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Lord of Scoundrels Kindle Edition
They call him many names, but Angelic isn't one of them . . .
Sebastian Ballister, the notorious Marquess of Dain, is big, bad, and dangerous to know. No respectable woman would have anything to do with the "Bane and Blight of the Ballisters"—and he wants nothing to do with respectable women. He's determined to continue doing what he does best—sin and sin again—and all that's going swimmingly, thank you . . . until the day a shop door opens and she walks in.
She's too intelligent to fall for the worst man in the world . . .
Jessica Trent is a determined young woman, and she's going to drag her imbecile brother off the road to ruin, no matter what it takes. If saving him—and with him, her family and future—means taking on the devil himself, she won't back down. The trouble is, the devil in question is so shockingly irresistible, and the person who needs the most saving is—herself!
From the Back Cover
- ASIN : B000FCKOEK
- Publisher : HarperCollins e-books (13 October 2009)
- Language : English
- File size : 2628 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 384 pages
- Page numbers source ISBN : 0380776162
- Best Sellers Rank: #87,466 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
- Customer Reviews:
Top reviews from India
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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.
The writing is beautiful, light, and easy to read. There are many laugh-out-loud moments. The story is cleverly done. I was very impressed.
What a complicated man the hero, Dain, is. I ached for him. And I wanted to smack him. Jessica is very insightful and the perfect balance to shake up his world, for the better.
I never thought a scene with just a man and a brick wall would melt my heart. I loved that such a simple thing could move me so deeply.
This book was written in 1994 according to my ebook version. Wow, I can’t believe it took more than 20 years to come to my attention! This was my first Loretta Chase novel and I know it won’t be the last if this is typical of her writing.
Top reviews from other countries
Ruthless manwhore, Marquess Sebastian Dain, who was mentally scarred when his father cruelly cast him aside as a boy, meets his match in feisty, clever and loving Jessica.
The good and the bad:
I so enjoyed this book that I ate it up in a few big reading sessions on the sofa.
The books starts with a whiz through Sebastian’s childhood, so from the outset you understand why adult Sebastian behaves the way he does and sympathise with him. The poor guy was so unloved as a child that he has grown into a ruthless man who buries his insecurities about his appearance and his worth by womanising and drinking.
Enter sweet and sassy Jessica. The pair have some very amusing banter from the moment they meet – Jessica is Sebastian’s intellectual match and very confident about it. I was dying for them to get together. Loretta Chase builds tons of tension, to their first kiss and first fumble. When it comes to the sex, the scenes are moderately graphic and written well enough to make you a little flushed.
The book is reasonably long and Jessica and Sebastian’s relationship develops at a pace, so I wondered how it would be drawn out to fill the last half of the book. Well, that is where a new plot line is introduced – I won’t say what it is, so as not to give any spoilers. I would usually find this sudden introduction of a new plot line annoying but I actually really enjoyed it, even if sometimes I found one aspect of it a bit hard to keep up with (had to re-read a couple of paragraphs, but then I got it).
All in all, this is a very enjoyable book with plenty going on and written in a way that keeps you hooked.
It’s my first Chase book and I’ve already downloaded some samples of her other books.
The Marquess of Dain is so thouroghly bad, everyone knows that. And it they don't then he will make sure they work it out pretty quickly. He treats women with contempt and has absolutly no need for a wife.
Why then does he feel such and attraction to medling sinster, Jessica Trent? And why is she not repulsed and disgusted by him?
Jessica is on a mission to prise her brother from the clutches of teh monster who is ruining his life, but when she meets the Marquis she cannot keep away and things get very complicated.
I found this a very enjoyable read, predictable but a lot of fun.