, and what a journey we have with both.

Now Giddeon Abbott owes her big time, and we are there to see how this leads him into a world he never expected!

Be prepared for gangsters, spys, cats, dogs, and a bit of sweet romance!

Now we are left wondering whom will be next!

I received this book through Net Galley and the Publisher Bethany House, and was not required to give a positive review.

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