★★★ 3.5 Stars
This book was good, but didn't make me long to come back and read. The characters were interesting and I liked them together. Some of the choices the author made, had me thinking "why would she do this?" but in the end I guess it kinda make sense... I just felt it made parts of the story awkward for me. I found both Jessica and Dain to be strong and independent, which was good. On the flip side of that though, I didn't feel the chemistry between them that I look for in my books. This was the first time I have read this author. I may give her another chance as I have heard wonderful things about her.
Here's the blurb:
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 ...
LORD OF SCOUNDRELS
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