Quite pathetically bedraggled, he clearly needs to be taken in hand and sent back East to his family. Although she no longer has feelings for him, Agatha realizes, by hook or by crook, she’ll have to be the one to get the obstinate man home.
Zayne has no desire to be taken anywhere and is prepared to drag his heels all the way home… until he finds himself slipping back into the familiar banter of his former friendship with Agatha. Once they arrive in New York, Zayne realizes Agatha’s determined nose for news has earned her a few enemies, and he hopes to repay her help with some help of his own. When she rebuffs all his attempts to prove himself a knight in shining armor, the lengths to which they’ll go to win this battle of wills lead to some memorable antics.
Everyone else may think them a match, but nothing could be further from the truth–until Agatha finds herself in real trouble. Have these two stubborn, too-smart-for-their-own-good people been meant for each other all along?
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
First things first I should mention that when I initially got a hold of this book I had no idea it was part of a series…let alone book four. Still, knowing that my to-be-read pile didn’t allow me to read the first three books for the time being, I decided to just go for it and hopefully not be too confused. I was happy to find that it was perfectly fine as a standalone novel (though now I’m really curious to read the stories of Felicia, Eliza, and Arabella)! I’m really glad I went for it because A Match of Wits was laugh-out-loud funny and kept me entertained from the first page to last.
I’m a huge fan of Jen Turano’s witty writing style…this is my first book from this talented author and I’m really excited to read more. The plot was entertaining, although not as suspenseful or scary as I thought it would be which was a bit of a disappointment since I like my action. My favorite thing about the book? The characters! Agatha and Zayne’s witty banter was hilarious. I can’t tell you how many times they made me giggle. I loved how I immediately became invested in the story because I liked them so much. Overall I thought A Match of Wits was a fun read— witty writing, interesting historical setting, exciting story, and hilarious characters.
If you enjoy fun historical romances that make you laugh, you should check out A Match of Wits and the Ladies of Distinction series. I will definitely be reading A Change of Fortune (#1), A Most Peculiar Circumstance (#2), and A Talent for Trouble (#3) the next time I’m in the mood for historical!
**I received this book from Bethany House Publishing in exchange for my honest review. All thoughts are completely my own.