Never Vie for a Viscount is a sweet addition to the Fortune’s Brides series. I believe that this story could be enjoyed as a stand alone, however, the reader will get a much more thorough picture of the matchmaking exploits of Meredith Thorn, if the series is read in order.
I really liked Lydia and felt sorry for what she had experienced in her past. She endured a brother who pushed her at wealthy and titled men for years in hopes of matrimony. She also suffered heartbreak a year earlier with the hero of this book.
I thought the interaction between Lydia and Worth was very well done. I could feel the mutual attraction, as well as the mutual hurt that they both carried around. This was an enjoyable story, with a focus on scientific endeavors.
I received a complimentary copy of this book. All opinions are my own.
ABOUT THE BOOK:
Lydia Villers is determined to leave behind her life as a social butterfly and do what she’s always dreamed of doing–pursue a career in science. A shame the only scientist willing to assist her is the one man she had once hoped to wed. Frederick, Viscount Worthington, Worth to his friends, has been betrayed once too often. How can he believe Lydia’s intentions are true? With the help of Miss Thorn and her beloved cat Fortune, a determined young lady and a jaded lord might just discover that only together do they make the perfect chemistry.
Fortune’s Brides: Only a matchmaking cat can hunt true love.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Regina Scott started writing novels in the third grade. Thankfully for literature as we know it, she didn’t actually sell her first Regency romance novel until she had learned a bit more about writing such as vocabulary, sentence structure, and plot. After numerous short stories and articles in magazines and trade journals, she got serious about her novel writing. The Regency romance The Unflappable Miss Fairchild was her first novel to be published (March 1998). In 2011, she was delighted to move into Christian romance with the publication of The Irresistible Earl.
Besides her novels, Regina Scott has had published three Regency romance novellas (“The June Bride Conspiracy” in His Blushing Bride, “Sweeter Than Candy” in A Match for Mother, and “A Place by the Fire” in Mistletoe Kittens), which are now featured in electronic book form as Be My Bride. Her novels have been translated into Dutch, German, Italian, and Portuguese; and Lord Borin’s Secret Love and The Rake’s Redemption have been issued in hardcover, large print editions. Many of her works are also available as electronic books through Belgrave House’s Regency Reads line or as self-published works, such as Perfection.
Regina Scott and her husband are the parents of two sons. They reside in the Puget Sound area of Washington State and are members of the Church of the Nazarene. Born and raised in the Seattle area, Regina Scott is a graduate of the University of Washington. She comes by her writing talent naturally–both her parents were excellent writers in their vocations as teacher and electrical technician, now retired. Her mother envisioned the plot for “Sweeter Than Candy,” the novella which was written as a tribute to her.
Regina Scott is a devout Christian and a decent fencer; owns a historical, fantasy, and science fiction costume collection that currently takes up over a third of her large closet; and has been known to impersonate an independent consultant specializing in risk communication.