♥ A rakish scientist
♥ A nearsighted wallflower
♥ A matchmaking mama
♥ A Royal Society ball
♥ Steamy romance!
Another irresistible romance featuring New York Times bestselling author Lauren Royal’s “outrageously funny, loyal, compassionate, and unconventional” Chase family!
The Ashcroft family motto is "Question Convention," and eldest sister Lady Violet agrees with the sentiment completely. For one thing, she's not planning to marry. Plain Violet is smart enough to realize any suitors would be after her large inheritance, or else interested in her beautiful younger sisters—and she'd much rather spend her time reading her beloved books than risking her tender heart...
Ford Chase, the Viscount Lakefield, has never spent much time around children…until he finds his young niece dropped in his lap. Although five-year-old Jewel is adorable, she’s also an annoying, unwelcome distraction from his scientific pursuits. Lucky for Ford, the matchmaking matriarch next door comes to his rescue—by sending her uncommonly intelligent daughter Violet to help…
PLEASE NOTE: This book was formerly titled “Violet.”
A complete, standalone story—no cliffhangers!
Series: Chase Family Series, Book 5
Style: Humorous historical romance
Length: 105,000 words (about 415 standard pages)
Bonus Material: Author’s Note, preview of next book, link to giveaway
R-rated Content: Steamy love scenes!*
* If you’d prefer to read a Sweet & Clean (kisses only) version of this story, look for “The Viscount’s Wallflower Bride” by Lauren Royal & Devon Royal.
•Top 10 Bestseller on Apple Books
•Rose Award Nominee
“A captivating historical romance. Fans of Julia Quinn’s Bridgerton series on Netflix will love Lauren Royal!”
—Glynnis Campbell, USA Today Bestselling Author
"This delectable romp is sure to be just the confection readers need for a sweet night's read…guaranteed to charm."
"You won't want to put this book down until you reach the end."
—Romance Reviews Today
"Fans of Amanda Quick will find this romantic pair to be exactly their cup of tea."
—Huntress Book Reviews
While Never Doubt a Viscount can be read as a stand-alone novel, many readers enjoy reading it as part of a series. All of Lauren's books feature Chase family members. Should you wish to read them in chronological order, this is the sequence:
CHASE FAMILY SERIES
When an Earl Meets a Girl
How to Undress a Marquess
If You Dared to Love a Laird
A Duke’s Guide to Seducing His Bride
Never Doubt a Viscount
The Scandal of Lord Randal
A Gentleman’s Plot to Tie the Knot
A Secret Christmas
A Chase Family Christmas
CHASE FAMILY SERIES: THE REGENCY
Tempt Me at Midnight
The Art of Temptation
NEW IN 2022
SPECIALLY PRICED BOXED SETS
Chase Family Series: Collection One
Chase Family Series: Collection Two
Chase Family Series: The Regency Collection
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
LAUREN ROYAL is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of humorous historical romance. Her “truly enchanting” novels have won many awards including Booklist's “Top 10 Romance of the Year,” and they’ve earned raves from reviewers including Publishers Weekly, who calls her “an impressive talent.”
All of Lauren’s books are complete, stand-alone stories, and yet they are also all connected—because they all feature her beloved “outrageously funny, loyal, compassionate, and unconventional” Chase family!
Lauren writes steamy historical romance on her own and sweet/clean historical romance with her daughter, Devon Royal. She lives in Southern California with her family, two constantly shedding cats, and a stupendous collection of fuzzy socks. When she's not busy writing, she enjoys singing along (off-key) to Hamilton, dancing (badly), and (wasting time) watching HGTV.
Royal, author of the Jewel trilogy (Amber, etc.), offers up a straightforward 17th-century romance that, while not as substantial as her previous works, still entertains. Bluestocking Violet Ashcroft has no interest in men; she's convinced they'll only want her for her money, and besides, she wants nothing more than to publish her own work of philosophy. Her plans are overset by the arrival of her handsome neighbor, Ford Chase, who has returned to his neglected country estate with his flirtatious, five-year-old niece to dedicate himself to scientific pursuits. Ford and Violet soon fall for each other, but can Violet be sure that Ford isn't just marrying her to gain the funds necessary to improve his failing estate? Both Violet and Ford are charming in their intellectual single-mindedness, and Ford is refreshingly open about his intentions toward Violet. However, Violet's resistance to the winning Ford feels ever more contrived as the novel unfolds, and their difficulties are wrapped up too hastily, culminating when Violet undertakes a bit of subterfuge which never really bears fruit. Although Royal's playful story glosses over some of the more serious relationship issues probed in her earlier works, this breezy summer read will still satisfy her rapidly growing fan base.
Second book in this series was just delightful.
I enjoyed it immensely, good characterisation, loved the way the author wrote about the difficulties Violet had coming to terms whether she was wanted for herself or her inheritance, on her road to find true love.
Love the storyline and the odd families, normal is boring. Ford is a complex and loving character. Violet and Ford are great together. Thank god for smart and interesting characters in this series. Can’t wait to read more.
I love this book thank you l will read the whole series?Barbara kofoed