Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Review 'Sweetest Scoundrel' by Elizabeth Hoyt

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25375878-sweetest-scoundrelShe's Taking Charge

Prim, proper, and thrifty, Eve Dinwoody is all business when it comes to protecting her brother's investment. But when she agrees to control the purse strings of London's premier pleasure garden, Harte's Folly, she finds herself butting heads with an infuriating scoundrel who can't be controlled.
He's Running The Show

Bawdy and bold, Asa Makepeace doesn't have time for a penny-pinching prude like Eve. As the garden's larger-than-life owner, he's already dealing with self-centered sopranos and temperamental tenors. He's not about to let an aristocratic woman boss him around . . . no matter how enticing she is.

But Love Conquers All

In spite of her lack of theatrical experience—and her fiery clashes with Asa—Eve is determined to turn Harte's Folly into a smashing success. But the harder she tries to manage the stubborn rake, the harder it is to ignore his seductive charm and raw magnetism. There's no denying the smoldering fire between them—and trying to put it out would be the greatest folly of all.


Publication Date:    November 17th, 2015 by Piatkus
Series:                    Maiden Lane #9
Genre:                    Historical Romance
Pages:                    352
Formats:                 Paperback, eBook, Audiobook
Available at:           Amazon UK, Amazon US, Barnes & Noble.  

My Review:

In October 2014 I read my first book by Elizabeth Hoyt called ‘Darling Beast’. Since this book was such a fun read I was super excited when I saw ‘Sweetest Scoundrel’ lying in my mailbox. Although I don’t really like the book cover, I do think it fits this book perfectly. ‘Sweetest Scoundrel’ is about a prim and proper girl, and this cover definitely has a proper feel about it.

I love reading Historical Romance novels and this book was no exception. The two main characters in ‘Sweetest Scoundrel’, are two very different people and I loved getting to know them. Eve Dinwoody is a girl with a lot of baggage. Eve is managing her brothers money and because of this she is forced to visit the home of Mr. Hardy, an Oprah house manager. Although Eve looks and sounds though on the outside, there is a lot she isn’t telling. And soon after meeting Eve, Mr. Hardy a.k.a. Asa Makepeace finds himself intrigued by the young woman. Slowly on they begin to get to know each other, and find out that first impressions really aren’t what they seem to be.

I love the slowly building romances, Historical Romance novels almost always contain. And in ‘Sweetest Scoundrel’ there definitely is a slowly building romance. And I loved it. I loved reading about how kind and sweet the ‘always’ playful playboy Mr. Hardy was for Eve. And I loved reading about how Eve slowly came to trust Asa.  
There is also some mystery going on, and I’m really curious how this part of the story will end, since this part of the book ended with a little cliffhanger. I definitely need to read the next book because I’m so curious about what will happen with Eve’s mysterious and strange brother.

‘Sweetest Scoundrel’ is a fun, sweet, romantic read and I would really recommend it to other Historical Romance lovers. And the best part.. this book is book nine in the Maiden Lane series, so there are a lot more fun reads to get too. 

My Rating:

About the Author:

Elizabeth Hoyt is a New York Times bestselling author of historical romance. She also writes deliciously fun contemporary romance under the name Julia Harper. Elizabeth lives in central Illinois with three untrained dogs, two angelic but bickering children, and one long-suffering husband.

For more information about Elizabeth Hoyt please visit her website, Goodreads, Twitter and Facebook

I received this book from the Little, Brown Book Group in exchange for my honest review.

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