I received this book for free from Netgalley in order to prepare an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
My Fair Viscount (The Scandal Sheet, #4) by Jess Michaels
Series: The Scandal Sheet #4
Published by Passionate Pen on July 9th 2019
FINAL DECISION: A reversed Pygmalion/My Fair Lady, this novella is short but I enjoyed the intensity between these characters. I wanted more but the length is limiting. It is a nice quick summer read with a great premise and interesting and hot interactions between the hero and heroine.
THE STORY: David Shaw was raised in the rookeries, but when his cousin finds out that David is the rightful heir to his father’s title, David needs polishing to take his place in the aristocracy. Miss Rose Higgins is hired to teach David all the polishing and skills he needs. Quickly, however, Rose and David quickly find a lot of heat between them even though David’s place in society means that there is no possible future for them.
OPINION: I enjoyed the story although the abbreviated nature meant that I didn’t feel that this story had the depth that I prefer. That negative, however, was offset by the great premise (although I would have liked to have seen more of David’s progression). These two were so nice together that I found the story in the end satisfying. The book is a quick read, and perfect for an afternoon by the pool.
David grew up in the rookery and made himself a place in the hells of London. When it is discovered that he is the rightful Viscount Shaw, David finds himself in an uncomfortable place. He lacks the manners, understanding and skills needed to navigate in society. The reasons for agreeing to take on the position of Viscount is part of his secrets. David also has things to learn about his own past that chance his life.
Rose is a woman who has taken the mantle of manners and propriety to make a life for herself and to protect herself from her past. When she is unexpectedly asked to teach the new Viscount Shaw what is needed to make his debut, Rose doesn’t expect that David will challenge her entire world.
This was an enjoyable story and my only complaint is that I wanted more of these characters.
WORTH MENTIONING: This is novella length story and thus the characters and the story are not as developed as a full length novel.
CONNECTED BOOKS: MAY FAIR VISCOUNT is the fourth book in the Scandal Sheet series. This book can be read as a standalone as the books are only loosely connected.
STAR RATING: I give this book 4 stars.
NOTE: I received an ARC of this book via Netgalley. I was not required to write a review or to write a positive review. All opinions contained herein are my own