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“Romantic Times” Award Winner Review- The Viscount Who Lived Down The Lane by Elizabeth Boyle

Title: The Viscount Who Liveed Down The Lane: Rhymes with Love

The Viscount who lives Down the lane

Genre: Historical Romance/Regency

Author: Elizabeth Boyle

Publisher: Avon, 2014

Source: Purchase

Rating: 4.5

Sexy Rating: 5

Description from Amazon.com:

She has no desire for love . . .

As she arrives in Mayfair, Louisa Tempest is horrified when her incorrigible cat bolts from the carriage and dashes into a neighbor’s house, where she comes face-to-face with the reclusive Viscount Wakefield. But even more dismaying than his foul temper is the disarray in which she finds his home. Convinced his demeanor would improve if his household were in order, Louisa resolves to put everything to rights.

. . . until she meets the viscount who lives down the lane

Much to his chagrin, Wakefield finds it impossible to keep the meddling Louisa out of his home, invading his daily life with her “improvements,” and his nights with the tempting desires she sparks inside him. Wounded in the war, he’s scorned society ever since his return . . . until Louisa opens the door to his heart and convinces him to give love a second chance.

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This is a book chock-a-block full of wit, humor and splendid writing. We are treated to Louisa’s indomitable spirit for she is a young woman who knows her own mind and certainly thinks she knows what ought to be done when she sees an aristocratic mess. Pierson, Viscount Wakefield was perfectly content to wallow in his depression and drink until Louisa invaded his home with her good intentions. Louisa is the whirlwind that cannot be stopped no matter how much bluster and foot stomping is done by the Viscount.

This is the fourth book in the RHYMES WITH LOVE series. It is a standalone novel so feel free to pick it up and not be lost. There are kisses and more so keep your fan at the ready for things can get steamy hot. Winner of the Romantic Times 2014 Love and Laughter award. If you are looking for a lighthearted read dripping with romance than this is the one.

 

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Review- Along Came a Duke by Elizabeth Boyle

Title:  Along Came a Duke(Bk #1, Rhymes With Love series)

Genre:  Historical Romance

Author: Elizabeth Boyle

Publisher:  Avon, May 29, 2012

Source: Free for review from Amazon Vine Program

Rating: 3.5

Sexy Rating: 5

Description from amazon.com:

“A young lady with a fortune is subject to all sorts of untoward attentions by the worst sort of vagrants.” Aunt Allegra

A lesson Tabitha Timmons, a penniless spinster, has never needed to heed. That is, until she is left a vast fortune payable only upon her marriage to the very respectable Mr. Barkworth—a match that offers little chance of discovering exactly what her aunt means by “untoward attentions.”

But the same can’t be said when the Duke of Preston happens along Tabitha’s path. He spies a rebellious streak in her that matches his own and he makes it his mission to save her from such a passionless match, interfering in her life at every turn. All too soon, Preston—whose very name spells ruin—has Tabitha caught between the good fortune that guarantees her security, and his kiss, which promises an entirely different kind of happily-ever-after.

**

Tabatha is trying desperately to hold onto her dignity and virginity until she is forced to forgo both.  Preston is a Duke without very much decorum (but really when you are a Duke you pretty much do what you will).  All manner of faux pas ensue to foul up plans which keep us turning pages and every once in awhile laughing out loud.

This is a fun, light, predictable, but most enjoyable read.  There is not much new in this book.  We get rakish aristocrats, prim-proper country lasses, vile villains and snooty society so we have all the makings of a true regency style romance novel and Ms. Boyle does write it well.  This is a fine escape read and since it is the first in a series we can look forward to the stories of other interesting side characters.

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Review- Mad About The Duke by Elizabeth Boyle

Title: Mad About the Duke

Genre: Historical Romance

Author: Elizabeth Boyle

Publisher: Avon 2010

Source: purchase

Rating: 2.5

Sexy Rating: 5

Description:  Level-headed Lady Elinor Standon will not allow her greedy stepfather to wed her younger sister to the highest bidder! The only way to stop this evil plan is for Elinor to to gain control of her sister’s guardianship, but to do that she needs to get married. Convinced that nothing less than a duke will do, she hires Mr. St. Maur, Esq. to help her land her lofty lord… However her plans go awry as she discovers that beneath her solicitor’s rumpled coat and haughty demeanor is a man all-too-desirable to ignore and she finds herself falling for more than his unconventional legal advice.
 
James Tremont, the ninth Duke of Parkerton, is astonished by the freedom and anonymity he’s gained simply by donning his brother’s ill-fitting jacket, especially when an exquisite, peer-hunting beauty mistakes him for a solicitor… Now he finds himself tangled up by more than her legal woes. For until he can undo the straight-laced yet delectable Elinor, his identity must remain a mystery—because by not having revealed it immediately, this dedicated bachelor may have already sabotaged his one chance for the madness of finding his one true love.

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This was my first Elizabeth Boyle book.  I found it very confusing with characters obviously brought in from other books that I have not read.  There was no indication on the cover of this book that I might need to start with other books.  I gave it two stars because it wasn’t horrible only a very frustrating read. 

Two people who fall in love at first sight, mistaken identity that is not cleared up, acting totally out of character for one of the couple, acting illogical for the other of the couple and a bunch of servants who should have been fired.

The only adult in the book was a 12 year old Duke.

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