The Viscount and the Artist

Andrew Cardwell is a man driven by duty to his country and to his family After the death of his uncle, he s determined to provide security and stability for his family as the new Viscount Cardwell even if that means marrying and producing an heir Surprising himself, Andrew decides to sponsor a young artist named Jeremy for the season, to help him find a patron What he dAndrew Cardwell is a man driven by duty to his country and to his family After the death of his uncle, he s determined to provide security and stability for his family as the new Viscount Cardwell even if that means marrying and producing an heir Surprising himself, Andrew decides to sponsor a young artist named Jeremy for the season, to help him find a patron What he doesn t anticipate is how well Jeremy fits in his bed and his life.Jeremy Leighton knows what it s like to be a disappointment The only son of a vicar, he s refused to follow the path his father set for him, choosing his passion for art, instead He accepts Andrew s proposal, hoping to prove to his father and himself that he can succeed as an artist After spending time with Andrew in and out of bed, Jeremy struggles not to fall for the damaged viscount, knowing the season will likely end in Andrew s engagement.Between a meddling cousin, a widow on the hunt for a new husband, and their own doubts about the relationship, how can Andrew and Jeremy shed the expectations of others to find true happiness
The Viscount and the Artist Andrew Cardwell is a man driven by duty to his country and to his family After the death of his uncle he s determined to provide security and stability for his family as the new Viscount Cardwell eve

  • Title: The Viscount and the Artist
  • Author: Alyson Pearce
  • ISBN: 9781535207386
  • Page: 481
  • Format: Paperback
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    1. *I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.*4.5 stars :-)The story started out good, but then there was a very jerky phase. I was finding it hard to understand properly. I had to go back and forth and try to grasp what was happening, because it felt very abrupt.But then the writing smoothed out again. It started to feel like how a good read should. Everything was described beautifully, and I fell in love with both Andrew and Jeremy. I felt their emotions so deeply. Though I felt bad abo [...]

    2. I hate to do this to a new author but this was largely a miss for me. However, I tend to be a bit of stickler when it comes to historicals especially Regency historicals.What I like best about this period, oddly enough, is the repression. Layer upon layer of clothing kept people as tightly bound as society's mandates on public behaviors which is the playground for spectacular tension building. That tension is compounded when you have two men as the protagonists because they quite literally could [...]

    3. I can understand why people like this book. If you like Bonnie Dee's books, you'll likely enjoy this one. It's worse than Bonnie Dee but not shockingly worse.Well it is not a historical. It's something something with lords, viscounts, butlers, etc. Everything else is modern. Characters talk like modern people. Their attitudes are modern. Their perceptions are modern. Their mentality is modern. There is obviously zero research behind it and zero effort to make it look authentic.Which wouldn't be [...]

    4. I was provided a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.I didn't know what to expect when I started this book. The blurb was very intriguing, so I gave it a shot. This was a wonderfully written story, with what I have to say felt very real historical accuracy. I've not done any research about how gay people were treated in the 1800s (or other centuries), but this book gave me what I felt to be a history lesson. Is it true, what was written - that if a man was found to be a "sodo [...]

    5. 1-Click your copy today!I looked forward to reading this book as soon as I knew it was coming, and I wasn't disappointed.A fabulous Regency romp of a read that kept me turning page after page after page.Both main characters have many-layered backstories and personalities, and are supported by equally interesting and likeable extras.I hope the following books in this series are just as complex and lively as this one.

    6. *DNF*(32%)The main problem for me is the "too contemporary" writing and because of that I simply didn't feel a sense of time and place. The other thing is that I didn't feel any chemistry or sexual tension between the two protagonists. I'm not saying that it's badly written only that it didn't work for me!

    7. Paused at 25%. This isn't a reflection on the writing or story, I'm just looking for a much slower burn than this.

    8. Andrew Cardwell is a damaged man, both physically and emotionally. He lost his brother to accident, his lover to war. A war that left him half-dead and deeply scarred in body and soul.When his uncle dies, Andrew is the new Viscount Cardwell and his cousin Phoebe wastes no time in demanding that he do his duty to marry and beget an heir in sort order, so that she and the rest of the family aren't left at the whims of a distant cousin, the nearest male relative.If it hadn't been for his uncle's de [...]

    9. Book: The Viscount and The Artist by Alyson PearceRating: 4.50 starsI'm shocked that this was a debut book for this author. Her writing and world building in this historical story is wonderful and realistic. As a lover of historicals, I hope she keeps going on writing them because she did a fantastic job. The romance between a peer and an artist was beautiful and full of obstacles but one that I fell in love with. I loved Jeremy’s sweetness and innocence to start but his confidence and strong [...]

    10. I LOVED this. The Viscount and the Artist is an intelligently written historical M/M romance that had me totally falling for Jeremy over and over again throughout the story.Andrew is severely conflicted, suffering from PTSD, scarred and haunted by his military service. He doesn’t want to let anyone in, but wants to protect Jeremy even as he’s falling for him-even if he doesn’t want to admit it. Jeremy is naive and innocent, sweet, you just want to pull him in close and hold him tight. He e [...]

