Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Book Review-The Seduction of an English Scoundrel by Jillian Hunter

Title: The Seduction of an English Scoundrel 
Author: Jillian Hunter 
Series: Boscastle 
Format: Paperback 
Acquired: Library 
Release Date: April 26 2005 
Publisher: Ballantine 
Pages: 371 
Genre: Regency Historical Romance 

It would have been the wedding of the year -- had the groom, Sir Nigel Boscastle, bothered to put in an appearance. To the shock of her distinguished guests, the respectable Lady Jane Welsham is left humiliated at the altar. Yet truth be told, although outwardly ruined she is elated to have escaped marriage to a man she does not love.

Enter Grayson Boscastle, the irresistible Marquess of Sedgecroft (and cousin to Nigel). Grayson's duty is clear: salvage the young lady's pride and reestablish the family's good name, while repairing his own tarnished reputation as one of London's most notorious scoundrels. Their whirlwind affair is the talk of the ton. Yet nothing is as it seems between the bewitching Lady Jane, who knows that her wedding was cleverly sabotaged, and her charming rogue, as they are drawn into an amusing game of seduction and secrets.

My Review

Lady Jane, has been stood up at the altar by her fiancée, and close friend. Everyone is heartbroken for
her, but Jane can’t wait for the opportunity to find true love. Jane has a secret that she hatched, and she is joyful at the current events, now she knows it will be up to her to make her own fate. But there is one obstacle that she didn’t plan on…Grayson Boscatsle. Gray is furious at his cousin, and knows that it is up to him to maintain the family honor, and seek reparations for the wrong done. But for some reason, Jane doesn’t seem all that heartbroken over what has happened. Gray just assumed she is putting a good front, and he insists that he escort her around town, and show others what he sees in her. But before long, he starts to fall in love with her, but the secret that Jane is hiding from him, will bring about a sensual game of seduction and secrets…but who will win and triumph?

Jillian Hunter has been around for quite some time, but for some reason this is the first time I have read a book of hers. She has been on my watch list for a while, and I just had to try her out when I noticed this series on the shelves of my local library. So I thought I would be “original” and try this series in order. Let’s see if I can complete this “mission impossible” since I seem to have the worst habit of reading a series out of order. Any who….I will say that I truly loved this story. Now it did take me a bit of time to get into the book, but I think I was just adjusting to the unique writing style of the author. 

This book was a ball of laughs and giggles, and I loved this couple. They were so engaging, especially to this reader, and the interaction between them was contagious, I just almost wished I could just jump into the pages and join in their fun. Now the real fun…doesn’t happen until toward the end and wow did that surprise me. Normally, with a plot line like this one, you don’t expect it to turn out this way, but this author really twisted her way with this story; I loved her creativity with the series of events. The way she forms these characters, well it was just charming. I loved every one that played a part in the story. What I also loved was seeing the family of Gray…their comradery and teasing of each other, added a certain flair to the story and a bit of drama at times. But what exquisite drama it is! An lighthearted and playful story with a touch of sensuality and moving emotions…Deliciously SEXY!!

My Rating

4 Blossoms

Heat Level


Series Order
The Seduction of an English Scoundrel (1)
The Love Affair of an English Lord (2)
The Wedding Night of an English Rogue (3)
The Wicked Games of an Gentleman (4)
The Sinful Nights of a Nobleman (5)
The Devilish Pleasures of a Duke (6)
Wicked As Sin (7)
A Wicked Lord At The Wedding (8)
The Wicked Duke Takes A Wife (9)
A Duke's Temptation (10)
A Bride Unveiled (11)
The Mistress Memoirs (12)
The Countess Confessions (13)
The Duchess Diaries (14)

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