Tuesday, December 30, 2014

The Viscount of Vice by @shanagalen Review @SourcebooksCasa

Release date: January 6, 2015
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
Genre: Historical (Regency) Romance

A dissolute rogue . . .

Viscount Chesham is known about the ton as the Viscount of Vice. It's a sobriquet Flynn more than earned. He cares for nothing and no one, not even himself. Worse yet, rumors circulate that the new viscount has a dark secret and was responsible for his younger brother's disappearance when the two boys were children..

A second chance . . .

If Flynn could go back and relive the day his brother disappeared, he would do so in a second. He has spent every moment from that day on searching for Robert Flynn, all to no avail. When an investigator approaches Flynn with news he's inadvertently found his brother, Flynn is skeptical. He travels to Bath, where he encounters the one woman he cannot resist.

A lady in danger . . .

Duke's daughter, Lady Emma, has loved Flynn since the first time her brother mentioned the debauched man. She's wanted to save him, much as she's saved the sick and injured at charity hospitals over the years. But Flynn is no invalid, and his kisses are far from innocent. When the search for Flynn's brother sweeps her into a dangerous underworld, rife with crime and treachery, she knows it will take all the courage she possesses to save Flynn and make him her own.

My Rating: 4 Roses

A quick, charming read, The Viscount of Vice was a lovely historical romance. It was, I believe, a prequel novella to the Convent Garden Cubs series and I really enjoyed it.

Emma was a lively heroine. She was a force to be reckoned with when she was determined and she definitely went after what she wanted. My only issue with her was that, though she said that she had faith in Flynn and showed that she did on several occasions, she showed an annoying lack of faith when it came to accepting his proposal. She assumed he proposed out of duty rather than hearing him out and it was just an odd contrast to the way she acted otherwise. Other than that, though, I thought she was great.

Flynn was wonderful as well. He didn't have much faith in himself after what happened to his brother, but he was really a good man when he let himself be. I thought he was adorable.

The romance was lovely. Emma had always loved Flynn and Flynn came to realize that he loved her. I thought they were great together.

The plot moved quickly, the story was delightful, and I thought the ending was lovely.

The Viscount of Vice was an enjoyable romance novella. It was a sweet read and I really liked it. 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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