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Lord of Scoundrels Mass Market Paperback – November 27, 2007
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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 ›
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 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.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is one of the best books I've read in a while. I was already a Loretta Chase fan and this was terrific. Read morePublished 1 day ago by Maureen E. Driscoll
Loved it!!! I was worried because of all the hype but I was not disappointed. Will definitely read over and over.Published 23 days ago by C. Opalinski
This particular month’s challenge was RITA Award Winners and Finalists, and it turns out I actually had several to choose from on my TBR. Read morePublished 25 days ago by Erin S. Burns
This is a much loved Classic in the romance genre but it's really showing its age. The heroine, Jessica, is pretty great - smart, composed, independent. Read morePublished 28 days ago by Maugham
I saw the rave reviews, so I picked up the book. While I liked it, not sure it was worth the hype and I'd probably have liked it better if I wasn't expecting so much. Read morePublished 1 month ago by E. Homar
Jess is trying to get her brother away from a bad influence in his life-Sebastian- a true scoundrel. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Daun
This is one story I won't soon forget. It moves from beautiful to brutal and back again.Published 1 month ago by LR
Lord of Scoundrels is my favorite romance novel. The characters are smart and fun, the story moves along at a fast pace and the dialogue is golden. Read morePublished 1 month ago by bobbie books