Monday, January 20, 2020

The Matchmaker's Rogue by Regina Scott #booktour #bookreview #giveaway #MatchRogue

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The Matchmaker's Rogue
(Grace-by-the-Sea #1)
By Regina Scott
Historical Romance
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 thoughts:  Eight years is a long time to wait for someone, even if you didn't realize you were waiting. Jess and Lark met eight years ago when he visited her small coastal town. He broke her heart and now he is back.

The Matchmaker's Rogue was a pleasure to read. I loved the characters. The eccentric residents and the "crazy" aunt all added a wonderful feel to the book. Aunt Maudie always popped in with one of her "fantasies" at the right moment. Whether it be trolls, mermaids, pirates, or the occasional mention of smugglers. Her presence always softened the intensity of the moment.

Regina Scott kept the right amount of mystery present. She did not reveal who the smugglers were but added hints that could point to any member of the community. All were suspect. It made it fun to find out at the end each person's role in the intrigue.

I enjoyed this book. It was the perfect blend of romance, mystery, and townsfolk. I can't wait to see who is matched in the next installment of the series.

Source: I received a complimentary copy. All thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.

Rating 4 of 5 stars

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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 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)

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  1. I just read it last night and it was great!

  2. Thanks for being part of the tour, Lisa! I'm so glad you enjoyed the book!

  3. Thank you for your review Lisa. This book looks great. Looking forward to reading this book.

  4. I enjoy learning little tidbits of what our ansesters went through and a little bit of what their lies could have been like. Thanks for this opportunity.

  5. The duties of her "matchmaking" sounds delightful!
    I love the gallantry and the way true gentlemen of that time period, esteemed women. However, I detest how many men underestimated a woman's value.
    It was a classy period for the wealthy but a bitter time for those who were not blessed with prestige. Still, it is an intriguing time.


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