Hellions of Havisham Series, Book 3
It’s my week for Viscounts, I guess, which are pronounced Vie-count, no “s” at all – I double checked.
I actually read the first book in this series, but somehow missed the second so guess I’ll have to go dig that up. This was really good.
Lord Lockley is heir to the Viscount but his father, while still alive, is mad as a hatter. Lockley’s mother died in childbirth, and his father went mad with grief. The house has fallen into disrepair, but Lockley gets a shock when a beautiful young woman shows up at the front door.
Portia announces that she is there to marry the Viscount and Lockley gets his hackles up. His father apparently put an ad in the paper seeking a wife of child bearing age. Since his son hasn’t married, he wants to produce his own “spare”.
Portia is seeking financial security, and Lockley isn’t about to let a fortune hunter take advantage of his father. After reading the fine print of the contract, he realizes that he can protect his father if he marries the young widow himself, and he does so immediately. There is an incredible physical attraction between them, but both are also determined not to fall in love. Lockley fears madness and Portia fears heartbreak.
But what good is a romance if no one falls in love? Yes, there is a good deal of very erotic sex (that Heath is known for) but love – well, you’ll have to read it to find out.
An excellent addition to the series.
12/16 Stacy Alesi AKA the BookBitch™
THE VISCOUNT AND THE VIXEN by Lorraine Heath. Avon (November 29, 2016). ISBN: 978-0062391056. 400p.