The Viscount Needs a Wife was a hefty book at over 400 pages but I flew through them and was completely wrapped up in the lives of Kitty and Braydon as the two come to an arrangement. She's in need of an escape from her deceased husband's very controlling family and he's in need of a wife to help him handle his newly acquired title as a Viscount and the two quarrelsome women who came along with it--the mother and daughter of the former Viscount. And so two strangers with only a mutual friendship with a local couple become husband and wife days after meeting and set out to conquer their new life together. Difficult women, mysterious disappearances and plots against the Crown included.
There was an abundance of intriguing outside issues that pulled me along too.
- Struggles with the former Viscount's crabby and domineering mother who was making everyone's life hell and had me rooting for a good set down on Kitty's part.
- The added mystery of what happened to the former Viscount's wife. She'd disappeared years earlier and the scandalous mystery so intrigued Kitty.
- And then Braydon's time spent trying to help uncover a murderous plot against three of the royal princes.
Now, I did start to think--wow there is no way this will have a satisfying end on all parts--since the book was quickly ending and so many things left to deal with but Beverley pulled it off with style and left me delighted and in some cases a bit surprised with how things turned out.
I could have easily spent another 400 pages with Kitty and Braydon but I loved how things ended for them and have a hope they'll be spotted in one of the future books and we'll get to see how their life together is going. Well done! The Viscount Needs a Wife was thrilling and deliciously romantic. I'm definitely a new fan.
London life suits Beau Braydon, especially his work keeping Britain safe. So when he inherits the title of Viscount Dauntry, he has no intention of resettling on a rural estate. He can’t resist the opportunity to marry a sensible widow who can manage Beauchamp Abbey for him—until he realizes Kitty is more than he bargained for...
Before Kitty and Dauntry can adjust to each other, a threat to the royal family takes them to London. Soon someone is determined to prevent Dauntry from exposing the villain, and secrets in Kitty's past threaten their growing love...