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How to Catch a Wild Viscount Kindle Edition
- ASIN : B00MQ0PJ9E
- Language : English
- File size : 694 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 76 pages
- Best Sellers Rank: #123,017 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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A woman whose love interest went to war for four years is battling to earn back his affection when he returns as a much-changed man.
The good and the bad:
I found this novella a bit of a snooze-fest and I had to push myself to finish it. I also didn't rate the hero (Luke) or the flibbertigibbet heroine (Cecily).
So let's start with some of the key flaws in the story. The setting for this book is a house party to which Luke and Cecily have been invited by Denny, with his view to giving them a chance to reunite. Only later we find out that Denny fancies marrying Cecily. So not sure why he invited Luke...
While out in the forest at night, Cecily thinks she encounters a mythical half-man, half-stag beast she and her friends are hunting. Without spoiling the story, the explanation for who this beast is is obvious but then the author says something which rules this out entirely, only for it to turn out it was who you thought all along. Grr!
Towards the end of the book there is a conveniently empty cottage which Luke conveniently knows how to get into... Oh and the bit with the animal trap - turns out if a vicious metal jaw pierces you through the foot it will hardly injure you and you won't need professional medical assistance.
Now for the characters. Cecily is irritating. She's whiny and pining over a man she had one kiss with four years ago who is now being a douchebag to her. It's embarrassing how needy she is. And while I get that Luke had been through some war-related trauma, I cannot like a man who is so rude to others and who thinks it's OK to aggressively grab a woman he is being a douchebag to just because he is horny/jealous.
In summary, I felt zilch compassion for the lead characters and the storyline was neither captivating not believable.
Tessa Dare seems highly rated so I will give one of her full-length books a go sometime, but I don't have high hopes for it based on this novella...
I enjoyed the tale and atmosphere and I was pleased that we meet a lady of quality who has spent time nursing soldiers. (Just changing bandages; servant class women would have changed bedpans.) The physical romance element seems out of place, while no reference is made to the one reason many women desired to marry; to be in charge of their own household, not subservient to family with no purpose. Also every character seems one sided except our heroine.
This short novella is a romance for mature readers.
This is an unbiased review.
I would thoroughly recommend this book, and Look forward to reading others by this author.
For me this was a wonderful introduction to an author I will definitely be reading more from.