The Spurned Viscountess

The Spurned Viscountess

By Shelly Munro

She must marry him.

Cursed with the sight and rumors of witchcraft, Rosalind’s only chance at an ordinary life is marriage to Lucien, Viscount Hastings. She doesn’t expect love, only security and children of her own. Determined to go through with the wedding, she allows nothing she encounters at the gloomy Castle St. Clare to dissuade her.

He wants nothing to do with her.

Recently returned from the Continent, Lucien has no time for the English mouse his family has arranged for him to marry, not when he’s plotting to avenge the murder of his beloved Francesca. He has no intention of bedding Rosalind, not even to sire an heir.

Dark secrets will bind them.

Though spurned by her bridegroom, Rosalind turns to him for protection when she is plagued by a series of mysterious accidents and haunted by terrifying visions. Forced to keep Rosalind close, and tempted into passionate kisses, Lucien soon finds himself in grave danger of falling in love with his own wife…

this was a rerelease: previous title The Spurned Seduction

This was a story set in 1720 England full of mystery and intrigue including witchcraft, psycic abilities, smugglers, murder, lost treasure, and the list could go on, I think just about everything was in this book.

Rosalind is arriving to marry Lucien, he is basically her last option to have a normal life and she will do whatever is needed to make this work.

Lucien does not want to even go through with this marriage he is on a mission to find the murderer of his 1st wife and child and does not need any type of distraction.  Let alone he can’t remember anything from his past and now he is with a family he knows nothing about.   Their romance was full of struggle and turmoil with a good amount of humor involved.

If I had one complaint it would be I felt the story was going along just fine and than a lot happens towards the end almost as if there was so much story to tell but not enough time so force it and cram as much as she can into a small amount of space.

Overall it was a good story and one I would recommend reading but it would not be at the top of my list tbr pile, just somewhere in the middle.

Grade B-


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