Society’s Most Scandalous Viscount: Regency Charms #3 by Anabelle Bryant with Excerpt and Giveaway

Society’s Most Scandalous Viscount: Regency Charms #3 by Anabelle Bryant with Excerpt and Giveaway

Keeping in line with my “all things historic romance” obsession, today I have the third book in the Regency Charms series from Annabelle Bryant.  Please read on to discover more about the book and read an excerpt, please be sure to check the tour stops to see what other readers thought of the title, and don’t forget to enter the tour-wide giveaway where you could win a $25 Amazon gift card. But first

Society’s Most Scandalous Viscount

The first I have read by this author, the third book in the series does have some background information required for a fuller understanding of the characters. Suffice it to say, these are two very damaged people, mostly from their parent’s individual actions, who find one another in a chance meeting on a beach.

Kell has a pair of parents who are overtly and passively dismissive of one another, and their affairs outside of marriage have become well-known scandal. Kell is both angered by and disgusted by their behavior, and he’s decided to make the most of the worst people think of him by remaining detached and aloof, doing as he wishes in every aspect of life as he chases amusement,  but not truly getting attached to anyone or anything.

Angelica is visiting her grandmother for one final week before returning to enter the convent at her father’s behest. After the death of her mother, he retreated into religion and piety for comfort, and believes his daughter is best served by staying removed from society and it’s potential hurts.

I’d love to say that this story grabbed me and kept me reading on, but not having a real sense of Kell before this story that is very much his was a difficult obstacle to overcome.  Additionally, the author’s writing style is flowery and overly verbose, bordering on ponderously weighty and this added to a remove from the story: too many words to discuss an idea or place without actually being useful words made this read feel far longer than it was.  Perhaps had I the background on the character and some attachment to them that was built in earlier installments,  I would have liked this better, but it just was another story, nothing terrible but nothing wonderful either.

Society’s Most Scandalous Viscount: Regency Charms #3 by Anabelle Bryant with Excerpt and Giveaway

Title: Society's Most Scandalous Viscount
Author: Anabelle Bryant
Series: Regency Charms #3
Genre: Historical Romance
ISBN: 1474035930
Published on: 3 November 2015
Format:eBook
Source: Author via Tour Company
Pages: 229
Rated: three-stars
Heat: One Flame

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When rules are made to be broken…

Viscount Kellaway may sound like a gentleman, but he doesn’t act like one. As far as Kell is concerned, drink, women and the wrong side of the law are much more attractive indulgences than could be found in polite society – much to the scandal of the ton.

With all of Brighton’s women to choose from, Kell has never settled for one – and his devilish good looks mean he’s never had to. But when he spies Angelica Curtis walking on the beach by moonlight, the living vision of a familiar dream, all that changes.

Suddenly, Kell finds himself craving the touch of a single woman…and it just so happens that the woman in question won’t have him! But if Kell’s bad ways have taught him anything, it’s that nothing is truly out of bounds…

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A copy of this title was provided via Author via Tour Company for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.

 

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He was tall, strikingly handsome, and absolutely forbidden. Virility rolled off him in waves. She should have a care. She knew better. Still that ever-present undercurrent of wild curiosity suffocated any suggestions made by common sense.

While she contemplated her reckless not restless behavior, he lit the lantern on the hook by the door and bathed them in the soft glow of the lamp.

“We need to dry off.” He said the words as if they were an edict to be obeyed, and she nodded her agreement although how they were to accomplish the task remained unknown.

He wriggled the knob on the door and patted his pocket, although she couldn’t imagine why. Only the groundskeeper and the owner of the manor would retain a key. Then he raised his boot and before she could summon an objection, kicked in the cottage door with a dull thud. He grabbed the lantern from the hook and preceded her, glancing over his shoulder and offering a winsome smile to imply she should follow inside.

She swallowed audibly. What was she doing? This was insane, yet she’d never felt so enthralled. Some unspoken sensation she couldn’t explain assured she was in no peril, but still how could one be certain? If he desired, this stranger would overpower her with ease proving only a fool should enter the cottage. A rumble of thunder concurred, underscoring her decision to depart. She managed one step backward before his hand shot through the doorframe, captured her wrist, and tugged her into the dry shelter of the room.

 

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About Anabelle Bryant

Anabelle Bryant began reading at age three and never stopped.  Her passion for reading soon turned into a passion for writing and an author was born.  Happy to grab a suitcase if it ensures a new adventure, Anabelle finds endless inspiration in travel, especially imaginary jaunts into Regency England, a far cry from her home in New Jersey.  Instead, her clever characters live out her daydreams because really, who wouldn't want to dance with a handsome duke or kiss a wicked earl?

Though teaching keeps her grounded, photography, running and writing, counterbalance her wanderlust.  Often found with her nose in a book, Anabelle earned her Master's Degree and is completing her Doctorate Degree in education.  Thrilled to be an author for Harlequin's Carina line, Anabelle's historical romances are character driven.  She strives to provide a heartfelt connection between her hero, heroine, and the reader, believing the emotional journey on the path to true love is the most important bond.  Clever secondary characters and lively conversation keep the pages turning.

Anabelle knows sometimes life doesn't provide a happily ever after, but her novels always do.  She enjoys talking with her fans.  Follow her on Facebook for the latest news concerning her upcoming novels. Visit AnabelleBryant.com to join her newsletter and follow at Twitter and Pinterest.

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