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If You Give A Girl A Viscount (Impossible Bachelors #4)

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If life were a fairy tale, Daisy Montgomery’s stepmother and two stepsisters would surely be cast in the wicked roles. For years, they’ve made life miserable for Daisy. But when she discovers she has a godmother, she’s determined to ask her for help. Little did Daisy expect her godmother to play matchmaker with her very own grandson—who happens to be a viscount!

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Published November 1st 2011 by St. Martin's Paperbacks
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Jessica
sighs... a Cinderella story with a title from early childhood education. I want to like this author. She is making it difficult.

Having finished the book, I can say she has made it nearly impossible. This was a total slog. Charlie, who was always quite charming in the other books, lost all of his appeal in his own story. Daisy was a mess. And not the fun kind of mess, the exasperating kind. The evil stepsisters were a confusion of characteristics. Once again, it seemed to me, Kramer could not ful
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Jane
This is a true Cinderella story...right down to the wicked stepmother, two stepsisters and glass slippers.
It is book 4 of the Impossible Bachelor series and the first of the series (and this author) that I've read.
I'm sorry to say, I was disappointed in this read. I just never quite came to like the characters. Any of them. This was not a can't put it down "just one more chapter" again and again before bed book. For me, this was a "how many more pages - am I EVER going to finish this" book.
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Jacqueline
# Pages Survived: 161

This book sucked ass. I admit it- said novel more than surpassed the 60 page benchmark, tripled it, in fact. But, still, the book was god-awful. The characters weren't bland, the story-line wasn't lacking, and the plot was interesting enough. Ironically, what killed this particular book mid-story, for me, was the writing. For some unknown reason, Kieran Kramer's style seemed to read more along the lines of a high school senior attempting to write her first fiction piece for
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Huong
Awful!! After reading "The Invisible Bridge" which was long, dark, and horrific...I really wanted to just read a mindless light fun romance. This book sounded so cute & promising. Romances already are by nature pretty corny (which is what makes them enjoyable to me), but this one was so insipid. Charlie was a stupid hero. Daisy even worse. Somewhere along the line is some weird Cinderella-esque plot that made no sense. I really wanted to stop reading about 30% into the book but because of my ...more
Cocktails and Books
If you've kept up with Kieran Kramer's Impossible Bachelor's series, you know that Charles Thorpe has done everything possible to avoid the parson's trap his best friends have fallen into. Impossible or not, Charlie has found himself smack dab in the middle of a Cinderella story (complete with glass slippers) where he can only hope he's Prince Charming to a certain Highland lass.

Daisy Montgomery has spent the last year grieving the lost of her beloved father while having to deal with her hateful
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Avry15
originally appeared on:Bookshelf Confessions

This is the 4th book in the Impossible Bachelors series, and I could say the author ended the series with a wonderful fairytale-like story. “If you give a girl a viscount” is a stand-alone story with a feisty, witty and determined heroine, and a seductively handsome viscount.

The characters are enchanting and each of them really stands out in the story, the stepmother, stepsisters, godmother, the friendly housekeepers, the prince and Cinderella of cours
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Mary Gramlich
IF YOU GIVE A GIRL A VISCOUNT by Kieran Kramer
11/11 - St. Martin's Press - Mass Market Paperback, 384 pages

Has my life turned out the way I expected it would?

Daisy Montgomery has a huge problem that needs someone to show up and rescue her white horse and all. Daisy’s nightmare of a step family has decided to use the secrets they know about her to steal her holdings, and keep her working as a servant not the mistress of the manor. What her family does not know is Daisy will not be kept down and w
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Deborah Vespo
The fourth and last book in the "Impossible Bachelor" series. I would have to say that I didn't enjoy this one so much as the other three books. Based very much off the Cinderella tale, with the two wicked step-sisters and the awful step-mother. I'm tired of the story no matter how many different ways that it's told. The very rich and very rakish Viscount, Charles Thorpe has been cut off from the family coffers. Even though he is the one who is responsible for a lot of the wealth the family has ...more
Amanda
3.5

And we have the conclusion of the Impossible Bachelors! If You Give a Girl a Viscount has a Cinderella vibe, but with a few twists that keep it from being overly Cinderella-y. (Because that's a word? It's totally a word.)

