Release Day: The Virgin and the Viscount: Review and Giveaway!


In the next sparkling romance in debut author Charis Michael’s Bachelor Lords of London series, a proper viscount meets his match in a beguiling virgin who can't help but break all the rules.

The Virgin
Lady Elisabeth Hamilton-Baythes has a painful secret. At the innocent age of fifteen, she was abducted by highwaymen and sold to a brothel. After two days, a young lord discovers her and enacts a brave rescue to get her out. Now she's a grown woman, working to save other girls from the horror she saw that night and never forgetting the young man who rescued her.

The Viscount
Bryson Courtland, Viscount Rainsleigh has overcome an abusive boyhood, neglectful parents, and a bankrupt title to be one of the wealthiest noblemen in Britain. He works tirelessly to be upright and forthright and proper to a fault. Now he requires only one thing: A proper, forthright, proper wife.

The Unraveling
When a charity event puts Lord Bryson and Lady Elisabeth face-to-face, Bryson has no memory of the wounded girl of long ago. All he can see is a perfect candidate to be his future wife. Elisabeth has never forgotten him, but she worries that the brave boy who saved her so long ago has become a rich man with an unfulfilled life.

As a whirlwind courtship reveals the truth, Bryson must accept that Elisabeth is actually a shadow from his dark past, while Elisabeth must show that love is the noblest virtue of all.

Rating/Review: ☕☕☕☕ delightfully calming cups of bittersweet  brew about the past, the present and a very happily ever after if the hero is brave enough to go for it.  The heroine has always been the courageous one and is just waiting for the doofus to catch up!

A very different regency romance. Yes there is some angst and possibly a scandal in the making but what makes The Virgin and the Viscount stand out is how resilient the heroine Elizabeth is. She is a woman who has faced trauma, survived it and has risen above it. When she meets her unknowing saviour 15 years later it was her turn to save him. The voice of the author is quite distinctive. The way the story is told, the dialogue between each character is so vivid that it feels like they are standing before the reader and speaking on live stage. There is drama of course but it seems tempered and appropriate for the story. Excellent pace and plotting, The Virgin and the Viscount is a must read and the author is one to watch out for.


Charis Michaels is thrilled to be making her debut with Avon Impulse. Prior to writing romance, she studied Journalism at Texas A&M and managed PR for a trade association. She has also worked as a tour guide at Disney World, harvested peaches on her family’s farm, and entertained children as the “Story Godmother” at birthday parties. She has lived in Texas, Florida, and London, England. She now makes her home in the Washington, D.C.-metro area.



  1. Slurping down this review and asking for more! Thank you so much for this lovely feature!


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