Monday, February 6, 2017

"A Viscount's Proposal" by Melanie Dickerson

About this book:

  “Leorah Langdon has no patience for Regency society’s shallow hypocrisy and unnecessary rules, especially for women. She’s determined to defy convention by marrying for grand passion instead of settling for a loveless union like her parents—or wedding a stuffy, pompous gentleman like Edward, the Viscount Withinghall. But when a chance meeting in the countryside leads to Leorah and Withinghall being discovered in his overturned carriage—alone and after dark—the ensuing gossip may force them together.
  Withinghall has his reasons for clinging to propriety; his father perished in a duel with his mistress’s husband, and Edward must avoid scandal himself if he wants to become prime minister. He certainly has no time for a reckless hoyden like Miss Langdon. But soon the two discover that Withinghall’s coach “accident” was no such thing: the vehicle was sabotaged.
  Can the culprit be brought to justice? Strong-willed Leorah and duty-driven Withinghall will have to work together if they have any hope of saving her reputation, his political career—and his life.”

Series: Book #2 in “The Regency Spies of London” series. Review of #1 Here!

Spiritual Content- Prayers & Thanking God; A few Scriptures are mentioned; Talks about God & Jesus; ‘H’s are not capital when referring to God; Mentions of God; Mentions of prayers; Mentions of Christians, an evangelical writer & Christian books about morals; Mentions of clergymen; Mentions of Christmas; A few mentions of Bibles & reading; A few mentions of those & events in the Bible; A few mentions of church going; A few mentions of sins; A couple mentions of blessings; A mention of Lent;
*Note: A mention of damning evidence; A mention of something seeming damning; A “Good God, man,” is said once; A ‘what the devil’.  

Negative Content- Minor cussing including: an ‘Egads’, an ‘idiot’, a ‘shut up’, three ‘stupid’s;  Sarcasm & Eye rolling; Pain (up to semi-detailed); Many mentions of gossip & rumors; Mentions of duels & a death; Mentions of fighting, guns aimed & trying to shoot a person (up to semi-detailed); Mentions of murder, a plan to murder someone, a would-be assassin, threats & hatred (barely-above-not-detailed); Mentions of pain, injuries, blood, a carriage accident & a body (up to semi-detailed); Mentions of drinking, drunks & spirits; Mentions of hangings & jail; Mentions of hunting & shooting at people and animals; A few mentions of a suicide; A few mentions of jealousy; A few mentions of lying & lies; A couple mentions of beatings.

Sexual Content- a palm kiss, a cheek kiss, a forehead kiss, an almost kiss, two not-detailed kisses, four barely-above-not-detailed kisses, & three semi-detailed kisses; Touches, Embraces, Nearness, & Flutters (barely-above-not-detailed); Noticing; a ‘wench’; Many mentions of scandals, mistresses/courtesans, lovers, affairs & passion (mentions are barely barely-above-not-detailed in what it all means); Many mentions of reputations, ruin reputations & compromising situations; Mentions of kisses & kissing; Mentions of flirts, flirting & touching; A few mentions of mistletoe & kissing under it; A few mentions of an illegitimate child; A couple mentions of blushing & a man loving his wife with his body; A couple mentions of scandalous romance novels; A mention of a man seducing & keeping a young girl as his mistress; Love, falling in love & the emotions;
             *Note: A couple mentions of unmentionables.  

-Leorah Langdon, age 22
-Edward Withinghall, age 29
                                P.O.V. switches between them
                                              Set in 1813-1814
                                                        279 pages

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My personal Rating-
I don’t know about y’all, but I love reading romances where the main couple don’t get a long—or even like each other—at first.  It’s such a nice change from the typical love/attraction at first sight, wouldn’t you agree? I honestly adored this novel. Even for dealing with mentions of mistresses, men who keep one & affairs, it was all very clean. I enjoyed the first book, but Leorah and Edward just made this book. At first I was getting a Mr. Darcy vibe almost from Edward, but I was happy when it was different. I honest-to-goodness, loved Leorah (& her name!) and thought she was just brilliant. I did love seeing Julia & Nicholas again and learning what was new with them. (I always love reading series connected by siblings or dear friends because you have a high chance of seeing the previous couple again in the next book.) I’m hoping for Felicity’s story next; I want to hear about her twelve siblings!

See y’all on Wednesday with a new review!

*BFCG may (Read the review to see) recommend this book by this author. It does not mean I recommend all the books by this author.
*I received this book for free from the Author for this honest review.

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