How to Forget a Duke (Misadventures in Matchmaking, #1) by Vivienne Lorret

How to Forget a Duke (Misadventures in Matchmaking, #1)

The Bourne Matrimonial Agency has one rule: Never fall in love with the client. A simple thing to remember...unless you’re a matchmaker with amnesia.The Duke of Rydstrom needs a wife. Preferably one with a large fortune and a complete lack of curiosity. The last thing he needs is a meddling matchmaker determined to dig up his dark family secrets.All Jacinda wants is to find a bride for a duke. How hard could that be? He’s handsome, enigmatic....

Details How to Forget a Duke (Misadventures in Matchmaking, #1)

TitleHow to Forget a Duke (Misadventures in Matchmaking, #1)
Release DateMay 29th, 2018
GenreRomance, Historical Romance, Historical, Regency Romance

Reviews How to Forget a Duke (Misadventures in Matchmaking, #1)

  • Kira
    The whole story was far-fetched. On top of that, amnesia stories are not my favorite. The amnesia was the catalyst for Jacinda and Crispin to spend time together because with the way these two irritated each other they wouldn't have done it willingly. Although more plausible reasons than amnesia could have been employed.The romance was a hard sell for me. For most of the book they did not get along. None of their conversations were witty or endea...
  • AnnMarie
    Crispin is the Duke of Rydstrom and he is in need of a wife in order to be given a gift of £4000 by his aunt who thinks it's high time he married. He desperately needs the money even though he doesn't want a wife. Rather than go to the trouble of finding a wife himself, he decides to use London's only matchmaking service, The Bourne Matrimonial Agency. Jacinda Bourne helps her sisters to run the agency, although everybody believes that it is run...
  • Bambi Unbridled
    How to Forget a Duke is the first installment of Vivienne Lorret's new series, Misadventure in Matchmaking. The series focuses around three sisters and their indulgent uncle, who allows the girls to run the Bourne Matrimonial Agency. Just take a gander at that beautiful cover - it totally sucked me right in and had me wanting to read this story.Our hero of this first installment is Crispin Montague, fifth Duke of Rydstrom. First of all - that is ...
  • Gaele
    Oh how I love a story that starts with a ‘forbidden’ promise: the matchmakers of the Bourne Matrimonial Agency have a rule –NO falling in love with the clientele – even one as lusciously intriguing as Crispin, Duke of Rydstrom, now a client in need of a wife with a large dowry and no desire to share space, air or even a residence with him. Curious as to the why, and sure that there is something major (and potentially devastating) that he ...
  • alexis
    How to Forget a Duke drew me in being apart of series that revolving around matchmaking sisters who each receive volumes of Emma from their deceased mother. As a huge fan of Emma (who wants more retellings), I couldn't resist. I KEPT reading How to Forget a Duke for the amusing amnesia plotline and general charm of it all.Jacinda is the type of heroine I like: tenacious, willing to due anything to get what she wants. All I want are heroines like ...
  • Sarah
    I loved this book. I’m not usually a fan of amnesia stories but this worked for me. I loved the characters. But the real reason this got 5 stars from me is three things. First, even though Crispin had an unsavory past it was never thrown in your face. Second is that he had been celibate for 4 years (I like a celibate hero even if it’s only a short amount of time. I hate it when the hero jumps out of another women’s bed into love with the h....
  • Sofia Lazaridou
    I liked the book and I loved the last chapter and the epilogue. Both of them were very sweet and they almost made my teeth hurt. I wish we had seen this side of Crispin long before we reached that point, but I can understand why we didn't. He was so closed off because he was trying to protect Sybil and help restore the castle to its former glory. Jacinda is another story altogether. She is not a very good person and she admits that. Personally, I...
  • Sophie Barnes
    Vivienne Lorret's print debut is the perfect blend of deep emotion, compelling characters and the sort of romance that goes straight to the reader's heart.When Society matchmaker, Jacinda Bourne, takes on the task of finding a wife for the Duke of Rydstrom, she soon suspects that the handsome and infuriatingly gruff aristocrat must have something to hide. Why else would he require an heiress with a large fortune to her name and insist she have no...
  • Jessica Grogan
