Review: Lord of Scoundrels

Review: Lord of ScoundrelsLord of Scoundrels by Loretta Chase
Published by HarperCollins on 2009-10-13
Genres: Fiction, General, Historical, Romance
Pages: 384
They call him many names, but Angelic isn't one of them . . . Sebastian Ballister, the notorious Marquess of Dain, is big, bad, and dangerous to know. No respectable woman would have anything to do with the

I popped my historical romance cherry. 🙂

Lord of Scoundrels takes place in England and France during the eighteen hundreds among Lords and Lady’s, counts and countesses, March’s and Marchionesses.

However, I didn’t feel lost or out of sorts. I understood the time and speech. The speech was authentic without me struggling to figure out what was happening.


About the Romance

Lord of Scoundrels is an ode to Beauty and the Beast featuring, Lady Trent, the beauty”

… the silken hair nearly blue-black in color, almond-shaped silver-grey eyes, alabaster complexion, and graceful figure…Miss Jessica had inherited her late father’s brains, physical agility, and courage. She could ride, fence, and shoot with the best of them. Actually, when it came to pistols, she was the best of the whole family, and that was saying something.


and Lord Dain the beast.

The great brute was an abomination, a disgrace to his country, an idle reprobate with no more conscience than a dung beetle.

I enjoyed the rocky journey of them getting together, although I felt the Lady was too understanding of Lord Dain’s antics. Some of them were unreasonable and mean.


About the Sex

Sex scenes were good without being explicit. Everything is implied. Truthfully, I skimmed some of the sex scenes, but the ones I read were good.

About the Ending

Everything, I mean everything wraps up perfectly. The only words missing were

“…and they lived happily ever after.”

A true adult fairy-tale.


I really enjoyed Lord of Scoundrels even though I’m weary of these types of books. Women virgins, Chaste Lady’s, you know all the stereotypes of a “good woman” and a “bad man”. I enjoyed Lord of Scoundrels in spite of the Victorian era morality and stereotypes.

Because of Lord of Scoundrels, I will experiment with other historical romances.


Very well written. Loretta Chase is a really good storyteller.



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