Monday, January 9

Blodeuedd's Monday Review: The Duke's Rules of Engagement

By: Jennifer Haymore

Narrated by: Ashford MacNab

Series: Rules of Engagement, Book 1

Length: 11 hrs and 21 mins

Release date: 12-27-22

Historical romance / to review


The narrator brought life into these characters and I could easily be swept away in the story. A good story to listen to.


Jo is a matchmaker who loves her job, and her latest client might be her salvation. A Duke! Yes I have to start the new year with a Duke book.

Matthew is the Duke of Cressmont, and as all Dukes before him he must find a bride to get that heir. No love though, who needs romance!

Jo loves love, and she will find a great match for him. But things get complicated. And even more complicated when feelings evolve between these two. She a commoner is not Duchess material. And he wants that perfect bride.

A man scared of love, and a woman determined to get him that match even if it sacrifices her own happiness.

I enjoyed it. They both needed to get their heads straight though and look at what was infront of them.

Joanna Porter loves being one of London's hottest up-and-coming matchmakers. But her heavenly vocation is about to turn into a nuptial nightmare—thanks to the Duke of Crestmont. He's as handsome as he is insufferable and obsessed with all things proper. Matching him would cement Jo's status as England's greatest matchmaker. Except, of course, the impossible-to-please duke refuses all of her most eligible ladies...confirming his status as a complete and utter pain in her petticoats.

The Duke of Crestmont can't believe he needs a matchmaker—let alone this spitfire of a woman whose kissable mouth and dancing, impertinent gray eyes tease him ruthlessly. But the people are counting on him to find a duchess. A proper lady with a flawless pedigree and immaculate deportment. So why can't he stop himself from wanting his pert, lively matchmaker... instead of the perfect duchess?