Monday, August 8, 2011
How to Seduce a Scoundrel
Author: Vicky Dreiling
Mass Market Paperback: 448 pages
Original edition (July 1, 2011)
Miss Julianne Gatewick is in a pickle. It started when her brother's best friend-for whom she's long nursed a secret tendre-agreed to act as her guardian for the Season, only to seduce her with a risqué waltz. But when the music stopped and the expectant ton waited for Marc Darcett, Earl of Hawkfield, to claim her as his own, he made his disinterest clear. Rather than succumb to humiliation, Julianne does what any self-respecting, recently discarded young miss with a wicked sense of humor would do. She secretly pens a lady's guide to enticing unrepentant rakes . . . and it becomes the hottest scandal sheet in London.
Every honorable rake knows that friends' sisters are forbidden. But suddenly Julienne has a spark of mischief in her eyes that Hawk can't resist. Try as he might to push her away, he spends his days listening for her laughter and his nights dreaming of kissing her senseless. He's always avoided innocents and their marriage-minded mothers, but has the man least likely to wed finally met his match?
How to Seduce a Scoundrel is a historical romance novel, taking place in the early 1800's. Filled with mischief and seduction, with all the charm of the period and some sex thrown in, I thought it was a riot to read. Dreiling's novels are becoming a delicious habit! Thank you to Hachette Book Group for my review copy.