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Lord of Scoundrels - Lord Berhati Kelam (Scoundrels #3)

4.13 of 5 stars 4.13  ·  rating details  ·  17,547 ratings  ·  1,264 reviews
Ia dipanggil dengan banyak nama,
tetapi Angelic bukanlah salah satunya...

Sebastian Ballister Marquess Dain dengan reputasi buruk, berperangai buruk dan sangat berbahaya.
Tidak ada wanita terhormat bersedia berhubungan dengannya, sebaliknya ia pun tidak ingin bersentuhan dengan wanita dari kalangan terhormat.
Sebastian lebih suka melakukan apa yang menjadi keahliannya...
Paperback, 480 pages
Published May 23rd 2012 by Elex Media (first published January 1995)
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 Danielle The Book Huntress (Self-Proclaimed Book Ninja)
This is my favorite book of all time (well, tied with Jane Eyre). Great hero, heroine, story, humor, romance, angst. Perfect except I didn't want it to end.

I fell in love with Dain from the moment of his birth. He was an ugly baby, loved only by his dearest mother, who was taken away from him. He was horribly treated by others growing up because of his half-Italian heritage and his large nose and ungainly features. Not knowing love, he felt he was unworthy of being loved. As an adult, he lived
I hated this book.I hated the hero.I hated his brat.I hated everybody but the heroine, and her I pitied for having these other morons around.

Well. Now I feel like I kicked a puppy because everybody told me to read this book and that it would be wonderful.
It was beautifully written, sure.
And it had a lot of scenery change that consumed a big chunk of time,while other HR usually happen in a matter of days,or if they do not,we just get a FIVE WEEKS LATER insert and then the story unnaturally moves
UniquelyMoi ~ 1-Click RockChick
Jan 22, 2015 UniquelyMoi ~ 1-Click RockChick rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Historical Romance Lovers
Recommended to UniquelyMoi ~ 1-Click RockChick by: Danielle "The Book Huntress" Hill

On sale!!!! To celebrate its 20th anniversary, Lord of Scoundrels Kindle edition is on sale for just $1.99!

Edited to Add: Renee just pointed out that the Audible version is reduced to $2.99 if you own the Kindle Version!!!!!! (Thanks, Renee!!!)

Edited Again to Add: If you don't already own the Kindle version, you can still get this for the sale price of $6.95 during Audible's Big Hits sale. (Thanks Lady Wesley!!!)

My review.....

This is one of the best hist

Damn the minx for tempting him, kissing him ... and then forcing him to salvage her reputation! Lord Dain can't wait to put the infuriating bluestocking in her place --- and in some amorous position, And if that means marriage, so be it! --- though Sebastian is less than certain he can continue to remain aloof ... and steel his heart to the sensuous, headstrong lady's considerable charms.

I really enjoyed this book.
Sebastian, tortured, shunned by his father.
Jessica, sweet, independent, prou
Jan 04, 2010 Auntee rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Anyone and everyone
Recommended to Auntee by: Eastofoz
I hardly know what to say about this one. I haven't read too many historicals in the past year, but boy oh boy, maybe I should start! This book had me totally riveted! The story, the witty dialogue, the oh-so-complicated hero, the take-no-guff heroine, the whole love/hate thing between the H/h--it was at times funny, sad, frustrating, but there was never a dull moment. At times I felt sooo sorry for Dain, who grew up unwanted and unloved, but other times I wanted to slap him upside the head and ...more
♥~♥Geri ~ the Racy Lit Reader ♥~♥
4.5 stars!

Now I know why this book is considered a classic in the romance genre. I was utterly charmed by the unconventional love story between Lord Dain and Jessica Trent. Dain was described as somewhat less than an appealing hero, physically with a countenance of a brute. But boy, did he won me over in the end not by changing into someone unrecognizable but just by being him and falling in love with Jessica.

Jessica Trent is one of the best heroines I've read of all time. Seriously, this girl
It's the most unhappy people who most fear change.
-Mignon McLaughlin-

Intense Prayer
And this time, the grown man asked, with the same despair a little boy had asked, decades ago: Why will You not help me?

It's the kind of romance with hero like Dain, someone whose pain was hurting me too. I wanted to tell him that I know, I understand. I wanted to reach him, hug him, soothe him,
This time, he felt as lost and helpless as that little boy had been, trying to understand why his Heavenly Father had made him wron
Written December 13, 2014

5 Huge Stars - Hilarious chuckling fun audiobook listening. - Great plot, amusing banters and wicked characters

A by many readers highly beloved historical romance. The hilarious enjoying story about Sebastian Ballister, the notorious Marquess of Dain and Lady Jessica Trent. Written already 1995.

I've listened to the 11:39 hrs audiobook narrated by Kate Reading.
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“You'll want all your strength for the wedding night.”
“I cannot think why I should need strength,” she
Wow! This book was very good. For once I loved the heroine! Plus the hero had some very dark parts of his personality that needed to be worked through.

