Lightning Review: Her Notorious Viscount by Jenna Petersen

Posted November 3, 2009 by Holly in Reviews | 2 Comments

Lightning Review: Her Notorious Viscount by Jenna PetersenReviewer: Holly
Her Notorious Viscount by Jenna Petersen
Series: Stoneworth #1
Published by Harper Collins
Publication Date: March 31st 2009
Pages: 384
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four-stars

Beauty and her beast . . .
Viscount Nicholas Stoneworth is infamous—even being mentioned in the same breath with him is enough to ruin a lady's reputation. Why, the man's spent years in London's underworld pursuing every sort of vice while parlaying his hard muscled body into fame and fortune as a fighter! With his brother's untimely death, Nicholas must assume the title and relearn the civilized ways of the ton . . . and proper Jane Fenton is more than willing to teach him everything she knows.
Circumstances may have forced Jane into the role of ladies' companion, but she knows the danger of associating with a notorious man like Nicholas, a man who could tempt any woman into certain scandal. But her brother disappeared into the same underworld four long years ago, and if she transforms the libertine into a gentleman, he will use his connections to find him. Still, Jane will not—cannot—lose control. She must ignore the promise of sinful pleasure in his eyes . . . and her own wild desires desperate to break free.

 

I was in the mood for a light historical and this fit the bill. This is the first book I’ve read by Jenna Petersen.

I really enjoyed the characters. It was interesting to me that Nicholas was such a contrast. With Jane he was so sweet and tender I had to remind myself he wasn’t always like that.

Jane I enjoyed for most of the novel, but her actions toward the end marred her somewhat IMO. She let hate and rage fuel herself for so long, I expected to see some kind of charac…more I was in the mood for a light historical and this fit the bill. This is the first book I’ve read by Jenna Petersen, but it won’t be the last.

I really enjoyed the characters. It was interesting to me that Nicholas was such a contrast. With Jane he was so sweet and tender it was surprising to see him as a tough boxer. I really liked the duel sides to his personality. It made his actions with Jane that much sweeter.

Jane I enjoyed for most of the novel, but her actions toward the end marred her somewhat. She let hate and rage fuel herself for so long, I expected to see some kind of character growth by the end. Unfortunately it didn’t come..not to my satisfaction. Aside from her actions at the end, however, I really enjoyed her. She was strong and feisty, without being overdone.

The romance worked, as did the overall story arc, so I can’t complain too much. Especially since I stayed up until 2 a.m. to finish it.

4 out of 5

This book is available from Avon. You can buy it here or here in e-format.

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2 responses to “Lightning Review: Her Notorious Viscount by Jenna Petersen

  1. Lorraine

    I bought this book based on a review I read here. *Thank you* I’ve bought a few other books that I read reviews for and didn’t care much for them, so was pleasantly surprised at how much I liked this. I generally don’t like Regency era light books, but I really enjoyed this book.

    I’ll definitely be buying more from Jenna.

  2. Luci

    I have read one Jenna Petersen book and have one in my pile. She doesn’t have a long baclist so I plan to read the lot.

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