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How to Seduce a Scoundrel (How To #2)

3.79 of 5 stars 3.79  ·  rating details  ·  1,393 ratings  ·  176 reviews
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 succ ...more
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Published July 1st 2011 by Forever
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Laura the Highland Hussy
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Wow, I am really sad to say that this book was very "meh." It's not bad by any means, but it wasn't great.

When I first started this book, a lot of comments on both twitter and goodreads were all very positive and encouraging. I enjoyed the first book in this series (and both can be read as stand-alones), but this one was well, I guess it doesn't help that I got irritated with both the main characters quite a bit.

Hawk, Earl of Hawkfield, is talked in
Laurie Garrison
I really hate to say this, but I just didn’t care for this book. It’s not the authors writing style, I just didn’t like the story. I found it boring and dull. There was nothing remotely interesting that really happened in the book, unless you call Julianne getting drunk one night interesting or when Hawk took her to his love nest. Ooh yeah, like that was real fun Blch, not for me. I wanted desperately to stop reading, but I got this for review, so I carried on.

I didn’t care for a flip flop of t
I really loved the first book in this series, "How to Marry a Duke." It was witty, fun, and had a sweet romance with great characters. Maybe I had my hopes set too high, but this installment fell flat for me.

The parts I enjoyed the most starred the supporting characters, mostly Julianne's friends from the first book, Amy and Georgette. I also loved Aunt Hester and I had a real soft spot for the young 'cub', Osgood. As for the leads, I liked Julianne but I didn't like Hawk and really didn't buy
I went into this book expecting to like it. It had two things going for it right off the bat. One, it’s a “falls-for-sibling’s-friend” romance, and two, I enjoyed How To Marry a Duke, Julianne’s brother’s book. Imagine my surprise to find that I disliked it enough in the beginning half that I almost DNF’ed it!

There was a fatal flaw for me in the setup of this book—I had no sympathy for the heroine’s situation. I’m pretty sure I was supposed to be on her side, but I found her logic baffling. She
Jen (Red Hot Books)
When we first met Julianne, she was the charming little sister to Tristan in How to Marry a Duke. But now, she's all grown up and she has her sights set on her brother's best friend, Hawk. She's been infatuated with him since she was a little girl, but now that she is 21, she hopes he'll finally see her as a woman.

Tristan has made Hawk Julianne's guardian, while he and his wife await the birth of their son. (Julianne is staying with Hawk's great-aunt Hester.) And though Hawk doesn't want the job
Jul 15, 2011 Julianna rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Fans of Lighter Regency Romance, Jealous Heroes, Friends to Lovers
Reviewed for THC Reviews
Ever since meeting Hawk and Julianne in Vicky Dreiling's debut romance, How to Marry a Duke, I have really been looking forward to reading their story. I thought they showed great potential as lead characters, and for the most part, they were still pretty likable in How to Seduce a Scoundrel. The book got off to a wonderful start, with the first few chapters brimming with repartee that was fresh, clever, witty and occasionally just a bit wicked. While reading these parts,
This is a delightful followup to Vicky Dreilings debut novel, How to Marry a Duke that features Hawk and Julianne. Marc Darcett, Earl of Hawkfield is asked by his best friend, Tristan, to be his younger sisters guardian for the upcoming season. Hawk reluctantly agrees and forgoes his rakish lifestyle for the season but is determined to just escort Lady Julianne to a few balls and events and keep at his lifestyle. However, something happens at the first ball that forces Hawk to play a much more p ...more
Kati (Romancing Rakes For The Love of Romance)
The book summed up in a limerick that I wrote... (inspired by Hawk and his unfinished limerick)

There once was an Earl of Hawkfield
Who used humor and wit as a shield
He tried to keep up his guard
But fell in love with his ward
And in the end, they did yield.


A full review can be found on my blog Romancing Rakes
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Four years ago at her debutant ball Lady Julianne Gatewick fell in love. The object of her affection was Marc Darcett (Hawk), Earl of Hawkfield. He's her brother's best friend and she's known him for what seems like forever. In the four years since her debut, it seemed he only saw her as his best friend's little sister and nothing more. Then at a ball held by the Breresfords, her fairytale ending looked like it was within her grasp. During a waltz with Marc he couldn't seem to take his eyes off ...more
Sophie Barnes
Once again Vicky Dreiling has delivered a wonderful page turner. I'd been looking forward to this since finishing "How To Marry A Duke" and Dreiling did not disappoint. This was a fun read with well developed characters, charming/witty dialogue and an intriguing plot. I loved the fact that the heroine finally decided to talk openly about her feelings, saying, "OK, you know what - I love you, you fool, and I've always loved you." Granted, this is a much longer segment in the book, and Dreiling pu ...more
This was the first of Ms. Dreiling's books that I have had the pleasure of reading, but I definitely plan to read the first one as well as Amy's story. The writing was both beautiful and vivid, and I adore the time period that it reflected. The characters came alive to me, and I was hoping the best for Hawk and his Julie-girl the entire time. The fact that the author kept Hawk's indiscretion a secret until almost the end had me turning the pages as fast as I could. I can't wait to read the next ...more
Jess the Romanceaholic
This is a Quickie Review. For the full review, please visit The Romanceaholic.

