Monday, July 4, 2011

How To Seduce a Scoundrel by Vicky Dreiling review & Giveaway

Title: How To Seduce a Scoundrel
Author: Vicky Dreiling
ISBN: 978-0-446-56538-7
Publisher: Forever Romance
Format: Mass-Market Paperback
How I read it: Mass-Market Paperback from the Publisher


Miss Julianne Gatewick is in a pickle. It started when her brother's best friend-for whom she's long nursed a secret tendre-agreed to act as her guardian for the Season, only to seduce her with a risqué waltz. But when the music stopped and the expectant ton waited for Marc Darcett, Earl of Hawkfield, to claim her as his own, he made his disinterest clear. Rather than succumb to humiliation, Julianne does what any self-respecting, recently discarded young miss with a wicked sense of humor would do. She secretly pens a lady's guide to enticing unrepentant rakes . . . and it becomes the hottest scandal sheet in London.

Every honorable rake knows that friends' sisters are forbidden. But suddenly Julienne has a spark of mischief in her eyes that Hawk can't resist. Try as he might to push her away, he spends his days listening for her laughter and his nights dreaming of kissing her senseless. He's always avoided innocents and their marriage-minded mothers, but has the man least likely to wed finally met his match?
(from the publishers)

My Thoughts:
I have been waiting for this book ever since reading HOW TO MARRY A DUKE. You could see this book coming while reading the first and I have to say it is even better than I imagined it would be.

I thoroughly enjoyed reading HOW TO SEDUCE A SCOUNDREL. The plot was fast-paced, the characters were well rounded, and I found myself halfway through the book before I realized I had read so much.

Trust me, BUY THIS BOOK, you will not regret it!

Five Fun Facts

1. The Rules and He’s Just Not That into You inspired Vicky to write HOW TO SEDUCE A SCOUNDREL.

2. Vicky writes to music and created a playlist for HOW TO SEDUCE A SCOUNDREL. Readers can listen to the songs on her website. The theme song for the book is Better Man (Pearl Jam).

3. Lady Julianne, the spunky heroine of HOW TO SEDUCE A SCOUNDREL, finds inspiration in Anne Boleyn, who was said to be only moderately attractive but managed to charm everyone at court with her wit and vivacity.

4. A giant statue of Napoleon at Apsley House, the Duke of Wellington’s residence, was the inspiration for the hideous statue of Apollo in the opening scene.

5. One scene involving a decanter of wine and a thumping door is based on something that Vicky overheard. She plans to include a spoiler on her website that details the hilarious incident.

I have three copies to giveaway on July 30
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Meredith said...

I love Vicky's books! Thanks so much for the giveaway!

meredithfl at gmail dot com

elaing8 said...

I'd love to win this,sounds great.Please count me in.

Judy H said...

Thank you for the giveaway.

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Margaret said...

Sounds great! Thanks!


Jeanne M said...

Renee -

I loved your Fun Facts about what inspired Vicky when writing How to Seduce a Scoundrel. As soon as I finished reading How to Marry a Duke I knew the wait for this new release was going to be agony!

I love the way the Vicky truly makes her characters come alive and so easy to relate to.

You would think that when you are reading a book based in a different century it would be difficult to find similarities to situations and feeling that we have today but Vicky overcomes that barrier with ease. Vicky draws you into the story and makes you feel a part of it.

Thanks so much for not only your review but also for the chance to win a copy of her new book!

vicky dreiling said...

Thanks for the lovely review! Best of luck to everyone entering the contest. I had tons of fun writing HOW TO SEDUCE A SCOUNDREL, so I hope you all enjoy it. Cheers!

Maureen said...

It looks like a story I would enjoy.
mce1011 AT aol DOT com

winnie said...

I would love to read this, thanks for the giveaway!


Book Bound Musings said...

I really like historical romances so I've been meaning to read this book, now after reading your review I'll definitely give it a go!

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Anonymous said...

This book sounds like a great summer read. I would love to win a copy. Please enter me. Thanks!


mbreakfield said...

Please enter me in the giveaway. thanks

melissasmeanderings said...

I'm going to check out that song list! I love Better Man! Please enter me

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Emma said...

HOW TO SEDUCE A SCOUNDREL sound wonderful.Thanks for the giveaway.augustlily06(
at)aim(dot)com .

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the giveaway. I would love to win this.

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krystal-larson said...

I loved this review! And I already know I like the author :) Krystal Larson edysicecreamlover18ATgmailDOTcom

Emma said...

How To Seduce a Scoundrel sound wonderful.Please enter me in the giveaway.Thanks for the giveaway. augustlily06(at)aim(dot)com.

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