Wednesday, December 1, 2010

The Spurned Viscountess by Shelley Munro

I received a galley of this novel from NetGalley for review. This in no way affected my opinions.

A very solid Georgian romance. Complete with a gothic castle, mysterious accidents, missing servants, a mind-reading heroine, and a scarred hero with amnesia.

Rosalind has set off to marry Lucien, Viscount Hastings, a man she's never met. Upon their meeting, Rosalind has glimpses of his past including a mysterious woman. As her fiancee gives her every chance to call off the wedding, Rosalind is dead set on marrying him and have the family she always wanted. However, starting on her wedding night, Rosalind is convinced someone is out to get her. Between being pushed off the bed, shot at, among other accidents, Rosalind's maid suddenly goes missing. Who is out to get her?

Lucien has absolutely no desire to get close to his wife, after what happened in his past. He is far more focused on finding out who killed his first wife and their unborn child, and getting revenge. The only information he has acquired is a mysterious man who goes by the name Hawk.

The pacing of this book was good. It took a while for Rosalind and Lucien to warm up to each other. I'm happy to say that the whole mind-reading bit wasn't as distracting as I thought it would be. It was barely there, really.

Rosalind was a real stubborn heroine, and while I admire her tenacity, I couldn't help thinking she was a bit touched in the head. With all the accidents and warnings, she kept on going out on her own only to meet... another accident.

Overall, an enjoyable read.


Dazzling Mage said...

Ooh, interesting! Great review!