Friday, July 8, 2016

The Virgin And the Viscount - Charis Michaels

The Virgin
Lady Elisabeth Hamilton-Baythes has a painful secret. At the innocent age of fifteen, she was abducted by highwaymen and sold to a brothel. After two days, a young lord discovers her and enacts a brave rescue to get her out. Now she's a grown woman, working to save other girls from the horror she saw that night and never forgetting the young man who rescued her.

The Viscount
Bryson Courtland, Viscount Rainsleigh has overcome an abusive boyhood, neglectful parents, and a bankrupt title to be one of the wealthiest noblemen in Britain. He works tirelessly to be upright and forthright and proper to a fault. Now he requires only one thing: A proper, forthright, proper wife.
The Unraveling
When a charity event puts Lord Bryson and Lady Elisabeth face-to-face, Bryson has no memory of the wounded girl of long ago. All he can see is a perfect candidate to be his future wife. Elisabeth has never forgotten him, but she worries that the brave boy who saved her so long ago has become a rich man with an unfulfilled life.

As a whirlwind courtship reveals the truth, Bryson must accept that Elisabeth is actually a shadow from his dark past, while Elisabeth must show that love is the noblest virtue of all.

Elizabeth has been through a rough go in the past, sold at a brothel by bandits after her parents were murdered,she's now 30 and considered on the shelf.  The one man she's loved for 15 years finally notices her.  She tries to push him away, but Bryson no matter how hard she tried won't have anyone but her.
I haven't read a historical romance in a while and I'm overjoyed I chose this one.  It was a story that was well written and had me entranced from the first page until I finished the story the next day.  Elizabeth wants to do what she feels is the right thing and she's very likable even when she's trying to push Bryson away.  Bryson was a bit aggravating but his love for Elizabeth was undeniable even when he felt he had to push her away.  If you're looking for a heart pounding historical romance that has the perfect old world charm with enough steam that will keep your new world ereader steaming I highly recommend The Virgin and the Viscount.

Charis Michaels is thrilled to be making her debut with Avon Impulse. Prior to writing romance, she studied Journalism at Texas A&M and managed PR for a trade association. She has also worked as a tour guide at Disney World, harvested peaches on her family’s farm, and entertained children as the “Story Godmother” at birthday parties. She has lived in Texas, Florida, and London, England. She now makes her home in the Washington, D.C.-metro area.

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  1. Obviously gobbling up this review! That you Forget Housework (!). -- Charis Michaels

    1. Thank you for stopping by! I can't seem to get enough historicals after reading The Virgin and the Viscount!
      <3 Tobi