    I absolutely adored this title and can not wait for the next in the series!!I am not the biggest fan of memory loss books but somehow Ms. Lorret made this one work. Crispin was my favorite type of hero; grumbly, hiding his emotions, but unable to allow anyone he cares about to be hurt. His attempts to not care made the moments he let his emotions show even sweeter. I really liked Jacinda, too, even if I felt she was being a bit of an idiot by ref...
  • Ellen Klock
    Vivienne Loretta's writing style is perfect for capturing the essence of a Regency Romance and her newest novel, How to Forget a Duke, is the ideal example of how to get the job done, leaving the reader with that content feeling which comes from a happily ever after which seems oh so right. Not that there's a lot of action and excitement, just the blossoming connection between two seemingly incongruous people falling in love. Crispin Montague, fi...
  • Kate
    This review was copied from my romance novel review blog: romanticallyinclinedreviews.blogspot.comThere were things I liked about How to Forget a Duke by Vivienne Lorret and there were things of which I wasn’t particularly fond. Let’s start with the things I would have changed.1. Names are pretty important to my overall enjoyment of a romance novel and I positively hate the name Jacinda (it reminds me of Lucinda which reminds me of the idiot ...
  • Connie Fischer
    Jacinda Bourne, age 23, works with her uncle and sisters at the Bourne Matrimonial Agency. Her uncle is the figurehead for the business, but she and her sisters, Ainsley and Briar, do the work. They assist people with finding someone to marry.Crispin Montague, the fifth Duke of Rydstrom, age 28, has recently visited the Agency searching for a wife. But upon investigation, it has been found that Crispin has lied and is nearly penniless. Deciding t...
  • Samantha
    I picked up an ARC of this at my job at B&N on a whim because the cover was pretty and I'm so happy that I did because this book was absolutely amazing in every way! Firstly, I loved that the romance in this book was between a duke and the matchmaker who he hired to find him a wife. It made for an interesting start to their relationship, especially since they both didn't really like each other much because of how suspicious Jacinda was of Rydstro...
  • Claire
    I received How to Forget a Duke as part of a Goodreads giveaway.Jacinda Bourne, one of three sisters running the Bourne Matrimonial Agency, is on a mission to investigate her client, Crispin, Duke of Rydstrom, lord of a deteriorating manor with a life shrouded in mystery who is in need of a wealthy wife. However, Jacinda is injured in a storm and awakens on the shores of Rydstrom's estate, devoid of her memory. Crispin, however, strikes a note of...
  • b.Reading
    Preface: I really don't like amnesia plot-lines, so I went into this one with trepidation. I mostly read it, but found myself skimming to the end because the story didn't hold my interest. Thank you to Avon for the ARC!The titular Duke had hired Jacinda and her sisters' matchmaking agency as he desperately needs a wife with money. He meets and immediately dislikes Jacinda after she sneaks into his house to spy on his records because she finds out...
  • Molly
    This was an good but I felt it was not one of her books. I do really like her writing. This story is about Jacinda, who wants is to find a bride for a duke. The Duke of Rydstrom requires a wife. She is determined to discover what the duke is hiding, so she travels to his crumbling cliffside estate. But when she gets to his home she can no longer remember who she is or the duke. Rydstrom intends to keep it a secret that he knows her. I felt the bo...
  • Rebecca
    I liked this book it was sad and very happy it made me cry, laugh and get mad all at the same time Will keep this book in my personal stash and reread it over and over i will read more books by this author in future thank you again for letting me win this book
  • Jen
    3 1/2 starsStory started slow, few plot holes, not much background on either main character or development. Writing style is good and regardless of my opinions, I did enjoy this story. Looking forward to Ainsley's HEA (probably book #3)
  • Rachel
    Interesting start to a new series. Somehow I've not read another historical romance with an amnesia plot line before this.
  • Sally
    The characters were great and a reader would pull for them. The ending was a bit rushed in some regards and forced.
  • Landra Graf
    Review to come
  • Michelle
    Pub date: May 2018A very cute Emma-themed historical with Jacinda Bourne as the matchmaker and the Duke of Rydstrom (Crispin)as the matchmakee. Their slow realization of their feelings for each other, despite their initial mutual dislike, is swoony and passion perfect. A good start to this series!