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The Earl's Perfect Match

(Sebastiano #4)

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3.86  ·  Rating details ·  29 ratings  ·  26 reviews

Bennett Markham, Earl of Dunning, needs an heir, which means he needs to find a wife first. His only requirements are that his bride not be a fortune-hunter and absolutely cannot love him, now or ever.

Love is not in the cards for Markham men.

Elena Sebastiano is more than a little surprised when the Earl asks her to play matchmaker for him. They barely know each other, so

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Published July 23rd 2018 by Entangled: Amara
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Omg.kacie.reads
Jul 23, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed this book. I have grown to love historical romances. At first I didn't even know what I was missing but after reading one I was hooked. Now I can't get enough and this book does not disappoint. Bennet and Elena story is filled with drama and romance and laughter. Everything you could possibly want in a romance novel! This book is so well written. The author creates these lovable characters. I can't wait to read more from this author!
vaneeta naik
Jul 01, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
" The Earl's Perfect Match " by Kimberly Nee is a nice Historical Regency Romance ... a well written book ...plot is simple & well developed ... The characters are well in synch with the story...The story is about a American origin Heroine & an Earl in Regency England ...

Bennett Markham, Earl of Dunning is ditched by his cousin cum fiancee on the dit of there wedding as she is in love with her childhood friend ...he needs an heir, which means he needs to find a wife first, who should no
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Amanda Richardson
Jul 24, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Elena Sebastiano is unique and different - all things that are frowned upon when met by the ton. Elena was raised in the tropics and has traveled to England to attend her beloved cousin's wedding to an English earl. Turns out, her cousin fell in love with Elena's brother and cried off her wedding with the earl.
Bennett still wants (needs) to get married and produce an heir. What is he to do? Elena intrigues him, but there might be a curse on his family - all the men die young. How can he allow El
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Lori D
Easy come, easy go. At least that is what it seems like when Bennett Markham, Earl of Dunning is left by his fiance to marry her childhood friend. Now looking for a new bride he solicits Elena, sister of the new groom to help him find the perfect match. No, he was not heartbroken, but only wants a wife with specific requirements of not being a fortune hunter and not expecting love. Easy Peasy, right? As Elena has contact with Bennett, she begins to feel attraction to him and him to her. But he f ...more
Linda
Jul 20, 2018 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
As he approaches 30, Bennett starts to get antsy given that all the Dunning men before him died at that momentous age with a “family curse” being touted as the reason. Thumbing his nose at the so said curse was fine when he was younger but he decides to be safe rather than sorry in preserving the earldom. Not wanting to leave behind a grieving widow, Bennett decides a marriage of convenience is best. When his initial choice, falls in love (with someone else!) the wedding party goes on as planned ...more
Harper Hamilton
What’s a handsome, rich, eligible bachelor to do? Bennett Markum, Sixth Earl of Dunning, needs an heir. But to have a legitimate heir, he first needs a wife. When his plans to marry Claudia Santa Cruz go awry, he generously hosts the wedding and enlists the help of Miss Elena Sebastiano to find his future lady among the guests. He arms her with a list of qualities that his future wife must have and then encourages her to mingle with his guests. Seems like a reasonable approach, right?

Exotic bea
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P Leslie
Jul 22, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
*I voluntarily read a Review Copy of this book. All opinions stated are solely my own and no one elses*

Bennett needs an heir but first he must find a suitable wife who meets his requirements but love is definitely not in the cards. He approaches Elena for help him but ends up becoming completely ensnared by her beauty, sass and charm. Will he embrace his feelings and pursue Elena or give up the chance of being loved by the only woman who stole his heart?