Expected Release Date: July 1, 2011 (Available Now!)
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Imprint: Forever
Author's Website:
My Source for This Book: Netgalley
Part of a Series: Yes, Book 2
Series Best Read In Order: Probably, but worked well as a standalone
Steam Level: Steamy

Lady Julianne Gatewick has always harbored a tendre for her brother's best friend, Marc Darcett, the Earl of Hawkfield. Wh
My full 4.5 JEWEL review can be viewed at: One Book Shy of a Full Shelf

I read and reviewed the first book in the series How to Marry a Duke back in January and completely fell in love with Marc and Julianne's characters. In fact I mentioned Marc aka Hawk, as being one of my favorite secondary characters in that story. When I was offered a spot on this blog tour, I jumped at the chance to finally get to find out how Julianne would snag her Hawk.

Vicky Dreiling is a master at setting the scene. Her
Cocktails and Books
Marc Darcett, Earl of Hawksfield, has known Lady Julianne Gatewick for most of her life, seeing as she is the little sister of his best friend Tristan Gatewick, Duke of Shelbourne (if you've read Vicky Drieling's first novel, How to Marry a Duke, you'll recognize the name). When Tristan asks him to act as Julianne's guardian for the season, Hawk reluctantly agrees. After all, watching over Julianne means no more rakish ways (including those 2 actresses who offered to entertain Marc together).

Eli Yanti
another scoundrel aka bad boy story i love so much :)

I admit that I do not disappointing when I say I want to buy and read vicky’s book and from 3 books of her, I had read 2 books and I love love all of them =)

This is the story about Marc Darcett, Earl of Hawkfield aka Hawk and Julianne Shelbourne

Julianne had fallen in love with Hawk since she was 17 years old but what did she not know that Hawk’s rules :

“Virgins are strictly forbidden, especially if said virgin happens to be your friend’s siste
Jan Crow
Jun 30, 2011 Jan Crow rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Everyone
Recommended to Jan by: Vicky Dreiling
Lady Julianne Gatewick, Julie-girl as the Earl of Hawkfield called her, had a thing for Rogues. Scoundrels, Rakes and Rogues were the type of men she was attracted to. And as this was her fourth season, it was high time that she found herself a husband. Julianne had her eyes on Hawk, the Earl of Hawkfield. She had waited for him for years, loving him secretly as she watched him when he visited her older brother, Tristan. Yet on the fateful night of a ball, Hawk discarded her affections and anno ...more
Crystal ♥ RBtWBC
Lady Julianne Gatewick has been in love with the Earl of Hawkfield since she was a little girl. When he agrees to be her guardian during the season she thinks he is finally going to announce his feelings and intent with her but comes to find out that he only thinks of her as a sister, dashing all of her romantic hopes and breaking her heart in the process. Embarrassing her in front of the ton, Julianne decides to get over the rake and get revenge. With the help of her sponsor, Hawke’s aunt, she ...more
Sara ♥
Juli and Hawk! Heehee!

So, Julianne's brother, Tristan, got married last book to Tessa, and she's really preggerz. So Tristan doesn't want to leave her alone in the country to escort Juli around Town for the Season... but he wants her to attend to find true love to marry, etc. SO, Tristan asks his best friend, Hawk, to stand in as Juli's guardian for the Season. Oh, and 5x-widowed, eccentric Aunt Hester (who is GREAT) is her sponsor.

At first, Hawk is so worried about letting Tristan down that he
I won a copy of this book in the First Reads Giveaways and have to say I really enjoyed it. However, I read a lot of books of this type, Jane Feather, Sabrina Jeffries, etc. I found this to be a wonderful story, with both Julianne and Hawk’s character occasionally pulling at your heart! It is historical romance, Julianne has been in love with Hawk, basically since she was a lonely child . Hawk, along with Aunt Hester are to oversee Julianne’s season in London. However, Hawk is her brother’s best ...more
Lady Julianna Gatewick has known her brother's best friend, "Hawk" the earl of Hawkfield, since she was a very young girl. They have had a very wonderful and comfortable relationship throughout those years of her growing up. She is now a young lady and Hawk still looks at her as his best friend's sister. However, Julianna has been in love with Hawk for years. Circumstances have forced Julianna's brother to ask Hawk to act as Julianna's guardian during the upcoming season. Hawk begins to display ...more
I love stories that have Rakes and Rogues *wiggles brows*
I loved how Vicky Dreiling put this story together.
Very sexy and every so Scoundless.
I had a hard time putting it down even to got to bed:)
Great story:):)

Happy Reading
Yossra kerkeb
I'm sad to say, I disliked this book.
I've always loved the whole girl falls in love with her older brother's bff and things get angst-y and tense scenario but this I could not do.
Hawk ( and I still haven't figured out why everybody calls him that) is going to be Julianne's guardian for the season because his best friend ( Julianne's older brother) can't. Julianne has been in love with Hawk ,for like for ever, and decides to lure him with her feminine wiles. Basically she goes around flirting
Shh I'm reading!
Finishing this book was a struggle, and despite having some moments the most I can say is it was okay. The premise is a pretty standard romantic plot. Julianne is in love with her brother's best friend, Hawkfield. After he embarrasses her at a ball, Julianne vows to make him (and any other rakes who have unwittingly led the young women of the ton astray) crawl.

