The Debutante Is Mine
Season's Original #1
By: Vivienne Lorret
Releasing April 12, 2016
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 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...
Link to Follow Tour: http://www.tastybooktours.com/2016/03/the-debutante-is-mine-seasons-original.html
Goodreads Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/28781793-the-debutante-is-mine
Goodreads Series Link: https://www.goodreads.com/series/157217-season-s-original
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My Musings :
I received a free copy in exchange for an honest review.
Regency romances are one of my favourite reads and I can read them at any time and in any mood. As soon as I saw the book cover, I fell in love with it and the blurb totally had me rubbing my hands in anticipation of the read.
I read the book in one sitting. It was that good in my opinion. The characters were drawn with real vulnerabilities and situations. Lilah is a proper miss who doesn't go against her parents' wishes and though she has reasons to disobey her now deceased father's order, she still does her best to comply. Then there is Jack who despises everything about the Society because of his upbringing in poor conditions. The way they meet and proceed to fall in love makes for a delightful and charming tale. Some of the scenes were sultry while others were sweet. Jack shows a sweeter side while Lilah shows a more determined attitude as the story progressed.
I would say that the bottom line of the story is Hidden depths. Both of the protagonists show their hidden and real feelings in this story. Jack shows his vulnerable side hidden behind his bored mien and his arrogance while Lilah shows her more demanding and passionate side. The romance was beautifully portrayed with the right amount of heat. I read it so fast that I was at the end before I knew it. The scenes literally flowed into each other. Though there were few other characters involved, nobody was able to make me stray from the hero and the heroine. The only subplot I was interested in was the secret scandal between Thayne and Juliet. I hope there is a book for them.
So I can happily say that I have found a new author to follow! I can't wait to buy her other books.
My rating : 5/5
Meet the Author :
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.