A French romance... The Viscount of Maisons-Lafitte by Jennie Goutet (Review)

The Viscount of Maisons-LaffitteThe Viscount of Maisons-Lafitte
by Jennie Goutet
Adult Contemporary Romance, Suspense
Paperback & ebook, 290 Pages
April 28th 2016


Single moms are not supposed to fall for rich French aristocrats!
There’s just no way he will ever choose her.

Is there such a thing as Prince Charming? Chastity didn’t take a teaching job in France to find hers, but a woman can dream, n’est-ce pas? If the father of one of her students–the Viscount Charles Jean Anne Monorie de Brase–is the best local example of princes, Charming or Otherwise, Chastity is ready to put aside any thought of falling in love again.

She’s had enough of his arrogance and would prefer him to keep his distance, yet it seems there is no avoiding each other. With the ongoing pressure of a repentant ex-boyfriend, a nefarious drug dealer, and an art heist that spans the decades, Chastity and the viscount are thrown together by circumstances she would soon rather forget.

As the intimacy between Charles and Chastity deepens, they must decide if their love is enough to bridge the gap between their disparate worlds, and if happily ever after can exist outside of fairy tales.

My Review

THE VISCOUNT OF MAISONS-LAFITTE was a mix of light suspense and romance with alternate points of view. The story developed through a slowly-building romance and with interesting characters. If you enjoy light romance, you may enjoy this story.

The beginning of this book was great, but then all these other point-of-views came in and different aspects of the story and it was too much at once. I felt like the author was trying to develop a suspenseful plot without really being suspenseful. It wasn't always clear whose perspective it was during each switch. Plus, honestly, I just wanted to stay with Chastity and Charles and their kids and not involve anyone else. There were just too many storylines. I held on though, and then the last 40% of the book finally clicked into place. The ending was especially perfect and swoon-worthy.

In the end, was it what I wished for? The first half was a 2.5 for me and the second half more of 3.5, so yes and no. There was definitely potential here and some things didn't quite go as smoothly as I would have liked, but I did love the romance.

Content: Some innuendo and drug use.

Source: Received a complimentary copy through ebooksforreview.com, which did not require a review nor affect it in any way.

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