Lord of Scoundrels by Loretta Chase
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Having read this book praised all over the net, I confess I was a bit afraid of being disappointed. In the end, I WAS somewhat disappointed, because it didn´t wowed me as much as I expected. I really liked LOS, but it´s not my #1 all-time favorite book.
What I loved:
1- The hero and the heroine, Jessica and Dain, were not like the standard characters so common in historical romances, that is, the gorgeous hero and the naive heroine. From the beginning, I was captivated by characters who "broke the mold", so to speak. I particularly loved Jessica and her honest acceptance of her attraction to Dain.
2- The dialogue was amazing. Jessica and Dain´s interactions were very amusing and I found myself laughing several times.
3- LC´s writing style was paced with witty and funny remarks, that kept the story flowing seamlessly.
What I didn´t like (and prevented LOS from being a keeper):
1- To put it simply, I had some problems with Dain´s sometimes "childish" behavior towards Jessica (okay, it was funny at first, but enough is enough and it only made him look stupid in the end). His inital refusing to accept his bastard son wasn´t something to be admired either.
2- The secondary characters, especially that awful Beaumont and that silly Ainswood, were like "caricatures" and didn´t have much depth.
All things considered, it was a book worth reading and I had a pleasant time doing it. :)
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