Welcome to the book tour for The Matchmaker’s Rogue by Regina Scott. I adored this book and think you clean romance book lovers will too! Read my review and enter to win the author’s Fortune’s Brides series!
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The Matchmaker’s Rogue
By Regina Scott
Paperback & ebook, 272 Pages
January 8th 2020
Grace-by-the-Sea: Where romance and adventure come home.
Polished Jesslyn Chance has one of the most enviable positions in the little Regency coastal village of Grace-by-the-Sea. She is the hostess of the spa, arranging introductions and entertainments and playing matchmaker to the ladies and gentlemen who come to take the waters, promenade through the shops, and dance at the assembly. But when a rogue returns from her past, Jess finds herself suddenly at sea.
Always an adventurer, Larkin Denby left Grace-by-the-Sea to right the wrongful death of his father. Now he’s back on a mission: to identify the mysterious Lord of the Smugglers who allegedly sails from Grace Cove and takes England’s secrets to France. But Grace-by-the-Sea is the perfect little spa town, run by the still oh-so-perfect Jesslyn Chance. When the village’s future is threatened, Jess must work with Lark to solve the mystery and protect the town’s own. In doing so, the matchmaker of Grace-by-the-Sea may just find that the best match for her is the rogue who stole her heart years ago.
My review of The Matchmaker’s Rogue
If you follow my blog, you know that I love books! You may also know that I love clean Regency romance books. I think my love for the time period and genre started in junior high when I started reading my grandma’s Georgette Heyer books like Arabella and Venetia. The genre is still a favorite of mine, and I always love finding a new series.
I’ve read books and novellas by Regina Scott before, and I am a fan! Her characters are always so well written and lively. The characters in The Matchmaker’s Rogue are no exception. Jesslyn is so poised and confident when she’s running the spa and matchmaking; however, her confidence wavers when Larkin Denby walks through the door. After all, he’s been gone for years, and she had strong feelings for him. She’s unsure of herself and of Lark’s intentions. Who wouldn’t be? Larkin is similar to Jess in that he’s confident in himself where work is concerned. He’s got a mission, and he won’t let anything stop him.
The spa goers, the townspeople, and Jess’s brother and aunt are wonderfully written side characters. They’re all unique. Some of them play a bigger role than others, but I really love how their personalities shine through in Scott’s writing. Side note: The other books I’ve read by Regina Scott have characters that are just as fun and well written as these. Another side note (I guess I’m distracted tonight!): Even if I hadn’t loved the rest of the book (I did!) I’d recommend this book just so you could get to know Jess’s eccentric aunt! I loved her!
I really enjoyed the mystery and trying to solve it along with Jess and Lark. It definitely kept me guessing. I like how the author explores the moral dilemma surrounding the idea of smuggling. The Matchmaker’s Rogue is a mystery that will keep you guessing and a romance that will leave your heart feeling happy. I can’t wait for more Grace-by-the-Sea books.
About the Author
Regina Scott started writing novels in the third grade. Thankfully for literature as we know it, she didn’t sell her first novel until she learned a bit more about writing. Since her first book was published, her stories have traveled the globe, with translations in many languages including Dutch, German, Italian, and Portuguese. She now has more than forty-five published works of warm, witty romance.
She loves everything about England, so it was only a matter of time before she started her own village. Where more perfect than the gorgeous Dorset Coast? She can imagine herself sailing along the chalk cliffs, racing her horse across the Downs, dancing at the assembly, and even drinking the spa waters. She drank the waters in Bath, after all!
Regina Scott and her husband of 30 years reside in the Puget Sound area of Washington State on the way to Mt. Rainier. She has dressed as a Regency dandy, learned to fence, driven four-in-hand, and sailed on a tall ship, all in the name of research, of course. Learn more about her at her website.
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One US winner will receive print copies of all six books in Fortune’s Brides series (Never Doubt a Duke, Never Borrow a Baronet, Never Envy an Earl, Never Vow for a Viscount, Never Kneel to a Knight, and Never Marry a Marquess)
US only; ends January 29, 2020