Thank You Corina for reminding me about this book that has been in my TBR for ages.
Surely, there would be reason why a book would occupy many “Best of” recommendations in almost all the lists by crazy bookworms. Hold your stiches, (is there a saying like that, I wonder🤔) no really, this book makes you laugh, outright guffaws that makes your family ponder if you have really lost it, finally becoming cross-eyed reading too much.
The Lord of Scoundrels by Loretta Chase is a book that I will surely go back to read again and again whenever am at my lowest. I have Julie Garwood’s couple of historical romances for the same purpose and this will definitely be added to that.
Jessica Trent and Lord Dain are such a perfect match that with the quips and wisecrack repartees that they both indulge in; the house should have been on fire. I loved how the author has shown Jess as this extremely strong and willful woman not ready to give an inch for what she believes in and definitely knows how to handle misbehaved boys and even crazy thieves. Of course, there were times when I wanted to throw something at Dain for his thick headedness for mostly behaving like a spoilt brute even with an explanation, his antics are merely obtuseness rather than pride. There’s a peculiar charm to this love story of a beauty and a beast.
For the few hours of pure fun and immense joy that this story gave me, I am going with 5 stars.
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Tough minded Jessica Trent’s sole intention is to free her nitwit brother from the destructive influence of Sebastian Ballister, the notorious Marquess of Dain. She never expects to desire the arrogant, amoral cad. And When Dain’s reciprocal passion places them in a scandously compromising, and public, position, Jessica is left with no choice but to seek satisfaction…
Damn the minx for tempting him, kissing him…and then for 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 this means marriage, so be it — though Sebastian is less than certain he can continue to remian aloof…and stell his heart to the sensuous, head strong lady’s considerable charms.