This is going to be a short DNF review. I’m not going to hate on this book or list all the things that bothered me or drove me nuts. Mainly because there weren’t a lot of things that bothered me and drove me nuts. I was just bored and uninterested.
Blurb from Goodreads:
Every debutante aspires to snag a duke. Elin Morris just happens to have had one reserved since birth. But postponements of her marriage to London’s most powerful peer give Elin time to wonder how she will marry Gavin Baynton when she cannot forget his brother, Benedict.
Already exasperated at being yanked from the military to meet “family obligations,” now Ben must suffer watching his arrogant sibling squire the only woman he has ever loved. Joining the army saved Ben from sinking into bitterness, but seeing Elin again takes him back to the day they surrendered to their intoxicating desire.
As the wedding draws near, Elin tries to push Ben far from her thoughts. When danger brings them together, there is no denying their feelings. But can Elin choose love over duty?
I requested The Match of the Century for review because I’ve always enjoyed this author’s writing in the past and found the blurb intriguing. But right from the beginning I found myself disinterested, picking my Kindle up, then putting it right back down again. The pacing felt off and the writing stunted. Neither Elin or Ben were particularly interesting or unique and their romantic history, which should have kept me rooting for them to overcome the odds, instead left me with a feeling of intense boredom. To be perfectly honest, I found myself not really caring if they ended up together or went their separate ways, never to see each other again. At around the 50% mark there is a ‘will they or won’t they’ scene and I felt absolutely nothing. No anticipation, no excitement… nothing. Which meant it was time for me to admit defeat and set this book aside. Final Grade- DNF