Vexing the Viscount (Wise Woman, #3)

Vexing the Viscount (Wise Woman, #3) This book introduced me to a phrase I d not yet come across in historical romances a wise woman It s a job title for a midwife healer, and apparently the skills are passed from mother to daughter This is the third book in a series about wise women, but I hadn t read the prior books and had no trouble following the plot Tia Featherstone is the wise woman for the Midlands estate of Viscount Middleton As the story begins, she s abandoned the estate and run off to London to track down the Viscount s brother because 1 he might be sick, and 2 she might love him Braden Tavers is the Viscount, sent by Tia s mother to retrieve her He doesn t want to go, but he s intimidated by Mrs Featherstone and can t say no to her When Braden finds Tia in a boardinghouse, she refuses to return with him Perhaps fed up with all these Featherstone women ordering him about, Braden drags an uncooperative Tia away from her non swanky digs and takes her to his home in town, planning to ship her home the next morning Unfortunately, Braden goes out that night and gets shot at Tia tends to his wound, giving him plenty of laudanum, and then runs away in the morning before he wakes up Nothing is going right for Braden For the first part of the book, I wasn t a fan of Braden He saw Tia as only a problem to be dealt with, a piece of his estate, and he treated her poorly Tia didn t impress me much, either, since she wouldn t tell anyone why she was looking for the lost brother, and her actions seemed impulsive and dangerous The plot flips a bit once Braden finds Tia again He purposefully creates a scandal, ruining her reputation, so that she ll have no choice but to skulk back home and do her job Tia tries to bargain with him for time in town, so Braden offers her the chance if she becomes his mistress Tia is shocked, but she is so determined to stay in town that she accepts That s when I hated Braden even Luckily, it turns out that he was bluffing.While Braden and Tia dance around the question of will they or won t they, they re also trying to solve the mystery of who is trying to kill Braden Because someone is definitely trying to kill him I liked that they put their heads together to try to find the answer, rather than keeping secrets from each other Braden began to see Tia as a person, not an employee He respected her ideas and then he began to care for her surprise And Tia realized that Braden wasn t a bossy blowhard, that he might be a decent guy after all.The characters seemed to get smarter throughout the book, and they grew to respect and love each other Plus Tia got to save Braden s life a few times, which is always a great start to a relationship I found myself enjoying the tension and plot twists, and I was quite happy with the resolution. Fantastic ReadingThe first two books in this trilogy we re great reads and the final book did not let me down The conclusion to this trilogy is funny, sad, fun believable characters with a little danger thrown in Loved it couldn t stop reading it If you enjoy reading romance at it s best make sure you buy this trilogy and enjoy This one has a great ending, but some of the story line was too similar to the second book Happy reading It was hook, line, and sinker for me once I realized how saucy Tia is, I wouldn t try that if I were you, my lord I am a wise woman and therefore know all the delicate places on a man s body She raised a brow as her gaze slid down his body until reaching the junction of his legs Braden I loved him, I did not ask you here to warm my bed A slow smile drew his full lips upward At least, not right now When he s delirious the boy says not nice things, sweetheart, you have a shawl covering you nakedness and nothing Now Jonathon and my own butler can see your beautiful body His voice changed to a husky slurred tone as he approached Maybe that is the way you like it Do you want people to watch as I eff you I think I will like this series, it has mystery, intrigue, romance and the naughty bits are to die for. Three stars This was a good love story I liked the steamy sex scenes Also, the friendship between the wise women was good However, like the other two stories, it seemed to be a long winded story. Not Vexing At AllI hadn t read a recency romance for a while Christie Kelley was a good reintroduction Her characters are ones you care about They are well suited to one another Dialog is crisp And gosh, sex in a regency Yay I ll read of Ms Kelley You gonna love this BAD BOY trying to be good, but the SPUNKY heroine weaves a utterly decadent spell reforms his BAD BOY for herself Tia Featherstone is Middleton s Wise Woman, who is the unofficial doc of the region She trained by her mom s side can stich folks up, deliver a baby treat illness, but she just lost a child to a poison she