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Just Another Viscount in Love

(Season's Original #3.5)

3.80  ·  Rating details ·  347 ratings  ·  66 reviews
A brand new story in the Season's Original series from USA Today bestseller, Vivienne Lorret!

As the toast of the ton, Samuel Wortham, Viscount Ellery, should have no trouble finding a wife. Yet each lady he pursues ends up married to another. As a last hope, Sam plans a house party, intending to choose a bride from one of his guests. But when he encounters a raven-haired beau
Published August 1st 2017 by Avon Impulse
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I'm not sure what to think of this one. I liked the chemistry between the MCs but that's about it.

Gemma has been shunned by the ton because her father is a scumbag.
Towards the end of the story you get glimpses of what it was like being raised by him... not good. Yet at the same time, it made her character suddenly flat. If she had such an interesting upbringing, why does she come across as any other simpering mary-sue miss??

She meets Sam by chance while picnicking with her aunt and
Lover of Romance
Aug 08, 2017 rated it really liked it
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Just Another Viscount In Love is a short and sweet romance that made me smile and left me feeling fully satisfied and so joyful. This was a shorter book,class="gr-hostedUserImg">
Lowkey and lovely are the words I would use to describe Just Another Viscount in Love. While insta in nature, the romance between Sam and Gemma was very sweet and surprisingly tender. I really enjoyed watching our two highly tentative mains take the biggest risk of all: falling in love.

Something else I liked was how Vivienne Lorret took the story’s greatest weakness, that being Gemma’s debilitating and often times frustrating self doubt, and turned it into a strength. After so many pages full o
Jul 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing
The newest addition to The Season's Original Series. From the first paragraph I was hooked. Viv's writing is lyrical and enchanting. This book brought a smile to my face that lasted through the whole story.

Gemma is a young lady who has spent most of her life trying to escape from her father. He is a criminal that forced her to help him cheat people. She has finally back in England with her Aunt, but she cannot escape the notoriety of her surname. She is ostracized by the Ton. Her Aunt decides i
I absolutely loved this novella. It was so sweet, so romantic. I'm a tough sell on romance novellas. Especially if the characters are meeting for the first time. But I like this series so I thought I'd give it go. I'm glad I did. It's really easy for novellas to come off as instalove and just over the top. Even more difficult is selling it for historical romances but somehow this worked.

Samuel, the Viscount Ellery, is looking for a wife. He also happens to be a romantic at heart because his parents are so hap
Jen Davis
Aug 22, 2017 rated it liked it
I have read and enjoyed all three books in this series, but this installment was considerably weaker for me. Part of it might be because of the inherent problems which often come with novellas. The story is very very simple and the love is Insta. Honestly though, my biggest issue was that I was a little bit bored.

Poor Samuel definitely deserved a happy ever after, considering he was cast aside by the other heroines in the series through no fault of his own. He is handsome, kind, and
Aug 11, 2017 rated it really liked it
Samuel, Viscount Ellery is ready to marry, and his position, demeanor and reputation should prove no obstacle. But, he’s unlucky: each woman he has pursued has gone off and married someone else. Determined, if a bit cautious about the marriage mart, he’s decided to host a house party to which he’ll invite some close friends, a few select eligible debutantes and hope for the best. Sam is a wonderfully complex and gallant man: he’s laden with a generosity of spirit and a genuine goodness, along wi ...more
Aug 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Just Another Viscount in Love is a novella in the Season's Original series by Vivienne Lorret. I have read the other books, but it's not necessary to have done so in order to understand and enjoy this book.

Samuel Worthington, Viscount Ellery is feeling a little fed up. It seems twice he has given his heart to women with the intention of marriage only to have them be in love with somebody else. As the last straw, he holds a house party and invites a few eligible women with a view to c
He needed to spend his life with her. And he knew that no one else would ever compare.

Samuel Wortham, Viscount Ellery, wants to settle down and get married. If only he could find the right woman but it seems each lady he’s so far thought he would be able to love eventually ends up marrying someone else. So he organises a house party, hoping he would find a wife among his guest. Instead he finds himself captivated by a beautiful stranger he finds by his estate’s pond and unwilling to not see her again

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This book was a delight from start to finish. I was a little sad that it was so short, but that was plenty of time to tell the story of Gemma and Sam's thunderstruck, love at first sight, lovers passing in the library romance.

