Thursday, November 6, 2014

Tasty Book Tours Spotlight + Review + Giveaway: The Viscount Who Lived Down the Lane by Elizabeth Boyle

The Viscount Who Lived Down the Lane
Rhymes with Love # 4
By: Elizabeth Boyle
Releasing October 28th, 2014
Avon Romance

In New York Times bestselling author Elizabeth Boyle's fourth novel in the Rhymes With Love series, a resolute young woman goes toe-to-toe with the Beast of Mayfair...

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.

My Thoughts:

When I started The Viscount Who Lived Down the Lane, I fell in love with the beginning. I absolutely thought it was fun. Cause you have Louisa who ends up going next door to get her cat, Hannibal. Louisa and Hannibal make a strong impress on Pierson, so much so that he can't stand them. Basically, he banishes them from his home. Part of the reason he banishes them is he's scared. He sees himself how he portray himself to everyone else the scary recluse, very beast like. It's a protection mechanism, and I don't think he realizes this. However, Charleton helps Louisa around the banishment, because he sees Pierson coming to life again. So, head-butting at the beginning is a lot of fun to watch. However, the pace of the story starts to slow down when they start to find equal footing.  We kind lose that tension between Pierson and Louisa. Of course there are other things going on, which kind of lead to the next book. Fortunately, towards the end magical brings it together and I did like the ending of The Viscount Who Lived Down the Lane.

Overall, it was like a roller coaster. It had it's up and down, but by the end it was worth the ride. I adore Louisa and her persistent nature on wanting to help. Pierson is brooding beast at times. The story kind of reminded of Beauty and the Beast kind of story, without keeping the heroine captive in a house. I laugh and cried. Louisa's character tugged on my heart, because she was genuinely trying to help Pierson. Not only was Louisa persistent, but Hannibal was too. The cat had a personality and it shows in the story.

Copy provided by Avon via Edelweiss 

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Author Info
Elizabeth Boyle was an antipiracy paralegal for Microsoft before settling down to write full-time. Her first novel, Brazen Angel, which won Dell's Diamond Debut Award in 1996, also won the Romance Writers of America's RITA Award for Best First Book, and was a finalist for Best Long Historical Romance. She lives with her husband in Seattle, Washington. She is also the author of Brazen Heiress.

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