As one of my most anticipated reads of the year, I was so excited to have had the pleasure of an early reading of "How to Forget a Duke." I feel like that out of all the historical authors within the book industry the author, Vivienne Lorret is the writer that continues to produce exceptional and immensely memorable romance every single time. Basically, if you love romance as much as I do then you must read this book!
Firstly, I want to applaud the general plot. I very much liked both the excitation as well as the creative idea of involving a matchmaker that is suffering from memory loss to play matchmaker for a somewhat beastly duke. The plot felt incredibly refreshing for me as I feel like the historical genre often duplicates with each new story that is published by a previous successor. So the plot was certainly a win for me.
The romance did need a little work in the beginning. It felt a little rough around the edges as both Jacinda and Crispin were reluctant to become involved with another and of course put aside their individual pride. Thankfully, with a bit of patience and a few little teases I was able to remain patient and by the time I reached the end of the book I was very satisfied.
I really could go on about how much I loved this novel. In fact, the author has yet to create a novel that I have not enjoyed. I would urge anyone who favors a striking romance to read this. I promise you will not be disappointed.
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 requires 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 . . . and hiding something. She’s sure of it. Determined to discover what it is, she travels to his crumbling cliffside estate. Yet, by the time she washes up on his beach, she can no longer remember who she is or why the duke is so familiar to her. All she knows is that his kisses are unforgettable—and she intends to use every skill she can to discover what’s in his heart . . .
When Miss Bourne can’t remember what brought her to his ancestral home, Rydstrom intends to keep it that way. Yet as the days pass, his true challenge will be safeguarding his secret while resisting this woman who—confound it all—may well be his perfect match.