The Last Hellion
A ferocious conflict of wills... Vere Mallory, the Duke of Ainswood, has everything--he's titled, he's rich, he's devastatingly good looking--and he seems determined to throw it all away. Disreputable, reckless, and wild, the last of the Mallory hellions is racing headlong to... show more
A ferocious conflict of wills... Vere Mallory, the Duke of Ainswood, has everything--he's titled, he's rich, he's devastatingly good looking--and he seems determined to throw it all away. Disreputable, reckless, and wild, the last of the Mallory hellions is racing headlong to self-destruction...until a mind numbingly beautiful blonde Amazon knocks him off his feet--literally. An incendiary passion... Lydia Grenville is dedicated to protecting London's downtrodden. Dissolute noblemen like Ainswood are part of the problem, not the solution. She would like him to get his big, gorgeous carcass out of her way so that she can carry on with her work. The problem is, Ainswood can no more resist a challenge, especially in female form, than he can resist the trouble she seems to attract. If they can only weather their personal firestorm...they might survive the real danger that threatens all they hold dear.
Format: mass market paperback
Publish date: April 1st 1998
Publisher: Avon Books
Pages no: 379
Edition language: English
Series: Scoundrels (#4)
So our h, from far more noble antecedents than she imagines, is a "scribbler". The H, after blundering into her, is pretty much done for. It's funny because at no point does he ever suddenly realize he's been celibate for weeks, or sober for weeks, or... he's just obsessed with the dragon as he refe...
3.5 stars. Cute, but not, you know, anything special, yeah?
I must say that the third book in the series was better than this one but the Last Hellion is charming and interesting. Lydia is a well-drawn character, most amusing and unique. The situations that she gets herself tangled in are adventurous and crazy. Her sturdy opinion of men is very funny to me. ...
Lydia is not quite a Kelly Lebrock, on account of her badass brains and right hook, but I have to include her because she's so amazing. Super fun, super witty, with a cranky bickering couple that made me laugh.
Loved the heroine in this one. Lydia hit Vere like a ton of bricks. :). What a force of nature she is. Knocked him flat on his butt on first encounter. They are so well matched with the banter and the trouble they get into. Shades of Katherine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy.Best side character goes to Su...