A Match of Wits by Jen Turano (Ladies of Distinction; 4)

The Synopsis:

After his departure from New York two years ago to meet up with his almost-fiancee, Zayne Beckett is the last person Agatha Watson wanted to stumble upon in her travels as a reporter with the New York Tribune. Quite pathetically bedraggled, he clearly needs to be taken in hand and sent back East to his family. Although she no longer has feelings for him, Agatha realizes–by hook or by crook–she’ll have to be the one to get the obstinate man home.

Zayne has no desire to be taken anywhere and is prepared to drag his heels all the way home . . . until he finds himself slipping back into the familiar banter of his former friendship with Agatha. Once they arrive in New York, Zayne realizes Agatha’s determined nose for news has earned her a few enemies, and he hopes to repay her help with some help of his own. When she rebuffs all his attempts to prove himself a knight in shining armor, the lengths to which they’ll go to win this battle of wills lead to some memorable antics.

Everyone else may think them a match, but nothing could be further from the truth–until Agatha finds herself in real trouble. Have these two stubborn, too-smart-for-their-own-good people been meant for each other all along?

I received this book from the author/publisher for the purpose of this review. All comments and opinions are entirely my own.


A Ladies of Distinction novel that gives the spotlight to Agatha and Zayne; usually the characters that instigate the fiascoes of the previous books.

This series can be read out of order, as each book focuses on different characters. In A Match of Wits, readers will find themselves laughing out loud in public places and wanting more from Jen Turano! The scenes will bring the reader into the story with ease and the writing is easy to read and understand.

Because of Agatha’s search for news in the underbelly of the city, there are a few mentions of brothels, opium dens, pubs, fighting, and mild graphics. However this book does not contain any vulgar language or sexual scenes (aside from a couple of kisses) and is what I would consider a clean read.

I’m a huge fan of Jen Turano and, as expected, rate A Match of Wits 5 out of 5 stars!

Other books in this series: Gentleman of Her Dreams (#0.5)

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