The Debutante Is Mine: The Season's Original Series

The Debutante Is Mine: The Season's Original Series

by Vivienne Lorret

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Vivienne Lorret, the USA Today bestselling author of The Maddening Lord Montwood, begins a new series with a scandalous bet that could turn one quiet woman into the most desirable debutante of the season.

From the Season Standard: “A true Season’s Original embodies the class, grace, and style of the ton. Such an honor ensures the recipient her pick of eligible suitors…”

Lilah Appleton’s prospects are looking dim. With one last chance to find a titled husband before she’s forced to wed her wretched cousin, she must make this Season count. Plain, forgettable Lilah must become the Season’s Original. Desperate, she seeks help from the devilishly charming, untitled, and thoroughly unsuitable Jack Marlowe. All she must do now is resist the tempting rogue…

Bastard son and self-made man, Jack Marlowe loathes the aristocracy. When he meets Lilah, he expects her to be like all the other greedy husband-hunters. But she’s far more dangerous. Her alluring smiles and sharp tongue intrigue him. Before he knows it, he agrees to help her find a husband, revealing tricks to ensnare any man. The only problem is, his plan works too well—on him.

When Lilah becomes the belle of the ball, Jack realizes he may lose her forever—unless he can take a chance on love and claim his debutante...

An Avon Romance

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062446275
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 04/12/2016
Series: The Season's Original , #1
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 19,922
File size: 701 KB

About the Author

USA Today bestselling author, VIVIENNE LORRET transforms copious amounts of tea into words. She is an Avon author of works including: The Wallflower Wedding Series, The Rakes of Fallow Hall Series, The Season’s Original Series, and the Misadventures in Matchmaking series. For more information on her books, sign up for her newsletter at

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The Debutante Is Mine: The Season's Original Series 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
gaele More than 1 year ago
So – little secret – I requested this book the moment I saw it available. Devoured it – and forgot to write my review – and had to read it again. And I think it was better the second time around. Lilah has One Chance to make a splash during her third and final season and procure a proposal, or she’ll be married off to her cousin. She not only wants to make A Splash, she wants to be The Original, upon whom all other debutantes and girls of marriageable age fail to measure up. There’s only one problem: she doesn’t see herself as particularly wondrous, just desperately in need of a proposal. Jack is the son of an Earl, but born on the wrong side of the blanket. He’s decided he’s not interested in marriage or the machinations of society, and has worked hard to make something of his own life apart and aside from his titled father. Until recently, he was ignored by his father, and he’s not particularly interested in his assistance now. But, his friend who is married to Lilah’s best friend has asked him to deliver her some flowers, mostly to help stir interest in the young girl. And when the flowers are delivered, it sets off a chain reaction of events that has Jack wondering if his friend’s theory of ‘matchmaking’ actually works. Delightful and wonderful, Lilah takes the bull by the horns and asks Jack, as just a friend mind, to help turn her into an irresistible catch. He sees little wrong with the prospect, and begins to help her achieve her goals, but he sees that even before all the changes, Lilah is near perfection….. for him. Charming characters with wonderful dialogue and a few stolen kisses added a sweetness to this story that overcame the couple’s own insecurities and difficult moments. Together they are wonderful, and Lilah blossoms under Jack’s attentions, even as she has momentary thoughts that he’s the one, title or no. With moments from other characters from The Duke’s Christmas Wish (a novella prequel of sorts) the story is rich and emotionally available. Lorret is an author you just want to read – her stories leave you satisfied and smiling, with only a few moments of angst along the way. I received an eArc copy of the title from the publisher via Edelweiss for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Enjoyable to read but the ending could have been better. I felt it was cut short and was left wondering about the impacts of their happily ever after that the epilogue didn't quite address. Overall it was a quick read around 200 pages long but despite the shortness the character development was great.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good read
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Characters were well thought out and believable.
loveforthemoon More than 1 year ago
This book was enjoyable. Wish they hadn't alluded so much to a past relationship with Juliet and Max, only to discover that we will find out none of their mysterious past, until we buy the next book. I wish the ending had not been done with Lilah's aunt and Juliet there.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was ok.
skelley55 More than 1 year ago
I loved this book. Jack is intriguing and swoon worthy. Lilah is the friend everyone loves. The plot just kept me pulling for their HEA.
Rachelo More than 1 year ago
Vivienne Lorret is a new author to me, but I can assure you she'll be on my radar for good after having such fun reading The Debutante Is Mine! Watching Lilah grow in confidence and character--and falling in love, of course--was nothing short of delightful. Lilah Appleton is unspectacular. With a mother who only tears her down and an imposing father's will only giving her three Seasons to find a titled husband--or she'll be forced to marry her disgusting cousin--Lilah is running low on time and confidence. A plan to become the Season's Original brings Lilah into unknown territory, but at the same time, she's drawn to Jack Marlowe--wholly unsuitable, wholly attractive. From the first page, I liked Lilah a lot. At first, she's far from confident, but she's still true to herself. So when the plan to become the Original comes into play, it's worrying that Lilah will be forced to change to find a husband. But she doesn't! Lilah manages to come out of her shell, but she's only becoming a better version of herself. It's clear her friends and family love her because of who she is, and only want to help her--not make her into someone she's not. Far and away, this what what I loved most. Lilah finds she can make a splash in society--and not some falsified version of herself. Of course, there can't be a great romance without a hero! Jack Marlowe was not the kind of character I expected. He's disillusioned with the aristocracy, and almost seems the surly rake, but he proves very quickly that he's deeply loyal and completely willing to give up anything for the people he cares about. He realizes that falling in love is inconvenient and not what he expected to do, but he never resists it. He always wants Lilah, and never does a thing to hurt her. Needless to say, swoon! If I had any complaints, it's that things wrap up a little too quickly and neatly. Of course, they're going to have a happy ending, but Jack seems to manage to get over his problems without much difficulty. No brooding, not even a kind of freakout? Obviously, I don't mind my happy ending, but I thought maybe a little more of a struggle for him would've been appropriate. The Debutante Is Mine is, clearly, a lot of fun. I flew through it and have to get my hands on more from Vivienne Lorret--especially the continuation of this series!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Overall, I enjoyed the book and characters. The ending could have been stronger. The epilogue could have been better too.
JensReadingObsession More than 1 year ago
I'm loving this new series, including the novella The Duke’s Christmas Wish in the All I Want for Christmas is a Duke Anthology, where we first meet Jack. He is finally going to fulfill his friend Vale's favor to send flowers to a Miss Lilah Appleton. There was a connection from their first meeting, even before knowing each other's name, that continued to grow every time they met. I loved their conversations their banter as much as I loved the romance building between them. The surprise towards the end was perfect and I loved the ending. Can't wait for the next book! I received an ARC via Edelweiss for the purpose of an honest review. I was not compensated for this review, all conclusions are my own.
Lashea677 More than 1 year ago
Every woman loves the bad boy. The air of danger and his swoon worthy sex appeal keeps us coming back for more. Vivienne Lorret got it right with Jack. He's the guy no woman should like but despite it all finds hard to resist. I received an ARC of The Debutante is Mine in exchange for an honest review. Ms. Lorret has written a classic romance that is hard to resist. Lilah and Jack are fire and ice. She has the heart and sweetness that he lacks. Yet they blend well together. These two share common traits in so many ways but bring out the best in each other. Beautiful. Copyright of Night Owl Reviews