planted Tia meets Viscount Middleton s brother, Jonathan, over the summer forges a great bond with him When he disappears back to London, she follows him for 2 reasons, to stop him from his addictions to opium she thinks she loves him.Since his father died he was 10, Braden Tavern did anything to support his mom younger brother Many things he did were illegal, but they up food on their table a roof over their heads Now he is the newly minted Viscount Middleton after the so called accidental deaths of 2 other heirs he promised his deceased mom, that if he gained the title, he will me reform be worthy of it Braden walked away from running his co ownership of a gambling hell made a vow to never slept with another woman, until it was is wife He is now at his estate trying to begin it back to profitable, but he is interrupted by the scariest woman he knows, Mrs Featherstone She demands that he go to London find her daughter, Tia, because she foolishly followed his brother there.Tia hasn t found Jonathan is running out of money, but Braden finds her at the pit of an Inn at Whitechapel He lies that she is his wife, chases her thru Whitechapel, kidnaps her dumps her off on his London housekeeper s unloving care Tia is treated as a harlot, but she demands a bath sinks into it s almost forgotten pleasure That is how Braden finds her as he holds the borrowed dressing gown for her totally loves the view Tia spins around, demands her old dress is informed that the housekeeper burned it by his order, lice such To say these 2 clash is an under statement after Braden is shoot, she stitches his wound dopes him up Soon a visit to Hyde Park soon changes Tia s living arrangement, she is befriended by the newly pregnant by Jonathan Lady Emily, moves into her home taught all things Lady like Braden is furious that he can t find his brother or the enchanted missing Tia He hires men, but finds her of all places a ball, dressed as a Lady dancing with his Cousin Alistair He is so anger, that he kisses her socks off, in front of the whole ballroom, marks her as his mistress The exotic temptations burn thru them both as she is bought back inder his roof As they band together to find Jonathan, someone makes another attempt on Braden s life, a few too many brandies, a scheming Lady, a lot of pantie melting caresses from his lips, a unforgettable dinner in his bed, a visit to a gambling hell, a daring red dress unexpected visits family members to make an endless bond between them both How long until Braden breaks his vow Or does he actually only slept with his wife before the ring Can Tia accept him his shadowy past Will Jonathan be found Who is trying to kill all male heirs to the deadly Viscount title I loved the 1st book in this Wise Woman series with the Duke his new Duchess These Wise Women are an unusual character for England, but Wise Women are totally excepted in Scotland, so I love them in this series Each one is so different, even the twins, Tia Mia Tia was a grieving woman totally unsure of herself because she felt that she was at fault with small girl s death Braden was such a Bad Boy trying to me good for his mom, but I truly believe that reformed Bad Boys make the best hubbies Ms Kelley writes such great series, but they can do make sense no matter how you read them Her characters will slap readers upside their head kidnap y all into her passionate tales All her series characters pop back into her reads at some point it s like chatting with old friends Since it was a romance, Ms Kelley weaves many pools of hot lusty scenes between Tia Braden I loved Braden s luscious lips all over her ears it gave me shivers down my own spine Ms Kelley does it again makes me love her new Wise Woman series I am so getting Mia Simon s story next She earns my score of 4 fingers up 9 toes for this romance read NetGalley ARC given for my honest review. The story of Tia and Braden was captivating I honestly didn t expect to find this book so interesting There are some parts of it that seemed farfetched for the time period A single woman traversing through England and London all on her own, thinking she is the only one who can find and save Jonathon from his demons, and disappearing for weeks with a new friend to suddenly join the aristocracy However, I didn t have to work hard to suspend disbelief as the story is well written, well paced and intriguing I wanted to know what happened next, how all the players fit together and what their back stories were.Once Braden swoops in to Tia s horrid Whitehall flea bag rooming house and retrieves her, it was a battle of wills between these two Right away the intrigue starts as Braden is shot at that very evening So there are two main story lines occurring Tia s insistence at finding Jonathon Braden s brother and the mysterious deaths of Viscount Middleton s and attempted murder of the