Vexing the Viscount by Emily Bryan
Back of Book Description:
As children they'd sparred with play swords. She'd scarred his chin, and he broke her heart. Now, more than a decade later, the true battle was only beginning...
Daisy Drake needed Lucian Beaumont, Viscount Rutland. Tired of being labeled "on the shelf," she craved adventure. And Lucien held all the clues to a long-buried Roman treasure. Surely her desire to join his search had nothing to do with his dark curls and seductive Italian accent. Too bad Lucien wanted no help from her--until she donned the disguise of an infamous French courtesan and promised to teach him all she knew about the pleasures of the bedchamber Of course, she only knew what had been written in naughty books. But Daisy had always been a quick learner. And night by naked night, they'd discover treasure neither expected to find.
My Rating: A
This was a quick, light and easy read. I enjoyed it immensely but found that it lacked a certain something that makes a romance great. The love was there and it didn't seem forced. The author has a great way of making an adventure in story an adventure for the reader. But what really grabbed me in this book, was the fact that there were really three love stories in this book and they didn't all end in perfection.
I also enjoyed that this book breaks some of the romance rules. While it's not uncommon for a virgin hero, it's not the norm either. I liked that they were learning together. Also, the fact that they weren't being overly stupid about their love and didn't quabble over stupid things that 'kept them apart'.
Overall this was a good book, and I really enjoyed it and can't wait for more from Ms. Bryan.