Title: The Viscount’s Sweet Temptation
Author: Aileen Fish
Series: Stands Alone
Released: September 28, 2013
Lady Harriet Thornhill knows the summons from her grandfather means he’s decided whom she must marry. Determined that she’d only marry a man of her choosing, she stows away in her friend’s father’s carriage, only to find herself alone with young Archibald Napier,Viscount Morley.
Morley’s plans for a quiet Christmas vanish when he discovers the sweet young lady hiding under the blankets in his carriage. As she claims an acquaintance with his sister, he feels duty-bound to see her safely back to her family.
A broken carriage wheel leaves them stranded, and Harriet’s reputation is at stake. Morley’s not ready to take a wife, until he’s told he wouldn’t be a suitable husband for her. With memories of her sweet, tempting kiss filling his thoughts, he prepares to fight for the hand of the woman he believes he could love
I was in the mood for a quick sweet novella I could read in one sitting so I gave this one a try. I enjoy reading books from this time period and didn’t end up disappointed but did wish for a little bit more than what I got. Sweet Temptation was a little too “insta-love” for me and I didn’t really feel the connection between the two of them but I enjoyed the story-line.
There were a few crude comments and talk of escapes in a widow’s bed and I wondered a couple times if this would be a stay a clean read or if it would push the limits as it felt a couple times like it was walking that fine line. It has a memorable plot line and I would try another book by this author.
Rating: 3.5 Stars – Good Book
Content: a few crude comments, mention of sewing “wild oats” being acceptable but other wise clean.
Source: Netgalley Review Copy
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