Tuesday, August 11, 2015
BOOK REVIEW- Vexed by a Viscount
Prudence Landon has always done exactly as she should. She’s obeyed her parents’ every word, lived by society’s every dictate, and even agreed to marry a man more than twice her age simply because it was expected of her. In the fortnight before her wedding, she decides it’s high time to bend a few rules before life as she knows it is over. Viscount Ashby leads a charmed life. Betrothed since the age of seven, he is perfectly content to allow his off-the-market status to keep the marriage-minded mamas at bay. When he returns home to his parent’s estate and finds their prim, straight-laced young neighbor swimming naked in broad daylight, he’s both amused and intrigued.
When Ash discovers Prudence’s upcoming nuptials to the aging squire, he decides to help her live a little before the parson’s mousetrap springs closed. But what started as good fun soon leads to something much more. With her wedding fast approaching, they must choose between breaking all the rules and losing their one chance for happiness.
*Novella length at approximately 28,000 words** AMAZON
The List. It was the only thing keeping her going. That and her long ingrained, ruthlessly taught, sense of bowing to duty. No one seems to really care very much what pleases her. But they sure expect her to please them. It was kind of sad how much they didn't even take into account any of her feelings. Getting back to her List, there isn't very much on it and it isn't illegal or all that shocking but it is her "little" rebellions. Some little adventures before she is forever locked into a marriage with a man, almost older than her father. There isn't anything that she likes about him, but she promised to marry him.
Prudence grew up around Ashby or Ash as he was often called. She was always too shy around him but that began to change as he got to know her better. He was the only one up to that point that truly began to want to see her happy. Got to say though, I wasn't sure how she was going to get out of her marriage contract. It was sweet to see Prudence (Pru) delight over so many simple pleasures. I found this book to be okay but had a little problem relating to the stifling atmosphere that Pru had to put up with.
I received a copy of this book through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.