Calling All Historical Romance Lovers! A New Must-Read!
“Don’t be ridiculous. Nobody goes to war over a pig.”
A Reckless Match by Kate Bateman had me in stitches and swooning from one page to the next. Maddie Montgomery and Gryff Davies aren’t just neighbors in a tiff. They are foresworn enemies in a long line of enemies. A Reckless Match is definitely not as tragic as Romeo and Juliet, but slightly less lethal than the Hatfield’s and McCoy’s. This feud is what draws the line in the sand between the two of them…and for Maddie and Gryff the line between love and hate is paper thin and made up of the borderlands between their two estates.
“Without love, without complete trust in the other person’s integrity, marriage would be a disaster.”
There is so much more to the plot than just Maddie and Gryff coming to grips with their simmering adoration of each other which is poorly disguised by hilarious quips and even funnier insults. The Montgomerys are on the verge of ruin, and it’s up to Maddie to make a fortuitous marriage in order to save her family from her father’s poor investments. Gryff Davies is back from war on the continent after the death of his father and must step in as the newly minted Earl of Powys. He discovers that the more time he spends with Maddie, the more he realizes that he either loves her brand of insanity, or perhaps he’s also as mad as she is, or it’s both those things and he’s totally besotted.
“If there was one thing being struck by lightning had taught her, it was so seize the moment, to live while she still had a chance.”
This is one of my favorite types of romances, and I love the way Kate Bateman has woven mystery and marauders within Maddie and Gryff’s romance. There’s also plenty of hints as to which couples might be lucky enough to get their own books—none of which detracted from the main storyline. A Reckless Match is full of fun and has a perfectly balanced plot. If you can’t tell, I loved this book. It’s got all the elements for a perfect weekend read: enemies to lovers, a forbidden romance, and unrequited childhood love! I absolutely cannot wait to read more within this series. Kate Bateman has found herself one devoted reader for all future releases!
Bee on the lookout for A Reckless Match to release on September 28th! Historical Romance lovers should not snooze on this new release!
Jes is a self-proclaimed bookworm, who recently moved from the PNW back to the Midwest. When her nose isn’t in a book, she’s spending time with her husband, two kids, and her three fur babies, or exploring the globe. She also firmly believes that you should start the day with coffee, and end the day in bed with a good book.