Ten Kisses to Scandal by Vivienne Lorret

Ten Kisses to Scandal is the second in the Misadventures in Matchmaking series. How to Forget a Duke was the first. I may have stayed up too late finishing this one last night. Okay, it was this morning.

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Nicholas talking to Briar

Nicholas Blacklowe, the Earl of Edgemont is a notorious rake. You know how Kate thought that Anthony was a rake in The Viscount Who Loved Me? Yeah, he has nothing on Nicholas. The first time our heroine sees Nicholas, he’s kissing a woman goodbye by the hackney cab that the heroine is trying to hail.

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Crispin speaking to Doctor Graham

Briar Bourne is the youngest of the three sisters that is running the Bourne Matrimonial Agency. She feels her sisters are overprotective as she is the youngest. Therefore, she is constantly trying to find ways to spread her wings. She most desires being considered a great matchmaker.

Ten Kisses to Scandal by Vivienne Lorret

Brief Summary (while trying not to give everything away)

In Ten Kisses to Scandal, Briar first meets Nicholas outside of Sterling’s (which is across the street from the Bourne Matrimonial Agency). They don’t meet again until over a year later. Briar is challenged to find the Earl of Edgemont a wife. But she doesn’t know who he is or that she’s met him.

Once she meets Nicholas again, he decides to help her learn about relationships and how to read body language. In return, she must pay him in kisses.


This book didn’t grab me as much as the first one. There was even a period of time that I put it down and didn’t feel compelled to pick it up to see what happened. So there is a lull in the story. But it does pick back up. I had to stay up very late last night/morning to finish it. All in all, a good story, but not a great one.

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