Scoundrels Series, Book 3
Avon Historical Romance

Romance Writers of America®
RITA® Award Winner, Best Short Historical Romance
Voted No. 1 in All About Romance’s Top 100 Romances poll for years: 2000, 2004, 2007, 2010 and 2013.

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I love these pet names,” she said, gazing soulfully up into his eyes, “Nitwit. Sapskull. Termagant. How they make my heart flutter!
— Lord of Scoundrels

Lord of Scoundrels


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 “Bane and Blight of the Ballisters”—and he wants nothing to do with respectable women. He’s determined to continue doing what he does best--sin and sin again--and all that’s going swimmingly, thank you...until the day a shop door opens and she walks in.

She’s too intelligent to fall for the worst man in the world...
Jessica Trent is a determined young woman, and she’s going to drag her imbecile brother off the road to ruin, no matter what it takes. If saving him—and with him, her family and future—means taking on the devil himself, she won’t back down. The trouble is, the devil in question is so shockingly irresistible, and the person who needs the most saving is—herself!

“A wickedly witty and luscious love story.” All About Romance

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Lord Dain did not look up when the shop bell tinkled. He did not care who the new customer might be, and Champtois, purveyor of antiques and artistic curiosities, could not possibly care, because the most important customer in Paris had already entered his shop. Being the most important, Dain expected and received the shopkeeper’s exclusive attention. Champtois not only did not glance toward the door, but gave no sign of seeing, hearing, or thinking anything unrelated to the Marquess of Dain.

Indifference, unfortunately, is not the same as deafness. The bell had no sooner ceased tinkling than Dain heard a familiar male voice muttering in English accents, and an unfamiliar, feminine one murmuring in response. He could not make out the words. For once, Bertie Trent managed to keep his voice below the alleged “whisper” that could be heard across a football field. [read more...]

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  • Croatia, Znaje : Gospodar grijeha

  • Czech Republic, Ikar

  • France, J’ai lu: Le prince de débauchés

  • Germany, Cora: Ein skandalös perfekter Lord

  • Japan, Futami Shobo

  • Indonesia

  • Italy, Mondadori: Il lord della seduzione

  • Hungary, Gabo Kia

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  • Slovakia, Ikar: Král' zhýralcov

  • Spain, Mondadori: Abandonada a tus caricias

  • Turkey, Epsilon: Senden Önce Senden Sonra

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