- Viscount Breckenridge to the Rescue by Stephanie Laurens
Heather Cynster is an independent woman, yet she is still searching for a husband. Tired of looking in the more refined reception rooms, she decides to sneak out to a soiree in the Ton, in what some consider to be a den of iniquity. While there, she is kidnapped by a mysterious Scotsman. Lucky, Viscount Breckenridge witnesses the event. He is at first her nemesis, but quickly becomes her hero.
Stephanie Laurens has written numerous books and series, including several Harlequin Romances and all of them in the romance genre. The story is told in a third person narrative primarily from the point of view of Heather Cynster and at times Viscount Breckenridge as well as a few other characters. The story takes place in 1829 in England and often refers to The Ton. This was Britain`s high society during the Georgian Era and its primary focus was on social standing with rigid social rules.
The book had an interesting beginning, with the introduction of the mysterious Scotsman. Heather is introduced and as we learn a little about her we become curious to discover more of her character. I enjoyed the beginning of this book much more than the middle or ending which I felt were slow and dragged on. The book became really Harlequinny as it progressed and there were prolonged sex scenes, which in my opinion were too frequent without enough focus on plot. Although the book is considered a period piece, I felt the writing was somewhat forced with dialogue that does not realistically project how people would interact in 1829. They really seemed to talk more like how people talk today.
This is a standalone book, with an unoriginal plot and a pretty standard ending. If you enjoy reading run of the mill romances with lots of gratuitous sex scenes, then you will probably enjoy this book. For myself, I will not be reading any more books in this series.