From Net Galley:
Cursed with the sight and rumors of witchcraft, Rosalind’s only chance at an ordinary life is marriage to Lucien, Viscount Hastings. She doesn’t expect love, only security and children of her own. Determined to go through with the wedding, she allows nothing she encounters at the gloomy Castle St. Clare to dissuade her.
Recently returned from the Continent, Lucien has no time for the English mouse his family has arranged for him to marry-not when he’s plotting to avenge the murder of his beloved Francesca. He has no intention of bedding Rosalind, not even to sire an heir.
Though spurned by her bridegroom, Rosalind turns to him for protection when she is plagued by a series of mysterious accidents and haunted by terrifying visions. Forced to keep Rosalind close-and tempted into passionate kisses-Lucien soon finds himself in grave danger of falling in love with his own wife…
SOURCE: THIS BOOK WAS RECEIVED FROM NET GALLEY FOR THE PURPOSE OF THIS REVIEW!
THE SPURNED VISCOUNTESS by Shelley Munro is a historical romance set in 1720 England.It is the revised version of The Second Seduction. It is well written with depth, details and is fast paced. It has betrayal, tragedy, sensuality, romance, suspense,paranormal, secrets, treachery and second chances. The hero, Lucien, is scarred, strong, determined to find the murderer of his first wife, memory lost, is married for convenience, and finds himself falling in love with his beautiful new wife. The heroine, Rosalind, is beautiful, comely to some, has the gift of sight(which people claim she is a witch),a healer, the spurned by others who believe her to be a witch, looking for love, marriage, children, happiness and finds herself married to the scarred, less than happy viscount, Lucien. Together they set out to find the mysterious “Hawk”, a smuggler, evil man with secrets of his own.Lucien, although, fights not to love or care about Rosalind, finds he is falling in love with her. Rosalind helps Lucien remember his past, and move on toward his future with her. This is a wonderful story of love, forgiveness and moving on with your future. I would recommend this book especially if you enjoy some paranormal aspects, true love, romance, mystery, intrigue and sweet sensuality.This book was received for review from Net Galley and details can be found at Carina Press.
REVIEWED BY: April Renn