- File Size: 450 KB
- Print Length: 83 pages
- Publisher: Beyond the Page Publishing (February 2, 2013)
- Publication Date: February 2, 2013
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00BAW3ZG8
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Not Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #925,000 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
The Viscount's Valentine (Classic Regency Romances Book 1) Kindle Edition
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I think that the main thing I didn't like was how Blackthorne fell in love without ever talking to Honey, turned into a mostly terrible person (with a soft spot for women being forced into marriage / in bad marriages) supposedly "because" of her, and then stayed that way for years and years. Seriously? He NEVER TALKED TO HER.
But if you can get past that little tidbit of ridiculousness, the novella is fairly enjoyable. Honey is a little sickeningly sweet, Blackthorne is the epitome of "misunderstood rake," Honey's sister Nellie is just downright a PITA that you want to smack across the face, but overall the storyline trips along fairly smoothly and it's nice when everyone gets a happy ending. Honestly, I think this story might have been better if it had been longer, with more time for all the plot lines to develop and Blackthorne and Honey to get to know each other better. But if you want a quick, cheap read, with a bit of angst and a HEA, it's not a bad novella to pick up.
Twelve years later, Bron is visiting his friend, Gordon, in Yorkshire and he sees Honey at a country ball. She has been widowed for several years and leads a somewhat reclusive life. Her sister, Nell, is visiting with her and flirts shamelessly with Gordon and Bron when they call at Honey's home during the next few weeks. Most of the story is about Bron trying to win over the very reticent Honey while his feelings about her deepen and become more apparent to him. There are a number of passionate embraces, and Bron's tender feelings for Honey are very well developed. I thought he really grew as a character which was evident in the way his intentions toward Honey change during the story.
The writing is very natural and enjoyable to read. This is basically a clean novel as there are no graphic descriptions, but I wouldn't hand it to my teenagers since there are passionate activities beyond kissing which are eluded to. I thought this was just the right length and enjoyed it. There's no mystery, intrigue or danger to add excitement, but it's a sweet story about unrequited love with a HEA.
** Mostly clean romance with passionate scenes but no graphic details.
From that time on, the hero tries to help young women trapped in an abusive marriage or being forced into an unwanted marriage. He had joined the military and upon his return has just skated on the edge of propriety in society. The ton views him as a rake. But he has never forgotten the woman who set things in motion.
Our heroine is now a widow and lives alone except for a few servants. Her marriage allowed her to help her brother and sister, but gave her little happiness. Her sister comes to visit, but the heroine clearly sees the sister is having marital problems.
The hero arrives in the area to escape a scandal in town and finds the heroine once again. He first plans to seduce her, then as he comes to know her better, he thinks he might want her as a mistress. The story moves along with his finally understanding he has fallen in love with her. The heroine doesn't know what love feels like. She desires the hero to be sure, but wonders if that is actually love.
The sister causes problems. She throws herself at the hero constantly -- going so far as to sneak into his bed.
This was a nice story. The Valentine tie being the heroine's birthday, though that wasn't important to the story. This was a good afternoon read.
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