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Publisher's Summary

In the second of the Sinful Scoundrels series, Dreiling brings the Regency to life in a wonderfully evocative fashion.

Colin Brockhurst, earl of Ravenshire, has no desire to wed, this season or any other. So when his father demands he give up his wild ways and take a wife, Colin refuses. But his father raises the stakes and threatens to sell the ancestral home if Colin doesn't comply.

Now Colin has no choice but to find a wife. Unfortunately the only woman he wants is the one whose heart he broke years ago. Regardless of the ton's whispers, Lady Angeline Brenham won't settle for anything less than true love. After rejecting more than her share of suitable suitors, spinsterhood looms before her - until the devilishly handsome Colin reappears in her life with a proposition. Angeline vows to keep her feet on the ground and her heart in check. That is until one searing kiss melts her resolve and reignites a burning desire for more....

©2014 Vicky Dreiling (P)2015 Recorded Books

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Could have been so much better


I appreciate all the work that an author puts into a book. This was entertaining but I can't say I liked it. First of all, the narrator was pathetic. She immediately made me dislike Angeline because of her snobby, breathless voice. She made Penny sound whiney. Not the best narrator.

Something I noticed in the previous book in this series is that the highly-anticipated run-in with the villain is a terrible let-down. (Apologies for all the hyphens.) It happened again here.

Repetition. There are numerous references to the dog in the WC and Colin chasing lightskirts, to name two.

And some things just defy belief. Colin changes from a rake to a model son overnight? The house is in such good shape after being left empty for 25 years?

I already have the next book in the series so I will read it but these aren't on my Favorite Books list, unlike some others written by Vicky Dreiling.

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Disappointed

This is my first of this author and I can’t say that I’ll be seeking out other books of hers. I remember thinking at one time how much I liked that they were honest with each other but that didn’t last. There were too many negatives for me to enjoy it. I wanted to stop at one point but a part of me just needed to finish it and found myself pushing through it. There were a few good parts but lots of angst, eye roll, and LOTS of repetition. I kept yelling at the characters in my head out of frustration! The narrator has a nice voice but she didn’t perform the two main characters well at all. He sounded feminine and made me see him as a young 20 year old. She sounded too breathy, more like an experienced courtesan. Both characters are 31 years old. How did he attend her come out at 16 when he should’ve been at Eaton? Even the sex scene seemed confusing. My suggestion is to skip this one.