How the Scoundrel Seduces by Sabrina Jeffries

August 19th, 2014 Kimberly Review 46 Comments

19th Aug
How the Scoundrel Seduces by Sabrina Jeffries
How the Scoundrel Seduces
by Sabrina Jeffries
Series: The Duke's Men #3
Genres: Historical Romance, Suspense
Source: Publisher
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The third deliciously sexy novel in the New York Times bestselling Duke's Men historical romance series, featuring an investigator who sets out to find gypsies— and unexpectedly finds love. Investigator Tristan Bonnaud has one aim in life— to make sure that his half-brother George can't ever ruin his life again. So when the pesky Lady Zoe Keane, the daughter of the Earl of Olivier, shows up demanding that the Duke's Men find a mysterious gypsy woman, he seizes the opportunity to also hunt for a gypsy friend who knows secrets about George. Tristan doesn't expect to uncover Lady Zoe's family secrets, as well... or end up falling for the woman who will risk all to discover the truth.

I have been thoroughly enjoying the Duke’s Men series by Sabrina Jeffries with its regency romances and suspenseful mysteries. How the Scoundrel Seduces shares investigator Tristan Bonnaud’s story and that of a  young woman we met in the last pages of  When the Rogue Returns. Tristan is swoon-worthy and I adored seeing him fall. How the Scoundrel Seduces brings us laughter, romance and suspense while tying up some threads from previous books. I consumed this in a single evening and was left pining for the next book.

Five reasons to grab an iced coffee and lose yourself in How the Scoundrel Seduces

1. The Duke’s Men run an investigative agency on Bow-street and they are all yummy, unique, complicated, noble and totally swoon-worthy! Jeffries has fleshed them out with interesting histories and plenty of snark and wit.

2. Lady Zoe Keane is feisty, and daring. I love how independent and persistent she is. On more than one occasion she made me giggle, and I loved her gypsy spirit. The passion shown towards her family’s estate and tenants made her a heroine admire.

3. Tristan Bonnaud is complicated, and sweet even if he denies it. Born a bastard, and mistreated by his brother the rightful heir you cannot help but have a soft spot for him. He made a youthful mistake for the love of his mother and sister and has dearly paid. Tristan has been a favorite since the beginning of this series and I delighted in learning all of his secrets.

4. The mystery of Zoe’s family secret was fascinating and well plotted. Danger and twists kept me thoroughly engaged as I rooted for both characters. Jeffries weaved in characters from Tristan’s own past into Zoe’s secrets which notched up the suspense and satisfied readers of the series.

5. The romance is wonderful from the banter to the heated kisses. Zoe is brazen and I loved how it undid Tristan. From the beginning these two aggravated each other even as they were drawn together.  The spark felt genuine and each enhanced the other.

How the Scoundrel Seduces was a delightful edition to the Duke’s Men series and I simply cannot wait for Dominick Manton story in If the Viscount Falls. Fans of Regency romance with suspense, and delightfully swoon-worthy characters will appreciate all the Jeffries has to offer.

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46 Responses to “How the Scoundrel Seduces by Sabrina Jeffries”

    • kimbacaffeinate

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  1. Teddyree

    I don’t read a lot of historical romance, not sure whey when I really enjoy the ones I do read. I like a feisty heroine too 🙂

    • kimbacaffeinate

      I often feel that way about fantasy, since I love them when I read them and yet rarely do..LOL

  2. Jess

    I haven’t read this one- but I am intrigued about the family secret that was plotted so well. 🙂 The characters sound like they have lots of chemistry! Great review. 🙂

  3. Cyn

    Ooh yes! I love the chemistry between Tristan and Zoe! The banter is wonderful, haha. And agree, Tristan is complicated and sweet, I’m glad he got his happy ending! I can’t wait for Dom’s story!! Jeffries has been teasing us with Dom and Jane for too long now!
    Great review, Kim!

  4. Mary

    Love when there’s a pile of hot guys working together but they’re different enough to be interesting! And yay for good romance, too. *runs to check out*

    • kimbacaffeinate

      This series has been such a joy to read Mary, a little banter, some intense cases/mysteries and romance.

  5. laura thomas

    Investigators, witty and snarky, and gorgeous. All good. I used to read this genre and I’m wondering why I don’t anymore! You make it sound so fun.

    • kimbacaffeinate

      This was fun and held my attention from beginning to end 🙂

  6. Sharlene Wegner

    I was lucky enough to get an ARC of this book! I agree wholeheartedly with your review. Loved it! I still need to backtrack & read the other books.

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Sweet, I am glad you loved it and glad you are going back!

  7. Amir

    Is the heroine an actual Lady gypsy? That’s interesting! I haven’t read a historical romance in forever although I do need to review one soon. The premise for this one is def interesting and I always love a strong and feisty heroine in historical romances. I also loved the Bow Street runners series by Lisa Kleypas so I think I will def enjoy this one! Lovely review Kimba! Oh, and lovely picture! It’s always great to put a picture to a name 🙂

  8. Tanja

    Oh snark and wit are two things I really like and I think I’d enjoy this one. It sounds really good and interesting. Romance and laughter always work together. Great review, Kim 🙂

  9. Kris

    This sounds like a fantastic book! From the setting (with all the Duke’s men ;)) to the characters to the romance and plot! It’s been a while since I read a good historical romance 🙂

  10. Katherine

    I really enjoyed this one too! I love that Jeffries uses such unusual characters. I think I liked the previous one a little better but this one is definitely putting her on my auto-buy list!

    • kimbacaffeinate

      I read your review and was so excited you liked it too 🙂

  11. Candace

    This sounds like a lot of fun! I haven’t read any historical romances in awhile, I should try to pull some out.

  12. Lily

    So it’s only now that I’m really beginning to get into my historical romances but so far I’m enjoying them so I need to add this one to my TBR! Also, love the fact that there’s a mystery element in this one! Makes it more interesting!

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Sweet Lily, I love Regency romances and like when they weave in a little mystery:)

  13. Nick

    I must start this series soon, Kim!
    I adore the sound of the characters, especially Zoe, and the romance just sounds delicious. I think I would really like the mystery element as well.
    Lovely review, Kim!

  14. Rashika

    Definitely checking this series out and SOON. I love a little bit of mystery mixed in with my historical romance! Plus I love the sound of Zoe and Tristan’s romance!

    Lovely review, Kimba!! 😀

  15. Melliane

    Oh it sounds so great and I love investigations in historical romances. Plus I want to discover their stories. Great review!