Editorial Reviews. Review. "One of the great voices in romance"--"Melinda Helfer, Romantic Lord of Scoundrels - Kindle edition by Loretta Chase. Romance. Tough minded Jessica Trent's sole intention is to free her nitwit brother from the destructive influence of Sebastian Ballister, the notorious Marquess of Diain. Lord of Scoundrels book. Read reviews from the world's largest community for readers. DETERMINED LADY Tough-minded Jessica Trent's sole intention.
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LORETTA CHASE LORD OF SCOUNDRELS Thanks to: Sal Raciti, for the choice Italian phrases; Carol Proko Easton, for the l. Scoundrels Series, Book 3. Avon Historical Romance. Romance Writers of America® RITA® Award Winner, Best Short Historical Romance. 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. If saving him—and with him, her family and future—means taking on the devil himself, she won't back down.
Summary: Blame it on the Egyptian sun or the desert heat, but as tensions flare between a reckless rogue and beautiful scholar en route to foil a kidnapping, so does love, in the most uninhibited and impossibly delightful ways. When Ana and Thea dared me to read Mr. Impossible , I knew I was in for it. You see in all my years of reading I had never read a romance novel. Not one. I was a romance virgin.
They call him many names, but Angelic isn't one of them. She's too intelligent to fall for the worst man in the world. Reviews 0 Specifications Please sign in to review this product. Copy From Text:. Other books by Loretta Chase. A Duke in Shining Armor: Difficult Dukes Loretta Chase.
Avon, November Our price: Dukes Prefer Blondes Loretta Chase. Avon, December Jessica angrily confronts him and the two unexpectedly kiss. Later, at a party they almost consummate their relationship before being discovered by other party-goers. Dain coldly departs, assuming Jessica invited the others to force him to honorably marry her, leaving her angry that he would leave her reputation in tatters so casually.
Jessica sues him for the loss of her reputation. To her surprise, Dain converts this proposition into a marriage proposal, and they are wedded in London several weeks later. En route to his estate in Devon, Dain assumes she is repulsed by his "gross blackamoor's body",  when the opposite is true. Filled with self-loathing over his appearance and personality, Dain initially avoids consummating their relationship despite Jessica's efforts to seduce him.
They eventually do, and Dain apologizes for what he realizes has been his difficult behavior. Later, they enter into a disagreement over his illegitimate son; Dain despises the eight-year-old boy's calculating mother and wants nothing to do with them, while Jessica sympathetically wants to rescue the boy from his poor living conditions.
The boy, Dominick, is becoming ill-behaved and reminds Dain self-loathingly of himself at his age. Eventually, with Jessica's prodding, Dain is persuaded to rescue the neglected boy from his mother's clutches. While doing so, the Marquess comes to terms with his mother's abandonment and realizes that Dominick is just as scared and lonely as he was as a boy. Dominick is invited to live at the Ballister estate, while the boy's mother, to her pleasure, is given a large stipend and told to find her fortune in Paris.
Background and development[ edit ] American author Loretta Chase began her writing career in by crafting traditional novels in the Regency romance literary subgenre;  Lord of Scoundrels, published in , was her ninth such novel released.
Strong, older, witty, and beautiful. I loved her to no ends. So why in Gods name did she want, and eventually love a moron that liked whores and had so much self issues it was ghastly?!!
He was not a tortured hero. He was a hones to God lunatic. I know all of his trust issues were 'explained ' by his mother.
He had a few bright moments when he talked nice things in Italian or when he told Jess he would kill himself if she left him. But even thou that was cute, again I frowned while reading. I mean-what a drama queen! He would kill him self without her, but still he can not show her he loves her?
What ever, mister! Eventually he comes to terms with his mothers departure and his son. It was all so unnatural I wanted to scream. She had a lover. She left her kid.
End of story. She was not a fortune teller. How was she supposed to know that she would die on that boat? Comes to care. And all that animosity turns out to be anguish over his own dejected destiny. I hate hate hate when authors just wrap it all up in a nice tight little bow. I could have stomached his gradual approval of the kid IF the kid became better. But him, the person that likes nobody just falls literally over the kid and oooooh the love is in the air? And he loves him…why?
But not always.
Here you have an ill mannered child that does nothing nice he is 8 not 3,he could be less hostile that you did not want. To add to the pile is the fact that he is a son of the woman you hate, a woman that had him on purpose without your knowledge. So, why? Yes, he is a kid. And all kids are kind of nice. But how can you just do this big jump start all at once, even thou it changes all your former beliefs? People just do not have these kind of epiphanies. Ah now the kid.
First of all I hate all brats in stories. So the whores take precautions when having sex for money? Dude, why not help her? Take your penis out. Sure, people can say that I am a girl an can not understand a man's need to take full pleasure.
Well, all of our girly lives people say how men have needs. Sure, women have them also. Not that men care.
We do not talk about what women need. Well, why? Why do men have to have sex all the darn time? Hormonally speaking there is nothing that can really pinpoint a man's superior need for sexual release.
I think this is just one of those thing that are set in stone.