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If you love Julia Quinn’s Bridgerton, you won’t want to miss Martha Waters’ ingenious, laugh-out-loud and sweepingly romantic historical rom-com, To Marry and to Meddle!
‘Sweet, sexy, and utterly fun’ Emily Henry ‘Awash with light, witty banter, unadulterated confessions of love, and plenty of steamy, corset-unravelling sex scenes’ Kirkus Reviews ‘Meshing the classic Regency theme of defying societal expectations with all the wit and humour of a rom-com . . . a fun romp full of smiles’ Publishers Weekly ‘Waters’ prose harkens back to Georgette Heyer, but Emily and Julian’s individual journeys of learning to like their authentic selves are timeless’ BookPage ………………………… Marriage isn’t always smooth sailing . . .
Lady Emily Turner should really be married by now, but with a dowry of her father’s debts, her only suitor is the odious owner of her father’s favourite gambling house.
Lord Julian Belfry is the second son of a marquess, but has managed to scandalise polite society with his acting career and the fact that he owns a less than salubrious theatre.
Crossing paths at a house party, they discover that a marriage of convenience might benefit them both: Emily can use her society connections to add some respectability to Julian’s theatre, while also managing to escape the dubious world of her father.
With differing ideas on the roles each will play in their marriage, and an on-the-run actress, a murderous kitten, and some meddlesome friends adding to the complications, Emily and Julian will have to confront the fact that their marriage of convenience might be leading to some rather inconvenient feelings. …………………………….
Praise for Martha Waters’ ingenious rom-coms To Have and to Hoax and To Love and to Loathe, out now: ‘A worthy addition to the trend for historical romantic comedies and highly recommended for fans of Evie Dunmore’ Library Journal
‘Packed with saucy banter and delightful period details, this Regency rom-com is completely charming‘ Hannah Orenstein
‘Pure fun on every page’ Sarah Hogle ‘A Regency author to watch. The sexual tension in this delightful debut was off-the-charts!‘ Lauren Layne ‘A laugh-out-loud Regency romp – if you loved the Bridgertons, you’ll adore To Have and to Hoax!‘ Lauren Willig ‘Delights with hilarious, high-concept romantic schemes . . . this joyful, elegant romp is sure to enchant‘ Publishers Weekly, starred review
‘Cleverly conceived and brilliantly executed’ Booklist, starred review ‘To Have and to Hoax is an authentic romantic comedy . . . This fun and fresh historical debut will delight readers with humor and romance’ Shelf Awareness
‘Endlessly charming . . . absorbing and clever and at times laugh-out-loud funny’ Kate Clayborn
‘To Have and to Hoax is a delightful battle of wits that’s funny and touching all at once’ Jen DeLuca The Regency Vows series continues! To Have and to Hoax To Love and to Loathe