The book starts out explaining how the Marquess of Dain became the cynical rake he is today. His father was very cruel to him and his mother ran away leaving him all alone. He is half Italian, so he has a big nose and a very awkward body as a child for which he is tormented mercilessly while at Eton, where his dad sent him when he was eight. He le

This book has been sitting on my trb shelf for a while now and I was only reminded of it by other GR friends reading it. Well, I'm glad I did! It was very well written and featured one of the most compelling Hero's I've ever read.
Lord Dain, or Sebastian Ballister, is probably the most tortured, most interesting yet one of the most singularity attractive and sexy male leads around. Even if this is HR, his characterization is timeless. His upbringing was tragic, what, with a distant and rut
Duchess Nicole
"A monster he may be, but he was her monster."
Buddy read with Raquel and Ashlee :)


I loved the heroine! She went on my favorite heroine shelf. She takes no bull but has the patience and perseverance to be amazing.

Sebastian was great as well but good grief was he stubborn and pessimistic. However, he's also an unforgettable character and the slow, steady fall he does for Jessica is what romance is all about.

I'm not sure I ever read such wonderful back and forth banter between two pe
Sep 15, 2008 Julianna rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Regency Romance Fans
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I absolutely loved Lord of Scoundrels. This was my first reading of a Loretta Chase novel, and I will definitely be seeking out other books written by her in the future. Jessica was an extraordinary heroine who had a near perfection that one does not often find in a romance novel. Independent heroines can often become irritating to me, but Jessica was a thorough delight, a wonderful mix of charm, wit, strength, and heartfelt devotion. In spite of his utterly debauc
Jun 20, 2009 Rane rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: romance readers who love a great story!
When I picked up this book, I thought I would be in for a dark romance of two lonely people. What I got is two of the best characters in romance.

This book had me laughing at times that I would re-read the passage for another laugh. It had some of the best banter between two characters I’ve ever read and two complex yet simple leads you could understand on a very human level. I mean Dain came across as a selfish, hard nosed, vain, self-center man who could care and do less for an
Having read this book praised all over the net, I confess I was a bit afraid of being disappointed. In the end, I WAS somewhat disappointed, because it didnt wowed me as much as I expected. I really liked LOS, but it's not my #1 all-time favorite book.

What I loved:

1- The hero and the heroine, Jessica and Dain, were not like the standard characters so common in historical romances, that is, the gorgeous hero and the naive heroine. From the beginning, I was captivated by characters who "broke the
The first half of this book was a lot of fun to read, right up until the point where the heroine pulled a gun on the hero. From that point, I began to question my sanity in reading the book, as well as my own comprehension of the English language.

What, you ask, would cause me to wonder if I understood English? Well, you're reading this, so I will share a few choice sentences from the book:

"What the Bane and Blight of the Ballisters was, at the moment, was terrified." (pg 173 in my copy). Ummmm
Miss Kim
This is absolutely one of my favorites of all time. I loved Dain and Jessica from the start and was rooting for them the whole time. Jess is at the to top of my fav heroine list right now. I loved the way she handled Dain, and the way she managed him without him even knowing it. My heart ached for Dain and his loveless childhood, and I couldn't wait until he realized that Jessica really did love him and that he was deserving of it.

I found quite a bit of this book funny and I laughed out a loud a
Katrina Passick Lumsden
Yowza. LOTS of angst in this here missive. Lots. So if you're not into angst, well...

I want to say I hated the hero. I want to. But I didn't hate him. Perhaps I SHOULD have, but I found myself instead curiously pondering the marked differences between cultures. Dain's mother was a spirited, passionate young Italian woman, and her temperament catastrophically clashed with that of her much older, stodgy English husband who assumed his firebrand of a wife was a bride of Satan. The result ended up
I have to say that this was my first Loretta Chase romance, and though it didn't put me off the author completely, I definitely did not enjoy it as most everyone else seems to have. People seem to adore this book and I guess I just missed the boat on that one. Lord of Scoundrels was not at all horrible, though, which is why I plan to read more Loretta Chase before I make a definite decision on this author. As one other reviewer wrote, there was just something missing ... he was (mostly) great, s ...more
Once again I've read a book that I've forgotten I've already read. Thankfully I barely remember much from it so I didn't know what was going to happen for the most part.

Generally speaking the first 150 pages of this book was magic. The lady Jessica Trent comes from a noble, if eccentric, family. Her grandmother is a famous 'femme fatale' whom even now is still getting marriage offers. Jessica herself is not a young maiden but is constantly getting marriage offers due to her beauty and rich fami
Miranda Davis
OH COME ON, this is a 5-star story, No my mistake, this is a ten-star story! I cannot believe the stingy, 'nothing's perfect' collective star-parsimony of GR readers. For shame, for shame! There is a comprehensive review by Dhestiny among these you must read but it tells all and I think part of the delight of this book is reading it for the first time and having a few Did she just do THAT? Did he just do That? moments.

