How To Seduce A Scoundrel
Author: Vicky Dreiling
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Genre: Historic Romance
Release date: July 1, 2011
Author's website: Vicky Dreiling
SCOUNDRELS, RAKES, AND ROGUES BEWARE . . .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.
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 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.
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