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Tempted by the Viscount

(Shadows and Silk #2)

4.17  ·  Rating details ·  331 ratings  ·  54 reviews
London, April 1825

Lord Jakob Radclyffe left his past behind in the Far East. Or so he thinks until a ruthless thief surfaces in London, threatening to ruin his daughter’s reputation. With the clock ticking, Jake needs the scandalous Lady Olivia Montfort’s connections in the art world to protect his daughter’s future.

Olivia, too, has a past she’d like to escape. By purchasi
Kindle Edition, 283 pages
Published June 27th 2018 by Soul Mate Publishing, LLC (first published June 11th 2018)
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Barbara Rogers
Jun 12, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: iblog, author-arc
Series: Tempted by the Viscount (Shadows and Silk #2)
Publication Date: 6/27/18

This is the second book in this series and also the second book I’ve read by this author. I’ve been looking forward to it because the last book was exciting and interesting and I hoped this one would be the same. However, this one wasn’t exciting. It was a bit dull and repetitive. He had to have a proper, scandal-free step-mother for his daughter and she couldn’t give up her freedom for any man. There were numerous sce
Lori D
London, April 1825. Entertaining from beginning to end, this is a story of two people who have a reason to help each other. Sofie Darling's well drawn characters easily come to life as Lord Jakob Radclyffe and Lady Olivia Montfort strike an agreement. Jake tried to leave his previous life in the Far East behind as he returned to London and is trying to protect his daughter. As a man from his past begins to threaten his daughter, he is desperate to find a way out. Olivia is looking to start a new ...more
Jun 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Tempted by the Viscount by Sofie Darling is a daring, witty, sexy yet emotionally complex. A "Shadows and Silk" Regency Romance, but can be read as a stand alone.  This is my first read by this author,  and I highly enjoyed TEMPTED BY THE VISCOUNT.
Well crafted with charming and enjoyable characters.  The storyline is filled with an emotional complexity that will keep readers turning pages.  It is funny at times, with witty dialogue,  sexy, danger, shame, fear, deceit,  deception,  trust, guilt,
Space Cowgirl
Jun 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
A Perfect 💘Love

London 1825
Jake, the new Viscount of St Alban, didn't want the title, but he had to take it. He much preferred sailing his cargo ships in the open sea. Now he's back in London and his job is keeping track of the books, no more sea voyages. He is also a widower and needs a new wife for his fifteen year old daughter.
Olivia is a widow and a divorcee, she's a bad girl and subject of gossip of the regency times. She also has a daughter and has vowed to never marry again. Her love is h
Suze Lavender
Aug 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Jake has unexpectedly inherited a title, so he's now back in England fulfilling his viscount duties. Jake wants to marry a decent woman, so he can save his daughter's reputation. They left the Far East with many secrets that aren't supposed to come out. However, an art theft that's linked to Jake's past threatens to make life difficult for his daughter. To protect her future Jake has to find out more about the thief. Lady Olivia, who's a passionate art lover, seems to have a connection to him, w ...more
Jun 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Hidden gems allowed me the pleasure of this for an honest review!!

I love a good recency and this did not disappoint!! I don't put spoilers in my reviews but I will say if your looking for a good recency romance with characters you will be enthralled with pick this up immediately!!
Jul 01, 2018 rated it really liked it
Sophie is a woman who believed her husband died in the war. Twelve years later she finds out that he didn't die. She got a divorce with her father-in-laws help. Now she was considered beyond the pale.
Jake is the fifth Viscount St. Alban. He is the last of his line. If he doesn't marry and produce an heir the Viscountcy will return to the crown. Jake has a daughter of mixed race that needs a stepmother who will ease her way into society.
When these two meet they each have something the other wan
Amber Bangsund
Jun 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Title: Tempted by the VISCOUNT

By: Sofie Darling

Genre: Historical Romance

Blurb: London, April 1825

Lord Jakob Radclyffe left his past behind in the Far East. Or so he thinks until a ruthless thief surfaces in London, threatening to ruin his daughter’s reputation. With the clock ticking, Jake needs the scandalous Lady Olivia Montfort’s connections in the art world to protect his daughter’s future.

Olivia, too, has a past she’d like to escape. By purchasing her very own Mayfair townhouse, she’ll be a
Jun 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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London, April 1825

Lord Jakob Radclyffe left his past behind in the Far East. Or so he thinks until a ruthless thief surfaces in London, threatening to ruin his daughter’s reputation. With the clock ticking, Jake needs the scandalous Lady Olivia Montfort’s connections in the art world to protect his daughter’s future.

