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The Viscount's Promise

(Twice Shy #2)

3.91  ·  Rating details ·  158 ratings  ·  33 reviews
Lady Emily Masters has harbored a secret infatuation for the dashing Malcolm Arborn, Viscount Morley since a childhood accident claimed the life of her twin brother and left her own face scarred. But when fate brings them together again for her brother's wedding, she is dismayed to find instead of the brave gentleman who sheltered her after the tragedy, a surly rogue quick ...more
Paperback, 320 pages
Published October 30th 2018 by EverAfter Romance
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Amy Alvis
Sep 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I loved Emily and Malcolm's story!

Since an accident that scarred her face, Emily has kept out of the social scene. It also doesn't help that she has aways been very shy. With the brother's upcoming wedding, she know that she must interact with all the guests. but is not looking forward to it.

Malcolm has been asked by Emily's brother to watch over her during the house party before and after the wedding. Having known Emily since she was a child, he decides to take it a step further. He wants to pr
Lori D
A wonderful second story by Christina Britton that tugged at my heart with the story of a heroine who is scarred physically and a hero who has emotional scars deep down. Emily has lived her life away from society due to the scars on her face to avoid the censure she knows she will find. When her brother, who has almost suffocated her by his constant protection gets married, she is out away from her comfort zone. Her brother asks his friend Malcolm to watch out after. They have actually known eac ...more
Sep 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed reading this book. The two main characters were very engaging. Emily has issues due to an earlier accident and was painfully shy. Malcolm, Viscount Morley, had a troubled background. They are brought together by a set of circumstances surrounding Emily’s brother’s wedding. There follows an entertaining tale of romance, a jealous ‘ex’ the joys of friendship and some very tender moments towards the end. I received a copy and have voluntarily reviewed it. All thoughts and opinions ...more
Tanya Sridhar
3.5/5 stars.

I received this book from Netgalley and Montlake Publishers for an honest review. This does not in any way affect my opinion of the book and it's characters.

Overall I enjoyed this book; the writing is solid, the romance and chemistry between the characters palpable, the plot while cliche and somewhat tried and tested, doesn't really get on my nerves much. As we know, I don't enjoy the plot's that involve a scheming ex-mistress/mother/someone but while this does have that, it didn't
Sep 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I read the first book in this series and really liked it but this book has something special about it that made me like it even more. The scars both emotional and physical make these characters more relatable. Their vulnerabilities are shown as part of who they are and that they are not weak but very powerful when they rely on each other. Malcolm and Emily’s beautiful love story will have you smiling in the end.

