The Viscount and the Vicar’s Daughter

Tristan Sinclair, Viscount St. Ashton lived in a world of debauchery and wealth but then it all goes away. The life that he loved just did not feel right. He will visit a notorious house party and expecting to enjoy a month of drinking but then he meets Valentine March.

Valentine March is a companion and someone who is unnoticeable but she will be noticed by a notorious rake, Tristan. He will soon learn that she is not the drab little spinster she appears to be. Valentine will be tempted by Tristan, she will know that he is not for her but with one scandal her life will get turned upside down.

The Viscount and the Vicar’s Daughter by Mimi Matthews is the first book that I have tried from the author. I found this book to be enjoyable and refreshing. There is nothing new to this story line to make it original but the fact that I have not been reading a ton of romances could be the reason. This book was lighthearted and intriguing with Tristan and Valentine. I was cheering for Tristan to get his act together and to be ready to be with Valentine. I wanted him to be the man that was hidden behind all the debauchery. Then there was Valentine who was trying to get answers about her past. I found her story interesting and enjoyed the mystery of her life.

Based on this book I will be back to read more from Mimi Matthews.

The Devil’s Waltz

The Devil's WaltzChristian Montcalm’s plan was to seduce an heiress and wed her. There was one problem that stood in his way which was Miss Annelise Kempton who tempted him like no other.

Annelise Kempton was not going to let her charge get seduced by Christian Montcalm. Though she did not expect him to turn the tables on her and try to seduce her as well.

The Devil’s Waltz is a novel by Anne Stuart which was one that I loved reading.

I loved Annelise’s character. She was a strong woman who had suffered loss but fought to keep going. I wanted her to find happiness in the arms of Christian but I also wanted her to hit him. He was a character that walked the line of villain and hero easily and Stuart writes those characters well. There are redeemable characteristics of Christian they are just buried deep. So really for a lot of the book I wanted to smack his head as well.

There were things I loved about this book and then there were things that got me annoyed. What annoyed me was Hetty. She was an annoying girl personally for me. She was too spoiled and headstrong, and didn’t think before she spoke. I didn’t want her to be with Christian as I wanted Annelise to be with him. I liked how Stuart wrote the scene that got me what I wanted. Though there were still problems that come from the book which prolonged that happy ending.

Now as I said Christian was like a villain but there were many in the book which could be thought of as a villain. The main one is like a wolf in sheep’s clothing.

As the book concludes I was happy with how Anne Stuart left Christian and Annelise with the epilogue especially with all the cruelty which surrounded the book.