Date read: August 20, 2013
1. One Dance with a Duke
2. Twice Tempted by a Rogue
3. Three Nights with a Scoundrel - Paperback | Kindle
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The bastard son of a nobleman, Julian Bellamy is now polished to perfection, enthralling the ton with wit and charm while clandestinely plotting to ruin the lords, ravish the ladies, and have the last laugh on a society that once spurned him. But after meeting Leo Chatwick, a decent man and founder of an elite gentlemen’s club, and Lily, Leo’s enchanting sister, Julian reconsiders his wild ways. And when Leo’s tragic murder demands that Julian hunt for justice, he vows to see the woman he secretly loves married to a man of her own class.My Thoughts on Three Nights with a Scoundrel: So, I *might* have gone a little crazy on Tessa Dare books a while back. And by that I mean that I binge read my way through several books one after another. Like a glutton. It was all #nomnomnom and *swoony swoony swoon swoon* from me. Why? Because Tessa Dare writes some gooooood historical romances. I like them. I like the characters. I like ... well, everything about them.
Lily, however, has a very different husband in mind. She’s loved Julian forever, adores the man beneath the rakish façade, and wants to savor the delicious attraction they share—as his wife. His insistence on marrying her off only reinforces her intent to prove that he is the only man for her. Obsessed with catching a killer, Julian sinks back to the gutters of his youth, forcing Lily to reach out with a sweet, reckless passion Julian can’t resist. Can her desire for a scoundrel save them both—or will dangerous secrets threaten more than their tender love?
So, it should come as no surprise that I was pleasantly smitten with Julian and Lily's story.
It was totally bonus that this book tied up Leo's murder and gave us closure to these three men who came together through the Stud Club. (Yes, I still snicker when I say "Stud Club" in my head. It shows doesn't it?)
Lily's strong and independent. Her deafness is simply a state of being for her. Sure, she's not exactly comfortable in crowds and some people get turned off by the fact that she can't hear but she doesn't let that stop her. She's Lily. She likes math and keeping account ledgers. She's sweet and innocent and she loves Julian something fierce. Even when she refuses to put that name on it.
Meanwhile, Julian is ... kinda hardheaded about some things. But I get where he's coming from. He grew up rough and those early years are hard to shake. He doesn't feel like he's worthy of someone like Lily and when happiness hits him upside the head with a two-by-four, he's hesitant to trust it.
Like I said, we get answers to Leo's murder and get to see how characters from previous books are doing. I just love me some Tessa Dare. *wanders off to go find more of her books to read*