Review: Just Another Viscount in Love by Vivienne Lorret

Reviewed by Jen

I have read and enjoyed all three books in this series, but this installment was considerably weaker for me. Part of it might be because of the inherent problems which often come with novellas. The story is very very simple and the love is Insta. Honestly though, my biggest issue was that I was a little bit bored.

Poor Samuel definitely deserved a happy ever after, considering he was cast aside by the other heroines in the series through no fault of his own. He is handsome, kind, and really quite a catch. Gemma, on the other hand, is essentially a pariah. Her father was a villain in a previous tale and now she is unsuitable in the eyes of the time because of his evil deeds.

Basically, Sam spots her at the pond and they strike up a conversation. He doesn’t know who she is, but it is super obvious that she does not have a deceitful bone in her body. This is Very Important. We need to set up an emphasis on this, because you know that her trustworthiness will be a point of contention later in the story. So it’s really important we are aware she is honest because of how she communes with the fish in the pond. (Just go with me here. I didn’t write the book.)

Anyway, Sam invites her to a house party that he is throwing because he is so completely smitten with her. All the other ladies hate her because of her family name and they are basically regency era Mean Girls. I don’t want to dig too deep into the plot, because it is short. But suffice it to say, it did not do anything to engage my emotions. Well, unless you count the big misunderstanding which successfully irritated me.

I don’t want to sound like I hated this. I didn’t. I was just disappointed and underwhelmed. I would stick with the full length stories in this series if you want to give this author a try.

Rating: C

*ARC provided by Avon Impulse

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Just Another Viscount in Love
by Vivienne Lorret
Release Date: August 1, 2017

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