Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Review: To Win a Viscount by Frances Fowlkes

To Win a Viscount (The Daughters of Amhurst #2)


England, 1820. To gain a certain marquess’s notice, Lady Albina Beauchamp aims to win the derby. What she hadn’t planned for is the price handsome Mr. Edmund White asks in payment to train her to race: each lesson for a kiss.

A first place finish isn't the only thing worth racing for

Lady Albina Beauchamp is in love with the Marquess of Satterfield. Unfortunately, his only interest is in horses, and doesn’t know she exists. But when the marquess confesses he will bestow his undying admiration on the jockey racing the winning horse at Emberton Derby, Albina sets out to win his affections by training to race. 

Mr. Edmund White is a master groomsmen for the Earl of Amhurst in line for a viscountcy, should he abandon his passion for horses and become a respectable sheep owner. But horses are his love--until he meets Lady Albina and her silly notions of racing. When she affirms she will enter the derby with or without his assistance, Edmund not only instructs his student in racing, but seduction as well. 

For Albina, a first place finish isn’t the only thing at stake. She must decide whether to take her place in society...or follow her heart and love a groom.

4-Stars Review

Albina is willing to do anything to attract the attention of Marquess of Satterfield, who is clearly still in love with her sister. But her sister is now married ans very soon he will realize that Albina is far more suitable as his bride than Henrietta could've ever been. So now she is planning to ride a race horse. Because she knows that Marquess loves horses. That's how she ends up training with her brother-in-law's head groomsman, Mr. White.

Mr. White will teach her everything she needs to learn about horses. Then she will finish first in Emberton Derby and garner the interest of one elusive Marquess. But what she never dreamed of was falling for the groom.

Mr. White is everything her Marquess isn't, and what more he is actually interested in her. Soon she finds herself falling for him...

Edmund is enamored with Lady Albina. She is unlike any Lady he knows of. She rides horses dressed like a man. And shares his passion for anything related to horses and riding. He only wish that she pays him some attention. He knows that she will never marry him. Because he doesn't have a title but they can spend time together and steal kisses. It's better than nothing. Unfortunately, very soon he is in love with her and now he just wishes that he had a title so he could propose to her...
Things may not be as impossible as they seemed at first...

To be honest I didn't enjoy it much. But that's because I have zero interest in horses. And they were a big part of the story. Regardless I am giving it a 4-Stars rating because it is very well-written, characters are amazing, and also there are some great scenes which I enjoyed reading. Furthermore, romance aspect the story is perfect. So even though I couldn't enjoy it (regretfully) I am quite sure that many others will love it. Some might even think that the horses are the best part of this book. I hope that's the case. :)

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