Book Review: The Viscount Can Wait

After five years away, Lady Eliza Cartwick isn’t relishing returning to the whirl of the London season. But the young widow knows to ensure the best future for herself and her young daughter Rosa, she must remarry. If only Lord Evanston, the dashing rogue who has haunted her dreams since she was sixteen, didn’t insist on distracting her with his searing looks and lingering touches at the most inconvenient times…

Thomas, Lord Evanston has wanted Eliza since her engagement ball all those years ago. His best friend’s sister has constantly been out of reach…until now. The forbidden has always tempted him, but when Thomas realizes he wants the object of his fantasies for far more than a dalliance, he must convince her that he’s not just a rake; he’s a viscount who’s worth the wait.


About the Book

The Viscount Can Wait
by Marie Tremayne

The Reluctant Brides

Historical Romance

Avon Impulse

Publication Date
October 23, 2018

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My Review

Another beautiful regency romance, this time between a widow and her brother’s best friend. Marked as off limits by her father and brother, Lord Evanston has always held Lady Eliza’s attention.  On her day of her engagement, he steals a kiss from her and that memory has always been in their minds. Years pass and tragedy brings Eliza and Thomas together, in the same circle. Will they find love and passion in each other’s arms or will they realize they are not suited for one another?

She is a proper Lady, now with a daughter to take care of. After her husband’s passing she must now secure a future for herself and her child. She needs a new man by her side. Even knowing that Lord Evanston is not the proper husband for her, she cannot stop the thoughts crossing her mind and heart. She fights this attraction and the impulse to give into his words and charm. But maintaining her reputation and keeping the promise she’s made to her family is of utmost importance to her.

Thomas on the other hand has no such promise made. Whatever others don’t know can’t hurt them, right? If he is lucky enough to win Eliza, even for a short time, so be it. He is not the best man ever; he seems to have no moral compass. But his protective instincts towards Eliza and his affection for her daughter betray a kind soul.

 I loved the story, as I love all regency romances. I love the idea of being courted; I love the light flirting and the blush of a kiss. I love the innocence we see in such books. In this case, there are a few instances in which Lord Evanston acts like everything must be as he wishes and risks too much Eliza’s reputation. She, on the other hand, is too desperate to obey some rule that Thomas is not to be approached. I don’t know, it was just too much of that.

But with all my comments, I still loved this book and I will for sure add the entire series to my TBR. With Winter coming, I feel it’s the proper time to read more novels like “A Viscount can Wait”.  I hope you’ll enjoy it as well J

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To celebrate the release of THE VISCOUNT CAN WAIT by Marie Tremayne, we’re giving away three paperback copies of Lady in Waiting!

GIVEAWAY TERMS & CONDITIONS:  Open to US shipping addresses only. Three winners will each receive a paperback copy of Lady In Waiting by Marie Tremayne.  This giveaway is administered by Pure Textuality PR on behalf of Avon Romance. Giveaway ends 10/26/2018 @ 11:59pm EST. Avon Romance will send the winning copies out to the winner directly. Limit one entry per reader and mailing address.  Duplicates will be deleted.  CLICK HERE TO ENTER!



About Marie Tremayne

MARIE TREMAYNE graduated from the University of Washington with a B.A. in English Language and Literature. While there, a copy of Pride and Prejudice ended up changing her life. She decided to study the great books of the Regency and Victorian eras, and now enjoys writing her own tales set in the historical period she loves. Marie lives with her family in the beautiful Pacific Northwest.

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