Only a Viscount Will Do
by Tamara Gill
To Marry a Rogue #3
Publication Date: May 22, 2017
Genres: Adult, Entangled: Select, Historical Romance
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Lady Alice Worthingham never conforms to Society’s norms. Ever. She loves adventure, new experiences, and approaches life with a sassy attitude Society can take or leave. But even for her, robbery by a highwayman is a bit much.
Lord Arndel, Lady Alice’s neighbor, is playing a dangerous game—acting the proper viscount by day and the Surrey Bandit by night. And to brazenly steal from the woman who’s captured his attention is no mean feat, or the wisest of moves.
When Lady Alice learns the truth, the viscount finds that when a well-bred woman seeks revenge, she’ll make a gentleman thief pay for his crimes with everything…including his heart.
She pulled back and stepped out of his arms altogether. Callum let her go with regret and consoled himself with the fact that her eyes looked heavy with desire and, if he wasn’t incorrect, a little awe.
“I shouldn’t have done that.”
“Why not?” He shrugged, the action in some way releasing his taut muscles. “You’re not worried about your reputation, are you? I thought you were a highwaywoman and nothing else.”
“I am, but I’m also a woman who should not have done that.”
“Are you a woman of rank?” Callum watched are her eyes darkened in warning. He smirked. “Preferably, I would like you to come back here and do it again.” Her mouth opened on a gasp, and he strode up to her, clasped her face, and kissed her hard, quick, and deep, before pulling back and bowing. “I hope we see each other again.”
Alice nodded and walking over to her horse in what looked like a daze, mounted quickly, and joined her sister. “I’m sure we will, Lord Arndel, and sooner than you’d like, if you continue this type of thieving lifestyle. Do I make myself clear?”
“Very,” he said, watching as the women turned their mounts and cantered down the road before turning into the trees. Callum swore, running a hand through his hair. For all his teasing of the little minx, she’d still run off with his portable blunt and now he would have to send word to London and notify those his deceased cousin owed money to, that the debt would not be paid. Not with the jewels that had been required, at least. Damn it!
What is there NOT to love about this book? It has the voice of a contemporary, set in Regency England. I know, it sounds confusing but read the book and you will see what I mean. Our heroine, Alice has no problem shoting a gun, wearing men’s clothes and all around being very unconventional. I really liked her from the beginning. The start of the book was funny. She didn’t back down with Surrey Bandit, even when she found out it was Callum.
Callum, in the beginning, is very much the tease. I loved how he knew, as the Surrey Bandit, that Alice was Alice and the guilt that he put on himself for putting her in that position. He had morals regardless of what he was doing to his neighbors. It was a tough thing for him to reconcile. And he never once thought that Alice would figure it out, much less exact her own plot to make him an honest man.
The banter between them is delicious, sweet and sexy. Ms. Gill never misses a beat with them. If I had one complaint, it took like forever for them to get together. LOL! The buildup is smooth, the what ifs perfection, too. And having Alice confide in her sister was brilliant. Of course, we had to have a true villain but they are not revealed until almost the end of the book. And the climax of the book? NEVER saw that coming. Ms. Gill once again shows us that a historical writer can keep a reader guessing until the very end.
I can not recommend this book any higher. It’s pure perfection. Funny, sassy, sweet, sexy, and relatable. I need to go back and read the other two books.
ABOUT TAMARA GILL
Tamara is an Australian author who grew up in an old mining town in country South Australia, where her love of history was founded. So much so, she made her darling husband travel to the UK for their honeymoon, where she dragged him from one historical monument and castle to another.
A mother of three, her two little gentleman in the making, a future lady (she hopes) and a part-time job keep her busy in the real world, but whenever she gets a moment’s peace she loves to write romance novels in an array of genres, including regency, medieval and paranormal.
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