I received a complimentary copy from the publisher through NetGalley.
Aug 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Caleb Masters, Marquess of Willbridge, is getting married. He is best friends with Malcolm Arborn, Viscount Morley. Caleb has a sister, Emily who is a bit of a wallflower as she has a noticeable scar on her face from an accident that killed her twin brother. Caleb asks Malcolm to watch over Emily during the wedding and festivities afterwards. He reluctantly agrees. Once he gets to know her, he realizes that she is important to him. She has become more outgoing and happier. He has decided he want ...more
Kelly  The Sassy Book Lover
Nov 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This one picks up from where the last one left off and will guessing just like in the last one. He saw what she needed that no one else did and brought out a side of her that had long been hidden. It is not love at first sight after all these years for either one. The twists of who is trying to push them together wasn't a shock, but the twist to it was. I was holding my breath in the end because of who was trying to keep them apart. There are many parts that will have you laughing and parts that ...more
Aug 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I received a free copy from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. I started reading the viscount's promise after being disappointed with another story that I couldn't get through. Initially I was only going to read a chapter in order to cleanse my palate after a disappointing story but I couldn't put this book down I couldn't wait to finish the entire story. I love how Malcolm brought out the confidence and Emily after she had grown up with the scar on her cheek due to an accident when she ...more
Dec 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Since I have a weakness for historical romances, I requested this story. And although I hadn't read anything of Christina Britton, I really enjoyed this story. It is a story about Emily, a young woman who was scarred in her face at an early age. Ever since, she has been handled as an child and she has let this happened. As a result, she is shy in public and everyone threats on his tiptoes, when around her.
When her brother Caleb is about to be wed, she is fearing the big crowds, which will be at
Oct 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
There is something about Christina Britton's writing that speaks to me on a soul-deep level, and I can't help but put this book on my list of favorite books for the year! Her first book, With Love In Sight, was on my list earlier this year, so it is no surprise that her second book makes it there again. I love how real her stories are and how genuine and flawed the characters, even while keeping the magic of romance and redemption alive. The secondary characters are colorful as well, and the aut ...more
Oct 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Lady Emily Masters has harboured a secret infatuation for the dashing Malcolm Arborn, Viscount Morley since a childhood accident claimed the life of her twin brother and left her own face scarred. To Malcolm, few engagements could possibly be more punishing than attending his friend’s country wedding, until the groom requests he watch over his timid sister before the ceremony & afterwards at the house party.
Malcolm sees the real Emily behind the scar & uses all his arsenal of barbs & jibes to br
Maria Dariotis
Oct 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I loved this story it was emotional and touching. Emily has terrible scarring on her face from an accident that took the life of her twin brother. Over the years she’s learned to cope with the scars, by avoiding social engagements. Unfortunately for her, her brother is getting married and has asked the one man she’s had an infatuation with to watch over her.
Malcom has always known Emily to be a shy person but her scars have made her even more reluctant to go in public. While trying to build her
Sep 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2018
I received an ARC of this book. This story is about two scarred people. The heroine, Emily, is scarred literally while the hero, Malcolm, is scarred emotionally. They both learn to accept themselves and, in turn, each other. I highly recommend this book, can’t wait for her next one!
Elodie’s Reading Corner
Oct 31, 2018 rated it it was amazing
It is my second read by Christina Britton, i preordered this book right after reading the first installment in this Twice Shy Series.
I meet Emily in the previous book, she is a sister of the hero, and was profoundly hurt after their brother’s death. While her brother Caleb chooses to estrange himself from his family, she as a child withdraw from life and becomes a shy wounded and scarred girl. Despite her shyness, I do liked her quiet humor and sharp mind even if it is all kept as inner thoughts
Oct 22, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley, regency, review
I received The Viscount's Promise written by Christina Britton from NetGalley in exchange for a fair review. This is the second in her Twice Shy Series but can be read as a stand-alone. However, the first book was wonderful and fully recommend it.
Lady Emily Masters has had a secret crush on her elder brother's friend Malcolm Arborn, Viscount Morley, since the day an accident left her face scarred and killed her twin brother. But when she comes face to face with him again after so many years, she
Sep 13, 2018 rated it really liked it
Lady Emily keeps her distance from all things Society, ever since the accident that killed her twin brother and left her face scarred. She is content to be on the outskirts and not attract unwanted attention, in fact, it may have taken over her life a bit. It is during Emily's brother's wedding celebration, that she crosses paths with Viscount Morley once again. Suddenly, Emily wants at least one person's notice, Morley's.

Morley does not want to play nursemaid to his best friend's little sister
Oct 25, 2018 rated it really liked it
Lady Emily finds herself drawn to her brother’s friend Malcolm, who she has adored since he saved her from an accident that both scarred her face and killed her twin brother. Since the tragedy, Emily has avoided society but finds herself thrust into society again with her brother’s wedding. Little does she know that her brother has enlisted the help of Malcolm to help Emily gain her confidence. This story was quite entertaining with Malcolm trying to goad Emily into facing her fears whilst findi ...more
Oct 01, 2018 rated it really liked it
He Marquess of Willbridge is getting married and he extracts a promise from his best friend Malcolm, Viscount Morley to look after his sister, Lady Emily during the wedding celebrations. Emily, who suffered a horrible accident at age 12 that scarred one side of her face and the loss of her twin brother, because of this she has retreated into the background and away from the public. He wants to protect her from those who would be judgmental and rude to her and he thinks Malcolm could assist. Malc ...more
Susan Swanson
Jun 21, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Met the author at our June Recycle Book Club meeting. The first book was so well received by most of the book club members, that I thought I'd give the second one a try also. It was a quick read. I enjoyed the first book of the series a little more than this one. The relationship in the first book seemed much more equal between the partners and they enjoyed a very open communication. The second book contained many more instances of jumping to conclusions and mistaken assumptions, which are a pet ...more
Dec 29, 2018 rated it really liked it
The Viscount’s Promise is author Christina Britton’s second historical romance. It follows With Love in Sight and builds on the relationships between the same characters. The Viscount’s Promise utilizes the tortured hero and tortured heroine tropes and, like With Love in Sight, with a bit of the “Ugly Duckling” thrown in.

