Monday, October 15, 2012
My Scandalous Viscount by Gaelen Foley (thoughts)
I love a romance that sweeps me into its' pages and carries me away! I love when the hero and heroine have instant chemistry even while fighting their attraction to one another. And I love when an author does the unexpected and keeps me guessing throughout the book. My Scandalous Viscount fit the bill for me with all three of these things which made it a surefire hit for me! The heat between Carissa and Sebastian started from page one and didn't let up until the very end. I was rooting for them to find their happy ever after (yes I know this is a romance but still) from the beginning of the book. I really liked Carissa's character and found her to be quite spunky at times. I love a good heroine with a backbone so for me she made the book that much better! This is my first book by Gaelen Foley and I had no clue that it was part of a series. Other than not knowing some of the back story that the author alluded to, it didn't detract from my enjoyment of the book at all. In fact, it made me want to go back to the beginning and grab book one so that I could experience all of the other romances for myself. My favorite thing about this book though was that I never knew what to expect next in regards to the storyline. Every time that I thought that I knew what was going to happen, then the author took the story in a more unexpected route. I loved that! Yes, maybe it made it all slightly less believable but I honestly didn't care. Because like I said before, I was immersed in the book and just along for the ride. This was the perfect way to break up some of the darker books that I have been reading lately (IT, I'm looking at you!).
Altogether a delightful read and an author that I will read more of. If the other books in this series have the chemistry in them that this one did, I will be set! This is a book that I would highly recommend to fellow romance readers especially those who love historical romance! And since reading this book out of order didn't take away from my enjoyment, I say start here or read from the beginning of the series. It sure didn't matter to me.
Bottom Line: The perfect read for a rainy day when you need a good romance to suck you in!
Disclosure: I received a copy of this book thanks to TLC Book Tours. The thoughts are my own but I do think that you should check out the other stops on the tour to see other readers' opinions :)