I'm a wee bit disappointed we didn't get more of the godmother. She sounded like a treat with her fourteen (FOURTEEN!) goddaughters. But Kieran Kramer has an ability to write super fun supporting characters, from the Spinster Club in book 2 and Otis from book 3. It's just I w
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Holly
Sep 15, 2014 Holly rated it 1 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: People who like awful books
Recommended to Holly by: Tiffany Rae, because she likes awful books
Okay, I could not finish this. I know the title is totally hilarious, and it was really horribly badly written, but I skipped ahead for like three minutes, and then I couldn't bring myself to care about anything at all. Once I knew that the girl and the dude got together life itself seemed meaningless. So, I got about a quarter of the way in and that was it. Sorry, guys!
Paula
This book was preposterous, even for a romance novel. The hero's motivations were flimsy throughout and the supporting casts' personalities were whimsically changed just to make the plot work. Also, the sex scenes were vague and disappointing.
Karen Ballum
Hated the epilogue.
Elis Madison


Yep, it's another Cinderella story, complete with a godmother and Glass (capital G) slippers.

Cindy (or Daisy, in this case) lives in a castle with her awful stepmum and stepsisters, and they've gotten her in a helluva fix. She wrote to her godmother for help.

Charles Thorpe, Viscount Lumley, is an Impossible Bachelor, and totally uninterested in anything besides making and spending loads and loads of money, having fun, and avoiding matrimony at all costs. His grandmother has gone abroad for awh
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Kati (Romancing Rakes For The Love of Romance)
***original review posted at Romancing Rakes***

The moment I read the blurb of Kieran Kramer's latest book, I was humming "Single Ladies" by Beyonce for the rest of the day. Ha! Now you'll be humming it. You're welcome. :)

Oh Kieran Kramer, thank you for the fantastic ab workout. I laughed, I cried, I snorted, I sighed and I giggled.Out of all the Impossible Bachelor series, this one is my favorite. A new spin on the Cinderella story. And you know how I love me a Cinderella story.

The Cinderella E
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nurmawati
mau kasih 3.75 bintang.....berhubung gak ada jadi tulis 4 bintang deh
cover nya bagus...warnanya keren dan eng nya gampang....


Daisy Montgomery hidupnya kasihan sekali....cinderella banget...tinggal bersama ibu tiri dan 2 saudara tiri yang jahat.....
after ayahnya meninggal, daisy diperlakukan seperti pembantu...
untung daisy org yang optimis, ceria, pintar dan baik.....
so di kuat2 in deh tinggal di castle nya...apalagi ada 2 orang pelayanan yang udah dianggap daisy sepeerti keluarga nya sendiri...
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Jolene
I usually try to read a series in order and I know this is the 4th in a series, so I feel some guilt in not reading the other books first. As I started this book and hit chapter two, I encountered Charles and the rest of the impossible bachelors. Part of me wanted to stop right there as the other men were introduced, it bothered me that I didn't know their stories or their characters. I won this in First Reads and this is a new to me author, so I forged on, waiting to see if this world the autho ...more
Brittany
This is the 4th in the Impossible Bachelors series, and last. It didn't end in a bang for me. Don't get me wrong, it was a good read and there were some fantastic twists and turns and unexpected moments in this story. However, it just didn't grab me like the others did. The romance is pretty low key and there wasn't any mystery in this, so it was just a lot of explaining what was going on and how they could fix it. Daisy has a step mother and 2 step sisters, much like Cinderella she's treated po ...more
Michelle
This is a great continuation of the Impossible Bachelors series. You could start with this book in the series, but for better understanding of some of the crossover characters, you really should start from the beginning. Plus all of these stories are well written, funny, and romantic so you’ll want to read them.
In If You Give a Girl a Viscount, you meet Daisy Montgomery, a real life Cinderella who lives in the country with her evil step-mother and step-sisters. When she finds out that she has a
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Teresa
When I'm looking for a great, light-hearted romance with a great sense of humor a book by Kieran Kramer is always a good choice. In her latest (and final, I believe) installment of the "Impossible Bachelors" series, "If You Give A Girl A Viscount" our bachelor finds himself stepping into the role of the surrogate fairy godmother for this fractured fairytale of Cinderella.

Like all the books in the "Impossible Bachelors" series the story is liberally sprinkled with sparkling dialog, lovable charac
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Jessica
This is more like 4.75 out of 5. Probably the best Kieran Kramer book I read to date.

I don't know what it was about this story but I found it utterly enchanting. Daisy Montgomery, our heroine, has just the right touch of sweet baffling honesty and innocent charm to unfurl her personality right off the pages and into your imagination. Coupled with jaded, devil-may-care Charlie and you have a love pair set to steal your hearts.

The book takes place in Scotland and it's the last in the Impossible B
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Maya
My first book from this author, who seems to specialize in entertaining titles taken from current popular culture.

