Review: The Most Eligible Viscount in London (The Lords of London #2) by Ella Quinn - .Red Wine & Books

Sunday, April 4, 2021

Review: The Most Eligible Viscount in London (The Lords of London #2) by Ella Quinn

 


Print Length: 320 pages
Publisher: Zebra (March 30, 2021)

From Goodreads.com:  Viscount Gavin Turley is convinced that love matches cause nothing but trouble. Still, after months of courting, he’s fallen for Miss Georgie Featherton. He’s passionate about her, in fact. But words of love are not an indulgence he will allow himself. When he presents Georgie with his marriage proposal, he will lead with his head—not his heart. His qualifications as a husband are excellent, after all. What could go wrong?

No sooner does Gavin kneel on one knee than Georgie’s heart goes aflutter with joy. Finally, the proposal she longed for had arrived. Yet Gavin seemed to be listing his credentials for a business partnership, not a romantic union. Without a declaration of love, Georgie can only reject his offer—unless the ladies of the ton, and Georgie’s grandmama, have anything to do with it. For sometimes it takes a wiser eye to see the love behind a guarded heart—and a clever scheme to bring it out of hiding...

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My Rating: 3 stars out of 5

Let me begin by saying that this was a very well written story. And I enjoyed being able to reconnect with some of the characters from her prior novels. The problem I had with this was the fact that not only were there A LOT of prior characters making a comeback (even when they didn't seem to add much to the overall plot), but I never really bought that Gavin changed his mind about loving Georgie. 

I felt this way in part, because even the scene that seemed designed to bring them together, for me at least, fell utterly flat. Which was disappointing because I think had a few things been executed differently, there was the potential for that scene to have a much greater impact on the story. I also feel like showing right off the bat that any other potential suitors at the party were quickly taken out of play, took away some of the angst and drama that this story could have had. 

Speaking just to Gavin and Georgie, I wish we could have seen more of their interactions. I feel like the spent a lot of time either thinking about what they wanted, or talking to other people about what they wanted than actually talking to each other. I also found it a bit off that Gavin had courted Georgie for so long, yet didn't seem to understand that he felt he couldn't afford to fall in love. That seems like a big thing that would have come up before his botched proposal. 

In the end, I believe that this story will still appeal to those who enjoy slow burn historical romances (especially ones with as much detail as this one had). I would read more from this author! 

DISCLAIMER:  I received a complimentary copy of this novel from the publisher. 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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                                           The Most Eligible Viscount in London is available from Amazon.com


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