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Lord of Scoundrels Mass Market Paperback – November 27, 2007
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This really is the ultimate rake reformed story. Though I did not enjoy reading about Sebastian's unhappy childhood and torturous years at Eton, it had to be endured for the reader to understand the man he became. Seemingly without conscience, a man who uses people, considers women either bothersome (ladies) or sex objects (prostitutes), drinker, gambler and uncaring bad influence on younger, impressionable and less wealthy hangers-on. And one such hanger-on is Jessica Trent's idiot of a younger brother Bertie who is quickly going through the family's money in an effort to fit in and keep up with the infamous Marquess of Dain. Jessica and her grandmother have traveled to Paris determined to reclaim Bertie from Dain's destructive influence. But when Jessica actually meets Dain, she is frustrated and annoyed to discover that she is extremely attracted to the devil. What a bother! But she is still determined to extricate Bertie and forces a confrontation that he cannot ignore!
Upon meeting the delectable Miss Trent, Dain is no less attracted to Jessica and no more pleased about it. He's avoided society ladies for most of his adult life (ever since one tried to lure him into marriage for his money) and the only women he spends time with are prostitutes.Read more ›
I bought this book, my first of Loretta Chase, on the strength of the reviews in the amazon.com site and I am very happy I did. It is lush, witty, entertaining and very sensual- the elements romance readers look for in a book worth to be in a keeper's shelf. No complicated plot but with very good, characterizations, witty dialogues and unforgettable scenes that make the book worth keeping.
Dialogue sparkles and sparks fly between the two main characters: Lord Dain, the dark, tortured reprobate, who had very little opinion of himself but who was hopelessly besotted with the "needle-tongued, conceited, provoking ape leader of a lady" and Jessica, the beautiful, strong-minded, sensuous spinster who in her words declared "I've been in lust with you from the moment I met you". The sizzling verbal fights are very captivating. The "animal lust" and the deep desire for conquest and possession just leap off the pages to keep the reader enthralled. Lord Dain's use of the endearments in Italian during their very intimate moments makes the story even more romantic and titillating. But wait, please let me include the notorious punchline, "I should like to see you try".
When I finished the book, I read it again and again and then again most especially some of the very poignant, even hilarious and totally comical scenes, i.e.Read more ›
I think that the heroine, Jessica Trent, was a little *too* perfect for me--fabulously beautiful, amazingly intelligent, incredibly sensitive, anachronistically independent, *and* sexually savvy (while still being a virgin at 27 years of age!) I love strong heroines, but she is *too much* of a "Mary Sue" for me. I like my heroines to have a few chinks in their armor. The hero, Lord Dain, was interesting and unusual (I liked the uncompromising portrayal of his "rakishness"), but he frankly did not appeal to me. Too much self-pity and I *hated* the way he treated his illegitimate son.
This is a *very* popular book and it is not a bad read, but I think that it is *over-rated* < ducking to avoid the rotten fruit being thrown by rabid fans of the book >. Sorry, maybe I just read it on a bad day.
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2.25 Stars - Sebastian was an ugly child that inheirited his mother's Italian looks which include a huge nose. Read morePublished 8 days ago by Drava
I love this heroine. She was brilliant in that she loved whole heartedly. I ached for the man knowing he was fighting internal demons. Read morePublished 15 days ago by B. L. Brooklyn
Though he could be maddening, one couldn't help loving Sebastian. And Jesus was adorable, strong, fun and in love. Who could possibly resist her. Read morePublished 21 days ago by Kindle Customer
If you can look past the romantic language, this is a funny and enjoyable tail and a great addition to this series. Read morePublished 1 month ago by lizliz
I urge you to buy this book. The banter is laugh out loud funny. The heroine is the best ever written and the hero is soooo adorable. I absolutely love this book!Published 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
Decently written. That said...it's hard to tell tone of voice, and I can't tell if he's teasing her sometimes or flat-out gaslighting. Read morePublished 2 months ago by banjobabe
I hated for it to end. Loved the characters Lord Dain and Jessica.Published 2 months ago by R. Poynter
This is definitely one of the best romance I have read. Both of H and h have personality flaws; yet they are perfectly matched for each other. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Les Lee