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If You Give A Girl A Viscount

(Impossible Bachelors #4)

3.53  ·  Rating details ·  879 ratings  ·  97 reviews
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!

Paperback, 400 pages
Published November 1st 2011 by St. Martin's Paperbacks
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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
Nov 19, 2011 rated it it was ok
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.
Fangirl Musings
# 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
Dec 09, 2011 rated it did not like it
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
Sep 13, 2018 rated it it was ok
So when I finished this book and took a minute to really think about it, my first thought was, "Well, that was a bit odd."

This is a loose Cinderella re-telling. The author had a hard time committing to the characters. Their personality changes were giving me whiplash. The plot needed to be fleshed out. The intimate scenes followed the same formula as the previous two books in this series I read.

There was just too much going on, too much the author wanted to write about, and it just didn't come
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
Feb 02, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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
Mary Gramlich
Nov 14, 2011 rated it it was amazing
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
Nov 17, 2011 rated it really liked it
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 ...more
Deborah Vespo
Jan 19, 2013 rated it liked it
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
Jul 25, 2011 rated it did not like it
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 closest friends happily wed, the playboy viscount decides to wager that he can get to
Nov 13, 2011 rated it did not like it
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!
Jan 19, 2012 rated it did not like it
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.
Jul 09, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was too close to "Cinderella" in the beginning and in spots throughout it for me to fully enjoy it. It wasn't exact, but there were a lot of parallels. The ending was totally different from "Cinderella", so that helped a lot.
Betsy :D
May 22, 2015 rated it it was amazing
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Feb 23, 2019 rated it liked it
An interesting plot set in Scotland

I was confused about the stepsisters. All the time they seemed to be changing personality. Suddenly they seemed to become kind and then they would change again. I don't know why, during the epilogue, Daisy said she came to love Cassandra. Also the epilogue was weird: why were they adopting so many kids? I guess it's because they didn't think they could have any children idk...

I put this book down for a day too.
Jesha Sandig
Mar 02, 2019 rated it liked it

I love Kieran but I had high hopes from Harry from the way he was portrayed in the previous books. It was a bit of a let down to read his character this way. He was too cynical. Still it was a fun read. Read my spoiler free review here:
Jul 05, 2017 rated it it was ok
This book wasnt too bad until the end when everything just crashed and burned with all the stupid twists and character turnarounds.
Oct 16, 2016 rated it it was ok
Shelves: romance
it says something that I bought this at a used book store yesterday thinking I had somehow not read it and then started reading it and remembered that in fact I totally had already read it. sigh. it's not very good. my favorite is still the first in this series though I kind of want to read numbers 2 and 3 again just to check.

this one is basically a pretty ridiculous retelling of Cinderella except characters change behavior at the drop of a hat in order to move the plot along. they do some
Apr 08, 2018 rated it really liked it
If you have ready more than 20 historical romances, you could probably follow the outline for this one.
***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
Oct 25, 2011 rated it really liked it

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

5 stars


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
Inn Auni
I don't know what to say about this book. A Cinderella story with a not so charming prince and two stepsisters with identity crisis. At least the stepmother was truly evil.

I like the heroin. Thank God for that. And of course the hero was having, do she love me for me or my money. And when she left, he was brokenhearted. Well, he brought it upon himself with the accusations.

Daisy was strong. Maybe a bit pushy and forward but strong enough to place her priorities. At least she's not sitting in a
Jan 10, 2012 rated it liked it
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
Quinn's Book Nook
2.5 Stars

It’s always frustrating when you go into a book expecting to really like it, and then soon find out that that book is not going to work for you. I’m not necessarily talking about high expectations. I’m talking about when you know the types of books you love, and you come across a book that seems to fit in that area perfectly, and then you read it and you’re just meh about it. Well, that’s what happened to me with If You Give a Girl a Viscount by Kieran Kramer. I was completely
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
Apr 27, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance
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
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 ...more
Jul 02, 2016 marked it as abandoned
Picked this randomly off the shelf at the library, just was looking for a bodice-ripper Victorian/ Regency era romance.
This was very strongly reminiscent of Cinderella, but didn't seem to be enough like it to be consistent. That was not really a pro or con, just something I noticed and thought could have been done better, though maybe it gets better later in the book, I stopped around 35-40%.
I hate the name Daisy, again, personal con.
The characters felt too modern, in both their language and
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USA Today bestselling author Kieran Kramer currently writes fun contemporary romance with a Southern flair for St. Martin’s Press. She lives where she grew up–in the Lowcountry of South Carolina–with her family. The first two books in her three-book TWO LOVE LANE series are on shelves now. The third book, SECOND CHANCE AT TWO LOVE LANE, comes out 8-28-18. Find Kieran on Instagram, Pinterest, ...more

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