Never Doubt a Viscount

Chase Family Series, Book 5

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Publisher Description

♥ 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.”



BOOK DETAILS



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.



AWARDS



•Top 10 Bestseller on Apple Books

•Rose Award Nominee



REVIEWS



“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."

—Romantic Times



"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



CONNECTING BOOKS



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

Tempting Juliana

The Art of Temptation



NEW IN 2022

Alice Betrothed



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.

GENRE
Romance
RELEASED
2012
April 23
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
441
Pages
PUBLISHER
Novelty Books
SELLER
Novelty Publishers LLC
SIZE
3
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Customer Reviews

Stl13367 ,

Cute story

A little long in some places. I loved the historical aspect of the story. The depth of characters was nice.

Zanaalla ,

Violet

What a great amazing book .. I’m in love with Ford.. I ended this book with tears. Thank you Lauren Royal 💕

Unka Charles ,

Ford & Violet's Story

After reading Lauren Royal's Jewel Trilogy, I was hooked. With "Violet" I have begun the Flower Trilogy. Though the "Violet" plot is not as intricate as those of the Amethyst, Emerald, and Amber novels in the Jewel Trilogy, I found it sensual, sweet, and humorous.

I love the hero in "Violet." Ford Chase, a spoiled, youngest brother of three older siblings (whose stories are in the Jewel Trilogy) is not used to having any responsibilities. The laugh-out-loud part is when he takes his five-year-old niece to his home for weeks while measles rage in her home. Being a young bachelor (and somewhat of a rake), Ford is not used to being around children. The fun begins. This adorable little girl intrudes on his life-long obsession with science, but he soon comes to care for her.

Ford falls for his neighbor: soon-to-be-21-years old, plain Violet who is intelligent but doesn't think a handsome man like him could love and want to marry her for herself--but only for her inheritance. Because Ford--being a younger son--is poor, most of their story deals with her confusion (which eventually becomes somewhat tedious).

Violet and her family are unconventional for 17th century English peers and also provide some humor.

Readers may want to read the books in the order they were written to better appreciate "Violet." I gave it only 4 stars because I liked the Jewels better. An avid reader of historical romance, I am only recently a Lauren Royal fan.

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