current Viscount Tia leads Braden on a good chase through London parks, society ballrooms and the bedroom As the story progresses, we get to see of who Braden is, other than the rakehell he is presented as.Braden offers Tia the position of mistress as he is overwhelmed with lust for her She accepts his offer as she is intrigued and interested in learning about carnal delights This is where this book differs from most of this genre It is rare that the heroine is willing to become a mistress for essentially her own desires rather than being blackmailed or tricked Tia articulates that no one would care where she comes from if she takes a lover which was somewhat hard to believe about England at that time and her twin sister has taken lovers in the past A progressive woman is an interesting angle and it is what sets this book apart from other historical romance novels.Since Braden proposes Tia becomes his mistress, there are some very steamy scenes I know that Tia is not innocent of what lust can bring between two people, but I was quite surprised when she begged Braden to take her up against the wall I enjoyed that Tia was a woman who could take charge and enjoyed sex It was adorable when she tries to seduce Braden He s taken a vow to stop using women, but can t help himself with Tia It helps that two of his friends have married their wise women so the concept is not foreign in this series The sex scenes are vivid and very descriptive You feel as if you are the object of Braden s affections, which is not a bad thing I liked the secondary characters, from the household staff to members of the ton Since Tia is essentially from the serving class, it helped to bring understanding to her world and how she moved from servant to aristocracy The author is very good at describing a variety of events that the pair attend From the drawing rooms of the nobility to gambling hells to grand balls to racy get togethers, everything the author describes is intriguing and is detailed with authenticity The mystery of Jonthan s disappearance shines a light on a topic not often addressed drug addiction I liked how the author used this societal issue as an element of the plot and discussed methods of treatment for the day The mystery of the murdered Viscounts and the attempts on Braden s life eventually takes over the story line It had me guessing who could be the culprit and it was a well designed mystery Braden allows Tia to be a part of the investigation and this solidifies their relationship.I enjoyed this book Tia s twin sister Mia s book is the first in the series I would like to read her story as I found Mia to be a riot when she pops up in this book The story had elements that should have made me roll my eyes, but within the context the author develops, it all fits together I found this book to a be a fun read, full of mystery, a dueling couple and very steamy scenes. This book is the third installment of the Wise Woman Series This book can be read as a standalone or part of the series Viscount Middleton, Braden Tavers was sent on a course to bring his tenants wise woman back home Hestia Featherstone, a wise woman aka healer and midwife for the Middleton Estates Tia went to London to find Jonathon, Braden s brother Tia is set to save Jonathon from himself Jonathon has a big opium addition Tia thinks she can save him It was cute to see Braden and Tia come together and solve their problems Be known to them, nothing is like it seems I received a complimentary copy from the publisher thru NetGalley for an honest review. Only Her FireAs The Reluctant New Viscount Middleton, Braden Tavers Already Has Several Reputations To Save Including His Own So It S Imperative He Rescue His Estate S Healer Tia Featherstone From Her Impetuous Plan To Find His Rakehell Brother Jonathon And He Ll Do Whatever It Takes To Keep Her Determined Spirit And Unworldly Charms At Arm S Length But Protecting This Stubborn Beauty From Himself Is Only Stoking An Irresistible Desire And An Insidious Danger Threatening Them BothCan Win His HeartTia Must Get Jonathon Back Under Her Care Before His Unforgiving Brother Discovers How Ill He Truly Is But Searching London S Most Scandalous Hellholes And Staying Two Steps Ahead Of Braden Is Uncovering The Viscount S Deepest Secrets And A Longing To Make His Wounded Heart Her Own To Save Him, She Must Risk A Deception That Could Put His Past To Rest Or Separate Them Forever

Award winning author Christie Kelley writes Regency set historical romances from her home in Maryland When not writing, she is usually in the garden, fixing something around the house and surrounded by her two sons and two Siberian cats Christie loves to hear from her readers.Please visit her at

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  • 01 November 2019
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