Lady Emily Masters suffers from a badly scarred cheek after a childhood accident in which her twin brother was killed. She remembers the handsome Malcolm Arborn (Viscount Morle
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I’m rounding up half a star because this has so many of my favorite tropes. Insecure, scarred heroine, secret deal with the brother that thrusts the hero and heroine together, Regency Regina George, all the good misunderstandings and angst. I was worried at first because (view spoiler) ...more
Karen Janet
Nov 08, 2018 rated it really liked it
h’s Young brother and sister are a selfish centred assholes, for that I could not give it five stars.
Apr 01, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: romance
This was cute but I have a few minor gripes with it that I just couldn't let go.

I understand that these are meant to be short, quick reads that are easily digestible. But seriously, there needs to be a bigger reason that the main love interest is a brooding hunk than some girl he loved when he was younger picked his brother over him. Like it's one thing to be pissed as FUCK over it and hate them, believe me, I get it, but to declare yourself deadened inside and determined not to love again? Plea
Jun 06, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is a wonderful book by Christina Britton. I loved the first book in this series and this second book does not disappoint - it is another winner. The book made me laugh, cry and think - a perfect combination to create a memorable read. Emily was scarred in a childhood accident and lost her twin brother and since then she has effectively hidden from society. She is panicked not only by her brother’s impending wedding but by her sister’s upcoming London season where she will have to engage wit ...more
Sep 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

Malcolm wanted to say no, he really did, but his best friend pleaded and gave his trust in him to say yes. Malcolm said yes and found that the shy, quiet, scarred sister of his friend didn't need a protector, but someone to challenge her and basically...push her buttons. As Emily begins to change, so does the wall around Malcolm's heart. When a woman from his past turns up with lies and innuendo, they both must learn to trust in love. This a winner from start to finish with a box of tiss
May 14, 2019 rated it really liked it
Emily probably looks like Isla Fisher with a scar that she thinks is a lot worse than it is. Malcolm is somewhere between Adam Driver and Daario the Dothraki (TY for the reminder he exists, Keri). You know what, this was a pleasant surprise--there are of course the classic overheard-conversation shenanigans in which she storms off, affronted, but they actually talk it out a fair amount and I didn't hate it. I will read more of these. Thanks, Eloise May Express Shelf. ...more
I ADORED this book! Emily and Malcolm were wonderful together and their love story was so sweet and endearing. I hated getting interrupted while I was reading this. If it weren't for work and kids needing things from me, I would have probably finished this in a day. It's that much of a page turner.

Definitely going in my "Favorites" shelf :)
Mar 26, 2021 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Dept of redundancy Dept.

I got tired of the break ups. They just start looking like they’re getting back together and then they break apart.

Also, when a dog licks you clean its laving not lathing. Lathing is a method of constructing a wall as in “lath and plaster.” This error occurs a great number of times.
Catherine Stein
May 30, 2019 rated it liked it
Like a classic regency romance with just a dash of sexytimes. Well-written with good characters. I personally really disliked the villain and the various misunderstandings caused by their interference, but your mileage may vary. The bits with Sir Tristan leave a nice set-up for his book.
Sally Hannoush
Mar 24, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is book two of the series. Great cast of characters! It was enjoyable enough that it made me want to go back and read the first book. I look forward to more stories from this author in the future.
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Christina Britton developed a passion for writing romance novels shortly after buying her first at the tender age of thirteen. Though for several years she turned to art and put brush instead of pen to paper, she has returned to her first love and is now writing full time. She spends her days dreaming of corsets and cravats and noblemen with tortured souls.

She lives with her husband and two childr

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