A Match of Wits (Ladies of Distinction #4) by Jen Turano
Thoughts Before Reading:
So I am very unhappy with this book.
Ever since I read the first book in the Ladies of Distinction series, A Change of Fortune, I adored Agatha. I thought she was amazing, witty, fun, adorable, etc. She is a women from high class as her father is a wealthy businessman, but refuses to be sold off like cattle to a wealthy man.
Instead she gets a job at a newspaper and writes under a male pseudonym, being an investigative reporter and trying to clean up the city along with giving a voice to those who are disenfranchised.
I was hoping the second book would be all about her, but instead we got Arabella. Initially I was upset and hurt, but A Most Peculiar Circumstance was a good story as we got to learn more about Theodore Wilde and Arabella.
Then we had book three which was about Felicia Murdock?! REALLY?!! We barely even heard of her in the other books, WHY DID SHE GET HER OWN STORY BEFORE AGATHA?!! I’d been waiting for Agatha! This book was awful too, really starting to deteriorate and going downhill.
And then we get this book. We get a book about Agatha that I’ve been waiting FOREVER for and is it good? NO it SUCKS. MAJORLY! WHAT WAS SHE THINKING? I MEAN COME ON!!!.
So Zayne Beckett has been engaged to Helena for quite some time now and has finally left to join her in the West. Agatha, who has been in love with him since forever, was heartbroken, to see him go but resolved to move on with life.
It has been two years since then and Agatha has been forced to leave New York and travel as their has been multiple threats against her life. She is in Colorado, when to her surprise she comes across Zayne!
A single Zayne? He did not marry Helena? A dirty mining Zayne that is nothing like the debonair one that left New York? A drunk Zayne that no longer believes in God? And a wounded Zayne, he has a limp in one leg.
Agatha saves him from being robbed by a girl gang, and strikes up their acquaintance again. She finds out that Helena did not want to marry him after all, and he was injured trying to save her in an accident, she ditching him. The accident broke his leg and it was poorly reset, causing him to have a limp.
Agatha learns all about gold mining from him, planning on doing a story, when they are attacked by the girl gang again. It turns out they want Zayne’s gold along with being assassins hired to hunt down and kill Agatha.
They all head back to New York, where Agatha plans on bringing Zayne back to God and for him to be the man he once was. Zayne on the other hand plots to match Agatha with a man that will keep her out of trouble. Which one will win this match of wits?
Thoughts After Reading:
IT WAS AWFUL!!! This one was incredibly bad. Agatha was such a great character, but they made her incredibly dumb in this and she made horrible decisions. It was completely lackluster and I do not recommend it.
I mean she acted so stupid in everything, running off just asking to be killed. I mean really-you are an intelligent women. It is as of with each book she had a lobotomy.
It was just dumb and deteriorating into stupid stiff. I mean they add a pig sidekick. Really? Really? I hated it.
For more Ladies of Distinction, go to A Talent for Trouble
For more Jen Turano, go to A Most Peculiar Circumstance
For more investigative reporters, go to Conspiracy
For more Christian fiction, go to The Butterfly and the Violin
For more historical fiction, go to Weak Flesh