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Ten Kisses to Scandal

(Misadventures in Matchmaking #2)

4.07  ·  Rating details ·  794 ratings  ·  134 reviews
The Bourne Matrimonial Agency has one rule—never fall in love with the client. However, they never said anything about kissing a rake…

Briar Bourne’s matchmaking career could be summed up in two words—comic disaster. Unless she can learn about the irresistible forces that draw men and women together, her professional future looks rather bleak. But Briar has an intriguing pl
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Published December 24th 2018 by Avon
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Pavlina Read more sleep less blog
<3 5 Heartwarming stars <3

I devour it in one sitting, such a lovely story! I adored Briar and Nicholas , their story is cute! A slow burn romance with angst and the great amount of steamy moments to keep your interest!

My heart was aching for these two! They have an amazing chemistry, I loved their banter! They were intense and sweet and also hot!

Briar is the cutest heroine, she is romantic and lovely!Nicholas is swoon worthy! I could understand him and why he was like he was! I loved their mome
Sep 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I am not a big fan of drama in a relationship, in real life or from the books I read. But with this particular character from this book, it was hilarious!!! Her imagination has no limits and no drama is enough. I truly enjoyed this book! 5⭐
Joana V.
Nov 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I have received an eARC in exchange for an honest review.

I absolutely loved this book! While reading it, I had a happy grin on my face the whole time. It just made me laugh and tingle, and it gave me butterflies – what more could I ask for?

Briar is so adorable! She’s a romantic and, yes, she is also a bit naïve but she is so sweet! Some heroines can be a bit annoying when they are too unaware of the world, but Briar is so lovely, she made it so easy to like her, I just adored her. She has suffe
Dec 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I loved the premise of this story and just couldn’t resist it.

I love love loved Briar and Nicholas. She’s so sweet and he’s so charming and their banter was perfection. Their chemistry jumped off the page and I absolutely enjoyed all of their scenes together. I’m guessing the other books will be about Briar’s sisters and I am definitely intrigued.

Plot wise, it was good. Even though some of the settings were repetitive, it didn’t feel that way. I loved how hard Briar worked for the agency and t
Karina Webster
Jan 01, 2019 rated it liked it
A generous 2.5 i think. Unfortunately, I found the heroine a little too immature and the constant mention of cup of chocolate kisses was tiresome.
Oct 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Originally posted on my blog Read|Escape|Repeat.

5 Amazing Stars!!

I really liked this book. I liked it so much that I really hesitate to share how much I liked it because then it will be placed on this pedestal and I fear everyone will then measure it up against an impossible expectation and be disappointed. But I will take the risk because this was, in my opinion, one of the best Historical Romances I have ever read!

I am sure it has to do with some personal reasons such as the fact that I’ve be
Sophie Barnes
Dec 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Every author should aspire to write with the same degree of thoughtfulness as Vivien Lorret. Her metaphors are brilliantly crafted, her characters wonderfully compelling and her dialogue so entertaining it will leave the reader enthralled.

Briar Bourne needs a win so she can prove to her sisters and to her uncle that she's just as capable of being a successful matchmaker as they are. Especially after her latest disaster where she accidentally paired a mother with her son, for it did not reflect w
Sissy's Romance Book Review
Ten Kisses to Scandal by Vivienne Lorret is book Two in the Misadventures in Matchmaking Series. This is the story of Nicholas Blacklowe, the Earl of Edgemont and Briar Bourne. I have read the previous book (and Loved it), but feel you can make this a standalone book if you wish to do so.
Briar is the youngest sister in the family's matchmaking business and seems only to be good for serving and welcoming clients. Briar family is also very protective of her due to how they grew up. When Nicholas
Lubnaa (Romance Library)
3.25 stars

I received an ARC from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review.

I mostly enjoyed my first Vivienne Lorret book. Ten Kisses to Scandal drew me in despite the clichéd premise that has been retold countlessly in the historical romance genre. In fact, it is the retold premise that motivated me to read the book because it felt familiar and comfortable: this is a story I am familiar with, a story that I find predictable, and a story that I have loved and enjoyed in the past. I enjoy roma
Cyndi Becker
Dec 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2018-favorite
A new to me author, Vivienne Lorret delivered what have been my most favorite Regency Romance reads all year. The appeal of the matchmaking family trope pulled me in , but it was Briar and Nicolas' dazzling dialogue and their slow burn sizzling connection that totally captured my heart. I'm elated to find an author with a vast catalog that I can set my sights on for future "to reads".