Olivia, too, has a past she’d like to escape. By purchasing her very own Mayfair townhouse, she’ll be able to start a new life independent from all men. The
Jun 29, 2018 rated it liked it
London - 1825

Lady Olivia Montfort, daughter of the Earl of Surrey, has just returned to society after a six-month absence. She caused a scandal when she petitioned the House of Lords for a divorce from her husband, Lord Percival (Percy), on the grounds of desertion. Her father-in-law, the Duke of Arundel, supported her petition which helped in getting the divorce granted. Percy had joined the military shortly after marrying and impregnating Olivia, and had gone missing not long afterward. He has
Nov 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Hot burning love for Divorcee Lady Olivia & Viscount Jake Radcliffe
Olivia believed in love 12 yrs ago. When she became a widow for 11 yrs. To find out that her husband has suffered amnesia & worked for his country and left her. She got a divorce and believed she would have her independence raise her daughter Lucy. Olivia didn't expect to meet Viscount Jake & be attracted to him, let alone have those type of feelings.
Jake has a secret of his own, which involves his daughter Mia. Who he wants to
Jun 28, 2018 rated it really liked it
Over ten years ago, Lady Olivia was widowed and left a single mother when her husband died fighting for his country. About six months ago, after finding out her husband was in fact alive, Olivia petitioned to have her marriage terminated and she is now one of very few women unfortunate enough to be saddled with the label “divorcée”. Lord Jakob Radclyffe is new to the Viscountcy and determined to make it easier for his half-Japanese daughter to be accepted amongst the ton when she comes of age. H ...more
May 17, 2020 rated it really liked it
I never seem to read books in order! In Sofie Darling's Shadow and Silk series, order doesn't matter. After finishing To Win a Wicked Lord, the fourth book in the series, I read Tempted by the Viscount. It takes place in London, 1825. It tells the story of Lady Olivia Montfort. After discovering that her husband, Lord Percival Bretagne is still alive, Olivia gets a divorce "a vinculo matrimonii" on the grounds of desertion. Percy was a spy and was gone for 12 years. She and her daughter, Lucy, h ...more
Jun 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
An exciting story of love, truth, guilt, fear, and shame. Lady Olivia Montfort was this seasons gossip and scandalous item of the ton. She faced ridicule for a divorce and being progressive. A woman ahead of her time. Lord Jakob Radclyffe was the newly minted Viscount St Albans and he had demons of his own. Their attraction was obvious to all but themselves. As they continued to deny themselves the truth of their attraction, they would constantly butt heads over what they perceived they wanted f ...more
Frances Law
Jun 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
A romantic romance.

I have been waiting for this book since I read 'Three Lessons in Seduction' and I have to say that I'm not disappointed. The characters are so well drawn and sympathetic. There is real romance in this book that makes other romances tame or just sexual. The tension between Olivia and Jake jumps off the page and draws you in because you come to care, not only for them, but for Mina and Lucy too. SD knows that sex isn't romance and she demonstrates it throughout the story. I love
Kri Wood
Jun 25, 2018 rated it really liked it
Recommended to Kri by: Authors Pal
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Viper Spaulding
Jun 24, 2018 rated it really liked it
This was an unusual period romance, as Olivia is far more of a feminist than was common at the time. Her interest in Jake was tempered by her desire to help his daughter be accepted in society, so her motivations aren’t always clear. Jake is put off by the scandal of Olivia’s former marriage, but he can’t resist her and agrees to a mutually beneficial arrangement with her. From this inauspicious beginning, their romance is both unexpected (by them) yet completely predictable (by the reader).

Deb Diem
Jun 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Tempted By The Viscount by Sofie Darling is an amazing historical romance. Ms. Darling has provided us with a book that is well-written and populated it with phenomenal characters. Olivia's husband was declared dead in the war, years later she learned he was alive and a spy and she was granted a divorce. Jake didn't want to be Viscount, but he now finds himself a Viscount with a secret. Olivia and Jake's tale is loaded with drama, humor, sizzle and a touch of suspense. I enjoyed this book from c ...more
Jul 08, 2018 rated it really liked it
I was lucky enough to be offered a pre-publication copy - this in no way influenced my review.

It was a real pleasure to find out more about characters met in the earlier book 'Three Lessons in Seduction'. And it was an even bigger pleasure to find that this was not the obvious story of Olivia being reunited with her newly rediscovered husband, but something a lot more interesting - and with a good deal more sexual tension than that would have had, too!