    11. Hopefully The Start of a New SeriesThis is the only book by Alyson Pearce that I could find and if it's her debut, and if it's correctly labeled as the first in a new series (The Eccentrics), then we are all in for a wonderful bunch of Regency period romps.The characters of Andrew and Jeremy are tightly and brilliantly developed, and the fact that it's the older Andrew who is the wavering soul and the younger Jeremy who will not be toyed with or kept as a secret, is a refreshing change. The supp [...]

    12. 1.5 stars.It is most aggravating and disappointing when reading a story that is meant to be historical turned out to be as if I'm reading a story with 'historical overtones' about Rural Anywhere in 2016. As this is the first book in a series, I wonder if the author would put the 'historical' in the historical era in the remaining book(s). That is, make more effort at researching the time period and everything that goes with it -mainly the dialogue, people, places. Don't just write the names, sho [...]

    13. Loved this book and was completely enamoured by Andrew and Jeremy's journey together. Realistic and captivating, absolutely can't wait until the next one comes out!

    14. The Viscount and the Artist by Alyson Pearce is her first published novel but you wouldn’t know that by the way the story flowed and by how easily it transcends the reader into the historical time period.Andrew, or Lord Cardwell/ Viscount Cardwell, is a damaged man that considers himself broken and not open to the possibility of ever finding love for himself. After being injured in the war, and losing a very close friend who had, at one time, been his lover, he holds everyone at a distance. He [...]

    15. I'm at about the 25% mark now and its pretty stupid I keep nodding off through their annoyingly insincere love scenes and I think the story is probably ruined because it took a wrong turn at Albuquerque. I have a headache. Will add to this when I finish the book or give up. Pet peeve#1 there's only 7 years age difference between the MCs, but every other word she's calling them the younger man or the older man or "The boy" which first, hes 25 so that's not true, and 2nd, it's gross. Don't do that [...]

    16. A Great First NovelI could not believe that this was Alyson Pieces first novel. The story line was strong and her characters were totally believable. I look forward to her next novel with great anticipation.

    17. ***Copy provided to Bayou Book Junkie by the author/publisher for my reading pleasure in hopes of an unbiased opinion, a review was not a requirement.***Andrew Cardwell is named the new Viscount Cardwell, after his uncle died, which is the last thing he'd ever wanted. He's scarred mentally and physically after the war, not willing to let anyone in. Not only is he not willing to marry anyone to continue with the Cardwell line, but his inclinations lie toward other pursuits that have nothing to do [...]

    18. 4.25 / 5 StarsWhen I read the blurb, I knew I had to read this. It reminded me of Bonnie Dee and Summer Devon, two authors I love. I'm happy I gave it a chance.Andrew, current Viscount Cardwell, is tired. He just buried his uncle, who he considered like a second father, and the aftermath of war has left him scarred inside out. A chance encounter with Jeremy Leighton, a young artist and son of a vicar, is the perfect opportunity to relieve some of his tension. It's also a way to help a confused J [...]

    19. Ok. So…. the beginning of this book when I realized that it was M/M Historical Romance (I had just thought it was a regular HR) I was a little taken aback. One of the reasons I like HR is the dynamic in these books of the woman finding a husband. That’s the premise of all the ones I’ve read. It’s interesting to me to read about how things were done back then. Sometimes I feel like we’ve lost some of that gentlemen/lady, manners, a woman is a woman and a man is a man type of thing. Then [...]

    20. When I started reading The Viscount and The Artist I wasn't sure what to expect from a debut author, but Alyson Pearce completely blew me away! This is a wonderful character driven historical m/m romance, that doesn't brush over the prejudices and problems LGBT+ people faced at the time. Jeremy in particular struggles with his attraction to men, partly due to his religious upbringing. In contrast Andrew is from a family of known eccentrics. People unconcerned with pushing societies boundaries, a [...]

    21. 3.5 stars.This is a very decently put together book by a new author and as far as Romance (tm) goes, it's really well done.The thing why I'm not all raving about this is that I recently found out that I'm rather allergic to certain tropes, which apparently are in the range from "I'll leave you for your own good" to "I cannot be with you because I will loose you (because I've lost a lot of people before you, so just trust me on this one, and also I feel really, really guilty). That's like, um, pr [...]

    22. An Honest review of an ARC edition of the bookA beautiful story of forbidden love. I really enjoyed this period romance. The two main characters were well balanced and the chemistry between them was real. Their friends were like family. The story is based on Viscount Andrew, and his responsibilities to his newly inherited estate, and his family's future, vs his love for Jeremy a local artist and a friend from his younger days. Who happens to have his own obstacles that threaten their relationshi [...]

    23. I am stuck between a 3.5 and a 4 on this one, I really liked the story from 40% inwards. Before that I kind of wished the jumping into bed hadn't happened so fast, it just felt too rushed for me, but once I let go of that I really did enjoy it, and I am looking forward to more in the series.

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