Thursday, July 7, 2011
The Dangerous Viscount by Miranda Neville
Bets, bets, bets....nothing good ever comes of them. Sebastian turns to his fellow booklover, dandy friend, Tarquin to have his assistance in starting to dress the part of a respectable gentleman. He starts attending events that he hopes Diana will be at and flirts with all the ladies and ignores her. This naturally, starts to aggravate Diana as to why her friend that she has had so many lovely discussions with, has all of a sudden dismissed her. Eventually through this round and round they end up together and share a very passionate night together and just when Diana is just glowing with happiness, Sebastian shatters her and tells her why he did what he did. It takes quite a bit of time to heal both of their wounds and end up with their happily ever after.
I very much enjoyed this book. After reading The Wild Marquis and seeing Sebastian in that book I wasn't really sure if I could grow to like that man but Miranda Neville did a wonderful job transforming him from skittish, virgin scholar to a wonderful, deeply caring man. Diana really annoyed me with her desire to be fit in away from her odd family. She seemed a bit immature at times, especially for being a widow, but I grew to like her by the end of the book. I really enjoyed Dianas family and as I have already started the third book, The Amorous Education of Celia Seaton (Burgundy Club) I am so happy to see them reappear! I hope we get to see more of them in the future as well! Once again, Ms Neville has written a warm, funny, sexy story that should appear to many romance lovers who enjoy a romance book that basically just focuses on the romance of the main couple. I am looking forward to a wonderful future of books from Miranda Neville! 4 stars