The Viscount and the Artist

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

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

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  1. Alyson Pearce is an American transplant currently living in London, where she works full time in publishing and as an author of M M romances She fell in love with romances after discovering her grandmother s library and hasn t looked back As a member of the LGBT community, she believes that everyone deserves their chance at a happily ever after In her spare time, Alyson enjoys cooking, reading, and shouting at contestants on Chopped The Viscount and the Artist is her first novel.

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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 about how Jere [...]


  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 be [...]



  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 so bad if [...]


  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 sodomite tha [...]




  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 deat [...]


  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 will tha [...]


  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 easily fall [...]


  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 suppor [...]


  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 effort at researching the time period and everything that goes with it mainly the dialogue, people, places Don t just write the names, show them in the [...]


  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 s de [...]


  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 The v [...]


  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 with wo [...]


  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 Jeremy t [...]


  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 my brain starts wor [...]


  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, althou [...]


  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, prematurly [...]


  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 relationship, hi [...]


  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 in the series.



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