Scoundrels Series, Book 4
Avon Historical Romance

RWA Favorite Book of the Year (1998)

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Let me explain something to you, he said. If you want to get something out of a man, dashing out his brains against a lamppost isn’t the way to do it.
— The Last Hellion

The Last Hellion

A ferocious conflict of wills...
Vere Mallory, the Duke of Ainswood, has everything--he’s titled, he’s rich, he’s devastatingly good looking--and he seems determined to throw it all away. Disreputable, reckless, and wild, the last of the Mallory hellions is racing headlong to self-destruction...until a mind numbingly beautiful blonde Amazon knocks him off his feet--literally.

An incendiary passion...
Lydia Grenville is dedicated to protecting London’s downtrodden. Dissolute noblemen like Ainswood are part of the problem, not the solution. She would like him to get his big, gorgeous carcass out of her way so that she can carry on with her work. The problem is, Ainswood can no more resist a challenge, especially in female form, than he can resist the trouble she seems to attract.

If they can only weather their personal firestorm...
they might survive the real danger that threatens all they hold dear.

“Well-matched, appealing protagonists, a lively, witty writing style, and excellent dialog complement this compelling story that addresses some of the more relevant social issues of the Regency era.” -Library Journal

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The duke, meanwhile, was sizing her up, his green gaze boldly raking her from bonnet to half-boots.

"Big, yes, but not up to my weight," he announced. "I make her at five and three quarter feet. And ten stone, stripped. Which," he added, his glance skimming over her bodice, "I should pay fifty guineas to see, by the way."

Raucous laughter and the usual lewd comments greeted this witticism. [read more...]

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