Miss Cassandra Holwell is too tall, too bookish, and too smart – but she does have money and a father who wants a grand title for her. Cassandra hasn’t felt a desire to marry until she meets the sinfully handsome Duke of Camberly, who captures her imagination…until Soren York, Earl of Dewsberry and her family’s sworn enemy, steps in the way.
The Holwells ruined Soren’s family, and he’s lived on the knife’s edge trying to resurrect their fortunes…until he considers marrying the Holwell heiress. Not only would her dowry give him the funds he needs, he has secretly had an eye on the independent-minded bluestocking since they both first realized the differences between men and women.
She likes to read; he has no patience for books. She knows little of sex; he is a man of the world and willing to school her. Her family destroyed his; his offer of marriage may be her only salvation.
Now Cassandra and Soren must learn to love each other for who they are, not what they are – and the lessons are becoming an exercise in absolute pleasure.
Rating: Narration – A : Content – B-
In A Match Made in Bed, the second instalment of Cathy Maxwell’s Spinster Heiresses series, attention turns to Miss Cassandra Holwell, the tall, bookish daughter of a rather bombastic MP. Like her two friends – heroines of the other books in the series – Cass has been ‘out’ for several seasons and even though she is heiress to a great fortune, remains unmarried.
Soren York, Earl of Dewsberry, wants to marry an heiress and he needs to do it quickly – but more specifically, he wants to marry Cassandra Holwell, whom he’s known and liked since childhood. He hopes to propose to her while they’re both attending the Duke of Camberley’s house party, but two things seem destined to foil his plans. One – Cass seems to be deliberately avoiding him; and two, the long-standing feud between the Yorks and the Holwells means her father is unlikely to approve the match. Still, Soren is convinced that if he can just talk to her, he’ll be able to persuade her; after all she’s been on the marriage mart for three seasons and needs a husband as much as he needs a wife.
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