The Viscount and the Vixen by Lorraine Heath
Date Read: November 29th 2016
Genre: Historical, Romance
Love begets madness. Viscount Locksley watched it happen to his father after his cherished wife’s death. But when his sire arranges to marry flame-haired fortune hunter Portia Gadstone, Locke is compelled to take drastic measures to stop the stunning beauty from taking advantage of the marquess. A marriage of mutual pleasure could be convenient, indeed... as long as inconvenient feelings don’t interfere.
Desperation forced Portia to agree to marry a madman. The arrangement will offer the protection she needs. Or so she believes until the marquess’s distractingly handsome son peruses the fine print... and takes his father’s place!
Now the sedate—and, more importantly, secure—union Portia planned has been tossed in favor of one simmering with wicked temptation and potential heartbreak. Because as she begins to fall for her devilishly seductive husband, her dark secrets surface and threaten to ruin them both—unless Locke is willing to risk all and open his heart to love.
Also by this author: Deck the Halls With Love, In Bed with The Devil, Between the Devil and Desire , Surrender to the Devil, When the Duke Was Wicked br> br>
Source: Received for Review
How does Lorraine Heath write so many wonderful books without them ever being the same as something you’ve read before? What a wonderful author! This book is now one of my favorites.
Killian St. John, Viscount Locksley, better known as Locke is determined that when he eventually weds, it will never be for love as he watched his father grieve for his mother his entire life. Unknown to him, his father has been corresponding with a woman in London, Portia Gladstone, to become his wife since Locke refuses to marry. He is surprised when the woman who arrives is young and lovely. Locke believes she is the sort he could never love so agrees to marry her, which was always his father’s plan.
As she starts cleaning the unused rooms and making Havisham Hall a lovely home again, he begins to have feelings for her, other than the lust he felt on first sight. But she has secrets that she doesn’t want him to know, and a trip to London reveals many of them.
This story has twists, secrets and a view into some of the horrors that occurred in that time. This is a marvelous book and I do not want to spoil any of it for you. Of course, it ends with a lovely HEA!