Sunday, April 15, 2007
Review: Nicola and the Viscount by Meg Cabot
Nicola Sparks, sixteen and an orphan, is ready to dive headlong into her first London Season. A whirlwind of fashionable activities awaits her, although nabbing a husband, ordinarily the prime object of every girl's Season, is not among them. For Nicola has already chosen hers: a handsome viscount by the name of Lord Sebastian.
Lord Sebastian Bartholomew is wealthy, attractive, and debonair, even if the few tantalizingly short moments Nicola has spent with him have produced little save discussions about poetry. Nicola is sure that a proposal from Lord Sebastian would be a match made in heaven. Everything is going well, until the infuriating Nathaniel Sheridan begins to cast doubt on the viscount's character.
Nicola is convinced Nathaniel's efforts to besmirch Lord Sebastian's sterling reputation will yield nothing. But when she begins to piece things together for herself, the truth is revealed has as much to do with the viscount as it does with Nicola's own heart."
The book is another of the Avon True Romance books. I didn't enjoy this one as much as Cabot's Victoria and the Rogue, but it was still a good book. Nicola and the Viscount just didn't seem as funny or as developed as Victoria and the Rogue.
I did however like Nicola's fashion diva side, even though sometimes the wardrobe comments weren't that good though. I also really liked Nathaniel, but he didn't really seem to be in the book all that much.
All in all, this was not my favorite book by Cabot.