Tuesday, March 17, 2015

The Scoundrel's Lover by Jess Michaels Review @jessmichaelsbks

The Scoundrel's Lover
Release date: March 10, 2015
Genre: Historical (Regency) Romance

Annabelle Flynn is the sister of London’s two biggest libertines, and her reaction has been to become the picture of purity. But the sensual nature of her family has not been lost on her and she is troubled by urges she dare not follow. She ignores the demands of her body and instead throws herself into two different activities. One is pursuing a proper marriage in Society and the other is trying to save her broken brother by following him into the shocking Donville Masquerade, part of a hell run by the mysterious Marcus Rivers.

By day, Annabelle pursues ladylike endeavors and seeks a staid husband to combat the wild reputations of her brothers. By night, she inserts herself into Marcus’s business… and eventually she finds herself seduced into his bed.

But can a not-quite-proper lady and an entirely unsuitable cad find anything in common outside of the bedroom? And will Annabelle be willing to trade passion for cold, calculated ‘perfection’?

My Rating: 4 Roses

A lovely romance and a wonderful continuation of the Notorious Flynns series, The Scoundrel's Lover was an enjoyable read. With passionate characters and a great story, this book was great and I liked it.

Annabelle was a heroine who definitely had a will of her own. When she decided she wanted something, she went after it with everything in her. Sometimes, that was annoying, like with her insistence that she wanted to marry a proper husband rather than a man she would be happy with. It was annoying that she kept complaining about how she had to want the man she couldn't have when the only reason she couldn't have him was because she was set on a proper marriage. But, when she finally realized the mistake she made, she went after love and made amends for unintentionally hurting Marcus. So, in the end, I was fine with her.

Marcus was amazing. He was definitely a survivor who had made something of himself that he could be proud of. He was protective and caring of Annabelle and just absolutely adorable in general. I just loved him.

The romance was great. It was obvious that Annabelle and Marcus cared about each other from the start and it didn't take long for that to become love. Annabelle's issues made it a bit frustrating at some points, but I still liked them together. And the chemistry between them was super hot with scenes steamy enough to make you fan your face.

The plot was fast paced and I was able to stay interested all the way through. Other than my issue with Annabelle, I really liked the story and the ending was great. I'm excited to read Crispin's story in the next book.

The Scoundrel's Lover was a really lovely romance and I liked it. Romance lovers, this is a book worth checking out.

*I received a complimentary copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review

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