AFTER DARK WITH A SCOUNDREL

ALEXANDRA HAWKINS

  • Pub. Date: February 2011
  • Publisher: St. Martin’s Press
  • Series: Lords of Vice Series
  • ISBN-13: 9780312381264
  • ISBN: 0312381263

From the Publisher

Young, tender, and highly impressionable, Lady Regan can’t help but be intrigued by her brother’s wayward friends—the wickedly charming Lords of Vice. One man in particular, the dashing Lord Hugh Mordare  (known simply as “Dare” among the ton), utterly captivates her—in spite of his reputation as a notorious womanizer. But when she steals an innocent kiss from Dare, Regan is swiftly packed off to boarding school, safely away from danger…and desire.Five years later, Regan returns—a proper lady and ravishing beauty. Miss Swann’s Academy for Young Ladies has taught her how to behave in polite society. But all the training in the world cannot extinguish her love for Dare. Now, she hopes to beat the master of seduction at his own game—by daring Dare to love her in return. This time, both of their hearts are on the line…and winner takes all.

SOURCE: THIS BOOK WAS RECEIVED FOR THE PURPOSE OF REVIEWE FROM THE PUBLISHER AND DOES NOT EFFECT THIS REVIEW!!

 

MY THOUGHTS:

AFTER DARK WITH A SCOUNDREL by Alexandra Hawkins is a delightful historical romance set in 1822 London. It is the Book third in “A Lord of Vice”novel and can be read as a stand alone. Book One “All Night With a Rogue”,Book Two “Till Dawn With The Devil”. It is written with depth,details and twists and turns.It has romance,family secrets,betrayal,murder,romance,love passion,sweet sensuality,mystery,letting go of past hurts,and finding true love. The hero, Lord Hugh Mordare,(Dare),is the second son of a Duke,handsome,sexy,one of the notorious Lords of Vice,has been betrayed by a past love,exciting,can’t forget Regan.His brother,Charles,is cruel,married the love of Dare’s life years earlier out of spite and revenge.Constantly fighting with Dare even as young boys,although,their father did encourage it.The heroine, Lady Regan, is beautiful,sexy,smart,intelligent,witty,loves mischief,raised by her brother,Frost,one of the notorious Lords of Vice and his friends,has been attracted to Dare as a fifteen year old girl,She is sent off to a Young Ladies finishing school to learns manners,and learn to be a true lady.She is gone for five years and upon returning,causes much mischief.She is determined to seduce Dare.It has a sweet seduction between both Dare and Regan.Dare must learn to let the past go and forgive if he truly wants to find true love and happiness. When Dare believes Regan is searching for husband,he comes forward to claim her as his.He decides he will marry her even if he has to lie to do that.While a family crisis is always lurking with Dare’s family.His brother is killed,a murder committed,Regan pushed into fast moving traffic,and Dare is severely beaten.This is a sweet,engaging Regency where family secrets and madness are revealed and love truly does prevail.If you enjoy Regency,secrets,love,romance,fast paced story this is the one for you. I have enjoyed all three of “A Lords of Vice” novels.Some may not,but at a time when young girls where often considered broodmares only and not the intelligent,bright young women they truly where,This is an heartwarming story of love that continued through five years and blossomed until a beautiful love affair.This book was received for the purpose of review from the publisher and details can be found at St.Martins’ Press.

RATING: 5

REVIEWED BY: April Renn 

 

 

 

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