Get Tempted by this Debut Historical Romance!
TO TEMPT A VISCOUNT
Entangled Nobility #1
By: Naomi Boom
Releasing January 13, 2017
The Wild Rose Press, Inc.
Lady Laura Rosing knows two things: first, she will marry for love, and second, she detests rakes. When she meets Lord Gavin Farris, she understands immediately that he fails both her criteria, and worse yet, he is an absolute cad who refuses to leave her be.
Lord Farris has always appreciated women and cannot understand why Lady Laura is so resistant to his charms. While pretty, she is not his usual type, but something about her intrigues him. Much to his chagrin, he finds himself desperately in love with her, but he may be too late. His adamant refusal to marry just might have planted her firmly in the arms of another.
Lord Farris’s dark eyes bored into hers before he stepped predatorily closer to her. He gazed down at her with his dark, smoldering eyes and said, “You do not truly believe that. Judging by your dilated pupils and the blush on your skin, you find me incredibly attractive.”
Laura scoffed and backed up a step. She needed room to breathe. “You would like that, wouldn’t you?” She gulped nervously as his eyes narrowed, and he took a step closer to her. Naturally, she continued to reverse her step until her back hit the bookcase.
He smiled as he slowly removed the glass of water from her hand and set it on the bookcase. He then brought his hands to either side of her and leaned in until their faces were mere inches apart. “Yes, I would like that very much. Unfortunately, I am too much of a gentleman to act on our mutual attraction.”
As he spoke, Laura could not seem to take her eyes away from his full lips, at least until his words sank in. Her eyes regained their focus as she realized he was standing much too near. This was precisely why she preferred normal gentlemen. They did not act strangely.
“Are you sure you are a gentleman?” Laura asked derisively. She immediately regretted her impulsive retort. He was just too near to her for her mind to perform rationally, otherwise she was sure she would have behaved herself.
One eyebrow lifted in question as he grinned wickedly. “Are you asking me not to conduct myself as a gentleman?”
His dark smile and wicked words made Laura pause as she stared at his lips, so near to her own. Her stomach was in knots, and she did not know if she should slap him or kiss him. She had never been kissed, but right now, she wanted his lips on hers more than anything. In Laura’s heart of hearts, she wished, just a little bit, that he would not behave as a gentleman. She could not form words, however, and only managed to shake her head slightly as common sense prevailed.
“In that case, my dear, I suggest you run along.” His feet moved silently as he stepped away from her, but Laura could not budge until he growled, “Go, or we both shall regret what happens.”
Her feet grew wings as she flew out the door and down the dark hallway. As she rounded a corner, she realized she had left her water on the bookshelf, although her bread and book were still clutched in her other hand. No matter how strong her thirst, she would never return downstairs now. Not when he was there.
What a debut novel this is! A High 5 Stars for To Tempt A Viscount by Naomi Boom! I must say, Ms. Boom can really weave a tale and her writing style is impeccable. The plot is thick and the characters are well developed. Ms. Boomed hooked me from the first page.
Also, I instantly fell in love with the heroine of our tale, Lady Laura Rosing. She's sweet, passionate and has a bit of spunk to her. Our Hero of the tale, Lord Farris is outwardly a rogue through and through but on the inside he's a deeply passionate and loving man. The chemistry between these two lights the pages a blaze!
I thoroughly enjoyed this book and look forward to reading many more of Ms. Boom's books. If you love a good, sweet and passionate historical romance, then this is the book for you!
Naomi Boom is an author with a newly-discovered love for writing. Her inspiration struck when she was searching for the perfect historical romance novel to read. Nothing sounded appealing, so she decided to write her own. That one novel has morphed into a series, and hopefully many, many more.
She currently resides in Kansas with her family but has her eyes planted on an acreage in eastern South Dakota. Once her husband retires from the United States Army, they will return to her home state where she will continue to pursue her passion.
Marie Greaves Romantic Quill Q&A
What or who inspired you to become an author?
I needed a creative outlet, and I cannot do art. Believe me, I tried. So, my next thought was to try writing. As a bookworm who reads a lot of historical romance novels, I knew which genre to work in, and now I fear I am very much addicted to writing. To Tempt a Viscount is my debut novel, but be warned, there will be more.
Which type of romance do you love most, and why?
I love historical romances set in the Regency Era. Scottish historical romances take a close second, though. To me, both genres seem like fairy tales without magic, and who doesn’t like a good fairy tale?
What’s your favorite romance novel of all time, and why?
Never Trust a Rake by Annie Burrows. I have no idea why I’m obsessed with this novel. Somehow, the storyline really clicked with me. Not only do I have the kindle version, but I also went and bought a physical copy. In total, I have probably read this novel twenty times.
What fellow romance author do you recommend reading, and why?
I am a sucker for all the big Regency Romance authors. Julia Quinn, Tessa Dare, and Eloisa James are my go-to’s. I also have a soft spot for a completely different sort of author, Mercedes Lackey. She has a series called The Tales of the Five Hundred Kingdoms, and I just discovered she released a new one which I will have to read. Like now.
Any advice you have for a blossoming author?
Just go for it. Self-doubt will likely try and convince you to not believe in yourself, but shove those thoughts aside and do it. The worst that will happen is you accomplish something you never thought was possible. Believe it or not, writing a book (even if you are not successful) is an amazing accomplishment.
Anything else you’d like to share with your readers?
Just that I received a contract for the second book in the Entangled Nobility series! I’m always updating my website, so feel free to check it out if you want to learn more.
When you’re not writing, how do you spend your time?
I spend my day chasing around my toddler and formulating plots for my novels. On days that I need to get out of the house, I go antiquing or thrifting. One never knows what one will stumble upon, that, and I love the thrill of the hunt.