The Last Hellion (Scoundrels #4)
A ferocious conflict of wills...
Vere Mallory, the Duke of Ainswood, has everything--he's titled, he's rich, he's devastatingly good looking--and he seems determined to throw it all away. Disreputable, reckless, and wild, the last of the Mallory hellions is racing headlong to self-destruction...until a mind numbingly beautiful blonde Amazon knocks him off his feet--lite...more
Vere, the Duke of Ainswood, is a quintessential bad boy who couldn’t care less about what anyone thinks of him or how he behaves especially when it comes to women. Lydia is a great foil to his nasty devil may care attitude. She gets him to tow the line and he doesn’t even realize it until he discovers that he can’t live without her.
It's 28 .
1. Miss Boudicca Grenville
2. The gorgon
3. Madam Insolence
4. The dragon lady
5. Miss self-appointed guardian of public morals
6. The amazon
7. Miss Attila the hun Grenville
8. Miss guiding the light of civilization
9. The blue-eyed dragoness
10. Mistress Thespian
11. Lady Grendel
12. The blue-eyed gorgon
13. Miss devious sneak attack Grenville
14. Miss Ivan the terrible Grenville
15. The Grenville...more
I've seen a number of Loretta Chase fans say that The Last Hellion is equally as good if not better than her incomparable Lord of Scoundrels which is part of the same series. Before I had even finished the first chapter, I could see why. It began with a prologue which explored the hero's background, creating a sympathetic character right from the start who had some pretty good reasons for being a hellion and a dissolute rake. Then readers are introduced to a highly unconv...more
This was written three years after Lord of Scoundrels (LOS) which I loved and gave 5 stars to. I was hoping this might be similar. The two main characters sounded similar. Lydia in this book is competent, smart, and not afraid of Vere. They have multiple spats. But the magic is not here the way it was in LOS. The LOS dialogue was witty and creative. But here the dialogue, events, and relationship felt too much like most other romance novels - nothing to...more
It kind of lost its' way a bit towards the end, which is why I marked it down, but it hit all the right buttons for me: heroine that is a serious scrapper and can fight dirty, hero that is more of a Peter Pan combined with 6 ft of sex god, and a cast of fabulous sidekicks (wonderful to see Bertie Trent make a reappearance). I even like the dog, and I'm...more
Well, this is a re-read of a much loved historical romance. Since I listened to Lord of Scoundrels last week I thought I'd go dig up the rest of my Loretta Chase books.
I really enjoyed the role Lydia Grenville played in this story. Some authors can portray the bluestocking as a bit of a harridan. Not so, here. As a Journalist, she was in a very unconventional profession for the time but she approached it with courage and dignity. She was devoted to her 'cause' but was funny and...more
The Last Hellion is another winner! After reading Lord of Scoundrels, it's hard to find another that matches up. But this one comes pretty close. It starts out with our hero, Vere, or Duke of Ainswood. He's 32 years old, extremely tall and good-looking. There have been many, many deaths in his family - (view spoiler)[ the most painful being his 10-year old ward and second-cousin, Robin, whom he spent six months with and dearly loved. (hide spoiler)] Vere has decided to live a very debau...more
Satisfying. Satisfying is the only word I can think of when I closed this book. It was perfect. It had two strong leads that I truly adored and it involved runaway wards, unsafe carriage races, big giants mutts named Susan, stolen jewlry and the satisfying unraveling of Lydia's birth (view spoiler)[I loved so hard when it turned out she was Dain's cousin. And he gave her away because he knew by that point she was his cousin. WHAT An OLD SOFTIE 6 MONTHS OF MARRIAGE MADE HIM. I LOVED IT. (hide spo...more
Here are some quotes that I loved:
He gave her a wounded look. "I was not trying to pay any scores. I was consumed by curiosity."
Her eyes narrowed. "About what?"
"How you did it." He let his gaze fall to her manly chest. "It isn't binding, is it? What have you done with your breasts?"
She opened her mouth, then shut it. She looked down at herself, then up at him. Then her jaw set and between her teeth she said, "It's a...more
It was amazingggggg
Ini novel langsung masuk big 3 HR favorit gw.
Dan kaya’nya bakalan jd favorit gw numero uno, ngegusur Dreaming of you LK.
