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"A captivating historical romance!"

Sabrina Jeffries' books are a guaranteed great read where historical romance is concerned. She vividly brings the Regency era alive with her very sensuous stories and captivating characters. MARRIED TO THE VISCOUNT is no exception.

From the first page, Ms. Jeffries grabs our attention with the hero 'in his cups' because he is about to leave the colonies to go home to England and leave behind a woman he has met and fallen for but can never have because of a secret he holds.

As for our heroine, we come to realize that she is no typical miss. Abby has a mixed heritage that keeps her from marrying a man suitable for her class, but our hero, Spencer Law is not like other men and sees past her heritage. However, he's heading back to England and will never see his beautiful Abigail Mercer again...Or so he thinks.

Spencer's irresponsible younger brother is about to mess things up, again. Unbeknownst to Spencer, he becomes the unwitting proxy-groom to Abby, the one woman he desires most of all but refuses to make a commitment. It is not until the fateful day Abby arrives on his doorstep in England without any funds do the dynamics of the story start to fly with Spencer's younger brother no where to be found!

Ms. Jeffries does a fantastic job with her character interactions, creating plenty of sexual tension and romance. The secondary characters definitely compliment the story as they all work together to see Spencer and Abby succeed. However, ultimately it is truly up to Spencer and Abby to realize their love for each other and whether it is capable to bridge the insecurities and secrets each hold.

Married to the Viscount is charming, witty, tense, and highly romantic. Historical romance readers will not be disappointed but rather left craving the next Sabrina Jeffries novel.

Reviewed by Mindy Lobaugh
Posted April 1, 2004

SUMMARY

Abigail Mercer was breathless with anticipation at being reunited with Spencer Law, whom she met in America and later married by proxy. But now the dashing Viscount Ravenswood denies all knowledge of their union! Too many witnesses have made it impossible for the secretive Spencer to reject his "bride" without causing a scandal, but he has sworn never to marry. So he proposes a marriage in name only until they can locate his mysteriously absent younger brother Nat—who is responsible for everything!—and untangle this messy affair.

Abigail is incensed, irate…and irresistibly attracted to this handsome, infuriating man who hides his smoldering passion behind a proper exterior. So the lady will agree to his terms on one condition: Spencer must seal their bargain with a kiss. But when Spencer agrees, he finds that one deep, lingering, unforgettable kiss isn't nearly enough. And keeping his hands off his pretty wife is going to be much harder than he thought…

Genre: Historical Romance, Regency England

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Married to the Viscount
(Swanlea Spinster: Book 5)
by Sabrina Jeffries

Avon
December 1, 2003
Available: December 6, 2003
ISBN #0060092149
EAN #9780060092146
384 pages
Paperback
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Other Books by
Sabrina Jeffries

A Hellion in Her Bed
The Truth About Lord Stoneville
Wed Him Before You Bed Him
Don’t Bargain with the Devil
Snowy Night with a Stranger
Let Sleeping Rogues Lie
Beware A Scot's Revenge
The School For Heiresses
Only a Duke Will Do
Never Seduce A Scoundrel
One Night with A Prince
To Pleasure A Prince
In the Prince’s Bed
Dance Of Seduction
After The Abduction
Fantasy
A Notorious Love
A Dangerous Love


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