Author: Elizabeth Boyle
Provided Synopsis: She has no desire for love…
As she arrives in Mayfair, Louisa Tempest is horrified when her incorrigible cat bolts from the carriage and dashes into a neighbor’s house, where she comes face-to-face with the reclusive Viscount Wakefield. But even more dismaying than his foul temper is the disarray in which she finds his home. Convinced his demeanor would improve if his household were in order, Louisa resolves to put everything to rights.
…until she meets the viscount who lives down the lane.
Much to his chagrin, Wakefield finds it impossible to keep the meddling Louisa out of his home, invading his daily life with her “improvements,” and his nights with the tempting desires she sparks inside him. Wounded in the war, he’s scorned society ever since his return . . . until Louisa opens the door to his heart and convinces him to give love a second chance.
Review: After he suffers an injury during the war, Pierson returns to London with a lame leg and a broken heart. The viscount would have been content residing in his home forever with a constant stream of alcohol to numb his emotional pain had it not been for the meddling and persistent presence of the guest newly arrived next door. Louisa, for her part, is determined to set things right after the damages she initially caused Pierson upon their first introduction, which leads to her continuous interference within the viscount’s household. Think of this story as a beauty meets the beast, and if that tag line interests you then I would add this book to your TBR List.
All in all, I found this book to be cute. I’d never go as far as to describe the chemistry between the main characters as fiercely passionate, but they did make me believe they were suited for one another; the journey was believable. There were also plenty of humorous moments (these were definitely the best parts of the story) involved and a few supporting characters who will not only prove to be memorable but will go on to have another book continue their storylines.
Sometimes you just need to read something lighthearted, and this fit the bill