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Lord of Scoundrels

Chase, Loretta Lynda, 1949-

(Paperback - 1995)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Lord of Scoundrels
Baker & Taylor
Realizing her attraction to the Marquess of Dain despite her opinion that he is an amoral cad, tough-minded Jessica Trent is scandalized when they are seen in a compromising position and vows to make him preserve her reputation. Reissue.


They call him many names, but Angelic isn't one of them . . .

Sebastian Ballister, the notorious Marquess of Dain, is big, bad, and dangerous to know. No respectable woman would have anything to do with the "Bane and Blight of the Ballisters"—and he wants nothing to do with respectable women. He's determined to continue doing what he does best—sin and sin again—and all that's going swimmingly, thank you . . . until the day a shop door opens and she walks in.

She's too intelligent to fall for the worst man in the world . . .

Jessica Trent is a determined young woman, and she's going to drag her imbecile brother off the road to ruin, no matter what it takes. If saving him—and with him, her family and future—means taking on the devil himself, she won't back down. The trouble is, the devil in question is so shockingly irresistible, and the person who needs the most saving is—herself!

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Realizing her attraction to the Marquess of Dain despite her opinion that he is an amoral cad, tough-minded Jessica Trent is scandalized when they are seen in a compromising position, and she vows to make him preserve her reputation

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Publisher: New York : Avon Books, 1995, c1994
ISBN: 9780380776160
Branch Call Number: ROMANCE C
Characteristics: 375 p. ; 18 cm.


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Feb 12, 2014
  • Ladre rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Simply put: the best historical romance I've ever read. Wonderful characterizations of perfectly matched hero and heroine, witty, sexy, angsty. All other books in this genre fall short - in my opinion - to this book (including Ms. Chase's other books).

Feb 11, 2014
  • JCLAmandaH rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

The quintessential historical romance, "Lord of Scoundrels" shows the sparks that fly when an independent bluestocking and a dissolute lord clash. Our heroine just wants to free her nitwit brother from the hero's degenerate circle of friends, but she never expected to be attracted to him herself, while the hero has done his best to avoid respectable women until he finds one impossible to ignore. Loretta Chase really raises the bar on this typical storyline by giving us witty dialogue, emotional depth, and memorable characters with unmatched chemistry. A total keeper and ultimate comfort-read.

Oct 10, 2012
  • imajpm rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

One word. Awesome.

Oct 31, 2009
  • madlibscientist rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Normally, I am not a romance fan; but when a librarian pushed the book towards me and said, "You'll like it, she shoots him!" I decided to give it a try. And sure enough, she shoots him magnificently! Recommended for those who don't usually like this kind of thing.

Oct 29, 2009
  • erysimum rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Ok, the title is horribly cheesy, but this book is GREAT! Jessica Trent is intelligent and collected, and she doesn't lose her head when she clashes with Dain. This book meets my "heroine shoots the hero" critiera, just like "Devil's Cub" by Georgette Heyer.


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