The Seduction of an English Scoundrel
Award-winning author Jillian Hunter pens a delightful romp of passion and tantalizing trickery proving all is fair in matters of love.It would have been the wedding of the year–had the groom, Sir Nigel Boscastle, bothered to put in an appearance. To the shock of her distinguished guests, the... show more
Award-winning author Jillian Hunter pens a delightful romp of passion and tantalizing trickery proving all is fair in matters of love.It would have been the wedding of the year–had the groom, Sir Nigel Boscastle, bothered to put in an appearance. To the shock of her distinguished guests, the respectable Lady Jane Welsham is left humiliated at the altar. Yet truth be told, although outwardly ruined she is elated to have escaped marriage to a man she does not love.Enter Grayson Boscastle, the irresistible Marquess of Sedgecroft (and cousin to Nigel). Grayson’s duty is clear: salvage the young lady’s pride and reestablish the family’s good name, while repairing his own tarnished reputation as one of London’s most notorious scoundrels. Their whirlwind affair is the talk of the ton. Yet nothing is as it seems between the bewitching Lady Jane, who knows that her wedding was cleverly sabotaged, and her charming rogue, as they are drawn into an amusing game of seduction and secrets.
Format: mass market paperback
Publish date: April 26th 2005
Publisher: Ivy Books
Pages no: 371
Edition language: English
Series: Boscastle (#1)
Very interesting book. It reminds me of those amusing moments while reading Oscar Wilde's plays. That being said, I find it hard to take this book seriously. Jilian Hunter has a rather unusual voice in historical romance genre. In fact, I felt that I was reading a historical comedy more than romance...
Honestly, sometimes I wonder why I even bother. I don't really like romances very much. And yet, every once in a while, when one crops up on a list by an author who hasn't utterly disgusted me yet, I pick it up. I think I'm trying to prove I'm not a book snob. See, I'll read anything! Even romance!A...
3.5 There was a bit too much contrived nonsensical stuff going on here. What was the point of the bride having to go through the "wedding". There was a bit too much forced plot drama going on for me. But I did like the banter and the wit between Jane and Grayson. I will continue with the series as I...
Heroine is the jilted bride whom new-head-of-the-family Hero is trying to recompense for. Rake Hero is the cousin of heroine's ex-fiance who wants to pretend to court heroine to lessen the scandal & make her more appealing to potential suitors. Their attraction makes their pretend courtship appear a...