Elena’s fiery yet care free spirit made h
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Fizza
Jul 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
There is someone who is a perfect match for Earl of Dunning, he only needs to find her. She must be someone practical and not some starry eyed woman who believes in love and all that. However, when it comes down to it.... it turned out that the kind of woman he was hoping to avoid is the exact kind of woman he finds himself attracted to...
Elena Sebastiano is like a fish out of water. She doesn't understand English women at all. But the good thing is that he only needs to tolerate their antics fo
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Janet
Jul 19, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.75 Stars
Bennett Markham, Earl of Dunning, needs an heir, which means he needs to find a wife first. His only requirements are that his bride not be a fortune-hunter and absolutely cannot love him, now or ever.
Love is not in the cards for Markham men. He thought he would have married Claudia but isn’t upset that she’s marrying for love. Elena Sebastiano is more than a little surprised when the Earl asks her to play matchmaker for him. They barely know each other, so how is she supposed to choo
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Jill
Jul 05, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Elena arrives in England to attend her brother’s wedding and meets Bennett who is looking for a bride in order to secure an heir. Bennett believes there is a curse on the men in his family in that they die at a very young age. He requests Elena help him find a wife, who will not love him, because when he dies he does not want to leave a grieving widow. The problem starts when they become attracted to each other and can’t seem to stay away from each other. There are several ups and downs in this ...more
Katrina Berry
Aug 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Earl's Perfect Match by Kimberly Nee is Book 4 of the Sebastiano Series.

I love historical regency romances like a fat kid loves cake...and this one hits the spot! Ms. Nee delivers a very well-written story that flows splendidly, has wonderful characters, has a detailed world, gives a terrific build-up and chemistry between the couple and keeps us engaged...and that my friends is how you keep us readers happy! I also loved the fact that this was the first book within the series that I have r
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Deb Diem
Jul 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Earl's Perfect Match by Kimberly Nee is a fantastic historical romance. Ms. Nee has provided us with an amazing, well-written book and loaded it with outstanding, lovable characters. Bennett believes his family is cursed and that he will die in his early thirties. Elena is at the Earl's estate for her friend's wedding. Bennett and Elena's story is full of drama, action, sizzle and humor. I enjoyed reading The Earl's Perfect Match and look forward to reading more from Kimberly Nee in the futu ...more
Anna Swedenmom
Aug 14, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A nice read that gives the reader a wide range of actions and fantasy. I must say, at the beginning of the book I was totally engrossed in the story, however, it lost its momentum about half way and then finally picked up again. While I enjoyed the entire book and will look out for more from this author, I can tell you this read may bog a little but no worries it picks up again. I enjoyed the characters as well as the way the story was perhaps a little different then the norm. While fantasy hist ...more
Sissy's Romance Book Review
The Earl's Perfect Match by Kimberly Nee is book Three in the Sebastiano Series. This is the story of Bennett Markham, Earl of Dunning and Elena Sebastiano. I have read the previous book, but feel this can easily be a standalone book.
Bennett asked Elena to help find him a replacement wife after his last engagement ended with her marrying another man. Bennett's family appears to be cursed so he doesn't need or want a love match but does need a wife. Elena goes forward to help but her feelings st
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Cheryl
Jul 23, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was an entertaining read. I liked the characters of Elena and Bennett. Elena was forthright, determined and quite unique amongst the ladies of the day. Bennett had a struggle with what he wanted and what he thought would be best for everyone. There were other interesting characters and some spiteful ‘ladies’. I received a copy and have voluntarily reviewed it. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
Suzette
Jul 16, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I loved this story and all it had to offer in the form of character development. It was charming. The characters were witty and funny. The cover was eye catching and really popped. I was slightly disappointed in the ending because I felt I little like I was left hanging. I can only hope that there is another book with Con and Cordelia’s story where all the questions will be answered. It is overall still a book very worthwhile reading.
Pixie
rated it it was ok
Feb 01, 2019
Patrica Liebe
Jul 27, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I received a copy of this book via NetGalley and the publishers for a honest review.
Kimberly Nee is a new-to me author so I was very surprised to read this lovely story that is called The Earl's Perfect Match. This is the fourth book in the 'Sabastiano' series. As I had not read the other books in the series I was not familiar with some of the characters in the story but I feel this did not stop me from enjoying this book. The Heroine is,Elena Sebastian who seems to feel that she is a bit of a '
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SH
Jul 09, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The Earl's Perfect Match follows on from the previous book with Bennett Markham, Earl of Dunning, not marrying his cousin. Consequently, he finds himself in the awkward position of asking Elena Sebastiano to find him a wife, who will have his heir but not fall in love with him. Not a difficult task?
Believing himself to be cursed, he has avoided romance but finds himself attracted to Elena, the sister of the man who has married his ex-fiancé. Elena is not like the typical English rose, with her e
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Foreverlove94
rated it it was ok
Aug 13, 2018
Pat
Jan 28, 2019 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
This was a very enjoyable historical romance read. It has a nice blend of drama, emotion and humor. The characters were interesting and the story well-written. The hero, Bennett, has to overcome his belief that the males in his family are cursed and will die young. He only wants a wife to obtain an heir and is adamant that he must not marry someone who cares about him. It takes a strong heroine, Elena, to change his mind. She is going to try, but will she do it? Read the story to find out.
Brenda
Jul 24, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Bennett Markham, Earl of Dunning, needs an heir, which means he needs to find a wife first. His only requirements are that his bride not be a fortune-hunter and absolutely cannot love him, now or ever.

