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The Viscount's Betrothal

3.54  ·  Rating Details ·  158 Ratings  ·  14 Reviews
Miss Decima Ross knows for a fact that her overbearing family regularly remind themselves to 'Marry Off Poor Dear Dessy'. Hearing that she is once more to be paraded in front of an eligible gentleman, Decima leaves and encounters Adam Grantham -- could such a handsome rake really find her attractive?
Paperback, Harlequin Historical #982, 288 pages
Published February 1st 2010 by Harlequin (first published 2006)
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 Danielle The Book Huntress (Back to the Books)
Books like The Viscount's Betrothal validate my decision to subscribe to the Harlequin Historical line. I love that I can find hidden gemlike books by newer authors in my monthly shipment that are up my reading alley. This was a nice, shorter, but satisfying love story. Readers who enjoy the spinster motif likely will be well-pleased with this book. Decima is a character who is likeable and textured. She has valid insecurities that she struggles with, being very tall (5'10"), very freckled, and ...more
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Apr 08, 2012 willaful rated it liked it
Recommends it for: readers who like Plain Jane heroines
This starts off as a Mary Balogh-ish plot: Adam, Viscount Weston and Decima Ross are stranded virtually alone together and fall in love while enjoying sledding and making snowmen. Then the story goes in a Georgette Heyer direction, with Adam being trapped into an engagement with another woman and forced to try some desperate ploys to get out of it.

I enjoyed the first half of the story, as Decima, who has always felt very gangly and unattractive, gets to experience the attention of a handsome an
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Decima has heard from her family to many times to count, "marry off poor Dessy." When her brother has yet another eligible gentleman to try and foist her onto, she finally rebels and flat out refuses. She decides it is time to leave her brother's and finds herself in big trouble. She becomes stranded in a snowstorm but luckily Viscount Weston, Adam, comes to the rescue.

Adam was on the road for pretty much the same reason as Decima. He was trying to avoid his match-making relatives as well. He i
Mar 07, 2012 Patrice rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: historical romance lovers
This is a historical romance, one of my favorite genres. I enjoyed it immensely; I think it is going to be one of my favorites. Humor and self-deprecation play a large role in this tale. I always find it interesting to compare the “regency” years and what was improper behavior then. Today’s society is much less shocked by sexual relations once people reach their teen/young adult years, whereas it was scandalous in this earlier time.
It centers on a young woman, Decima Ross, a 27-year-old spinste
Aug 10, 2014 Nenya rated it it was ok
I wanted to like it, I really did. Except the characters wouldn't cooperate. First they seemed like nice, pleasant people whom I might like to read about, then they descended into cheap, gimmicky caricatures, with them talking about his mistress(es) and H getting engaged to Olivia and forgetting to tell the h... I kept wanting to smack them and get them to get over the big (or small) misunderstandings. Great storyline, terrible execution.
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I this is one of the silliest books I've ever read, but if you're old enough to read romance and you enjoy romances with strange twists and silly complications, this is the book for you.
this is a nice sweet, story with two characters who learn what they want during this book and try to fight for it.

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Very sweet traditional regency love story. Though typical I liked the characters and especially the h and h
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I have had my nose buried in a history book - fact or fiction - for as long as I can remember, but even more important to me are the places and the objects that conjure up the past. My first attempt at historical fiction
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