Wednesday, December 16, 2020

The Duke Meets His Match by Karen Tuft #blogtour #giveaway #regencyromance


The Duke Meets His MatchThe Duke Meets His Match by Karen Tuft
My rating: 4.5 of 5 stars
Source:  Received to Review
Genre: Regency Romance

Book DescriptionAt thirty years of age, Susan Jennings has long been considered a spinster. Exceptionally intelligent, she has little tolerance for London and the dreaded Season—if that’s how one is expected to find love, it’s not for her. But when an invitation arrives that cannot be ignored, Susan leaves her comfortable life in the country and enters the fashion and frivolity she most despises. She quickly discovers, however, that there is more to loathe in London—and his name is George Kendall.

George, Duke of Aylesham, has learned to keep his distance from cloying females chasing the title of duchess. Susan Jennings, however, proves an entirely different challenge—a woman who has pushed him to the limit of his patience with their every encounter. But their simmering hostility is disrupted by a thoughtless slip-up: to avoid a marriage of political strategy, George claims he is already betrothed. And when pressed for the name of the lucky woman, only one name comes to mind: Susan’s. Their forced betrothal proves advantageous, but when their verbal sparring must change in order to be convincing, the line between fact and fiction becomes blurred by something neither expected: love.

My thoughts: It is reassuring to know that first opinions don't have to be the final opinion.

Susan and Aylesham were a fun couple to read about. They both have strong personalities and preferences. Susan is past her prime and has decided that she will be happy in her spinsterhood. She is well educated and not afraid to speak her mind. George is a Duke and is used to people doing what he asks. Susan is not a person to be intimidated by his rank. Sparks fly from the moment that they meet. The dynamic between them was perfect! The best part is that when they came together for a common purpose, they were able to stand up to "Prinny". Sooooo good!

This book was hard to put down. I loved the characters, setting, plot, pacing, etc. The was a Cinderellaesque vibe to the story in the form of Lady Walmsley. She is a hoot. She is also a force to be reckoned with.

If you love a regency romance with enemies to lovers and great banter, this is a book that you would love to pick up.

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About the Author:  Karen Tuft was born with a healthy dose of curiosity about pretty much everything, so as a child she taught herself to read and play the piano. She studied composition at BYU and graduated from the University of Utah in music theory, where she was a member of Phi Kappa Phi and Pi Kappa Lambda honor societies.

In addition to being an author, Karen is a wife, mother, pianist, composer, and arranger. She has spent countless hours backstage and in orchestra pits for theater productions along the Wasatch Front. Among her varied interests, she likes to figure out what makes people tick, wander through museums, and travel whether it's by car, plane, or paperback. 

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Karen Tuft posted this visual about the characters in her books.  It shows where they appear and how they are related.  I found it very helpful!


  1. Thank you for sharing this review. Sounds very interesting. Merry Christmas 🎄🎁

  2. I'm so looking forward to reading this book. I love this series.

  3. I love the title and would love to read this book. The post is amazing. Do they need to be read in order?

    1. They do not need to be read in order. They are stand alone, but share characters between the books.

  4. I'm sorry, I thought it was a series. Thanks Lisa for putting me straight.


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