For the Love of the Viscount
Book 1, The Noble Hearts Series
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√Bluestocking Lady Elise Smith is a very content spinster. She holds intellectual gatherings and attends poetry readings, mind-improving lectures, and art shows. She runs her father’s household with quiet and determine efficiency, which is why she is absolutely stunned when Papa informs his three daughters that until Lady Elise is happily settled with—gasp—a husband, he will not consider offers for his two younger daughters.
Lord Simon St. George has happily watched one friend after another become leg-shackled, taking pride in the fact that his title is secured by a brother and nephew, so there is no reason to seek a wife for himself. When he sees a woman previously unknown to him at a ball, who seems to be hiding from the rest of the attendees, he is intrigued enough to introduce himself.
Simon sees a lovely, intelligent woman to pass the time with, Elise sees a man who can help her thwart her father by pretending they are courting. But even the best plans can go awry…
Received a free copy of this book thru instafreebie. Loved the story of Elisa who decides to never marry and gets Simon to pretend to court her so she will not have any suitors and her father will not force to marry. She is highly intelligent and has a plan that should work except Simon falls in love with her and wants to marry. It is a well written story with a lot of humor. I would highly recommend the book if you are interested in historical romance.
A Delightful Regency Romance!
I laughed a lot during my reading of this darling romance. The heroine (Elise), the oldest daughter of a widowed father with monetary problems who decides he MUST marry his three daughters off to lighten his load, is an independent miss who dislikes the frivolous life of the ton and decides she will NOT marry despite her father’s wishes. The hero (Simon), who has also shown disdain for the ton’s activities and has no desire to marry, meets Elise and all of a sudden their game changes and the sparks fly. Elise’s father sees their interest in each other and decides to nudge the two so that they will marry. Oh the hijinks of all the family members that ensue make for a lively, lovely romance. I loved it!
Delightful and Fun!
What a delightful start to a new series. I enjoy reading books about strong young women of the ton. Elise was was of the strongest. She smart, well spoken and has a keen interest in many things other than courting, ball gowns and dancing. Sadly, her father wants her married.
Elise always has a plan and enlists Simon's help in remaining a blue stocking. That is where the real fun begins in the book.
Only friends or could it be turning into love? Ms. Hutton provides the reader with an entertaining book and some very humorous moments.
I truly enjoyed it and look forward to the next in the series.