Love is not in the cards for Markham men.

Elena Sebastiano is more than a little surprised when the Earl asks her to play matchmaker for him. They barely know each other, so how is she supposed to choose the perfect bride? Nonetheless, the challenge intrigues her.

But what'
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Sara
Jul 10, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The Earl's perfect match starts off with Bennett asking Elena to find him a bride even though they barely know each other. Bennett was supposed to marry his cousin Claudia who is marrying Elena's brother Instead at Bennett estate. Bennett's only requirements are a wife who doesn't only want his fortune and will not fall in love with him. For the most part I really like the relationship between Bennett and Elena however there are moments between Bennett and Elena where Bennett comes off as a real ...more
Lily
rated it it was amazing
Jul 29, 2018
Ann L
Jul 29, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Bennet asks Elena to help him find a wife, he does not want love, just a wife and even though she knows little of him she acquiesce, problem is she finds herself more and more attracted to him. This is a really captivating story with charming characters.
I received a copy from Netgalley and I am voluntarily leaving my own honest opinion
Marie
Jul 07, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I enjoyed this book. I re-read the beginning a few times, I wasn’t following the story easily, it might have been me and not the book.

Bennett & Elena’s story has a lot of twists and turns. The author keeps us guessing as to which way the story will go next. There are dramatic parts to this book, as well as light-hearted and funny scenes. And there are a few love scenes too.

I received a copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for this honest review.
Robin
Jul 12, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was a fun, well-written Regency romance. Elena was lively and down to earth. She and Bennett had chemistry and I enjoyed reading their story. The secondary characters were entertaining also. I would recommend this book to others and would read more books by this author.
Marie
Jun 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Bennett, the Earl of Dunning gets thrown over by his intended fiancee. He didn't love her but he does need an heir. Elena who is from St. Phillippe, is an exotic beauty there for her friend's wedding as the bride is a relative. Lord Dunning asks Elena to help find him a wife with the understanding that the woman cannot love him or want him for his money and title. Elena is looking for a wife for him but discovers that she doesn't want him to find someone else.. Loved this book. Will Lord Dunning ...more
Synergy Quest
3.5 stars

Pretty good, though it felt like the story ended prematurely. It felt more like a (HFN) happy for now rather than a HEA. I assume the subsequent stories are firmly connected and likely pick up exactly where the previous one leaves off. Still, I have questions and don’t like to be left hanging.

*** SPOILERS*** What's going on with Huxley? I think he sabotaged Ben’s saddle and I wanted some resolution to those suspicions, which were encouraged when Ben said he knows he heard Huxley's voic
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Hasnamezied
rated it it was ok
Aug 11, 2018
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