Lord of Scoundrels (Scoundrels #3)
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. No respectable woman would have anything to do with the "Band and Blight of the Ballisters" - and he wants nothing to do with respectable women. He's determined to continue doing what he does best - sin and sin again - and al...more
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...more
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 wrong...more
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...more
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...more
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...more
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....more
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...more
There wasn't any suspense, mystery, or murder in this book. Just a good 'ole fashion romance with two characters that grew and developed. My heart went out to Dominick and how...more
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...more
The writing was excellent, I laughed out loud in many places, cheered Jessica's taking Dain down a peg or two, and despite finding the l...more
I found quite a bit of this book funny and I laughed out a loud a...more
Lord Dain :
Kulit sewarna zaitun
rambut hitam dari keluarga ibunya
hidung besar dari keluarga ibunya
Sensitif khas Usignuolo, keluarga ibunya
Saat berumur 8 thn, Lord Dain ditinggal Ibunya yang kabur dengan pelayannya.
sejak itu neraka bagi Lord Dain kecil, bukannya makin disayang sang ayah,malah sebaliknya (baca sendiri deh)
Miss Jessica Trent :
I take issues with many romance novel heroines. They are portrayed as witty, strong, and independent individuals...that is, when the rake is not in the same room as them. Sorry, but getting hot and bothered just by the way a man's white teeth flash when he smiles roguishly seems more like the reaction a hormone crazed teenager would have.
LORD OF SCOUNDRELS does feature the traditional romance...more
If you like believable tortured heroes and witty heroines, good dialogue and a storyline that will keep you up till 5 in the morning, like it did me, then this is the book for you
Sebastian Dane had a horrible childhood - his mother left him, his father ignored him at best, and he grew up unloved and believing he was ugly. Classic symptoms for the cold hearted notorious rake he's turned out to be....more
With almost any romance novel, trying to describe the plot can become an exercise in feeling silly. I mean really, we all know what's going to happen: boy meets girl, sparks fly, complicating factors of various degrees occur, then love triumphs in the end. And that's precisely...more
I think my favourite part of this story was that the heroine and I share a name and it was very easy for me to slip into the daydream of being her. Whenever Sebastien sighed "Jess" it sent shivers down my spine!
I loved the beginning. It pulled me in right from thew start and it flowed so wonderfully from there. I've always been a fan of the broken slightly 'unhandsom...more
The hero of our story is a bit of a beast (in all ways), the heroine a strong and stubborn spinster I couldn't help but fall in love with. When I read this book for the first time I really understood what a great romance novel was all about.
Realizing I had no words of praise...more
Alright! I loved it. Everyone said I would and I did. I loved Dain the tortured hero! I laughed out loud several times and even shed a tear a couple of times. I couldn't put it down all day (good thing my boss wasn't around) It had all the great aspects a romance novel should have. I have learned my lesson. Now I just feel foolish that it took me so long to read it. Stupid book cover prejudice. Seriously, someone should talk to Ms. Chase's publishers about a new cover reissue.
Definitely my favourite couple in a historical romance in quite a while! And I really liked Lord and Lady spy too, so that's saying something.
But these two are just all kinds of irresistible. With their constant bickering, and the wanting to take control, and the juvenile behaviour, and basically...I just loved everything. Especially Jessica. Because I very much enjoyed virtually everyone being intimidated by Dain, and Jess not being any of those things, instead refusing to back down....more
After receiving several recommendations on this novel, I decided to give it a try. It was well-received. I cannot explain how much I enjoyed the first half of this novel. I was blown away. I found that after reading it the first time I was a little confused. So I decided to give it another read. Man, the second time is so much better!! That’s what makes a novel so GOOD; One that has many hidden innuendos and doesn’t bore you to tears no matter how...more
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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.”
She scowled. “Your romantic effusions leave me breathless.”