Friday, July 18, 2014

"A Match of Wits" by Jen Turano

About this book:

  “After his departure from New York two years ago to meet up with his almost-fiancee, Zayne Beckett is the last person Agatha Watson wanted to stumble upon in her travels as a reporter with the New York Tribune. 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?

 Series: Book 4 in the “Ladies of Distinction” series {The novella prologue, “Gentleman of Her Dreams”, review Here!; Book #1, “A Change of Fortune”, Here!; Book #2, “A Most Peculiar Circumstance”, Here! and Book #3, “A Talent for Trouble”, Here! {I would recommend reading this series in order.}}

Spiritual Content- Agatha has a strong Faith; Zayne is upset at God but learns that God has a plan for him; Prayers; Talks about God, forgiveness, & how He works; Grayson says he doesn’t think God can forgive him for what he’s done.

Negative Content- At the beginning, Zayne is drunk and passes out; he wishes once after that he has some whiskey; Blood parts (not detailed), gun shooting (semi-detailed) & Agatha almost gets killed twice by a hired assassin (barely above not-detailed).  

Sexual Content- a ‘h*rlot’; A three semi-detailed kisses; A woman is in the family way but is not married; Women of the night & Brothels are mentioned; Love & Falling in love.

-Agatha Watson
-Zayne Beckett
                                         P.O.V. switches between them.
                                              Set in 1883 {Two years after the end of book #3}
                                                        345 pages

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My personal Rating- 
(and a half)

When I read book #1, “A Change of Fortune”, I couldn’t wait to read about Agatha’s and her wit. I really enjoy “A Match of Wits” and laughed-out-loud many times {Not as much as “A Change of Fortune” but much more than number 3 “A Talent for Trouble”} Plus, Charlotte from the series’ prologue, “Gentleman of Her Dreams”, was in this one! Agatha also had a hilarious pet P-I-G named Matilda!  

See y'all on Sunday with a big, fun surprise! 

 *BFCG may (Read the review to see) recommend this book by this author. It does not mean I recommend all the books by this author.
*I received this book for free from the Publisher (Bethany House) for this review.

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