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Never Seduce a Scoundrel (School For Heiresses #1)

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"Be careful, Amelia -- you know how reckless you can be!" -- Mrs. Charlotte Harris, headmistress

Lady Amelia Plume has many admirers -- it's too bad they're all fortune hunters and fops who can't provide the exotic adventures she seeks.

But the ballrooms of Mayfair have become much more appealing since the arrival of Major Lucas Winter, an American with a dark past and a dan
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Paperback, 376 pages
Published March 1st 2006 by Pocket Books (first published October 8th 2004)
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Beatriz
Sep 05, 2016 Beatriz rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Hace mucho tiempo que no leía a esta autora y, la verdad, se me había olvidado lo simpáticos y encantadores que pueden llegar a ser sus personajes, pero esta vez no pude conectar con ellos ni con su insta-love.

Esta novela no es de las mejores de Sabrina Jeffries -incluso diría que es de las más flojitas y superficiales-, y aunque cumplió el objetivo de entretener, no me provocó nada más... fue una lectura bastante plana. Además, hay que leerla pasando por alto la rigurosidad histórica, porque si
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Summer Ann
Mar 13, 2016 Summer Ann rated it really liked it
In Never Seduce a Scoundrel, Lady Amelia Plume is in her second season with no prospects in sight. And she rather likes it that way. As a graduate of the well known 'School for Heiresses' as it's called, she's well aware of what many fortune hunting gentlemen are really after so she's hesitant to marry. But in comes walking American soldier Major Lucas Winter. They are suddenly alone together by accident while Amelia is delivering a note on a dare. She's come across some papers in Major Winter's ...more
Cheryl
Lady Amelia is tired of the same old, boring balls and affairs in Mayfair and is desperately longing for adventure. On assignment in England with the United States Marine Guard, Major Lucas Winter arrives and Amelia finally gets her chance for some adventure.

I really enjoyed this book. Lucas was a "major" stud muffin! Amelia had a way of getting herself into some interesting situations, coming by it naturally because of her adventure-seeking personality!

My favorite part of the book was when Luc
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Ah mine'l-aŞk
Jun 18, 2011 Ah mine'l-aŞk rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
şincikkk bu kiti nasıl yorumlasam ki...
Sabrinacığım bu seride adeta çoşmuş..olaylar..karakterler..yer mekan..hepsi harika..
olayları anlamak için öne çıkan karakterleri kısaca açıklayayım:)

Leydi Amelia:kitabın bayan kahramanı...macera düşkünü..bu macera merakı yüzünden Lucas'ın gizli görevini öğreniyor..ve gerçekleri öğrenmek için Lucas'a kur yapıyor...ama bi şekilde bu olaylar mutlu bir evlilikle sonuçlanıyor:)

Lucas Winter:Lucas amerikalı bir binbaşı...amacı Dorothy adındaki bir dolandırıcıyı ya
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Zeek
Mar 08, 2011 Zeek rated it really liked it
Shelves: hist-rom
I enjoyed this one when I read it way back when! Thought it had plausible plotting, a hawt slightly tortured hero and an intelligent heroine.

I glanced through the reviews over at Amazon and it seems the complaints from the majority of those who left negative reviews were that the sex was to much like porn. Not so. (They obviously don’t read much out of the Historical sub-genre of Romance!) I thought the sex scenes were indeed spicy and more graphic then your average historical, but done tasteful
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Viri
Aug 13, 2016 Viri rated it liked it
Estuvo muy divertido, la de veces que este par me hicieron reír ahhaha pero no pude amar a los personajes y en cambio he quedado más que intrigada por ese Azote escocés y Venetia... Ohhhh que su historia sí que tiene potencial. Como siempre con SJ pude disfrutar de una historia linda, divertida. Romance puro.
Mackenzie
Sep 15, 2011 Mackenzie rated it it was ok
Shelves: regency-romance
Maybe I just wasn't in the mood for a nice historical romance? I was looking forward towards starting a new series but this wasn't what I was expecting. I found the characters Lady Amelia Plume and Major Lucas Winters to be an odd match. The development of the characters themselves seemed hurried resulting in rather a two dimensional lack luster characters. You sort of saw who they were, but the concern and care for them as I went through the book just wasn't there. There seemed to be such ...more
Robin
Dec 24, 2015 Robin rated it it was amazing
American Major Lucas Winter is in London posing as a diplomat. He is actually in England searching for Theodore Frier who stole money from the American Government. Lucas believes he has tracked down Theodore's wife, Dorothy, to a home in London. Now he must romance Lady Amelia Plume in order to get closer to her stepmother Dorothy. Amelia is bored with all of the balls and the fortune hunters who want to marry her. She stumbles upon Lucas' notes about this search for her stepmother. Pretending ...more
Serap
Feb 05, 2015 Serap rated it really liked it
çok güzel bir serinin başlangıcı oldu gibi hissediyorum. yalnız ya ben bu kitabı daha önce okudum yada bu kitabın neredeyse birebir benzerini okudum işte ondan tam emin değilim.
Netha
May 26, 2011 Netha rated it it was amazing
Mari kita ngerumpi novel sabrina jeffries The School for Heiresses, Book 1.
series yg menurutku sangat layak dikoleksi.

