The Viscount's Sweet Temptation

The Viscount's Sweet Temptation

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by Aileen Fish
     
 
NOTE: This is a revised version of the novella previously released in A Summon for Yorkshire and A Christmas Courtship anthologies.

Lady Harriet Thornhill knows the summons from her grandfather means he’s decided whom she must marry. Determined that she’d only marry a man of her choosing, she stows away in her friend’s father’s

Overview

NOTE: This is a revised version of the novella previously released in A Summon for Yorkshire and A Christmas Courtship anthologies.

Lady Harriet Thornhill knows the summons from her grandfather means he’s decided whom she must marry. Determined that she’d only marry a man of her choosing, she stows away in her friend’s father’s carriage, only to find herself alone with young Archibald Napier,Viscount Morley.

Morley’s plans for a quiet Christmas vanish when he discovers the sweet young lady hiding under the blankets in his carriage. As she claims an acquaintance with his sister, he feels duty-bound to see her safely back to her family.

A broken carriage wheel leaves them stranded, and Harriet’s reputation is at stake. Morley’s not ready to take a wife, until he’s told he wouldn’t be a suitable husband for her. With memories of her sweet, tempting kiss filling his thoughts, he prepares to fight for the hand of the woman he believes he could love.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940148812920
Publisher:
Aileen Fish
Publication date:
09/28/2013
Series:
Danby Christmas Summons , #1
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
180,457
File size:
383 KB

Meet the Author

Aileen Fish, author of The Bridgethorpe Brides series, is published under several pen names, with stories ranging from historical to paranormal, and heat levels from sweet to scorching. She is also an avid quilter and auto racing fan who finds there aren't enough hours in a day/week/lifetime to stay up with her "to do" list. There is always another quilt or story begging to steal away attention from the others. When she has a spare moment she enjoys spending time with her two daughters and their families, and her fairy princess granddaughter.



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The Viscount's Sweet Temptation 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
MADreaderMD More than 1 year ago
I read this short, fun novella as part of the "A Summons From the Duke of Danby" anthology. The duke has decided it's time his grandchildren got married. He's got a stack of special licenses, and he's not afraid to use them! Lady Harriet is determined to marry a man of her own choosing, so she can't bear to face the duke because she thinks he has already picked someone for her. She stows away in her friend's family carriage, thinking the two of them can come up with a way to avoid her fate. However, it's her friend's brother, Archie (better known as Viscount Morley) who is actually in the carriage. Will Harriet be compromised? Will Archie be leg-shackled? Will the duke get his way? I recommend you read this sweet story to find out!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
*A short, sweet and enjoyable romance... part of a series..
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Enjoyable, charming novella THE VISCOUNT'S SWEET TEMPTATION runs 49 pages (minus front- and back-matter). This Regency-set novella (1812, Christmas-time) is told from a young Lady's point of view, Lady Harriet Thornhill, who is certain the summons to her grandpapa's castle, the Duke of Danby, can be for no other reason than to introduce her to the man he has selected as her bridegroom. She has enjoyed only two Seasons and isn't ready to select a husband-- but to her displeasure, no one (especially not father nor grandfather) seem to care about her wishes in choosing her own husband. Her ill-fated venture toward freedom is a light situational comedy wherein she comes face to face with Grandpapa and Papa and a bridegroom. The way the tale unfolds is enjoyable, lighthearted, and fun. That said, Harriet often comes across as far more immature than the story sets up. Even an impetuous 18 or 19 year old (she's been "out" two seasons), given her upbringing and the strictures of Society, wouldn't be quite this immature. But she was a likeable dolt. Our hero, Archibald Napier, Viscount Morley, is the older brother of Harriet's dearest childhood friend. He's a dashing hero-- coming to Harriet's defense and aid even when she's there out of her own impetuousness. All in all, an enjoyable read. Sensuality level: mild (kisses, arousal, Archie's experienced thought process) Language: Rated G/PG Recommended to fans of Regency Romance, particularly Regency shorts. ~Kristin
celticmaggie More than 1 year ago
This was a sweet story. It was a nice romantic novella to read in an evening. It concerns 2 families who are close but yet they don't know each other. Harriet runs away to escape her grandfather, the Duke of Danby. She just knows he will force her to marry. Archie, the Viscount Morley, is brother to Harriet' s best friend Ellie. Harriet stows away in Archie' s carriage because she thinks Ellie has the carriage. Archie and Harriet are found by her parents. So follows the usual "You have to marry! No I don't!" Reputation problems. This story ended as I thought but it didn't get to that point as I expected.  This is a good read for when you need to wait for something. Do give this book a chance. You will like it.
maityf More than 1 year ago
Sweet story but it was only 55 pages
MyBookAddictionandMore More than 1 year ago
THE VISCOUNT'S SWEET TEMPTATION by AILEEN FISH is an interesting, quick Regency Historical Romance. #1 in the "Danby Christmas Summons. A novella. Fast paced. A sweet tale of romance, and love. Archibald Napier,Viscount Morley and Lady Harriet Thornhill Christmas may never be the same again. What started out to be a lurk to get away from Lady Harriet's Grandpapa's summons turns out to be Morley's most cherished day. A sweet Christmas read! Received for an honest review from the publisher and Net Galley. **NOTE: This is a revised version of the novella of the same name available in A Summons from Yorkshire and A Christmas Courtship anthologies.** RATING: 4 HEAT RATING: SWEET REVIEWED BY: AprilR, Courtesy of My Book Addiction and More