Jessica Trent only wants to free her dimwitted brother from the undeniably bad influence of Sebastian Ballister, the infamous Marquis of Dain. What she does not expect is that she will desire the arrogant lummox. Jessica is known for her levelheaded patience when dealing with the males in her family so her completely out of character, frantic reaction to the infuriating Lord Dain is unsettling. When Dainís passionate response to her desire lands them both in a scandalous compromising and very public position, Jessica feels she has no other choice but to seek satisfaction.
Dainís truly wretched childhood and his less than classically handsome appearance sets him apart from everyone. The idea that a lady like Jessica could want him is utterly amazing to him and everyone else. That he must now salvage the tempting minxís reputation is preposterous, nevertheless he eagerly anticipates the moment he can get her in some satisfying amorous position. However, Sebastian is determined to remain aloof to his ladyís charms because only then will he certain to protect his heart.
Lord of Scoundrels is the most lovable of Loretta Chaseís books. It is Beauty and the Beast for a new age of sensual romantic heroines. With her trademark hilarity, splendid pacing and sexy characters a reader cannot go wrong with a Loretta Chase romance. As part of the series that includes with The Lion's Daughter, Captives of the Night, the Three Weddings and a Kiss anthology, and The Last Hellion it is filled to the brim with fascinating secondary characters.