berlatar belakang Regency London Society yg memukau.
Lady Amelia sebenarnya bosan datang ke pesta lord kirkwood tp dia terlanjur berjanji pd sahabatnya venetia tp ternyata datang kesana membuatnya berkenalan dengan mayor lucas winter, sepupu lord kirkwood.
sikap lucas yg seenaknya memikat hati amelia tp si lucas ini dilirik dengan lirikan maut kagak mempan xixixixixi jd bosan lagi
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Canan  ^^
Feb 27, 2012 Canan ^^ rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: wid
şincikkk bu kiti nasıl yorumlasam ki...
Sabrinacığım bu seride adeta çoşmuş..olaylar..karakterler..yer mekan..hepsi harika..
olayları anlamak için öne çıkan karakterleri kısaca açıklayayım:)

Leydi Amelia:kitabın bayan kahramanı...macera düşkünü..bu macera merakı yüzünden Lucas'ın gizli görevini öğreniyor..ve gerçekleri öğrenmek için Lucas'a kur yapıyor...ama bi şekilde bu olaylar mutlu bir evlilikle sonuçlanıyor:)

Lucas Winter:Lucas amerikalı bir binbaşı...amacı Dorothy adındaki bir dolandırıcıy
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kris
Sep 01, 2016 kris rated it it was ok
Major Lucas Winter is on the hunt for a woman (in a non-boner fashion) when he runs into Lady Amelia Plume who is on the hunt for adventure (boners optional). Realizing the Major is potentially trying to track down her mysterious stepmother, Amelia attempts to flirt information out him him; he attempts to naked information out of her. And thus the fertile ground for FEELINGS.

1. WITHIN 24 HOURS OF MEETING HER, LUCAS HAS AMELIA TOPLESS AND MANUALLY STIMULATED ON AN ALLEGEDLY ABANDONED/CAPTURED FR
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Holly
Nov 19, 2010 Holly rated it it was amazing
“Be careful, Amelia you know how reckless you can be!” Mrs. Charlotte Harris, headmistress.


I really liked this book, at first I didn't think I would, but the more I read the more I liked it. Lady Amelia Plume is a lady that craves adventure, and with the arrival of Major Lucas Winter, an American with a dark past and a dangerous air, she may have found more than she can handle.
I look forward to reading the next book.
Lani ⚔⚔  the Destroyer ⚔⚔
Something held me back from really loving Never Seduce a Scoundrel. It started off well enough but then about halfway it sort of fizzed out for me. I can't really say why because the action was all there so I think this is just a case of it being me and not the book.
K.
3.5*

This book would probably have been a 3.75 to 4* read without this reader. She made the hero sound like a pissed off A-hole the entire book! AARGG! :(
K.
Molly
Jan 08, 2016 Molly rated it really liked it
Fluffy, fun escape with a dash of hotness, a handful of sweetness and some interesting plot developments. Perfect for the snowy afternoon :)
Shelly
Feb 02, 2016 Shelly rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: those who like Regency-era romances
Shelves: favorites, romance
This is absolutely one of my favorite Sabrina Jeffries books ever! But then again, I could be biased, as I love all things Sabrina Jeffries and she is an auto-buy author for me. This book has tons of things going for it: a sexy American alpha marine, a high-spirited beautiful heroine, possible scandal, kidnapping, highway robbery and ransom, action, adventure, what else could you want?

