I received this book for free from Tantor Audio in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Vixen in Velvet by Loretta Chase
Length: 12 hours
Genres: Historical Romance, Romance
Published by Tantor Audio Pages: 384
Source: Tantor Audio
Narrator: Kate Reading
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From the Diary of Leonie Noirot: The perfect corset should invite its undoing . . .
Lethally charming Simon Fairfax, Marquess of Lisburne, has reluctantly returned to London for one reason only: a family obligation. Still, he might make time for the seduction of a certain redheaded dressmaker—but Leonie Noirot hasn't time for him. She's obsessed with transforming his cousin, the dowdy Lady Gladys, into a swan.
Leonie's skills can coax curves—and profits—from thin air, but his criminally handsome lordship is too busy trying to seduce her to appreciate her genius. He badly needs to learn a lesson, and the wager she provokes ought to teach him, once and for all.
A great plan, in theory—but Lisburne's become a serious distraction, and Leonie's usual logic is in danger of slipping away as easily as a silk chemise. Could the Season's greatest transformation be her own?
First Thoughts: I love the dressmakers series and Loretta Chase is fast becoming a favorite romance author.
The third book involves Leonie Noirot the red-headed sister and the handsome, charming and seductive Simon Fairfax, Marquess of Lisburne. Leonie is very busy with the dress shop because her two sister who are now married to some very rich and noble men have not been around much. She has no time for the charming Lisburne and his seductive ways.
Just when things can’t get any worse a scandal happens and it could be the ruining of the shop her and her sisters have worked so hard for. Leonie must get to the bottom of things. Simon seems to always be around to distract her from everything, but she has no time for distractions.
Leonie, takes her job just as serious as her two older sister and she has worked just as hard as them to keep their shop going, It hasn’t always been easy, especially with her two sisters falling for nobility. If that wasn’t scandalous enough this latest scandal might just do them in. Leonie is a bit of a worry wart, but it’s easy to see how that can be with one of her sisters pregnant and the other gone as well. She is left to mind the shop on her own along with the young girls that are learning. I guess it really does take that special..um seductive man to make one stop and have a little fun.
Simon was very charming and seductive and like most men of nobility (just most men), he wanted to seduce her but not marry her. Though the more he gets to know Leonie the more he falls for her, but she is very stubborn. Although I did find Simon charming and seductive, there was just something about him that I didn’t love. Though I could see why Leonie could be taken with him.
Although I enjoyed Vixen in Velvet I find that it is probably my least favorite of the three. (The second one being my favorite.) If you are into historical romances then you will want to grab yourself a copy or have yourself a listen to this good read.
I am starting to get use to Kate Reading narrative style and although I am not real fawned of her male voices I do enjoy her narration. She did a really good job with Vixen in Velvet.