Monday, April 11, 2016

The Debutante is Mine by Vivienne Lorret (Season's Original #1) @Avonbooks @VivLorret #Review #HistoricalRomance

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Season's Original #1
Vivienne Lorret
Releasing April 12th, 2016
Avon Impulse

USA Today bestselling author Vivienne Lorret launches a new historical romance series featuring the Season’s Original—a coveted title awarded by the ton’s elite to one lucky debutante...

From the Season Standard: ”A true Season’s Original embodies the class, grace, and style of the ton. Such an honor ensures the recipient their pick of eligible suitors…“

Lilah’s Appleton’s prospects are looking dim. With one last chance to find a titled husband before she’s forced to wed her wretched cousin, she must make this Season count. Plain, forgettable Lilah must become the Season’s Original. Desperate, she seeks help from the devilishly charming, untitled, and thoroughly unsuitable Jack Marlowe. All she must do now is resist the tempting rogue…

Bastard son and self-made man, Jack Marlowe loathes the aristocracy. When he meets Lilah, he expects her to be like all the other greedy husband-hunters. But she’s far more dangerous. Her alluring smiles and sharp tongue intrigue him. Before he knows it, he agrees to help her find a husband, revealing tricks to ensnare any man. The only problem is, his plan works too well—on him.

When Lilah becomes the belle of the ball, Jack realizes he may lose her forever-unless he can take a chance on love and claim his debutante...


THE DEBUTANTE IS MINE is deeply romantic and utterly charming...I was literally swept away by the engaging story line and intriguing cast of characters.  I can always count on Vivienne Lorret to get me out of my reading funk, but THE DEBUTANTE IS MINE is one of the best romances of 2016.

For those of you who are followers of my blog from the beginning know how much I love heroes named Jack.   From Jack Travis (SMOOTH TALKING STRANGER by Lisa Kleypas), to Jack Bowman (THREAD OF FEAR by Laura Griffin) and I can't forget Jack Pallas (SOMETHING ABOUT YOU by Julie James).  These Jack's have gained a new member in the Sexy-Jack club with Jack Marlowe, hero of THE DEBUTANTE IS MINE.  From the moment we meet his character in the Season's Original Novella, THE DUKE'S CHRISTMAS WISH (from ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS IS A DUKE Anthology), you just can't help falling a little bit in love with him.  He comes off as an arrogant rake, but behind that smile is a lonely man, and from that small cameo, I knew his story was going to be good, but I wasn't expecting it to steal my heart!

Jack and Lilah are quite the pair.  He was asked to send her flowers to help entice other men to "see" her.  And she is in need of a titled husband, but can't stop herself from thinking about the "bastard" son of a titles gentleman.  Usually when I fall in love with a hero as much as I have with Jack, I don't want to like their heroine.  I don't want to believe that she is good enough for him, but Lilah...she was wonderful.  I wanted to cry for her, but she was so strong, and was willing to face her problems without being saved, and I loved that about her.  

The sexual tension crackles off the pages, the stolen kisses burn up the pages, and I won't even get started on how poetic it was when they finally come together.  And that ending...I think I cried with happiness.  (and the end with Dovermere....I couldn't wipe the smile from my face)

Vivienne Lorret is more than "an author to watch", she is the real deal and she deserves a place among the greats.  If you haven't already picked up one of her addicting romances...I urge you to start now.  

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USA Today bestselling author, VIVIENNE LORRET loves romance novels, her pink laptop, her husband, and her two sons (not necessarily in that order … but there are days). Transforming copious amounts of tea into words, she is an Avon Impulse author of works including: Tempting Mr. Weatherstone, The Wallflower Wedding Series, The Rakes of Fallow Hall Series, The Duke’s Christmas Wish, and the Season’s Original Series.

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