Cocky Viscount by Annabelle Anders


This was an exciting, fun-to-read book that I did not want to put down!  I was enthralled throughout the entire book.  The story held such warmth and depth.  The characters jumped off the page and made you care.  The story proved that love can be found in the direst of circumstances and that those, even close to us, cannot define who we are. 

Mantis and Felicity were an exciting couple.  Since book one, where Felicity gets jilted, I have wanted her happily ever after.  I was so happy that it was Mantis.  He is also my favorite cocky gent.  Felicity has done nothing but follow the rules, and it has only earned her heartache and wasted time.  Mantis is oppressed by his father, a despicable man who does nothing but degrade him.  Mantis desperately wants approval from this emotionally stunted man who has no heart.   He has been ridiculed his entire life.  Mantis and Felicity are two good, decent people who the world has mistreated.

Together Mantis and Felicity find completion.  It was apparent they had found that missing part in their lives within each other.  Their relationship is comforting and healing.  Brought together by undeniable need, they unknowingly begin a fantastic journey that ends in unconditional love.  Oh my, they were combustible together.  Their passion for each other was off the charts.  At times the pages were melting!  I loved how perfect they were for each other.

The plot is one of my favorites.  Exciting things happen early on in the book.  The story moved at a rapid pace.  The characters were beautiful.  The plot was multifaceted.  It covered burgeoning love between two strangers, a situation that complicated their courtship, and a mystery.  A lot was going on, but the intent was crystal clear.   The constant motion of the plot made it entertaining and kept me on the edge of my seat.  

I have enjoyed these books immensely, and this one was the best so far.  These two characters are my favorites.  They are lovable and vivid.  I loved how each was trying to be perfect in their way and were failing themselves thoroughly.  They found the perfection they were looking for in their love for each other.  This is an exhilarating, romantic, passionate adventure.  I would reread this book.  I think anyone who enjoys a good historical romance will find this book a lovely tale of two lonely strangers falling in love.

I received this ARC from the author.  This is my honest, voluntary opinion.

This book, dear readers, was an excellent read! I cannot emphasize just how much I loved the plot. It had so many elements that I enjoy in a book. It starts fast and doesn’t let go until the last word. The ending was perfect. It had two epilogues, and we know how much I love a good epilogue! I was doubly pleased! There was sense of completion with this book. The book is the fifth installment of the Regency Cocky Gents series. I have loved this entire series. As mentioned in the review, this is by far the best. These characters just pulled at my heartstrings! I cannot wait for the next in the series. Such a fun, easy-to-read novel! Please don’t pass it up!

Published by jelee1976

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