HOW TO SEDUCE A SCOUNDREL
Regency matchmaking, rakes, rogues, innocence and scandal: oh what fun! Dreiling knows how to combine these ingredients into a delightfully delicious, wickedly witty slice of reading pleasure.
The Earl of Hawkfield is pleased with his roguish reputation and not thrilled when his best friend requests that he act as his sister’s guardian for the season. Lady Julianne Gatewick has secretly adored Hawk and when he waltzes with her during the opening ball of the season she is entranced. Then he walks away, leaving her to be whispered about. But rather than crumple in despair, she plots a bit of revenge. With help of eccentric and audacious Lady Hester, Julianne pens a scandalous pamphlet, a lady’s guide to enticing unrepentant rakes. While working on her advice, Julianne leads Hawk on a merry chase. He tries to keep the young bucks away and only gets himself entangled in her snare, escorting her to every social activity Julianne can find. He might set outrageous rules for her to follow, but he can’t stop listening to her laughter or daring to steal a kiss. But he has a secret, one that could destroy his hopes of ever finding love or give him the opportunity to gain the passion of a lifetime. (FOREVER, Jul., 400 pp., $7.99)