The Last Hellion : Scoundrels

  • by Loretta Chase
  • Narrated by Kate Reading
  • Series: Scoundrels
  • 12 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The Duke of Ainswood, Vere Mallory - the last of the infamous Mallory hellions - lives a charmed life: he's rich, titled, and exceedingly handsome. And he's seemingly bent on throwing it all away in his reckless race toward self-destruction, until a devastatingly beautiful blonde amazon literally knocks him off his feet.
Lydia Grenville has devoted herself to protecting London's less fortunate. She has no patience for dissolute aristocrats and would like nothing more than to get his big, strong, handsome carcass out of her path so she can continue her work. But Ainswood could never resist a challenge - especially in female form - or trouble, which seems to follow Lydia like a stray puppy. When real trouble appears it's all or nothing for the duke and his annoyingly headstrong female!

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"I want a love that feels like a dream"

A VERY well written book and very engaging storyline. Characters are very well developed and the story is well thought out. I liked everything about it. The only reason I gave it a 4 star is because as good as the book was it was just not what I give a 5 star for. I give 5 stars to the ones I spend every minute of my life I can spare listening to. I even cut from sleep to know what happens next. This however was an excellent book.
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- Cam

Just right.

After reading the first review of this book, I was worried. I've had issues with Reading's narration before, which goes a long way to whether or not we like a character. But I have to say that I completely disagree.
The female protagonist, Lydia, is a first rate character! She is a feminist in a time when that was just not done. Her fortitude and strength end up being a result of "good breeding" though she certainly did not grow up as such. She is a person that understands the disenfranchised of her city and is trying to help in the only way her DNA knows how.
Again, Chase brings to the fore a character, Ainsword, that was a complete ass in the last book. Time and perhaps the marriages of friends has brought him to a different place in life. He suddenly becomes likable; not a debauched rake-hell. We see in this book why he became such a person in the first place. I do enjoy the layers and depth of these characters.
One thing I think I am beginning to understand is the timeline of this series. I did not get why they all basically take place at or around the same time. However, Chase continues in every book to give us more and more reasons to despise Francis Beaumont (as if there needed to be any further explanation). He is always there, spreading his poison. It is understandable why a good man (for all intents & purposes) killed him.
All in all, if this is a conclusion to a series, it is a good one. If not, I look forward to the next.
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- Cecelia

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-12-2015
  • Publisher: NYLA