Three Nights with a Scoundrel (Stud Club, #3)
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Three Nights with a Scoundrel (Stud Club #3)

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In Tessa Dare’s dazzling new trilogy, the men of the Stud Club live and play by their own rules—until passion changes the game.

The bastard son of a nobleman, Julian Bellamy is now polished to perfection, enthralling the ton with wit and charm while clandestinely plotting to ruin the lords, ravish the ladies, and have the last laugh on a society that once spurned him. But a...more
Paperback, 368 pages
Published July 27th 2010 by Ballantine Books
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Rane
Out of the Stud Club series this is the book I was most leery of reading. In the first two books, Julian Bellamy just came across as whiny, pain in the butt, out solely for revenge- I just couldn’t come to like him at all but TD changed by mind in leads and bounds with Three Nights with a Scoundrel!

Julian Bellamy is a trendsetter, a scoundrel and out to seek who killed his friend and founder of the Stud Club. For months now he’s been out seeking the truth, one he thinks he knows whom the true t...more
UniquelyMoi ... So I Can Shine...

Wow, Three Nights with a Scoundrel wraps up the Stud Club Trilogy and all I can say is, I never saw that coming! I’m not exactly sure how I can review this book without going on and on and on, and then give away too much of the plot and the truth about who killed Leo! I know others have managed to write wonderful reviews, but I’m at a loss. Please bear with me as I ramble my way through this review.

I’ve always loved Leo’s idea of the Stud Club, and figured he started it just to be magnanimous,...more
willaful
4.5 stars. This is the third book in a Regency-set series which resolves around three men’s efforts to discover the murderer of their friend, Leo. I found the first two books well-written, amusing and engrossing, without ever being really touched by them. As other reviewers have pointed out, there was just something missing. At first I thought this story would be more of the same, but I slowly warmed towards it; when I reached the point where Julian shows Lily his true name, my heart melted and...more
Catherine
Well, I've just finished this book, and it really didn't turn out to be anything like I was expecting at all. In some ways it was better, but in a lot of ways it was a disappointment.

I really liked getting to know Lily better. I liked seeing her deafness while trying to live a regular life. At times it felt a little too easy for her, but enough authentic moments of confusion and fear and embarrassment were mentioned, that it didn't bother me too much. In some ways her characterization felt very...more
Fani
I won't say whether I liked this book. I'll only mention that I stopped right in the middle of their first love scene, to take out the weeds in my yard!

Review for Romantic Romance Readers:
4.5*
Read this book! It's very well written, clever, witty, with a sweet, lovable hero and a heroine that has a brain on her shoulders. The hero is totally besotted with her and has been for years, and that's apparent in every single page when he thinks of her. If you like sweet, tender stories and sweet, lovin...more
Laura the Highland Hussy
Wow. A fantastic ending for the Stud Club...I'd wished we had gotten to know Leo more in the previous two books, well, I got my wish.
And Julian Bellamy became more than just the hero of the book. He will definitely be one who sticks with me...even if he could be an unmitigated ass at times.
I liked the idea of the Stud Club, and I liked how the theme of Leo's murder set off such a chain of events throughout the trilogy.
the ending was quite a surprise, and I never ever would have guessed the detai...more
Shawna
Sep 09, 2010 Shawna rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Fans of steamy historical/regency romance, strong heroines, & tortured heroes redeemed by love
5 stars – Historical/Regency Romance

This was the best book in the Stud Club trilogy and my favorite Tessa Dare novel to date, mainly because I loved Lily and Julian and adored them even more together. The piano scene?! Holy cow! YOWZA!

Three Nights with a Scoundrel was a moving, sensual romance, and I'm glad that I finished the series, since the best was saved for last! And I loved the epilogue. It brought tears to my eyes and left a HEA smile on my face. 5 stars!
Ally72
I loved this book and it is my favorite Tessa Dare novel to date!!! If I could have given this book more than five stars, I would have. This made my list of favorite books I have read this year!!!
Carol *Young at Heart Oldie*
‘Three Nights with a Scoundrel’ is the final book in the Stud Club trilogy, the first and second books being, ‘One Dance with a Duke’ and ‘Twice Tempted by a Rogue’. I recommend that you read these books first to fully appreciate the story arc which runs through all three books.

We are first introduced to Julian Bellamy in ‘One Dance with a Duke’ and he certainly does not fit my idea of a romantic hero. He is a vain, arrogant, uncaring hell-raiser and totally unlikeable.
His only true friends are...more
Tammy Walton Grant
Well, what to say about this one that all of my friends here on GR haven't already said (and much better than I could, I might add)?

I love Tessa Dare. I discovered her books earlier this year and she has quickly become one of my new favourite authors. Her voice is fresh, her characters compelling and she writes some of the best steam I've ever read.**

I hesitated quite a while before buying this book, even though I loved the first two in the trilogy, One Dance with a Duke and Twice Tempted by a R...more
Isabel
I really love this series!!! This book is beautiful, Julian and Lily they are so good together, she is such a tease :)... and the ending... I didn't see that coming... Loved it!!!

