Mercy Simpson is a shy, bookish vicar's daughter. She is on the shelf at the old age of twenty-four, so she has no aspirations of getting married. To add injury to insult, her aging parents expect her to wait on them hand and foot for the rest of their lives. Then a miracle happens, she is offered the opportunity to be a rich woman's companion and help her plan and execute a charity luncheon. Mercy can indulge in her love of studying history, and finally enjoy a few moments of freedom in her life. Then the rich woman's nephew comes up for a visit, and he makes her hunger to have indulges of a different kind.
Ian Breckford is the “Casanova” of England. He can seduce a nun right out of her habit, however this lifestyle has gotten old and tired. He knows he bastard born, but his birth seems to be shrouded in secrecy. So, he decides to go for a visit to his father and aunt's house in the country. He is there to uncover the secrets, but meeting shy little Miss Mercy gives him the urge to uncover all of her secrets.
Seducing the Viscount is a clever, enticing love story. Raleigh really understands, and captures the life and responsibilities of a vicar's daughter. Being a preacher daughter myself, this book was preaching to the choir. This story turns the tables and lets the sweet, innocent girl pursue the handsome, seductive rake. This twist makes the story all the more sweeter. This book is definitely a page turner. You will read until the wee hours of the night wanting to know the outcome of this delectable tale.