It seems like I've been discovering my fair share of new to me authors! You won't hear me complaining though, you can never have too many authors to read don't you think? Has anyone else read Vivienne Lorret before?
About Vivienne Lorret:
I fell in love with fairy tales and the romance behind happily ever after at a very young age. Like a lot of you, I tweaked the fables bit by bit in my imagination until they suited me perfectly. By the time I was eleven, a teacher encouraged me to start writing.
Throughout the years that followed, my teachers remained my most fervent supporters, giving me the tools I needed to continue my journey as a writer.
My husband and I have two teenage boys, who are heroes in their own right. For now, we live in a small Midwestern town near Lake Michigan…until a time in the future when a new adventure calls us to other shores.
I am currently working on my next novel, but I always enjoy hearing from my readers. Feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Format: .epub (provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review)
Release Date: November 25, 2014
Penelope Rutledge longs for passion, but only with the man of her dreams: the brilliant, dashing Ethan Weatherstone. If only her longtime neighbor would open his eyes and realize how much she loves him. If only they weren’t best friends with so much at stake. Penelope knows her future—and their friendship—is in her hands, but is she willing to take the biggest risk of all on the man she loves?
If it were up to Ethan, life and love would be as predictable as the figures in his ledgers—certainly nothing like the adventures Penelope longs for. Yet his childhood friend has grown into a beautiful, feisty woman blissfully unaware of the danger she causes when near. Ethan knows he must save Penelope and her reputation … but can he save himself from the temptation of her lips?
Poor Penelope Rutledge. She wants passion and romance in her life but not with just anyone, she wants it with Ethan Weatherstone, her longtime neighbor and one of her closest friends. Of course, he doesn’t see Penelope as anything more as a friend. If Penelope hopes to change things she’ll have to risk their friendship.
Ethan likes things to be predictable like his ledgers, something his dearest friend Penelope isn’t. She’s feisty, causes trouble wherever she goes and desperately wants a life filled with adventures. Naturally Ethan feels he has to protect her, even from herself. But Penelope won’t be stopped, not now and she’s made up her mind to get Ethan to see her as something more than just his friend.
I felt so bad for Penelope; she was in love with her best friend who couldn’t be bothered to notice that she was a full grown woman. She took it on the chin though, at least in public. She was surprisingly secretive for a woman in a historical romance. I loved how she was sneaky but she wasn’t destructive or illogical. Never once did I feel Penelope was immature or stupid either. She had a different way of seeing her world and going about her days. Ethan on the other hand, was in desperate need of someone to shake up his world. He was a nice guy but boring and dull in his lifestyle. He was so blind to the fact that he was basically a living corpse with nothing to look forward to. I just wanted to laugh at how perfect he and Penelope were for each other but how dense Ethan was to that fact.
Tempting Mr. Weatherstone not only made me smile with the romance but the friendship between Ethan and Penelope. They had a relaxed friendship in private, where they joked and laughed and talked. I enjoyed their interactions.
As a novella, Tempting Mr. Weatherstone had a lot to offer. I got a good grasp of author Vivienne Lorret’s writing style and enjoyed it.
Final Verdict: Time to give Vivienne Lorret's full length novels a try!
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