Once the Countess of Riverdale, Viola Kingsley throws all caution to the wind when adventure calls in the form of a handsome aristocrat... Two years after the death of the Earl of Riverdale, his family has overcome the shame of being stripped of their titles and fortuneexcept for his onetime countess, Viola. With her children grown and herself no longer part of the social whirl of the ton, she is uncertain where to look for happinessuntil quite by accident her path crosses once again with that of the Marquess of Dorchester, Marcel Lamarr. Marcel Lamarr has been a notorious womanizer since the death of his wife nearly twenty years earlier. Viola caught his eye when she herself was a young mother, but she evaded his seduction at the time. A prize that eluded him before, she is all the more irresistible to him now although he is surprised to discover that she is as eager now for the excitement he offers as he is himself.When the two defy convention and run away together, they discover that the ties of respectability are not so easily severed, and pleasure can ensnare you when you least expect it....
|Title||:||Someone to Care (Westcott #4)|
|Format Type||:||Mass Market Paperback|
|Number of Pages||:||384 pages|
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Someone to Care (Westcott #4) Reviews
sorry not sorry i don't want to read about the mom. what about abigail! and jessica! and elizabeth!
I wanted to love this book, I really did. I have felt such a kinship with Viola since the first novel and I have eagerly awaited her turn at romance. But after reading this book and reflecting on it, I have to say her romance, to put it bluntly, kind of sucked.
-First, I did not like Marcel. He said he loved Viola fourteen years ago, said he loved her now (well, he never told her to her face but that is a different bullet point) but his actions did not show that. He is se ...more
Nice way to while away a couple of afternoons. I had no real interest in Viola having a romance, tbh, , but Balogh made the romance come alive. In this series the first book is still the best one. But four books in and I have come to really like the entire Westcott (and extended family) clan. Amazingly I am able to keep them all straight. While the romance was nice in this one, think the book came alive when the rest of the family populated it.
I finished this last night and really enjoyed it. For whatever reason the series is working very well for me. It’s a bit like the Slightly/Simply series but with a premise which allows Balogh to explore family and social relationships in a deeper way. It’s a historical-romance version of the found family theme we see in other subgenres. And it lets her write optimistically about relationships and love of all kinds without becoming too treacly (which started to happen for me in the Simply series) ...more
B+ / 4.5 stars
This fourth book in Mary Balogh’s Westcott series is a gently moving and beautifully observed story about a woman trying to define herself and her purpose in life after the death of the man she had believed, for more than twenty years, to be her husband. Readers familiar with the series will recall that the Westcotts were thrown into upheaval by the revelation that the head of the family, the Earl of Riverdale, had contracted his second marriage bigamously, rendering his son an ...more
Overall rating, 3.5 stars rounded up to 4. The first half of this book was better for me than the second half. I give 4 stars for the first half, maybe 3 stars for the second half. Hence my overall rating.
I've read 3 of the books in this series now, and for me this has been the best one. Although it still shares a couple of the failings of the others.
I liked the trope to begin with - a lonely, widowed marquess, a bit of a playboy. Had met the h years ago when she was still 'married'. They're bo ...more
Someone to Care isn’t your typical romance but is one of a mature couple finding passion and love for the first time. Both main characters had disastrous first marriages and have been walking different paths before they saw each other again. Viola Kingsley is a widowed former countess who has lost everything and throws caution to the wind for a sexual dalliance with Marcel Lamarr, the Marquess of Dorchester. Marcel has become a rogue to the highest order after the death of his first wife and was ...more