ALWAYS A SCOUNDREL
ISBN #: 978-0-06-145675-6
10 East 53rd Street, New York, NY 10022
Mass Market Paperback
Rating: 5 Cups
Lord Bram Johns is the black sheep of his family. He will do anything to annoy his ducal father, drinking, gambling, sleeping with married women, and most recently, adopting a career as a cat burglar. He thinks that nothing will prevent his further descent into depravity.
Lady Rosamund Davies has just found her place in her family’s life. She is neither the beauty nor the heir, so it should not surprise her that she is being sold into marriage for her brother’s gaming debts. What does shock her is that they feel no compunction about selling her to the most decadent and evil man in the ton.
Lady Rose is a very dutiful daughter. She has been taking care of her family for years, not that they ever noticed. Her brother has gambled away more money than her father can afford to pay, so they are paying the debt with her. Lord Cosgrove is cruel and is taking great pleasure in frightening her, but she has gained an unexpected ally in Lord Bramwell Johns who has promised to help her one way or another. The devilishly handsome rake is well on the way to stealing her heart like the Black Cat steals jewels.
There is nothing that I did not love about this book. Bram is the perfect rake in need of a good woman, and Rosamund is his perfect mate. The plot is wonderfully written, developing the story and the characters smoothly and in an interesting manner. The love scenes are delightfully sensual and tender. Cosgrove is the most evil villain I have come across yet, and the reader will love the inventive manner of revenge the author has devised. I enjoyed reading about the previous two couples in this series, but I think that this is my favorite of the three. This book is going directly to my keeper shelf.
Reviewer for Coffee Time Romance & More