Review: Miss Rose and the Vexing Viscount (The Triplet Orphans Book 1)by Catherine Tinley


Print Length: 295 pages
Publisher: Harlequin Historical (October 1, 2023)

From An unsuitable match for the viscount

And not just because she vexes him!

Bookworm Rose Lennox has no interest in making her debut. She’s only in London to discover the truth of her parentage. Her sponsor’s nephew, James, the Viscount Ashbourne, is equally cynical about the marriage mart, yet they still rile each other every time they speak! But the sparks of animosity soon become flames of attraction. Still, Rose’s unknown past means she can never be a viscount’s wife… 


My Rating: 3 stars out of 5

I strongly believe that my dislike for this novel was more down to my own personal pet peeves than anything truly wrong with this novel. 

In fact, I quite enjoyed Rose and James and the way that she was unafraid to speak her mind and let her feelings be known to him when he said or did something that she didn't agree with. The chemistry between those two was apparent from the start. So what was my problem with this one? 

To begin with we have the fact that three unmarried young women were living in the home of a bachelor male. And while yes, his aunt did also reside in the home, we all know how gossipy the ton was and I found it hard to believe that no one speculated on the fact that the aunt couldn't possibly be adequately chaperoning all three young ladies while her nephew was home. Especially considering that everyone knew that the young ladies in question had absolutely no idea of their parentage, or if they were even legitimate. 

Speaking on that major plot point, I really expected more drama on that front than we were given (although there were instances of it it, some of which didn't make sense). Also the whole, "I like you but you are NOT an appropriate candidate for a wife.... but I'm still going to compromise you in public" versus the "I love you but I will not force you into marriage" troupe is just old. Don't get me wrong - I GET IT. A woman wants a man to propose because he is in love with her too and not because he feels he "has to", but just ONCE I would love it if a girl (especially one who didn't fully understand the ways of the ton) looked at the man who compromised her and went "WELL YOU KNEW WHAT COULD HAPPEN." I feel like that might make things more interesting especially when they have the chemistry that these two did. 

Lastly, I  felt that the final reveal was a bit ..... weird. There was so much information surrounding the circumstances that was still missing even after we got the truth that it felt kind of anti-climatic. What exactly was her mama hiding from? 

Those things considered, I would give this author another chance, so if I happen to see another in this series up for review, I will request it just to see how the series progresses with the other sisters.

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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