The Duke’s Match Girl – Lila DiPasqua

The Duke’s Match Girl

(Fiery Tales #3)

Lila DiPasqua

Leopold d’Ermart/Suzanne Matchet

Published: December 2013

My Rating:

5 star
5 Stars


From bestselling author Lila DiPasqua comes a scorching new historical romance novella in the acclaimed Fiery Tales series! A romantic, erotically charged retelling of Hans Christian Andersen’s The Little Match Girl.

As childhood friends, Leopold d’Ermart and Suzanne Matchet were inseparable. One unforgettable Christmas Eve, their relationship changed from the best of friends…to lovers. But the heir of the Duke of Mont-Marly isn’t supposed to fall in love with the daughter of his family’s physician. Or vice versa.

Is this a second chance at first love?

Years later, Suzanne is dreading her first Christmas without her father. The heartbreak Leo caused when he left seven years ago is a distant memory. And she prefers to keep it that way. The last thing Suzanne expects is for tall, dark, and sinfully seductive Leo d’Ermart to show up at her door and announce he wants her back in his life. And in his bed. Worse, the now celebrated libertine is even more devastating to a woman’s senses than ever before…

Or are they playing with fire?

The only woman Leo, Duke of Mont-Marly, has ever yearned for is the adorably unconventional, intelligent beauty who got away. He discovers Suzanne creating and selling matchsticks, elixirs for the ill…and is still so damned alluring. Leo is determined to show her the depth of his desire, win back Suzanne’s heart. And give her a Christmas beyond her wildest imagination…

Warning: Explicit language and love scenes. 32,000 word novella.


The Duke’s Match Girl is a novella and the third book in author Lila DiPasqua’s Fiery Tales series. Fiery Tales are erotic retellings inspired by Fairy Tales. The Duke’s Match Girl is inspired by the tale of Hans Christian Andersen’s The Little Match Girl.

Leopold d’Ermart & Suzanne Matchet were friends from childhood. From the moment her father became the official physician for the family when Suzanne was 10 and Leo was 12 they were always together. Then one day 8 years later things changed between them, and Suzanne and her father left. Now a widower, Leo is free to pursue Suzanne again.

Oh my how I loved Suzanne and Leo! This was a wonderful story of friends to lovers and also second chances. Suzanne is a smart, feisty woman and Leo admits he did Suzanne wrong and is willing to do anything to get her back. The secondary characters in this book were extremely entertaining and the scene towards the end of the book with the matches was the perfect ending for this couple! I absolutely loved this novella and highly recommend it!

~ Rose

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