Someone to Love

Someone to Love

by Kasey Michaels

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From NEW YORK TIMES bestselling romance author Kasey Michaels comes the second in her LOVE IN THE REGENCY series.

Abigail Backworth Maldon is no fan of marriage, having buried her late husband after his embarrassing demise (he toppled headfirst out of a bedroom window in an attempt to avoid an angry husband). But that doesn't mean she doesn't see its advantages -- just not for her.

The part she likes best is the idea of marrying off her niece to a suitable husband. To Abigail, "suitable" means the man comes with a pleasant disposition, a title if possible, and most definitely with a fortune he'd naturally share with his bride's family. Because,as chance would have it, the family is dead broke.

Enter Kipp Rutland, he of the recently broken heart (see Waiting For You), beholden to marry before his thirtieth birthday (he promised his mother, as mothers do worry... and nag). One look at Abby's niece tells him he has discovered the perfect wife -- quiet, conventional, probably not too bright. Marry her, bed her, and nine months later hand his ecstatic mother the grandchild she desires. After all, the last thing he's looking for is love.

Nothing can be simpler than Abby's plan and Kipp's plan -- except that nothing is ever that simple. Especially when the matchmaker and the matrimonial target she has sicced her niece on begin to realize opposite motives just might attract.

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Product Details

BN ID: 2940149769063
Publisher: Kathryn Seidick
Publication date: 07/20/2014
Series: Love in the Regency , #2
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 643,505
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Kasey Michaels is the NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY bestselling author of more than 110 books (she doesn't count them). Kasey has received four coveted starred reviews from Publishers Weekly along with many awards for her outstanding work, including a RITA award.

Kasey has written Regency romances, Regency historicals, category books including novellas and continuities and a few series "launch" books, and single title contemporaries. She has coped with time travel, ghosts, trilogies, the dark side, the very light side, and just about everything in between. And, says Kasey, she's just getting started!

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Someone to Love 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was very good in places. Just so so in others
Guest More than 1 year ago
Funny story and a reader is sure to know someone in an updated version of the characters in this book. Kipp is a very patient man and Abigail is a consummate rescuer.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Lady Abigail-Backworth Maldon is a very persistant character who at the age of twenty three is a widow. After her marriage to Harry she catches him climbing out the window of another young woman's house. At the sudden suprise of his death, he leaves Abigail and her family in poverty from all the gambling he had done. Seeing that unless she does something, her family will be poor forever she decides to marry off her bumbling niece Edwardine who is a charming beauty but is entirely and flat out dumb. Lcukily for her Lord Kipp Rutland is looking for someone to marry. Kipp also sees Edwardine as his perfect wife. He thinks she will marry for conveinence and be his baby maker. On the other hand his friend Brady sees Abigail as a prospect. Next Kipp and Abigail are engaged. The compelling tale of love that comes to be betweeen the two is beautiful and proves that the heart works seperate fromt the rest of the body.
harstan More than 1 year ago
Lady Abigail Backworth-Maldon¿s negative views on marriage come from her late spouse¿s death while climbing out the window of another woman¿s bedroom. However, Abigail knows that marriage is the only way her in-laws will survive the abject poverty her husband left them all to contend with when he died. Abigail chooses her beautiful, but moronic niece Edwardine to get hitched to a wealthy aristocrat.

Abigail opts for Lord Kipp Rutland to marry her birdbrain niece. Because of a deathbed vow to his now deceased mother, Kipp seeks a wife. A lovely ninny like Edwardine appears to be the ideal baby maker that will fulfill Kipp¿s quest. However, Kipp¿s best friend Brady James knows that his pal¿s brain would melt if he weds an idiot like Edwardine. Instead Brady chooses Abigail as his buddy¿s spouse and sets in motion a plan to insure that this occurs.

SOMEONE TO LOVE is a humorous Regency romance that sub-genre fans will enjoy. The amusing story line is a superb diversion due to the wacky world of the Backworth-Maldon kin who must have been bypassed when brains were distributed and the in your face machinations of Brady. Abigail and Kipp are a wonderful pair, who war with their inner attraction for one another. Kasey Michaels writes a clever tale that historical romance fans will love and seek other works from this fabulous author.

Harriet Klausner