A pity that the series came to an end...


Holly
I wasn't sure what to think going into this novel. I wasn't very impressed with Julian in either of the previous two books. He came across as angry, uncaring, selfish, vain and altogether a not-very-likable character. I vowed to have an open mind, but we all know how that is.

So it's with great pleasure that I say I absolutely adored Julian.

When his best friend Leo was murdered, Julian Bellamy vowed two things; to find the murderers and bring them to justice and to see Leo's sister, Lady Lily, s...more
May
Jul 27, 2010 May rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: regency romance fans that have read other books in this series
This is the third installment of a trilogy, and yes you MUST read the other two first, otherwise it wouldn't truly make sense.

Julian Bellamy is a large and angry man who's been in love with Lily (sister of dead club founder) since he first met her. Believing himself terribly unworthy of her, and harboring a vault of dirty secrets he's convinced that he needs to get her married off to someone else... oh and figure out the mystery surrounding the murder of her brother + finding out once and for a...more
Keri
Very well written book. Already has great reviews by my friends, so I won't rehash. TD is a very talented writer and I am glad that I have her backlist to work through. Loved James!
Jessa ♥dhanger♥ EvilDarkSide
Great ending to a wonderful series!

I absolutely adore Julian Bellamy. Julian has many secrets just like most leading male characters in the romance genre. But what puts him apart from most "heros" with dark secrets was the ability to use those secrets to be productive and one heck of a business man. I can't get over the cleverness of him being a trend setter by wearing outlandish fabrics and raking in the rewards by secretly being the supplier of said fabric to the tailor shops. What a delibera...more
Cheryl
This was my favorite of the Stud Club Trilogy. When we were first introduced to the hero, Julian Bellamy, in the first book, One Dance with a Duke, I couldn't stand him! But at the same time I was intrigued by him and his feelings for Lily Chatwick. I knew their book would be a special book and I was right! I had loved Lily from the start, she was such a strong woman, but not in an overbearing way. She had dealt with a lot of pain in her life and obstacles from her being left deaf from an illnes...more
Anja
4.85 stars.

This is the author’s best book by far in regard to writing, story, characterization, and emotion. Not all romance novels are truly romantic but this book is.

Julian is a wonderful hero. He certainly has his flaws and makes stupid mistakes but there is no question he values Lily. I loved how respectful he was toward her, how he stood up for her. He is so obviously in love. Their friendship and connection was very evident. It is clear they belong together.

Lily is brilliant. When Julian d...more
Ruth
Wow! Where to start with this one?.. It's really hard to write a fair review without giving anything away, but so often a series or trilogy ends either a bit flat or just so-so, and this one ended on a superb crescendo.

I loved it. I loved the hero and heroine, I loved the way the secondary characters play vital roles in the plot, but don't dominate, and I loved, loved, loved the plot itself. It has some fantastic twists in it, most of which I really didn't expect (let's face it, most in this gen...more
Suzanne the Mighty (Under the Covers Book blog)
Review @ Under the Covers

The final installment of the Stud Club series is about the remaining bachelor of the group, Julian Belllamy and Lady Lily. Right from the first book you can see that Julian is madly in love with his murdered friend's deaf twin sister, the only person who doesn't seem to realize is Lily herself. But, as Julian gets more obsessed with finding Leo's murderers believing that they were really after him because of his very shady past, Lily gets worried for his health and makes...more
Splage
I liked the series didn't love it. I just think I am burnt out on this historical timeframe, 1800's. It is not exciting enough and the men are not manly enough for me. That all being said the 3rd book in the series does have my favorite and most likable couple of the trilogy, Julian and Lily, and I was looking forward to their romance. I think because of that romance, very sweet and genuine, I ended up enjoying this book. The mystery which started in the first book never really was that intrigui...more
Cora Lee
Oh. My. Goodness! What a ride! I picked up a copy of this book back when Borders was going out of business, and I can't for the life of me figure out why I didn't read it sooner :-D
PepsiGirl
Well first of there is definitely more than three nights with this scoundrel. This story seems to have more substance to it giving you Julian's story and why he is the way he is. Julian has many secrets that are slowly revealed throughout the story. One of his biggest secrets is that he is completely in love with Lily. This and his less than humble beginnings has always kept Julian from pursuing any sort of romantic liaison with Lily. Julian has been haunted by his friends death and made it his...more
Lori
4.5 stars.