It was the perfect mix of awww and oooo, with loads of sweetness from the beta hero, Sam, and a little bit of sensuality here and there to help the reader FEEL the heat and desire simmering beneath the surface. Gemma's sweet nature and disbelief in her worth was
4 Stars

This was a delightful novella with two likable characters and a romance that was quick, but sweet.

I received an eARC of this book from Avon via the Avon Addicts Program in exchange for an honest review.<.i>
Rose Blue
Aug 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing
As reviewed at Roses Are Blue:

Samuel Wortham, Viscount Ellery, is ready to settle down - in fact, he's looking forward to it with great anticipation. The problem is, his two previous attempts at courtship amounted to nothing, as the young ladies fell in love with other men. Now, a little leery, but determined nonetheless, Sam is going to host a houseparty which will include several eligible debutantes, along with a few of his friends. Maybe the close group will produce the lady meant t
3,5 stars

It was sweet and simple and I even believed the romance though it was quite fast; but that's what we usually get in short stories. It even made me want to try reading the rest of the series..

Sometimes I just need a fast read between novels and this one was a nice break!
Dec 31, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It was a cute story, perfect to end a series.
Samuel Wortham is the one man left without a bride since he wooed one who was in love with another man, and his other attempt failed too. He is no one to hurry to decide who is the perfect viscountess for him, he needs time to get to know someone. Until he meets Gemma, she elicits something new in him, a need to see her again, an urge to be close to her. But what if, it is a mistake?
Gemma bears the shame of her name, the one of a man turne
Candace N
Apr 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Just Another Viscount In Love was a very compelling and sweet romance, and I thoroughly enjoyed it! The writing was phenomenal, it just grabbed my attention and I could feel everything. It was very well done. The characters came alive and even though it was a fast paced book, everything was believable and beautiful. Gemma was a witty and likeable heroine,  her background made everything interesting. I adored Samuel, he was a very magnetic hero. All the characters were amazing. All in all, a fabu ...more
Carol Bisig
Aug 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Love It!

This is the Sweetest Romance, I love this book! These are the perfect h/h, you want to be friends with them, you would like to know his parents, and her Aunt! Absolutely Perfect! I highly recommend! Thanks! Enjoy!
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Juliana Philippa
4 stars
What a delightful novella! I loved this for several reasons. First and foremost, Ellery: what a wonderful change to have a hero who is nice, respectful, decent, looking for marriage and affection—I mean, come on, how often does THAT happen in our romance books? It was also nice because we see Ellery in all the previous books, and he is basically constantly losing the woman he's courting to another man (the hero of that book). He's never loved any of them, so if you're not one to like that, don't worr
Jamie Salisbury
Aug 27, 2017 rated it really liked it
This was my first time reading Vivienne Lorrett. I received a copy in exchange for a fair and honest review.
Having none of other work to judge it by I found Just Another Viscount in Love to be quite a delightful, fun read.
I love it when authors write novella's in the midst of a series. It keeps the series going until the next novel.
I found this novella to be well written and plotted. So much so that I intend to read the first books of the series. I look forward to more by this autho
Gemma is a young lady trying to shake the scandal of her father's past and Samuel is a man wishing to settle down. They meet, they're instantly attracted, in love not long thereafter and bar a few hiccups along the way they live happily ever after.

It was a sweet, harmless romance. I cannot rave about it because it was rather tame and mellow, but neither was it the worst thing I've ever read. Both characters were decent people who deserved to be happy. Overall, an okay read.

This was a very short and very sweet romance. There was lots of things to like about it. I thought the dialogue between the main characters was snappy and smart. I really liked the characters and I thought the chemistry between them was wonderful. It was very cute and well written but the problem was that it was way too short. I could have done with an extra hundred pages just to round out the characters and story line a little bit more.
Aug 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Vivienne never disappoints.
Sep 25, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This one was just okay. I understand it’s a novella, so the depth and character development aren’t as thorough. However I found both characters to be a bit boring, and their love story was mostly tepid.

