I received this book for free from Tantor Audio in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.How the Scoundrel Seduces by Sabrina Jeffries
Length: 10 hours and 34 minutes
Genres: Historical Romance, Romance
Published by Pocket, Tantor Audio Pages: 416
Source: Tantor Audio
Narrator: Corrie James
Also by this author: If the Viscount Falls, The Art of Sinning (Sinful Suitors, #1)
The third deliciously sexy novel in the New York Times bestselling Duke's Men historical romance series, featuring an investigator who sets out to find gypsies— and unexpectedly finds love.
Investigator Tristan Bonnaud has one aim in life— to make sure that his half-brother George can't ever ruin his life again. So when the pesky Lady Zoe Keane, the daughter of the Earl of Olivier, shows up demanding that the Duke's Men find a mysterious gypsy woman, he seizes the opportunity to also hunt for a gypsy friend who knows secrets about George. Tristan doesn't expect to uncover Lady Zoe's family secrets, as well... or end up falling for the woman who will risk all to discover the truth.
I love Sabrina Jefferies she is one of my favorite historical romance authors! I love the Dukes Men!
What I thought of this book.
Tristan has had a hard time. He is an illegitimate son and half brother to George who makes his life a living nightmare. Their father left Tristan a horse on his deathbed but George tore up the paper and put it in the fire so there was no proof. So Tristan being young at the time stole it. Every since then George has been looking for a reason to get back at him.
Lady Zoe, isn’t sure that she is the rightful heir to her fathers property and wants to know now if she is really his child or adopted. She hires Tristan and Dom to find out who her mother really was and if she is a gypsy or the Lord of Oliviers daughter. Zoe doesn’t want to believe that she is not really his child but her legitimacy is important for her future and who she must marry. Her father and aunt are sort of pushing her towards her American cousin Mr. Keen but she is not real sure of him. Then the longer she is in Tristan’s company the more she is sure she really doesn’t want to marry Mr. Keen.
Tristan swears he will never marry and has a sore spot for the aristocracy because of his half-brother and he just wanted to taunt the lovely Lady Zoe, but instead she works her way into his heart. It matters not to him who she is but he knows how important it is to her that he find out and he finds himself just wanting to protect her for everything.
I have liked Tristan since book one and I was really excited to finally get to his story. Tristan is such a sweet guy even though he has had a rough life that could have turned him colder than he is. He puts up a cold, tough facade but he is really a good and kind person. You really want too go and punch George for Tristan or at least I did..lol.
I also like Lady Zoe and thinks she was perfect for Tristan because she is spunky and gives Tristan a run for his money. She doesn’t back down and when she decides he is the man she wants, well Tristan was in a lot of trouble.
This was a very good read and confirms the fact that I love Sabrina Jefferies! If you are a fan of historical fictions then you will enjoy this series.
Corrie James is the narrator for this one and it really took me a while to get into her style of narration. I am not sure why it seems that when it comes to historical romances they have to put so much emphasis on their words. It makes me speed up the narration so they speed up their talking. 🙂 She does a decent job overall.