Friday, July 15, 2011

How to Seduce a Scoundrel by Vicky Dreiling

Book Description:
Miss 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 Marc Darcett, Earl of Hawkfield, to claim her as his own, he made his disinterest clear. Rather than succumb to humiliation, Julianne does what any self-respecting, recently discarded young miss with a wicked sense of humor would do. She secretly pens a lady's guide to enticing unrepentant rakes . . . and it becomes the hottest scandal sheet in London.

Every honorable rake knows that friends' sisters are forbidden. But suddenly Julienne 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 kissing her senseless. He's always avoided innocents and their marriage-minded mothers, but has the man least likely to wed finally met his match?

My Thoughts:
I really enjoyed this book! Julienne is humiliated when Hawk, her guardian and brother's best friend, announces to the ton that she is nothing more than a sister to him...of course this is after he's made a scene with her on the dance floor. After that, she enlists the help of her two best friends and Hawk's aunt to write a pamphlet on how to seduce a man into marriage but she had no idea the effects this would have on EVERYONE she knew!
Julienne is a character that develops and grows through the whole book. She has an idealistic thought process in the beginning but throughout she grows and matures to a realistic thinker. Hawk is condemned by his past, at least in his opinion and is only being a rake because that is what is and has always been expected of him. His aunt was my favorite character, she is brazen and speaks her mind. Great characters and a good story line....I love happy endings!
I rate this a 4/5. I enjoyed it and plan to look for more from this author.

Thank you to Hachette for the review copy of this book. I received this book in exchange for an honest review and the opinions stated above are 100% mine.


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