Series: Beau Monde Bachelor #4
Genres: Historical Romance
Published by Sourcebooks Casablanca on May 07, 2013
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Lady Vivian Worth knows perfectly well how to behave like a lady. But observing proper manners when no one is around to impress is just plain silly. When Luke Forest, the newly named Duke of Foxhaven, arrives early to visit his bride-to-be, he catches Vivian acting most unladylike—in her chemise. Though amused by her unconventional ways, Luke hadn't planned on marrying such a sprightly and opinionated lady. He'll just have to find her another husband. But can he stand to see the vivacious woman in the arms of someone else?
Our story takes place during the summer of 1818.
Lady Vivian “Vivi” Worth is having a great time by herself on a hot summer afternoon. She also loves to daydream about things that women of that time period dreamed about. Lucas “Luke” Forest is the Duke of Foxhaven. Luke has come to Brighthurst to speak with Vivian.
I love how Samantha doesn’t make Vivian out to be a “biddable” woman. I know that I have to remember that this is a historic piece but I would like to think that there were quite a few women like her back then. I also like the fact that she is an intelligent woman – someone who can think for herself. She also doesn’t make Luke out to be the perfect specimen of man. He has issues that has his mind stopping him from finding love.
I love to find that I can relate to the book that I’m reading. In this instance it was with Luke. He appears to sing like I do – solo (so low you can’t hear me). And to the fact that they are singing my favorite hymn, “Amazing Grace”. The sad part was the day I was reading this part of the book, I found out that George Beverly Shea passed away. If you would like to listen to an old version of him singing this hymn just follow the link, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eSNlbAazuXY.
This book is one of faith and trust. Good, bad, or indifferent sometimes our past just doesn’t go away. And then sometimes it can be used against us. It doesn’t matter if you are the nicest person around, there can be one person out there who just seems to have it in for you. But you must have some trust that the important people in your life will believe in you.
Now if you’re looking for a book that’s loaded with sex, you won’t find it here. If you’re looking for a book that teases, where you see love blossom, and the sex comes just at the right time; then this book is for you. If you have read the other books in the series, you will want to make sure to read this one too. If this is your first time reading about the Beau Monde Bachelors, I hope you will like it enough to go back and read the other books once you finish this one. (Reviewed by Lynn Reynolds from Romance Reader Enthusiast)