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Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Review: Stolen Kisses from the Viscount by Alanna Lucas


DISCLAIMER #1: This story is part of a collection of stories from a number of best selling authors. I have decided instead of reviewing them all at once which may be confusing to some of my readers, I am dedicating eight days to these amazing authors and their stories. 

From Goodreads.com:  Desperate times call for drastic measures as Miss Aveline Redgrave enters her third season. Fearful of fortune hunters, she attempts to stay clear of Lord Leybourne, a rogue who is not to be trusted. But his seductive smile and enticing kisses awaken a passion that threatens her common sense. No stranger to scandal, Leybourne is determined to save his family from ruin whatever the cost, even marrying an heiress he doesn’t love. But an unexpected desire and need to protect threatens his plans. Will past heartaches and a devastating wager destroy their future or will true love’s kiss triumph? 

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My Rating: 3 stars out of 5

This wasn't a bad story by any means. So I'm sure you are wondering why the three star rating. That my dear readers is because there is nothing that sets this story apart from others of the same genre. And unfortunately, I have read several recently in which the overall plot is the same - about to face financial ruin notorious rake meets heiress. In his attempt to woo said heiress into marriage in order to save his family name, rake ends up losing his heart - and almost his love - in the process. Its a tried and true plot-line, and although it is a good one, there are just too many competing stories that are longer and include more details than this one did. 

That is not to say that others won't enjoy the story as much as I did (or even more than I did) - in fact I did find this story to be an enjoyable one. The characters themselves were unique and well developed, plus I felt the way that Leybourne approached things in the end was a bit different however overall, this story fades into the collective pile of other stories. There was nothing that outright set it apart.   

Even with that, I would still give this author another chance as I did enjoy her writing style. 

DISCLAIMER #2: I received a complimentary copy of this novel in exchange for my honest review. This has not affected my review in any way. All thoughts and opinions expressed in this review are 100% my own. 

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 Stolen Kisses from the Viscount is available as part of the Once Upon a True Love's Kiss collection from Amazon.com

2 comments:

  1. Thank you for reviewing Once Upon a True Love's Kiss!

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  2. Thanks for reviewing Lady Alanna's book, Red Wine and Books!!! ❤

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