Friday, July 15, 2011

Blog Tour: Review & Giveaway of How To Seduce A Scoundrel


How To Seduce A Scoundrel
Author: Vicky Dreiling
Publisher:  Grand Central Publishing
Genre:  Historic Romance
ISBN: 9780446565387
Release date:  July 1, 2011
Author's website:  Vicky Dreiling
Lady Julianne Gatewick is in a pickle. It started when her brother’s best friend—for whom she’s long nursed a secret tendre—agreed to act as her guardian for the Season, only to seduce her with a risqué waltz.

But when the music stopped and the expectant ton waited for the Earl of Hawkfield to claim her as his own, he made his disinterest clear. Rather than succumb to humiliation, Julianne does what any recently discarded, wickedly witty young miss would do. She secretly pens a lady’s guide to enticing unrepentant rakes . . . and it becomes the hottest scandal in London.

Every honorable rake knows that friends’ sisters are forbidden. But suddenly Julianne has a spark of mischief in her eyes that Hawk can’t resist. Try as he might to push her away, he spends his days listening for her laughter and his nights dreaming of her kisses. He’s always avoided innocents and their marriage-minded mothers, but has the man least likely to wed finally met his match?
I have to admit that I'm not a huge fan of Historical Romance.  I read some here and there, but for the most part I mainly stick to PNR and UF.  I am so glad that I decided to read How To Seduce A Scoundrel because I enjoyed it very much.   The main characters in the book, Julianne and Hawk, are meant for each other.  Hawk was Julianne's brothers friend and spent a lot of time with him while they were growing up.  She is an attractive woman now and when Hawk sees Julianne for the first time since they last saw each other, hr can't believe what his eyes are seeing.  Julianne has always had a crush on Hawk and comes to London to try to win his heart.  Hawk is a rake however, in present days terms a manwhore, and has a very naughty reputation that he is very proud of.  Julianne knows that there is more to him and decides that steps must be taken in order to get Hawk to change his ways.  What she doesn't know is that he is changing right before her eyes. 

I loved reading the characters interaction with one another in this book.  They wanted each other so badly, but because Hawk was acting as her guardian, he couldn't court her the way that he wanted to.  Julianne also wasn't sure how her family would react and chose to keep her feeling about Hawk to herself.  But their attraction to one another could not go unnoticed by others and soon everyone was talking that Julianne had finally snagged Hawk for her own.  Although they knew a lot about each other, they both have secrets that are finally revealed in the book and I have to say that I loved how they both reacted when they found out the truth. These two were made for each other and Vicky Dreiling did a great job conveying the way they felt about each other in this book.

I'm giving How To Seduce A Scoundrel a rating of:


Thanks to the wonderful folks at Forever, I am able to give away 3 copies of How To Seduce A Scoundrel.
  • Open to US/Canada only
  • No PO Boxes
Please include your email in a comment if you are interested in entering the giveaway.  Giveaway ends on 7/22/11 at 12PM EST. will be used to choose the winner.

Good luck!


  1. Sounds like an awesome book! Thanks for the giveaway.


  2. This sounds great! I love the "brother's friend" romance. I started out reading historicals and have moved to PNR/UF more now, but it's great to read good ones.


  3. thanks for the chance been following along hoping to win a copy

  4. Sounds like a great book! Great review.

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  5. ohh yes I am needing little romance in my reads. Fabulous sounding!

    terilhack at yahoo dot com

  6. Please enter me in contest. I would love to read the book. I love romance novels.

  7. WOW that cover is really pretty! Sounds like a good read too after reading Bells' review.

  8. I've seen a few reviews on this one, and I really want to read it. I kinda can't believe I'm so hyped over a HR. Shh, don't tell anyone. LOL.

    I'll be heading to Italy when you pick the winners, but I'm entering anyway, since you have all my contact info. :)

  9. I've been following Vicky's tour.
    I can't wait to read about Hawk and Julianne.
    Count me in also.GFC follower under Lucky47.
    Carol L
    Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

  10. Great review. It's been a while since I've read a historical, and I love this type of story.

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  11. Thanks for the great review. I love stories like what you describe where the characters can't act on their feelings and have to fight the desire.


  12. I am a huge fan of Historical romances, though I don't read as many as I used too, been kind of stuck in PNR and UF for awhile now.


  13. Thanks for the chance to win a copy of this book.

  14. Thanks for the giveaway. I enjoyed Vicky's debut.

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  15. Wow sounds great! Thanks for the giveaway.

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  16. Thank you for the chance to win a copy of this book.

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  17. Thanks for the giveaway!
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  18. I have been following this tour and I thank you for participating in the tour and giveaway. This book sounds fun to me and I would love to read it.


  19. Great review.I'm looking forward to reading it.
    Count me in for the giveaway please.

  20. I enjoyed your review. I've heard a lot about How to Seduce a Scoundrel, and I'm looking forward to reading it.

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  21. I always enjoy a good Regency. Please enter me.

    Jen at delux dot com

  22. Thanks for sharing your views on this book! Though there are some mixed reviews out there, I would love to read this. Thanks for the giveaway, definitely count me in!


  23. Sounds like a great read!
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  24. Sounds great. Thanks for the giveaway.

  25. It looks like a book I would enjoy.
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  26. It sounds like a great book. Thanks for the giveaway!!

  27. I LOVE Vicky!!!!! I want this book so bad... I want to stare at the cover a drool a little to...

    Thanks Bells for a chance to win,

  28. I love historicals! Count me in!

    mkethridge1 (at) gmail (dot) com

  29. I love historicals & Vicki is new to me please include me