Pro:
- liked the premise of variation-on-a-fairytale
- liked how the hero has to achieve his goals without spending any money whatsoever. Historical romances abound with wealthy heroes and those who used their privileged connections to their advantage, so this was a refreshing change
- liked how the "classic" elements of the cinderella tale were present in recognizable form, but given
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Joelle
If You Give A Girl A Viscount (Impossible Bachelors #4)
by Kieran Kramer


5 stars

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If life were a fairy tale, Daisy Montgomery’s stepmother and two stepsisters would surely be cast in the wicked roles. For years, they’ve made life miserable for Daisy. But when she discovers she has a godmother, she’s determined to ask her for help. Little did Daisy expect her godmother to play matchmaker with her very own grandson—who happens to be a viscount!

A freewheeling p
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Kimberly
My review cross-posted from Joyfully Reviewed: http://www.joyfullyreviewed.com/new-r...

Daisy Montgomery is a real life Cinderella. She’s miserable and determined to save her family home from her wicked stepmother and stepsisters. When she discovers she has a godmother, Daisy thinks she’s found a way to solve her problems. But instead of her godmother, it’s her godmother’s grandson, a rakish viscount, who answers Daisy’s plea.

Charles Thorpe is the last remaining “Impossible Bachelor.” With his cl
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Meredith

Originally published on The Librarian Next Door:

Daisy Montgomery is trying to save her family’s home in the Scottish highlands, while avoiding her stepmother and two stepsisters, all of whom deserve the “wicked” label. When she appeals to her newly discovered godmother, she’s hoping to secure the money necessary to keep the castle from falling into disrepair. But her godmother decides to send her grandson – Charles Thorpe, Viscount Lumley – instead. Charlie is the last unwed Impossible Bachelor
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Erin
The final of 4 books in the series, I have enjoyed Ms. Kramer's wit throughout the entire series, including the play on movies in the titles. I wish we could give half stars because while this book isn't a 4 star, it's not a 3 either. The final book is Charlie's story, the last Impossible Bachelor, and is a Scottish Cinderella story. He undertakes a visit to Scotland, penniless on a bet from his married friends, to help his grandmother's goddaughter.

Charlie is defined by his money. He uses his w
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April
IF YOU GIVE A GIRL A VISCOUNT by Kieran Kramer is an interesting historical romance set in Regency England. It is book 4 in “The Impossible Bachelors”,but can be read as a stand alone. See Book 1 “When Harry Met Molly”,Book 2 “Dukes to the Left of Me, Princes to the Right“,Book 3 “Cloudy with a Chance of Marriage“. This is the story of Impossible Bachelors, Charles Thorpe,Viscount Lumley and Daisy Montgomery. “If You Give A Girl A Viscount” has everything you could want. It has romance,sweet sen ...more
Gaile
The first half of this novel was much like Ms Kramer's first three novels. It wasn't until I got past the middle and into the last part that it became delectable. Daisy is a Cinderella character complete with wicked step mother and sisters who have taken over her home and Scottish castle. She writes her Godmother hoping to be helped. Her godmother who is off to the continent sends her, her at loose ends grandson, Lumley the last of The Impossible Bachelors. Possibly if I had read this first, I w ...more
Lauren
Generally, "let's give this romance a name that refers back to some pop culture thing" annoys me, but for some reason, this one really, really annoys me. Also, the "All the single ladies want him...Is he ready to put a ring on it?" in the blurb made me cry with laughter, and not in a good way. But that's not why this is one star. The whole story is a mess.

I think this is the first time I've seen mutual masturbation in a Regency, though, so points to the author for that.
ஐ Briansgirl (Book Sale Queen)ஐ
This book starts out horrible. It's a bad retellin of Cinderella, complete with a wicked stepmother and two terribe stepsisters. To make it even worse, the stepmother's desciption matches that of Cruela D'Ville. If you can get past all that the middle is okay. The ending however, I don't find plausible at all. (view spoiler)

This is the last book in a four part series called The Impossible Bachelor. Ridiculous they kept
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Tawnya
If You Give A Girl A Viscount was a good book, just not as good as the other books I've read by Kieran Kramer. Which probably influenced my rating on this book quite a bit. This book did have its unique spin on the Cinderella fairy tale with Daisey waiting for her godmother to rescue her. However Charlie came instead, a very cynical man at that.
I have to admit I almost gave up on reading If You Give A Girl A Viscount about halfway through, but am glad I finished it.
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USA Today bestselling author Kieran Kramer currently writes fun contemporary romance for St. Martin’s Press. A former CIA employee, journalist, and English teacher, Kieran’s also a game show veteran, karaoke enthusiast, and general adventurer. She lives where she grew up–in the Lowcountry of South Carolina–with her family. Find her on Facebook, Twitter, and at www.kierankramerbooks.com. She also l ...more
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