The Scoundrel’s Seduction by Jennifer Haymore

Posted May 22, 2014 by Silvia in Books / 12 Comments

I received a free copy of this book from Publisher for an honest review.
This does not affect in any way my opinion of the book nor the content of my review.

The Scoundrel’s Seduction by Jennifer HaymoreThe Scoundrel's Seduction by Jennifer Haymore
Series: House of Trent #3
Published by Piatkus on January 1, 2014
Genres: Historical Romance
Source: Publisher
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Temptation Knows No Bounds . . .
Undercover agent Sam Hawkins has devoted his life to protecting king and country. So when he receives orders to assassinate a ruthless traitor, he doesn't question his mission. But Sam didn't know his deed had a witness—the beautiful and mysterious betrayer's wife. Now he has no choice but to take her as his prisoner—one he can neither trust . . . nor resist.
Élise, Lady Dunthorpe, will do anything to escape her powerful captor—including seducing him senseless. She didn't know of her miserable husband's crimes, but she has secrets of her own—secrets that threaten everything she holds dear. With his piercing dark eyes and gentle touch, Sam inflames Élise's deepest desires, but how could she ever trust a man who won't let her go? Caught between the crown he's sworn to serve and the woman he's come to love, Sam will risk his heart—and his very life—to keep her safe.

When I received this book for review, a part of me was excited and the other was terribly sad because it seemed like the time to say goodbye to the House of Trent had come. But Sam—Oh Sam—made the end of the journey so pleasurable and adventurous that I actually didn’t shed any tears, and when I closed the book I only had a big smile on my face.

Sam and Élise are a perfect match. Attraction clicks instantly between the two of them, and restraining themselves from taking any kind of action on the matter requires a lot of work from both parts. Ok, mostly from Sam’s. Nevertheless, when passion arises, prepare yourself for something seriously intense . . . But, even though seduction and romance play a big role, so do action and thrilling twists. The author does a great job in revising all the main events happened in the past year, putting even new readers of the series in a comfortable position before finally revealing secrets and mysteries. Of course, the mystery around the Dowager Duchess disappearance is the one everyone was expecting the most and, indeed, here we get our answers. I admit that I found myself disagreeing with certain Duchess’ reactions, but what came out from it all is something good and perhaps unexpected.

Jennifer Haymore has undoubtedly written a wonderful historical romance! Needless to say, a piece of my heart will always remain at Ironwood Park and in dreamily hope for Lady Esme’s own story one day . . .


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12 responses to “The Scoundrel’s Seduction by Jennifer Haymore

  1. Andrea @The Bookish Babe

    Wow! I haven't heard of this series before, but I am intrigued. I haven't read a lot of historical romance in the past few years, but I've been itching to dive back in.
    I'm so happy you were satisfied by The Scoundrel's Seduction and happy with the series's end

  2. I know I read a book by this author but I don't remember which one. I'm curious about it though, it sounds like you had a really good moment here! I should try.

  3. It's always hard to finish a series, it also makes me sad when the time comes to say goodbye to the characters. Good thing it left you satisfied though, I sometimes hate when it doesn't live up to my expectations and give me the closure I need to move on from the series.

    Historical romance is such a great genre! I'm glad you enjoyed this book, will try to look it up later. Thanks for sharing your thoughts!

  4. This series was a real pleasure to read from start to finish, and I'm with you about the historical romance genre! I'll be curious to read your thoughts in case you decide to go for it, Melissa 🙂

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