The woman who never made a match of her own is making matches for everyone else in this hilarious comedy of manners from the author of Mr. Malcolm’s List.
Sophronia Lattimore had her romantic dreams destroyed years ago and is resigned to her role as chaperone for her cousin. Still, she cannot sit idly by when she becomes aware that a gentleman is about to propose to the wrong woman. She sends him an anonymous letter that is soon the talk of the town, particularly when her advice proves to be correct. Her identity is discovered and Sophie, formerly a wallflower, becomes sought after for her “expert” matchmaking skills.
One person who seeks her out is the eligible and attractive Sir Edmund Winslow. As Sophie assists Sir Edmund in his pursuit of a wife, she wishes she could recommend herself as his bride. However, she vows to remain professional and uninvolved while aiding him in his search (especially since the gentleman surely does not return her affections).
Three unexpected arrivals soon show up at Sophie’s door—the man who once broke her heart, a newlywed who is dissatisfied with the match Sophie made for her, and the man madly in love with Sophie’s cousin—all wanting her attention. But when her onetime beau and Sir Edmund both appear to be interested in her, Sophie can’t figure out if she’s headed for another broken heart or for the altar. How can she be expected to help other people sort out their romantic lives when her own is such a disaster?
Such a fun Regency RomCom! I couldn’t put this book down. It has wit and drama with some tender kisses.
Sophie, at 28, has accepted she’s a lonely spinster and acts as a chaperone to her young cousin, Cecilia, of 18. Cecilia loves society and is a bit boy crazy (I was at that age too 🤣🤣)(also think Lydia Bennet🥴). Cecilia has the attention of one gentleman but she wants another’s. The same one that Sophie has been asked to help him find a match after Sophia sends an anonymous letter helping a couple find happiness.
I loved all the characters and the turns of events. Sophie regrets more and more ever sending that letter for the domino effect it’s had on those around her. Priscilla is D.R.A.M.A and offered lots of laughs. Even Lord Courtney. Sir Edmund and his estate reminded me of Pride&Prejudice when Sophie is touring the estate. (Sadly no wet shirt gentleman)😉
Delightful, wonderful prose that painted an engaging picture full of life. It definitely should be made into a movie!! This cover btw is 😍😍 I loved Allain’s first book too, Mr. Malcolm’s List, I think this seals the deal that Allain is now an auto-buy author!