Ten Kisses starts with an unusual meet-cute as Brian happens upon the Earl of Edgemont seducing a women in the e
Jun 23, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Briar's family opened Bourne Matrimonial Agency a few weeks ago. The young lady serve tea and file papers but she's determined to prove to her uncle and her sisters that she can be a matchmaker (like her favorite Austen's heroine, Emma) and make the business a success. How can she do that? In securing the most elusive bachelor in London as a client. Too bad her plan will be thwart by an other infamous bachelor; Nicholas Blacklowe, the Earl of Edgemont, known as a rake. It's antagonism at first s ...more
Blodeuedd Finland
Oh you fools who think you can escape love. Haha, one have to enjoy it. Plus this was so Emma inspired!

Briar work at her family's matchmaking agency, but they have her serving tea, and she wants to make people fall in love! Briar was a real sweetie, so cheerful, witty and kind. Yes she has bouts of naivety and recklessness, but she is so fun that you have to go along with it.

Nicholas is a rogue, made so by a past better left forgotten. And he will never ever fall in love or get married. Oh he wa
Barbara Rogers
Series: Misadventures In Matchmaking #2
Publication Date: 12/24/18
Number of Pages: 384

This is a mesmerizing read that kept me smiling, giggling and laughing as I saw these two lovely people wend their way to their HEA. It sucked me in from the first page and just wouldn’t let me go. The writing is outstanding, the plot unique and interesting, and the characters just couldn’t get any better. This might very well be my favorite book of 2018.

Briar Bourne’s life has been both coddled and traumatic. H
Sep 15, 2020 marked it as did-not-finish
This book suffered from what I call "The Little Mermaid syndrome", the heroine was very young and immature but insisted on her maturity to the point of annoyance.
Lori D
Dec 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
If you love wonderfully written Regency romance, you are in for a treat! I absolutely adored this delightful story and could not help myself from laughing at times as I turned the pages! Briar Bourne is the youngest of three sisters, who have coddled and protected her after their father left them and their mother grieved herself to death. Going to live with their doting uncle, who has opened up a matchmaking agency, Briar wants to prove that she can work and be successful just like her siblings. ...more
Elley Murray
It's astonishing how quickly Vivienne Lorret has become one of my favorite historical Regency period romance authors. If you twisted my arm and forced me to choose my top 5 (which would be terrible cruel, so don't do that), she would definitely be on the list. After reading Ten Kisses to Scandal, I can safely say she'd be on the list even if you limited me to choosing my top 3. (But, again, making me could would make you a monster!)

I adore Briar and her lucky [insert item of clothing here]. I li
Rating: 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
Plot: 📖📖📖📖📖 – Just the perfect amount of plot for me. I found the matchmaking business really fun to experience and the hero had enough baggage to give it some angst.
Feels: 🦋🦋🦋🦋🦋 – heart melting, tender moments, breathless tension, emotional ending, this book had all the feels for me.
Romance: 💞💞💞💞💞 - This book was filled with romance. It would seem like any romance genre book would have it, but I honestly find real romance missing quite a bit in romance books. Not here. There is so
Briar Bourne is the youngest of the three sisters, tired of being the ‘trained monkey’ of the bunch, serving tea and scones and handling the filing. With an addiction to Austen’s Emma and an imagination that is as engaging as it is wildly romantic, she’s determined to make her mark for the agency and gain an elusive, if well known, client to add to their rolls. She’s hopeful and optimistic, if a bit unworldly, but none of that is going to stop her from accomplishing her mission, and her habit of ...more
Dec 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Ten Kisses to Scandal is the second book in the Misadventures in Matchmaking series by Vivienne Lorret. You can read this as a standalone, but if you haven't read the first book then I am sure you will want to when you have read this one.

