Just Another Viscount in Love
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
Samuel, the Viscount Ellery, is looking for a wife. He also happens to be a romantic at heart because his parents are so hap ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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...more
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 ...more
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>
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 ...more
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!
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 ...more
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!
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 ...more
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 ...more
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.
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 ...more
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 ...more
I liked the style the author has, as it really lends itself to the sweet ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
"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 ...more