The Honorable Jeremy Malcolm is searching for a wife, but not just any wife. He’s determined to elude the fortune hunters and find a near-perfect woman, one who will meet the qualifications on his well-crafted list. But after years of searching, he’s beginning to despair of finding this paragon. And then Selina Dalton arrives in town…
Selina, a vicar’s daughter of limited means and a stranger to high society, is thrilled when her friend Julia invites her to London. Until she learns it’s part of a plot to exact revenge on Mr. Malcolm. Selina is reluctant to participate in Julia’s scheme, especially after meeting the irresistible Mr. Malcolm, who seems very different from the arrogant scoundrel of Julia’s description.
But when Mr. Malcolm begins judging Selina against his unattainable standards, Selina decides that she has qualifications of her own. And if he is to meet them he must reveal the real man behind…Mr. Malcolm’s List.Goodreads
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I love historical romance and Mr. Malcolm’s List was no exception. It had everything I love in a historical romance, a smart heroine, a flawed hero, and a cast of side characters that made me laugh and shake my head.
This story is rather predictable, and while I wasn’t annoyed with the predictability, I was a little annoyed with how certain characters the inevitable conflict they would find themselves in. Overall I liked the characters. Selina was smart, kind and stood up for herself. Mr. Malcolm, though arrogant, was overall a great historical romance hero. There were some amazing side characters in this book. I particularly enjoyed Cassie and Mr. Malcolm’s mother.
If you are looking for a great historical romance then look no further the Mr. Malcolm’s List.