If you have read any of my reviews before you will find that occasionally I will say how it annoys me that I can't put into words sufficiently how much I enjoy a book. This is one of those times. I loved every single thing about this story. It had me running th
Oct 07, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Briar Bourne's family is in the matchmaking business and she's desperate to prove she can do more than pour tea for clients. Who better to teach her about sparks of attraction than a known rake? Nicholas Blacklowe, Lord Edgemont, has no interest in marriage, except to find matches for his cousins. He's willing to make a bargain with cheeky Briar...for the price of some kisses along the way.

This is the second book in the Misadventures in Matchmaking series, and can be read alone. There were a lot
Nov 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Honestly I didn't expect to like this book as much as I did. But I loved it. I'm usually not very fond of such young, upbeat, overly romantic heroines with their heads in the clouds but Briar was just too precious not to like. And Nicholas was of course swoon worthy. I really enjoyed the banter and flirting that went on between them. It was a very sweet and romantic story. As I already said, I loved it and I'm very much looking forward to reading Ainsley's story.
Dec 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
4.5: This was as delightful as expected and lots of fun (I am HERE for rakes with hearts of gold, always). I wish the ending had had about 50 more pages, just to see more of Briar’s relationship with both her sisters (Jacinda felt very forgotten) and a stronger resolution re: her brother, but that’s my only complaint!
Aug 01, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Dana Alma
Nov 17, 2018 rated it really liked it
RTC A 2018 favorite!
Nov 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 5-stars, favorites
Overall: 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
Plot/Storyline: 📖 📖 📖 📖 📖
Feels: 🦋🦋🦋🦋🦋
Romance: 💞 💞 💞 💞 💞
Emotional Depth: 💔 💔 💔
Sexual Tension: ⚡️ ⚡️ ⚡️ ⚡️
Sensuality: 🔥 🔥 🔥 🔥 🔥
Sex Scene Length: 🍆 🍆 🍆 🍆 🍆

This book was just darling. I fell in love with it in chapter one and loved it all the way through. In fact, I loved it so much, so early on, that I was truly afraid it would be one massive let down. But it did not fail me. It made my heart go pitter patter through to the very end.

This is one of those books where every interactio
Dec 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is my first read by Vivienne Lorret and it was really a great discovery.
I do adored this book, I preordered it because of the blurb and nothing else as I haven’t read anything before by the author.
I do loved Briar, I was at first a little scared when her knees weakened when close to Nicholas, but soon she was able to stand her ground, plus I had to remind me she is just fresh out from the country and had always been overly protected.
She is refreshing, her way of thinking, elaborating crazy
Luz Trevino
Dec 08, 2018 rated it really liked it
Ten Kisses to Scandal was a good read. It tells the story of Briar, the youngest Bourne sister and Nicholas. Briar is having a difficult time gaining the acceptance of her sisters of being a matchmaker. I liked that she never gave up and was willing to do anything to prove that she could be as good as matchmaker as them. It is in her attempt to find the most elusive London bachelor is when she meets Nicholas. He then hires her to help out his two cousins to get married. One of them is a close fr ...more
Barbara Senteney
Feb 26, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I love the main female character ( Briar Bourne ) she is witty, and a bit sarcastically bold, for a woman of the early 1800's. She talks excessively and her logic is totally illogical, but she is charming. A bold country girl trying to fit into big city life. She is working with her Uncle and sisters in the family owned match making service. Her Uncle spends more time trying to seduce the female clients then he does finding matches. Everything Briar tries seems to backfire, there is no silver li ...more
Danielle Urban
Dec 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Ten Kisses to Scandal by Vivienne Lorret is an enticing yet romantic historical. It took me on a wild ride of a push and pull romance. One gave her all to a man who would also pull away every time. But she wasn't going to give up on him. Not ever...until he pushed her too far. By then, he found he had indeed fallen into a trap he so deemed he wouldn't ever get into again. However, he was on full-board for it this go around. The once arrogant  scoundrel is finding he cannot live without the hope ...more
Jan 18, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc, adult, historical, drama
I seem to be on a historical romance binge at the moment, but I really liked Ten Kisses to Scandal. It has a real Emma vibe going on.

Briar is sweet and funny. I read the book during a particularly dark and rainy day but found myself laughing along at her antics and forgetting the cold.

I liked the agency matchmaker element and how seemingly bad Briar was at it. Briar is an interesting mix of respectable lady and feminist - she'd definitely work as a modern Rom-Com heroine.

Nicholas both intrigued
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