What Amanda Thought of How The Scoundrel Seduces by Sabrina Jeffries

Posted August 19, 2014 by Amanda in Book Review | | 3 Comments

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What Amanda Thought of How The Scoundrel Seduces by Sabrina JeffriesHow The Scoundrel Seduces by Sabrina Jeffries
Published by Pocket Books on August 19th 2014
Genres: Historical Romance
Pages: Mass Market Paperback,
Format: ARC
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four-stars

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.

 

 

About Sabrina Jeffries

Sabrina Jeffries is the NYT bestselling author of 35 novels and 8 works of short fiction (some written under the pseudonyms Deborah Martin and Deborah Nicholas). Whatever time not spent writing in a coffee-fueled haze of dreams and madness is spent traveling with her husband and adult autistic son or indulging in one of her passions—jigsaw puzzles, chocolate, and music. With over 6 million books in print in 18 different languages, the North Carolina author never regrets tossing aside a budding career in academics for the sheer joy of writing fun fiction, and hopes that one day a book of hers will end up saving the world.

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Amanda J. Greene is a paranormal romance author. When she is not writing, she can be found playing the role of a university student who also works full time at a cosmetology school. She lives in Southern California with her very supportive husband and their two dogs, a sweet cocker spaniel and a rambunctious blackmouth cur mix. Doing all the above and being a military wife is not easy, but rewarding! Of course, she accomplishes everything with a strong cup of coffee in her hand.
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3 responses to “What Amanda Thought of How The Scoundrel Seduces by Sabrina Jeffries

  1. I could have sworn I had the first book in this series – I don’t, but I do have it on my dying-to-read list! Love the sounds of Lady Zoe – I hate when women from this era get painted as boring. Looking forward to reading it!