LOS is a completely hilarious, warm, brilliant book, populated with wonderful
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5 Stars...I LOVE it!!!

I'll be honest and say that going into this I was a little worried. I've been let down so many times because my hopes are set so high because of all the "hoopla" surrounding certain books...But let me tell you I wasn't let down...not one bit!

Chase created some of the most memorable characters I think I've ever read about. And unlike most times the characters where equally liked; quite often I lean towards one more then the other, but that didn't happen with this one. I jus
The third book in the Scoundrels series by Loretta Chase. Just reread this one. When I read it the first time I liked it but didn't get all the hype about it. When I started reading it the second time, it was like reading it for the first time. I didn't remember anything about it. I read it more slowly this time and I could see more clearly how people could fall for Sebastian and Jessica. Sebastian was a product of his upbringing. If one could call it an upbringing. It touched me deeply to think ...more
It’s been a while since I read Lord of Scoundrels, and although I know it’s a very highly regarded historical romance – it topped All About Romance’s top 100 Romances poll yet AGAIN last year – I’d forgotten just how good a book it is.

It was announced sometime in late 2013 that this much-loved book was coming to audio, and fans were eagerly waiting to hear about the choice of narrator and release date. I was among many who had their fingers crossed that Blackstone Audio would choose someone with
OMG!!! What was that?

First of all, I was a little skeptical about this book considering how everyone was showering praises about it while my dear sister was saying the opposite. She told me the hero is annoyingly rude and insensitive and it was bothersome trying to get into the story. Still, I wanted to give it a try and see for myself which side I would end up rooting for.

And how I felt for that annoyingly rude and insensitive brute just a mere pages far along the story. Though the prologue was
Wow! After the first 100 pages it almost felt like a DNF-book, but I am so glad that I was wrong. It was not what I expected but after reading it the blurb is not so off.

It starts off in Paris and I didn't really get the beginning but there is an instant chemistry between Dain and Jess and the story really starts after Dain compromise Jess and they have to marry. She is patient and kind, but sane, courageous and matter-of-fact with a dry sense of humor. She is the perfect person to break through
Sabrina Jeffries
This is absolutely the funniest, most heart-warming romance I've ever read, bar none. The characters will surprise you every page, and the wit is delightful. I haven't yet read her other books, but if they're all as wonderful as this one, I'll be in heaven.
Laura (Kyahgirl)
5/5; 5 stars; A+

November 2014 update:

Having just recently listened to this audiobook again I still want to give it 5+ stars. The characters and the story line really touch me and entertain me. This Audible book was my 'free to try' download before I became a member and somehow I feel like rubbing my hands together with glee over what a prize this is. I definitely got the better end of that deal.

February 2014 review:

This is a case of a very fine book being raised to 'perfect' by the efforts of a
Penny Watson
Lord of Scoundrels by Loretta Chase (1995)

Lord of Scoundrels is damned near perfection for a romance novel. I could re-read this baby a million times over (and I've come close) and each and every time I finish with a sigh of envy. The characters are outstanding, complex, compelling. Jessica and Dain are without a doubt my favorite romance pairing of all time. He is the arrogant Lord Beelzebub, she is his elegant and brilliant nemesis. Their chemistry is incendiary. The plot is utterly engaging (
Oct 04, 2015 Kathrynn rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Hitorical Romance Fans
Recommended to Kathrynn by: Eastofoz
Second Read: 10-2-2015 3 Stars
I did not enjoy the book as much during my second read because the characters got on my nerves. I adored Jessica's character and my heart went out to Dain's character as his life up until Jess was lacking in love. The back-and-forth got on my nerves this go 'round.

This was a beauty and the beast theme. Dain's character was often referred to as Beelzebub. The description made him seem scary--long "beak" nose, all black eyes...he was told that he was hideous to look
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Loretta Lynda Chekani was born in 1949, of Albanian ancestry. For her, the trouble started when she learned to write in first grade. Before then, she had been making up her own stories but now she knew how to write them down to share. In her teenage years, she continue to write letters, keep a journal, write poetry and even attempt the Great American Novel (still unfinished). She attended New Engl ...more
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“Jessica, you are a pain in the arse, do you know that? If I were not so immensely fond of you, I should throw you out the window."

She wrapped her arms about his waist and laid her head against his chest. "Not merely 'fond,' but 'immensely fond.' Oh Dain, I do believe I shall swoon."

"Not now," he said crossly. "I haven't time to pick you up.”
“I must be besotted,” he said evenly. “I have the imbecilic idea that you’re the prettiest girl I’ve ever seen. Except for your coiffure,” he added, with a disgusted glance at the coils and plumes and pearls. “That is ghastly.”

She scowled. “Your romantic effusions leave me breathless.”
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