The problem is that Julianne spent the majority of the book as an immature girl than the adult she should have been and Hawkfield treated
I expected to like this books and I did to a degree, mostly because of some side characters who were charmingly quirky. Hawke wasn't a bad hero, and I liked him, too. He was funny and notoriously sexy. But the major let down for this book was the heroine to me. She was more than a little selfish, although some might disagree, and I don't know why, but she seemed shallow to me. It's just my opinion, but I really couldn't empahsize with her and she seemed quite juvenile.

I didn't like the way the
This installment just continued the terrible wave of plot and writing from the previous installment, but the last 25% of it actually made a sort of coherent sense that I feel it warrants an extra half a star in the rating. There's actual plot involved that's interesting, and some emotional depth, but that's about it. Of course, the side characters were the most interesting part of the book, and it was just frustrating to read the constant putting-the-alphahole-on-a-revered-pedestal feelings this ...more
 Lady Krishna
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Marc Darcett, Earl of Hawkfield or mostly known as Hawk is a scoundrel through and through, but he values his friendship with Tristan Garwick, Duke of Shelbourne and that’s why he agreed to take Tristan’s younger sister, Julianne as his ward for the rest of the season while Tristan is with his very pregnant wife in the country. He thought it would be easy! Hawk did not expect to find Julianne a grown woman. Even as a scoundrel, he still has rules, avoid virgins
I like Hawke a lot. He was roguish yet vulnerable, which is my favorite kind of hero. He laughs to cover the pain that he has experienced in the past. Juliane was ok, there was nothing overly lovable about her, but I could definitelly identify with her situation. Unrequited love and the does he love me/does he not connundrum she finds herself in.

It does a decent job of exploring the male/female realtionships not only of that time but today. How does hold the power? Yes men in that time were the
Rebecca (everyday reader)
Julianne has been in love with her brother's best friend, Hawk, since she was a child, but he nevber saw her as more than a little sister. Years later, during her debut ball, Hawk dances with her and she is hooked all over again. Then, when Hawk is named her guardian, along with his blunt aunt, during the Season because her mother has gone to the country to help with the birth of Tessa and Tristan's first child, Julianne decides it would be a good time to try to get Hawk to fall in love with her ...more
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Sinopsis en Español // Synopsis in Spanish 1 2 Mar 05, 2015 11:41AM  
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  • Temptation  & Twilight (The Brethren Guardians, #3)
  • Confessions of an Improper Bride (Donovan Sisters, #1)
  • Cloudy With A Chance Of Marriage (Impossible Bachelors, #3)
  • After Dark with a Scoundrel (Lords of Vice, #3)
  • In Total Surrender (Secrets, #3)
  • To Wed a Wicked Earl (Devine & Friends, #2)
  • Too Wicked to Wed (Lords of Midnight, #1)
  • The Sins of Viscount Sutherland (Lords of Sheffield Square, #1)
  • Once Upon a Scandal (Scandal, #2)
  • A Gentleman Never Tells (The Rogues' Dynasty #4)
  • When Seducing a Duke (Victorian Soap Opera, #1)
  • Trouble at the Wedding (Abandoned at the Altar, #3)
  • Every Scandalous Secret (Scandalous Lady, #3)
  • Wicked Delights of a Bridal Bed (The Byrons of Braebourne, #4)
  • Waking Up With the Duke (London's Greatest Lovers, #3)
  • One Night With You (The Derrings #3)
Vicky Dreiling is a confirmed historical romance junkie and Anglophile. Frequent business trips to the UK allowed her to indulge her passion for all things Regency England. Bath, Stonehenge, and Spencer House are among her favorite places. She is, however, truly sorry for accidentally setting off a security alarm in Windsor Castle. That unfortunate incident led her British colleagues to nickname h ...more
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“Something started thumping rhythmically against the door. Julianne hiccoughed and stared in horror, fearing whoever was in there would fling it open.
A man grunted again and again.
Georgette frowned. "Is he ill?"
The door thumped harder. A woman started making repetitive high-pitched noises, sounding like a squealing pig.
Julianne frowned. "What are they—hic—doing?"
"We must leave," Anne whispered.
The thumping turned into banging, and the man's grunting grew louder. "Feel my mighty sword."
"He has a sword?" Georgette asked.
The woman behind the door screamed.
Georgette gasped. "He killed her."
"I'm coming," the man said.
"Not inside me," the woman said in a curt voice. "I don't want a brat."
Julianne dropped the candle and clapped her hand over her mouth. She'd thought a bed was required. As she stared at the door, she tried to figure out how the amorous couple had managed, but she failed.”
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