One of the things I really love about this book is the love story between Lucas and Amelia. They truly are attra
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Anita
Feb 04, 2016 Anita rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-2015
Rating: .5

Review:
This book follows Amelia who's a graduate from School for Heiresses. She's admired by a lot of gentlemen, but she knows to be careful, as a lot of them are fortune hunters. Suddenly at a ball however she meets the American soldier - Major Lucas Winter, a man with a dark past. She soon finds he's there to investigate Amelia's step mother. She tries to play a stupid girl who knows nothing, but it's difficult when she's always been a smart girl who can't say no to an adventure. Spa
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Nisha
Oct 13, 2009 Nisha rated it really liked it
I enjoy this book every time I read it. Its all because SJ always makes her books so cute and funny, yet smutty to cater to that side of me. Honestly, the story isn't really all that interesting. Lucas is obsessed with his revenge and all, yet still finds Amelia interesting enough to court, even if her stepmother may be the criminal he's chasing. The real fun comes in their interactions. Always scandalous and very hilarious. I reread some parts just to imagine the situation, again.

Definitely wo
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D.L.
Feb 15, 2010 D.L. rated it really liked it
I can generally rely on Sabrina Jeffries for a fun, light read. Never Seduce a Scoundrel was possibly my favorite- there was some great tension between Amelia and Lucas. Lucas is a bit bullheaded for most of the book, but he comes around before I started to dislike him. The suspense and mystery are fairly predictable, so any interesting conflict is confined to Amelia and Lucas and whether or not their romance can survive the lies around them. I liked the scenes involving "The Scottish Scourge", ...more
Virginia
Nov 26, 2011 Virginia rated it liked it
Other than the continued reference to a Baltimore drawl (which I found unbelievable and annoying), this story was well-written and quite a mystery. Of course, most of it was easy to predict but that doesn't prevent it from being entertaining. Good read!
Diana Escamilla

Es una historia sencilla y divertida. Amelia y Lucas, me han gustado tanto individual como en pareja.
Nadia
I put it down once and I never picked it up again. *shrugs*
BookMaven
Jan 28, 2014 BookMaven rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Jeffries Gets A+ for Originality, Dialogue and Real Love Scenes

Lady Amelia Plume loves adventure, so when one of her friends asks her to deliver a private letter to their host's bedroom during a ball, Amelia cannot resist. When she gets to the second floor family suites, she unwittingly enters the wrong bedroom. She soon discovers that it is the bedroom of her host's American cousin, Major Lucas Winters. She had been watching this new visitor and is curious about him, so she decides to explore a
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PoligirlReads
Feb 01, 2012 PoligirlReads rated it it was ok
This book was just okay. The good elements were quickly overwhelmed by the bad.

Where things went well:
1. I like a good soldier story. I liked Winter's interaction with the British soldiers and his attitude that even though the war is over, the old scars and animosities remain. That strikes me as realistic.
2. I like that Amelia is very adventurous.
3. The H/H are generally likeable.

Where the wheels fell off the cart:
1. Okay, I get that Winter is American, but what was with his speech pattern? Wh
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María José
Jul 07, 2016 María José rated it really liked it
Sabrina ya me había dado una de mis novelas favoritas (enamorada de Oliver al 100%) con La verdad sobre Lord Stoneville así que no había motivo para no seguirla leyendo ante mi ansiosa espera por el resto de esa serie.
Volviendo al libro, ha sido muy divertido, me tuvo con una sonrisa pegada al rostro prácticamente todo el libro, esos dos son perfectos el uno para el otro, y considerando que las historias de soldados no suelen convencerme eso es mucho decir, porque ésta lo ha hecho. Lucas Winter
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Elaine
Jan 29, 2016 Elaine rated it liked it
3.5 stars
I had some difficulty getting into it the first 3 chapters or so but later the story picked up and I got engrossed.

I wasn't too fond of the heroine. I just can't imagine starting a physical relationship so soon after meeting someone. Especially someone you absolutely do not trust. And declaring love after so short of a time knowing eachother really isn't my cup of tea. But Never Seduce a Scoundrel has its high points, namely the intriguing hero and the secrets that he keeps. While the h
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Jim son of Jim (formerly PhotoJim)
I guess I just really don't like historical romance novels. I thought the letters at the start of each chapter were incredibly annoying. I thought the plot was pretty weak. I thought the sex scenes were pretty meh. Amelia was the only character with any gumption and that certainly wasn't much. I guess I'll just stick with my PNR, UF, and contemporaries.
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Sabrina Jeffries is the NYT bestselling author of over 50 novels and works of short fiction (some written under the pseudonyms Deborah Martin and Deborah Nicholas). Whatever time not spent writing in a coffee-fueled haze of dreams and madness is spent traveling with her husband and adult autistic son or indulging in one of her passions—jigsaw puzzles, chocolate, and music. With over 8 million ...more
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