Kenalin hero gw Vere Aylwin Mallory, the seventh Duke of Answood - The last Hellion
Vere, seperti Mallory laennya,,, dia wicked, rake n scoundrel
Pokoknya truly hellion d..
Dia gak peduli sama skali ma gelarnya –yg dia ‘warisi’ karna sepupu kecilnya Robin-6th duke of answood meninggal.
Hobinya cuma maen2, mabuk2an n bergaul ma orang2 yg bukan dr kalangan bangsawa...more
We'll see if this gets better or if I get too annoyed and wish her dead before they can get it on.
... and it didn't really get much better. The plot was thin and the events wholly unbelievable. The main characters were hard...more
So, I definitely wasn't expecting to like Vere Mallory this much. I know we only meet him briefly in the previous book, but all the same I didn't exactly have a favourable opinion of him after that short scene. But it certainly didn't take long for that to be completely overthrown; during the prologue, in fact.
And Lydia is tall and thinks of...more
A male passerby paused to leer at her ankles.God, I love historicals. This rounds out my "Why is Loretta Chase popular?" week, and while I never fell under her spell and jumped on the bandwagon, I can see why many others swoon. Chase can write great scenes and characters, when she gives it her all. However, when she rehashes characters, like she did here... I was not impressed.
She turned and moved to the hackney. She said something in a low voice to the driver. While she exchanged secrets with...more
The heroine is an excellent depiction of an alpha female. She is a strong, intelligent, socially active leader of her community. She eschews marriage to use her independence to help those less fortunate. She has a job to support herself and a background that explains her skill-set and motivations. She rallies community loyalty, using them a General in battle. Laws do not hinder her decisions when helping those less fortunate.
The hero also lives by his own moral cod...more
The hero, Vere Mallory, Duke of Ainswood is Dain's friend from LOS. Yes! The one who mistook Jessica for a harlot resulti...more
suka banget ama Vere <3<3...
ama Lydia juga
bagian awal ceritanya seru banget,,,,qiqiqiqi...
Vere beda bgt deh dr duke2 kebanyakan yg biasanya klimis,,,hehe
mulai dari kelakuan sampe penampilannya...
sampe valetnya sendiri bilang klo dia itu orang barbar,,ckckck..
kocak banget reaksi Lydia pas Vere berubah 180 derajat penampilannya,,,wkwkwkkkk.........
ada issue sosialnya jg,,,
jd penasaran klo jaman dl whoring tuh biasa ya ^^"?!.......
n curiga STD merajalela...@_@
dibagian akhir pen...more
° Fantastic dialog between characters - Check.
° A smart heroine - Check.
° A bad boy hero - Check.
° Two people who have the same goals, and if they’d only open up to each other, they’d see they belong together - Check.
Yes, it’s classic Romance at it best.
The build-up to their love affair is spirited. They continually call each other out and refuse to back down, to the end.
Lydia is a great foil to his devil-may-care-attitude towar...more
Lydia bener2 jenis heroine fave-ku.. plg suka klo dia udah adu mulut ma si Vere ^^ aduh, ni cwe emang galak n cerdik..
Klo Vere sih mo blg apa lg? Dia skrg msk list Duke fave-ku.. Tipe2 alpha male, reformed rake yg bikin melting ^^
Scene2 fave di Last Hellion? wah, banyak! hampir semua kusuka.. pas pertama ketemu wkt Lydia nyelamatin Tamsin, apalg wkt dia nonjok...more
It's on of those books that just felt like something was a little missing, like the writing wasn't quite strong enough. Maybe it felt too much like a pale imitations of Lord of Scoundrels. I don't know if that's a fair comparison.
But I did like seeing the Lord of Scoundrels characters! I'm so glad Bertie got a story. I don't like it when characters are just dismissed as stupid.
Thy name art hilarity! Well, it's actually The Last Hellion, but this book was seriously fun and funny. I can't remember the last time I had such a good time reading a book (though it was probably the last time I read something of Julia Quinn's).
I must be in a lazy mood, because I cannot bear the idea of writing a lengthy, detailed review for this one. It doesn't need it. I am of entirely one mind about this.
Every aspect of this book was entertaining in the extreme. Every character was w...more
Is it just me, or could anyone see Charlize Theron and George Clooney playing the lead characters?
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