I received this book for free from in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.How The Scoundrel Seduces by Sabrina Jeffries
Published by Pocket Books on August 19th 2014
Genres: Historical Romance
Pages: Mass Market Paperback,
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The third deliciously sexy novel in the New York Times bestselling Duke’s Men historical romance series, featuring an investigator who sets out to find gypsies—and unexpectedly finds love.
Investigator Tristan Bonnaud has one aim in life—to make sure that his half-brother George can’t ever ruin his life again. So when the pesky Lady Zoe Keane, the daughter of the Earl of Olivier, shows up demanding that the Duke’s Men find a mysterious gypsy woman, he seizes the opportunity to also hunt for a gypsy friend who knows secrets about George. Tristan doesn’t expect to uncover Lady Zoe’s family secrets, as well…or end up falling for the woman who will risk all to discover the truth.
How the Scoundrel Seduces is my favorite book out of the Duke’s Men series thus far.
Tristan is a returning character, having been on the sidelines of previous books. As every hero, he has a complicated and sad past that he must confront. But he does it all with a charming smile.
Lady Zoe was a refreshing character. All too often are regency era heroines are…boring. She had a fun personality. She had been raised in a nontraditional way – she was to inherit a title and all that came along with it. But when she learns of a scandal that could call her parentage and her right to inherit into questions, she immediately seeks the famous Duke’s Men. She must learn the truth about her biological parents and Tristan agrees to help her on the hunt.
From the onset, Tristan and Zoe are attracted to one another. He masks his feelings with sarcasm and she thinks he hates her, but she gives as good as she gets and I enjoyed their banter. The buildup of the romance was wonderful. I really enjoy a book that draws you into the characters.
I would love to go into detail but I don’t want to run the risk of slipping spoilers. Overall, this was a great read! If you haven’t yet picked up a Sabrina’s Jeffrie’s novel I suggest you do.