This one really touched me. I loved that Julian, once he decided to share his past (and only halfway through the book!), really opened up to Lily. And I loved that Lily's deafness was portrayed realistically, but that Dare showed that she could still have a normal life. Being half-deaf and a lip-reader myself, I appreciated her noting that when faces were turned away, Lily couldn't see what people were saying. I also liked her noting that Lily basically got the gist of what people wer...more
MsMiz (Tina)
This was the close of the Stud Club trilogy. The Stud Club books begin with a tragedy when Lily's brother, friend to Moreland, Ashland and Jullian, is murdered. The books follow each of the men as they find love and ultimately try to solve Leo's murder. Three Nights with a Scoundrel focuses on Lily and Jullian/James' story. Lily is a fantastic leading heroine. She is strong, intelligent, beautiful and she does not take crap from anyone - especially her love interest Jullian. She is also deaf. Ju...more
Jennifer
From My Blog...[return][return]Three Nights With A Scoundrel by Tessa Dare is the last book in her Stud Club Trilogy. The Stud Club, an exclusive horse-breeding society was created by the Marquess of Harcliff, Leo Chatwick, whose murder has never been solved, bringing the three remaining members, The Duke of Moreland, Rhys St.Maur, and Julian Bellamy together by a horse named Osiris. The first two books in the series, One Dance With A Duke and then Twice Tempted By A Rogue introduce the reader r...more
Amanda
Whenever you have a series where characters present in the beginning books have their own book later on, there's always a bit of apprehension and fear involved. Sometimes it's whether the characters gets the romance they deserve.

In other cases, like Three Nights with a Scoundrel, you wonder how the hell the author is going to redeem a character you don't particularly like. Enter Julian Bellamy.

I can't say that the previous two books endeared me to Julian, and though we already know Lily loves hi...more
Velvetp.
I'd say this was more of a 4.5 read! I've been floating around lately with these romance books. Nothing seemed to really intrigue me anymore because they all seemed the same! Then I found Tessa Dare's Stud Club Trilogy! I started with Morland and Amelia's story first, it was sweet but it didn't have me going like this book.

This book made me so angry, fustrated, sad, happy & best of all, VERY SATISFIED. after a long period of bore with romance books, I'd say this one awoken me back with hope...more
Gail
I liked this book a lot. I've liked the previous books in the series--and, well, pretty much everything Dare has written.

So--in this one, the hero is a nobleman's bastard son who grew up hard, and made his own way in the world. The heroine is a lady, the twin of the hero's best friend. This best friend/twin brother was murdered in the first book of this series and the series story arc has been about solving the murder--which is resolved in this book. The heroine also has a handicap, and I'm not...more
Marie
4 bintang.
Buku ketiga dari seri Club Stud. Perhatikan judulnya: Three (3) Nights with a Scoundrel.

Julian Bellamy a.k.a James Bell.

Julian adalah sahabat Leo dan Lily Chatswick yang mati matian mengungkap misteri kematian Leo. Dan berusaha menjaga serta melindungi Lily yang tuli akibat deman panas yang dialami Lily. Julian sempat memaksa Spencer dan Rhys untuk menikahi Lily agar Lily terjaga dan aman setelah kematian Leo.

Lily tidak ingin Julian menghabiskan waktu dan menyia nyiakan kehidupannya se...more
Kate
This book, much like it's predecessor, suffered greatly from too much plot. There was just so much going on that the plot stole precedence from the romance. We've established in the two books that come before that Julian is in love with Lilly. And we've established that she's attracted to him as well. The characters themselves admit as much from the first few pages. The problem then is that Julian thinks he can't be good enough for Lilly, because of all this other crazy stuff going on in the bac...more
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“You don't want me to feel obligated? Well, I'm sorry, Lily. I am here
because I feel obligated." He brought her hand to his chest, pressing her
palm flat against his rapidly thumping pulse. "I'm obligated by my heart. It's
decided you're essential to my existence, you see. And it's threatening to go out on labor strike if I don't make you mine this very day. So yes. I am here on bended knee, acting from a deep, undeniable sense of obligation. I am, quite simply, yours." He swallowed hard. "If you'll have me.”
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“Julian," she said huskily, "you were right the other morning. You know me so well. I'm not made for illicit affaires, all that sneaking around to avoid discovery." In the dark, her hands crept up to his shoulders, then his face. Her finger teased through his hair. "Why should we hide at all? Let all London see us together. I don't care what anyone says or thinks. I love you, and I want the world to know."
He wanted to weep. For joy, for frustration. She was so brave, his beautiful Lily, and the situation was so damned unfair. It wasn't her fault that she made these heartrending declarations at a moment when their lives were probably in danger and he couldn't possibly reciprocate. That fault was his, for choosing to live the way he had and making the decisions he'd made. He didn't deserve her, didn't deserve her love. He most certainly didn't merit those warm brushes of her lips against his skin. But damned if he could bring himself to stop them.
"We're in love, Julian. Isn't it wonderful?"
"No," he murmured as she kissed him again. "It's not wonderful. It's a disaster."
Her lips grazed his jaw, then his throat. "I can feel you speaking, and I know you're probably making some valiant protest. But you know I can't hear those words. Your body is making an altogether different argument, and I'm listening to it." Her fingers crept inside his waistcoat, splaying over the thin lawn of his shirt. "Take your heart, for example."
Yes, take it. Take it and keep it, always.
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