Tuesday, March 29, 2016

The Viscount Needs a Wife by Jo Beverley

Title:  The Viscount Needs a Wife
Author:  Jo Beverley
Publication Date:  April 6/16 by Signet
Length:  432pgs
Genre:  historical romance
Shelf:  Netgalley
Rating: ★★★★

Back Cover Blurb:

The New York Times bestselling author of Too Dangerous for a Lady returns with another roguishly delicious Regency romance...

Since being widowed two years ago, Kitty Cateril has been trapped in her late husband's home, where she is expected to mourn forever. Desperate to escape, Kitty will consider any option—even a hasty marriage to a stranger with no intention of abandoning his bachelor ways.

London life suits Beau Braydon, especially his work keeping Britain safe. So when he inherits the title of Viscount Dauntry, he has no intention of resettling on a rural estate. He can’t resist the opportunity to marry a sensible widow who can manage Beauchamp Abbey for him—until he realizes Kitty is more than he bargained for...

Before Kitty and Dauntry can adjust to each other, a threat to the royal family takes them to London. Soon someone is determined to prevent Dauntry from exposing the villain, and secrets in Kitty's past threaten their growing love...

My Review:

I love how Beverley’s writing takes readers back in time, seamlessly allowing us to experience the regency period while also making it accessible for those of us living in the modern day. Using this as a backdrop for her fun yet intricate plot, she whisked me away in a romance that tugged at my heart. Plot twists kept me on my toes while the characters had me head over heels for them.

I enjoyed getting to know the main characters in this tale as they came to know one another. Using an arranged-ish marriage as a stepping stone Beverley cleverly shows how true romance and real friendship grows between them. Surrounded by a supporting cast that had me laughing and cringing in turns, this was definitely a group of individuals that I would have loved to have spent more time with.

Once again Beverley has brought the regency period to life with a romance that will warm your heart and set you laughing. It was a blast and one that I’d definitely recommend to others.

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