Saturday, August 16, 2014

Vexing the Viscount by Christie Kelley

Vexing the Viscount
Release date: August 21, 2014
Publisher: Kensington
Genre: Historical (Regency) Romance

Only Her Fire . . .

As the reluctant new Viscount Middleton, Braden Tavers already has several reputations to save--including his own. So it's imperative he rescue his estate's healer Tia Featherstone from her impetuous plan to find his rakehell brother Jonathon. And he'll do whatever it takes to keep her determined spirit and unworldly charms at arm's length. But protecting this stubborn beauty from himself is only stoking an irresistible desire--and an insidious danger threatening them both . . .

Can Win His Heart . . .

Tia must get Jonathon back under her care before his unforgiving brother discovers how ill he truly is. But searching London's most scandalous hellholes and staying two steps ahead of Braden is uncovering the viscount's deepest secrets--and a longing to make his wounded heart her own. To save him, she must risk a deception that could put his past to rest--or separate them forever . . .

My Rating: 4 Roses

An enjoyable read, filled with sweet romance, twists, and a surprising betrayal, Vexing the Viscount was a wonderful historical romance. I really liked this book. It was a lovely addition to a fantastic series.

Tia was a great heroine. She was strong, clever, and determined not to let anyone rule over her. My only issue was that, when things got emotionally messy, she had a tendency to run away. Otherwise, she was a lovely character and I really liked her.

Braden was wonderful. He came off as cold, but it quickly became clear that there was much more to him. He was very loyal and protective of his loved ones and sweet when he wanted to be. I thought he was utterly adorable.

The romance was great. Tia and Braden were a sweet couple. Though it doesn't seem like it on the surface, the two strong willed characters were perfectly matched. And the certainly had enough chemistry to turn the heat level up. My only issue was that I didn't like the inclusion of Tia's previous infatuation with Johnathon. It was only there for a few chapters and it didn't really serve a purpose (maybe giving her a reason to follow him to London, but she could have simply wanted to ensure his health), so I wondered why it was even there. But, focusing on Tia and Braden's relationship, I thought they were a lovely couple.

The plot was fast paced and I was hooked the entire way through. There were a few surprises along the way, not the least of which was why Johnathon ran away and who was behind all the chaos. I really enjoyed the story and the ending was lovely.

Vexing the Viscount was a wonderful historical romance. I really liked this fantastic book. From the romance, to the twists and the enjoyable story, it was a truly lovely read. Romance lovers, this is a book worth checking out.

*I received a complimentary copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review

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