How the Lady Charmed the Marquess : A Steamy Historical Regency Romance

· Matchmaking Madness Book 1 · Laura A. Barnes
43 reviews

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A love that sneaks upon you unaware …

All she had to do was to pretend an interest in the gentlemen invited to the house party. He only came to the house party to amuse himself. After they are thrown together for the entertainments, will they realize the depths of their desire for one another?

Charlotte Holbrooke enjoyed her simple life at her uncle’s estate. She filled her days by spending time with her family and her favorite passion, horses. When her uncle announces a chance for a London season, Charlotte feels the pressure of her freedom drifting away. To prepare for the season, her uncle throws a house party inviting the most eligible bachelors of England. One of them is from a neighboring estate who always dares her into mischief. Then there are the other moments when his soft caresses and seductive whispers leaves Charlotte in a muddled state of confusion. When her twin sister needs her help to win the love of another gentleman in attendance, Charlotte agrees to switch identities. However, her plan goes awry when the one gentleman she wanted to fool cannot be deceived. One simple kiss sweeps Charlotte into a whirlwind of passion. How had she not seen the power of their attraction before? And would their attraction develop into an everlasting love?

Jasper Sinclair only accepted the invitation to watch the machinations of a matchmaking duke. Jasper never imagined that he would be a pawn in the madness. When he discovers Charlotte pretending to be her sister, he thought he would have some fun at her expense. However, he could no longer deny the temptation he had fought against any longer. One kiss led to another and soon Jasper had fallen under Charlotte’s spell. But when another gentleman pursue Charlotte, Jasper realizes how much he loves her. Can Jasper win Charlotte’s hand before it is too late?

A matchmaking duke. A tomboyish debutante. A rakish marquess. Can they escape the devious scheme of a caring uncle? Or will they succumb to a passion they had been denying, to find everlasting love?

How the Lady Charmed the Marquess is the first book in Laura A. Barnes’s Matchmaking Madness series. If you enjoy reading light-hearted romances with a dash of steam, then you’ll love Charlotte and Jasper’s adoring affair.

Enjoy How the Lady Charmed the Marquess today!

43 reviews
Sandy Beck
November 20, 2020
Matchmaking Duke. This one was fun to read I love tomboys they make the very best ladies and the proofs in the pudding because Charlotte Holbrooke was grand. Now that is not all because we have a twin sister added into the mix and this brings all sorts of fun to the tale. Uncle Theo and Aunt Susanna have made plans since this is just the first book I cannot wait to see the other books in the series to see what else they are going to do. Jasper is invited to the house party given by Uncle Theo and oh what fate has in store for Jasper! I loved the book and highly recommend it. I did receive a free copy of this book and voluntarily chose to review it.
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Lori Dykes
November 30, 2020
Adventure, legends, treasures, a mystical sword and a journey to a romance that will have you turning the pages at warp speed. What more can you ask for? RIght, Perfect! At a meeting in the past, storyteller Elspeth hears a story of a magical sword of legend told by a handsome man Roy Williams and she is intrigued. Claiming he will return, it is not until two years later that they run into each other at an Inn when she confronts him wanting to know more about the sword. Lost at the battle of Culloden, Elspeth becomes determined to find the relic. Roy, who goes by several names, has his true motives to find the sword and as the two search, the adventure begins! An organization that is after it also, makes this journey twist and turn with excitement. Who will find it first and can they find love on the way? Excellent!
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Maria De Aguiar
October 13, 2022
A wonderful exciting read with a touch of humour and drama to keep you in suspense. A must read as you won't be able put the novel down until the end. The follow family members is bound to be just as exciting.
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About the author

International selling author Laura A. Barnes fell in love with writing in the second grade. After her first creative writing assignment, she knew what she wanted to become. Many years went by with Laura filling her head full of story ideas and some funny fish songs she wrote while fishing with her family. Thirty-seven years later, she made her dreams a reality. With her debut novel Rescued By the Captain, she has set out on the path she always dreamed about.

When not writing, Laura can be found devouring her favorite romance books. Laura is married to her own Prince Charming (who for some reason or another thinks the heroes in her books are about him) and they have three wonderful children and two sweet grandbabies. Besides her love of reading and writing, Laura loves to travel. With her passport stamped in England, Scotland, and Ireland; she hopes to add more countries to her list soon.

While Laura isn’t very good on the social media front, she loves to hear from her readers. You can find her on the following platforms:








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