I'm not 100% sure young aristocratic ladies
Jun 04, 2018 rated it liked it
This story is definitely different which I really liked. Both Jake and Olivia are people just trying to get through life. Oliva is a strong woman and reading about how she was not going to give in was very satisfying. As with all romances, love wins out and I was happy to see that they got their HEA. The issue I had with the book is that it is very flowery and sometimes I was scratching my head wondering what just went on. For example, why is Jake in England looking for a thief? I don’t remember ...more
3.5 out of 5 stars

Engaging Historical Romance
Format: Kindle Edition

"Might there be, the old gentleman began, "a wide spectrum of possibility for the fairer sex between bluestocking and slut? Perhaps I'm acquainted with this paragon?"

That quote right there, it's in essence... the heart of this book . Let me explain, this is a well researched Historical Romance between the Regency 1811-1820 and the Georgian 1714-1830 era , that it give you a glimpse into the mentality , attitudes and laws of the
Historical English romance with a newly arrived and titled Lord arrived from the far east with a half Japanese daughter and he finds himself in lust with a newly divorced young lady.
Lord Jakob Radclyffe has a lot of secrets, but it is not a secret how much he loves his half Japanese daughter and is preparing to launch her into the best society as if she were an English born lady. Lord Radclyffe needs help to integrate into society so he get the help of a his grand-aunt that is a duchess and her
Jun 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
First book that I read by this author and I enjoyed it. A strong heroine yearning for love and passion while struggling to maintain her freedom in a restrictive and punitive society for women. Liked her boldness and her passion and at the same time felt sorry for her poor insight to acknowledge what is being offered to her. A character that arouse strong emotions with all the drama around her. Intriguing all the mystery around the duke and his daughter. Once that I understood the reasons behind ...more
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Renee Taylor
Aug 17, 2018 rated it liked it
I received this ARC for an honest review. This book was okay but a little slow paced. I think I had gotten to 1/3 of the book and wondered when would we get to the essence of the theme. The characters were likable, but there appeared to be a lack of substance to them. Although there appeared to be an attempt to lay a significant foundation to them, you still didn't know a lot about them. At some parts, it was like you were going down one road and then switched to another but you didn't know how ...more
May 06, 2019 rated it liked it
An okay story

I would have given this book at least 4 stars had it not contained such vulgarity. I understand that cursing is a way of life in the world today but I did Ike reading those words in an historical novel. When it is known that the profanity we use today was not used in the time period of the story it takes me out of it and makes it extremely difficult to finish the novel. Sadly this will be the last book I will read from this author. Which is disappointing because I did enjoy their ch
Judith A. DePrisco
Aug 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Charming, lovely read

Widowed after a brief, unsatisfying marriage, Lady Olivia has abandoned any thoughts of love, intending to live a productive, independent, single life. That carefully crafted plan erodes when she meets the Viscount St. Albans, despite all of Olivia’s efforts to the contrary. Really lovely story with characters that engage you and a storyline that is engrossing. A secondary theme in the book, which examines what makes a family, is equally entrancing. An excellent entry in thi
Donna Foster
Jun 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I was thrilled to get to read this second book, I read the first and really enjoy that. This is about the other twin who didn't have a very good first marriage and how she survived it I'm sure there's going to be more. I felt so sorry for her but I'm not going to ruin it for anybody who wants to get the book just let it be known she does get a happy ever after. I like it because life is as you make it. ...more
May 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
TEMPTED BY THE VISCOUNT: checked all my boxes. I adore our hero, I am so pleased when the man knows what he wants ! I really enjoyed the “words” and Ms. Darling understands what makes riveting sex. There was a tad too much ‘deliberating’ in the beginning but the story itself ROCKED. It’s right up at the top of my list !
Janice Salotti
May 21, 2019 rated it liked it
Wordy, but interesting

An interesting story, but very long. Sofia Darling is generous with her words and for me it detracted from the tale. Others will enjoy it just as it is.
Here we have a "widowed" divorcee, a new viscount from a distant family branch and his half - Japanese daughter. Not the usual story and there are surprises in store.
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Sofie Darling is an award-winning author of historical romance. Her debut novel, THREE LESSONS IN SEDUCTION, won the Writers’ League of Texas’ Manuscript Contest in the Romance Category in 2016.
She spent much of her twenties raising two boys and reading every book she could get her hands on. Once she realized she simply had to write the books she loved, she finished her English degree and embarked

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