Title: The Love Match
To her family, Olivia Middleton is a problem of the most vexing sort. With her older two sisters married off, Olivia is now the target of her mother's matrimonial scheming. Shy and somewhat plain, Olivia prefers the thrill of a gothic novel to the hunt for a husband. And as far as her family is concerned, something must be done. But Olivia has no interest in the men paraded before her-except, perhaps, the sought-after bachelor William Cross. But she's not about to inflate his already oversized ego by telling him so.
William has sworn never to wed, but that doesn't mean he can't enjoy women. What he excels at most is flirtation... unless the woman in question is Olivia Middleton. She barely bats an eyelash at his most creative compliments. She laughs at his attempts to flatter her when other ladies would swoon. William is reluctantly intrigued by Olivia, particularly when he discovers the passion simmering beneath her wallflower facade. A passion that should be to his benefit...
Because he's determined to impress her, by fair means or foul...
Author: Lily Maxton
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: The Affair, The Wager, The Mistake
Series: Sisters of Scandal #3
Other books in this series that we've reviewed: The Affair, The Wager, The Mistake
Published by Entangled Publishing Source: Publisher
Published: October 13th 2014
Genres: Erotic Historical Romance, Historical Romace
Pages: 95 pages
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Oooh, what a yummy book! Olivia is the last unmarried daughter of three in her family and her mother is scheming any way she can to get her married and she wants him to carry a title. But Olivia isn’t interested in any of the men her mother has brought her way. She would much rather curl up with a good gothic novel. When an invitation to a house party is given, Olivia is told she is hunting for barons!
Once at the house party, no one catches Olivia’s eye except William Cross, whom she met before. He’s been known to leave a trail of broken hearts in his wake and she wants no part of that. She sneaks off to be alone with her reading, until an intrigued William finds her, and attempts to charm her. His compliments and dazzling charm gets him no where with her though, and he’s perplexed. She unwittingly charms him with her terrible lying. When his conventional ways don’t work, he knows he has to go about it differently. He entices her with his love for books and she jumps at the bait! They end up talking for hours and hours, day after day.
When William kisses her, it’s all Olivia can think about. Determined to do what she wants, society be damned, she tells him she wants more kissing and then some! William is all too happy to oblige her. Once ramped up, lookout! Olivia is a siren! Wallflower no more! She and William embark on an affair, both falling under each others spell as nights go by. Olivia wants William, but he has made it clear he is not interested in marriage. When they are caught by other party attendees in a compromising situation, will William offer his hand? Can Olivia marry without love?
The Love Match is book three in Lily Maxton’s Sisters of Scandal series and I have loved them all! Each sister is strong in their own ways and have gone after who they loved-not who society feels they should be with. Olivia wants to be a strong woman like her sisters, but she is somewhat shy. For some reason she feels at ease with William. They truly have a lot in common and they had an instant chemistry. I loved that she set her fears and shyness aside and went after what she wanted. William could dazzle anyone with his charms and good looks, but Olivia saw past all of that. They connected on a deeper level starting with their love of books. I enjoyed this book and would totally recommend it, as well as the entire series!