ARC Review: Never Marry a Viscount by Anne Stuart

Posted November 14, 2014 by Suzanne in Reviews / 2 Comments

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ARC Review: Never Marry a Viscount by Anne Stuart
Never Marry a Viscount
by Anne Stuart

2 Stars

BOOK INFO


Released: 23 September 2014
Series: Scandal at the House of Russell #3
Published by Montlake Romance
Pages: 320
Format: eARC
 

 

“This is the last book in the Scandal in the House of Russell series and I am afraid to say I find myself underwhelmed ” ~ Under the Covers

After being unceremoniously kicked out of her Nanny’s cottage Miss Sophie Russell knows exactly where she is going to go. Straight back to the family home she lived in – till her father’s untimely and suspicious death and the terrible scandal that resulted in ruination of both her and her sisters life’s. The house is now occupied by one of the chief suspects in her father death and Sophie is determined to see if the Viscount is guilty. Posing as the cook Sophie infiltrates the house ready to find any evidence of his involvement; however, what she wasn’t read for was the instant attraction and chemistry with the wicked and darkly handsome Viscount.

This is the last book in the Scandal in the House of Russell series and I am afraid to say I find myself underwhelmed by it and indeed by the series, although I did prefer the previous two books in the series to this one. I have found the romances to be enjoyable, however, they have neither been original nor intense enough to really capture my attention as previous series by her have. The mystery that has threaded through this series has been good, but I did find the conclusion to be slightly anti-climatic and almost cartoonish in its villainy.

A bug bear of mine in romance is when lust seems to be mistaken for love and this is what happens in Never Marry a Viscount. Anne Stuart has written some red hot chemistry between Sophie and Alexander, and you can feel their desire for one another pouring off the page. What I never felt was any affection or love or deeper understanding of one another beyond the physical, so I was completely baffled when they started thinking they were in love. Sometimes insta-love works, in this case it didn’t and it just left me feeling confused and annoyed.

Never Marry a Viscount also brings the over all story arc regarding their father’s killer to its conclusion. I was disappointed with this part of the story as I have enjoyed this aspect of the series in the previous books, but it all turned out to be quite ordinary in the end. This book also brought the three sisters back together again, and I did enjoy seeing the happy couples together and all focused on helping Sophie.

This series isn’t something I would read again, and probably wouldn’t recommend as there are much better series out there. If you would like to read something by Anne Stuart, please try the Wicked House of Rohan, which is one of my favourite Historical Romance series and shows this author at her best.

*ARC provided by publisher

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About Anne Stuart

Anne Stuart is a grandmaster of the genre, winner of Romance Writers of America's prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award, survivor of more than thirty-five years in the romance business, and still just keeps getting better.

Her first novel was Barrett's Hill, a gothic romance published by Ballantine in 1974 when Anne had just turned 25. Since then she's written more gothics, regencies, romantic suspense, romantic adventure, series romance, suspense, historical romance, paranormal and mainstream contemporary romance for publishers such as Doubleday, Harlequin, Silhouette, Avon, Zebra, St. Martins Press, Berkley, Dell, Pocket Books and Fawcett.

She’s won numerous awards, appeared on most bestseller lists, and speaks all over the country. Her general outrageousness has gotten her on Entertainment Tonight, as well as in Vogue, People, USA Today, Women’s Day and countless other national newspapers and magazines.

When she’s not traveling, she’s at home in Northern Vermont with her luscious husband of thirty-six years, an empty nest, three cats, four sewing machines, and one Springer Spaniel, and when she’s not working she’s watching movies, listening to rock and roll (preferably Japanese) and spending far too much time quilting.

Anne Stuart also writes as Kristina Douglas.

 

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Gosh, we all seem to be admitting our ages…and I hate that I am at the point in life when admitting my age is a “thing”…whodda thunk it? I was kind of hoping I would remain 21 forever. However, I have moved out of that New Adult stage of my life and am now strictly in the Contemporary Romance age zone of 28. I would prefer to be in an Urban Fantasy arena, but I don’t think I own enough black leather. However, I could probably squeeze into some PNR, I am fully prepared to give a horn job to my favourite demon, or suck on my sexy vamps…fangs and I am definitely up for some heavy petting with some fine looking shifters. Than again their’s always Sci Fi…I am fully prepared to do the right thing and help some poor alien race with more 6 packs than a supermarket repopulate their planet. Not that I am loose woman or anything.

Annnnnd I will stop myself there, before I start waxing lyrical about my love of historical romance and fantasy as well; no one needs to know about my elf fantasies. As you can tell, I adore and day dream about most romance genres, and my three big loves are 1) reading about romance 2) writing about romance and 3) talking about romance with my gals. Which, is why I love Under the Covers so much, I get all my bookish needs satisfied and don’t get judged when I talk about my favourite characters like they are real people. Which they are right?
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Thanks for sharing your thoughts Suzanne

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Thanks for your review, bummer deal book 3 bombed.