In Review: Lord of Scoundrels (Scoundrels #3) by Loretta Chase

Posted May 29, 2019 by Kim in 5 Stars, In Review / 0 Comments

In Review: Lord of Scoundrels (Scoundrels #3) by Loretta ChaseLord of Scoundrels by Loretta Chase
Series: Scoundrels #3
Genres: Historical Romance
Publication date: January 1, 1995
Publisher: Avon Books
Format: Paperback, 375 pages
How I got it: I bought it!
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My rating:


Tough-minded Jessica Trent's sole intention is to free her nitwit brother from the destructive influence of Sebastian Ballister, the notorious Marquess of Dain. She never expects to desire the arrogant, amoral cad. And when Dain's reciprocal passion places them in a scandalously compromising, and public, position, Jessica is left with no choice but to seek satisfaction...


Damn the minx for tempting him, kissing him... and then forcing him to salvage her reputation! Lord Dain can't wait to put the infuriating bluestocking in her place—and in some amorous position. And if that means marriage, so be it!—though Sebastian is less than certain he can continue to remain aloof... and steel his heart to the sensuous, headstrong lady's considerable charms.

In Review: My Thoughts

Holy crap, y’all. This book. Lord of Scoundrels is one of those books that has been on my TBR for years. Literally. When I first dipped my toe into the world of historical romance, SO MANY people recommended it to me as one of the best of the best. I quickly bought a copy, put it on my shelf and didn’t think about it again. Until this past weekend anyhow. For whatever reason, and despite the sheer number of books I SHOULD HAVE been reading, I wanted nothing more than to read this one. And boy, am I glad I did. I totally get the hype now.

I have to be honest, I’m not really sure what I can say about Lord of Scoundrels that hasn’t been said thousands of times before. But, I couldn’t NOT get a few thoughts out and give it some more of the love it so richly deserves. I’m gonna keep it short and sweet, though. I can’t stress enough just how much I loved Sebastian and Jess. They had this amazing chemistry and banter, this push/pull where each gave as good as they got. They were so perfectly matched. Their story had its ups and downs, but it was all just SO FREAKING GOOD I couldn’t put it down. The characters were so rich and well-developed, the story was unpredictable and the romance gave me all the swoons and feels. And some heat to go along with it.

Favorite Quotes:

You made me want you, he told her in his mother’s language. You’ve made me heartsick, lonely. You’ve made me crave what I vowed I would never need, never seek.

“Kiss me, Jess. Again. As though you mean it.”

“I am not a pocket watch. I am a human being, and you will never own me, no matter what you pay.”

She’d wanted him to burn for her, just as she’d wanted him to set her ablaze.

“Jessica, you are a pain in the arse, do you know that? If I were not so immensely fond of you, I should throw you out the window.”

“I’m clay in your hands. I love you madly. I want you so much.”

About Loretta Chase

Loretta Lynda Chekani was born in 1949, of Albanian ancestry. For her, the trouble started when she learned to write in first grade. Before then, she had been making up her own stories but now she knew how to write them down to share. In her teenage years, she continue to write letters, keep a journal, write poetry and even attempt the Great American Novel (still unfinished). She attended New England public schools, before she went off to college and earned an English degree from Clark University.

After graduation, she worked a variety of jobs at Clark including a part-time teaching post. She was also moonlighting as a video scriptwriter. It was there that she met a video producer who inspired her to write novels and marry him. Under her married name, Loretta Chase, has been publishing historical romance novels since 1987. Her books have won many awards, including the Romance Writers of America RITA.

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