Sam and Gemma are similar characters, thus their story was very one-dimensional. Both are hyper-cautious people; Sam because of courting two women previously who turned out to not care for him the way he hoped, and Gemma because her father is a criminal and most good society refuses to socialize
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In the series, Sam has been having a hard time finding a bride. Every time he seems to find the perfect candidate her heart lies with another. Poor Sam, so he's home recuperating and decides to hold a house party.

Now Gemma Desmond has been blacklisted from pretty much everything, because of the crimes of her father. I guess the ton sees her as the apple that hasn't fall far from the tree. Truly heartbreaking, because she's a sweet girl. She doesn't hold mu
Naturalbri (Bri Wignall)
Aug 29, 2017 rated it really liked it
This was definitely not my normal genre for reading, but I saw this book and thought I would take a chance on it, as the blurb was really goo, it is a shorter read (perfect for tube journeys) and I loved the sweet cover. I was definitely not let down, and found myself impressed with both the story and the author's ability to give us something sweet, romantic and light-hearted, with a good deal of detail, in a small package.

I liked the style the author has, as it really lends itself to the sweet
Jun 27, 2018 rated it liked it
I am a fan of Ms Lorret, but this is not one of my favorites.

Gemma is the daughter of a notorious father. He attempted murder, he gambled, he cheated people, in short he is not a nice guy.

And since this is the upper crust of England, Gemma becomes a pariah in society. She is not welcome anywhere. After all, her father has given her tainted blood.

She meets Sam at a pond in Surrey. There is instant rapport. They share intelligence, they share the same sense of h
Margaret Watkins
Apr 30, 2019 rated it really liked it
Unlucky in love, Samuel Wortham has become desperate to find a bride that hasn't already given her heart to someone else. Having witnessed his parents' marriage, Samuel wants what they had and until he sees the sprite in the pond on his estate, he had almost given up hope of ever achieving his dream. Gemma has a quality about her that makes Samuel chase after her and track her down to invite her to a house party with the sole purpose of selecting a bride. Unfortunately, the reputation garnered b ...more
Sep 12, 2017 rated it it was ok
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1.5 stars. Did not like it, nor hated it, but not okay.

For a novella, it's sooo long-winded. Some scenes in the chapter 7 and 8 can be omitted. And it was evident that both Sam and Gemma were nymphomaniacs---getting aroused with just the grazed of fingers and bumping of arms?? Even there were layers of clothes between them?? Duh!?

Additionally, they gave too much meaning on each other's gazes, statements and among others. Especially Aunt Edith.

In reality, this too much an
Jul 31, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Just Another Viscount in Love is book four in The Season’s Original series by Vivienne Lorret. This is my first time to read Ms. Lorret’s work and I feel like I have discovered a lovely treasure. I am definitely going to go back and read the entire series beginning with The Debutante Is Mine. I found this story to be so emotionally moving that I laughed and cried my way through it - and that hasn’t happened since The Secret by Julia Garwood. What a wonderful surprise to find such an absolutely m ...more
Aug 23, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: historical, romance
4.5 out of 5 stars

"Just Another Viscount in Love" by Vivienne Lorret is a delightful historical romance novella about beleaguered heroine Gemma Desmond trying to cope with the stigma of a notorious father. Her serendipitous meeting with a gentleman who admires her skill at tickling fish gives her hope that she can have an untainted relationship—at least until he finds out who she is. For his part, Samuel Wortham, Viscount Ellery, hopes he may have found his ideal, a woman who is hon
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USA Today bestselling author VIVIENNE LORRET transforms copious amounts of tea into words. She is an Avon author of works including the Wallflower Wedding series, the Rakes of Fallow Hall series, the Season’s Original series, and the Misadventures in Matchmaking series. For more information on her books, please sign up for her newsletter @

Other books in the series

Season's Original (3 books)
  • The Debutante Is Mine (Season's Original, #1)
  • This Earl is on Fire (Season's Original #2)
  • When a Marquess Loves a Woman (Season's Original #3)
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