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Lord of Scoundrels Mass Market Paperback – November 27, 2007
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Damn the minx for tempting him, kissing him... and then forcing him to salvage her reputation! Lord Dain can't wait to put the infuriating bluestocking in her place--and in some amorous position. And if that means marriage, so be it!--though Sebastian is less than certain he can continue to remain aloof... and steel his heart to the sensuous, headstrong lady's considerable charms.
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A truly delightful read, with enough spice to make the readers' hearts flutter, and enough smartness never to insult their intelligence. This is the first Loretta Chase novel I've read, but it is far from the last.
You will not be disappointed because the author tied up all the bits and pieces into a believable ending. Characters are supposed to evolve and change for the better, but everything was thrown at this hero and his erstwhile, strong, hard-headed, feisty woman who knew only one thing...she loved him at first sight, wanting him badly. He did his best to scare the wits out of her. She suffered humiliation at his hand. Most of all, the words uttered in his Italian, were lyrically romantic. I'm still enjoying the aftermath of this author. Kudos and congratulations. This was my first read of her work and I have ordered so many more.
With that being said, I still thought this was a breathtaking romance and can see what so many readers love about it, I just didn't think it was perfect. The ending seemed rather rushed, and I couldn't quite buy into Dain's turnaround regarding his son. Then there were the troublemakers who seemed silly and not quite fitting... All in all however, this is an unforgettable tale of true love and soul mates. Simply a remarkable story told by an amazing author, and one that will surely touch your heart. I would definitely recommend this book as well as its sequel "The Last Hellion" which I absolutely adored!
Lord of Scoundrels is also the story of an unloved boy who became an unlovable man. Or so Dain thought. From the heartwrenching prologue -also one of the best I've ever read - we learn exactly why Dain is who he thinks he should be. This dark and unforgettable prologue is always hovering in the reader's mind, so that when Dain acts like an overbearing brute, you know exactly why. As a reader, Dain never lost me, even at his worst.
And, Jess. In all my life, Jess is going to go down as one of the best, most remarkable, strongest, smartest, and unabashedly stubborn heroines I will ever read. The way she worked to understand the man beneath Dain's beastly facade, her patience at working to the very root of his internal struggles, her unwillingness to be complacent, a victim, and the very fact she freaking SHOT HIM IN THE ARM, makes Jess unforgettable. Then there's the way Jess loved Dain. By the standards of Regency England, Dain was considered a big, ugly brute. He'd been ridiculed for his looks since childhood, and he believed that. But here's the deal: I didn't have a clear image for him in my mind, but I knew he WAS beautiful. And the reason why is, Jess thought he was the most beautiful, virile, overwhelmingly masculine man who'd ever existed. I don't honestly care what Dain looked like. I don't know or care if the hero is handsome or appealing, as long as the heroine does.
I loved Jess and Dain. I loved them together. Theirs is very much a story of when Beauty tamed the Beast. It was a battle of wits, of two people who each wanted the upper hand, which almost always went to Jess. I love how she mentally tied him in knots, knew exactly how, when, and what to say to Dain, to bring out the man, the abandoned and unloved child, behind the beastly demeanor. I love how Dain tried so hard to hold the line on Jess, but almost immediately contradicted any harsh words or actions he directed her way.
And Dominick's story, and how it changed Dain? Forget it. I was reduced to a crying fool.
Lord of Scoundrels turned out to be one of my favorite books I've ever read. I cherish it, and will reread it many times in my life, as well as recommend the heck out of it. My only regret is that I will never again get that first time back.