THE SECRETS OF A SCOUNDREL Far Fetched but Active and Fun




THE SECRETS OF A SCOUNDREL coverThe Inferno Club #7
Nick & Gin
Harper/Collins Avon 06/24/2014
Formats: Paperback/E-Book Pages: 384

E-Galley provided by Publisher for review. No remuneration was exchanged and all opinion presented herein is my own except as noted.

A hero like no other…Nick, Lord Forrester’s reputation is legendary—both as a lethal warrior and a wicked lover. But when his rule-breaking ways land him in a Scottish dungeon he’s left there to rot, until a mysterious lady visits his cell, offering him a way out.

All he must do is risk his neck on the mission she proposes—and obey her every command.  One look at the luscious beauty has Nick ready to promise her anything, but he must resist his desire, or she could send him straight back to prison.

Virginia, Lady Burke, is well aware that the powerful ex-spy will try to take command of their quest, but it’s her job to keep him under control.  Yet how can she keep this untamable scoundrel under her thumb when all she really wants is to unleash the smoldering passion between them?


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square "my take"I really enjoyed MY NOTORIOUS GENTLEMAN, the sixth book in this series.  Sure it seemed a little far fetched but it was enjoyable, and the girl who thought herself plain and unmarriageable,  wins the day.I wasn’t as happy with this one.  It’s a little more far fetched especially where travel and paying for expensive operations occurs with just a fifteen year old earl and the hero who has no money.

The emotional vacillation is believable, and the change from one type of relationship to another is well explained through actual denied desire being allowed rein via a certain means. It’s not the flip of the mattress, but a long standing attraction on one side and an instant attraction on the other. When the love interests hook up it’s hot and tipsy and with an uncertainty of any future relationship.

One end, while technically left untied was irritating, but I satisfied myself that the end got knotted off the page and that maybe it wasn;t important enough to really care about.   I thought the characters didn’t always stay in character. Virginia, in particular devolved a little into a more typical woman, but then she gets her spunk back and does some stuff pretty unbelievable for a woman of the Regency.

There’s a sweet side too as a long time unrequited love is, well, requited!  Fun, unusual, story filled with love, heat and adventure! It’s an enjoyable read that takes you a grand tour!