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!!> Reading ➳ Never Love a Scoundrel (Secrets & Scandals #5)  ➬ Author Darcy Burke – Dcrjservices.co.uk chapter 1 Never Love a Scoundrel (Secrets & Scandals #5) , meaning Never Love a Scoundrel (Secrets & Scandals #5) , genre Never Love a Scoundrel (Secrets & Scandals #5) , book cover Never Love a Scoundrel (Secrets & Scandals #5) , flies Never Love a Scoundrel (Secrets & Scandals #5) , Never Love a Scoundrel (Secrets & Scandals #5) 9f4ca0b2c10f4 Vengeance Is Seductive Labeled A Lunatic And A Reprobate, Lord Jason Lockwood Finds Solace In Debauchery Outside The Realm Of Polite Society Years After Provoking Jason S Downfall, His Bastard Brother Rises From The Rookeries To Emerge As The Premier Gentleman Of The Ton Jason Vows To Uncover The Supposedly Reformed Criminal S Secret Motive And Use It Against Him To Exact Revenge Even If It Means Using A Beautiful Young Debutante Whose Only Mistake Is Her Relation To The Woman Who Has Ensured His Family S Infamy But Revenge Is SweetLady Lydia Prewitt Is Everything A Debutante Should Be Beautiful, Dowried, And In Possession Of A Sterling Reputation But Life Beneath The Thumb Of Her Malicious Aunt Is Eroding Lydia S Faith In Her Peers And In Herself When The Scandalous Yet Seductive Lord Lockwood Solicits Her Help To Gain Entry Into The Best Ballrooms, She Jumps At The Opportunity To Be Than Her Aunt S Minion But The Revelation Of His True Purpose And The Anger That Lies Beneath His Scarred Exterior Draws Her Into His Dark Past Intervention Doesn T Come Without A Price Can She Risk Her Own Future To Save His


10 thoughts on “Never Love a Scoundrel (Secrets & Scandals #5)

  1. says:

    Buddy read with Jennifer 3 3


  2. says:

    What I liked 1 The writing I love Darcy Burke because she pushes the boundaries of historical romance She knows how to tell a story, and she keeps me interested I mean, there is a vice club in this book.that s basically a sex club, ladies 2 The characters I am in love with Jason Lockwood I mean, he s tall, dark, handsome, broody, and he has a big scar across his face What s not to love My Lockwood I loved Lydia in this book too I didn t think I would like her as much because of t What I liked 1 The writing I love Darcy Burke because she pushes the boundaries of historical romance She knows how to tell a story, and she keeps me interested I mean, there is a vice club in this book.that s basically a sex club, ladies 2 The characters I am in love with Jason Lockwood I mean, he s tall, dark, handsome, broody, and he has a big scar across his face What s not to love My Lockwood I loved Lydia in this book too I didn t think I would like her as much because of the previous book, but she was vulnerable and fantastic in this book.My Lydia 3 Jason and Lydia s story The story of Jason and Lydia was fabulous I loved their chemistry, dialogue, sex The sex was fabulous Ladies, there is a sex club and bondage in this book I know, right What I didn t like 1 This was two books in one and the execution of blending the two stories fells short I loved the two stories separately I understand that Ms Burke was setting us up for the next book which I am excited about , but it was just too much set up 2 I WISH there wasof Jason and Lydia s story The second story took up too much of the book I wish there wasrelationship development between the Jason and Lydia I wanted to know so much , and these characters were so fantastic, that it wouldn t have been too hard to develop their story together a little .3 The ending was too abrupt I really needed an epilogue I think every book in the world could use an epilogue and no reader would complain Note to the author I really like your writing, but I feel like you re holding back It s like your stories are on the edge of something great, and I m waiting for this ridiculous explosion of writing to burst forth from your books I feel it So I am asking you to push it Pull that extra something out of your characters and blow me away, because I really think you can and I really want you to I am excited for the Ethan and Audrey s book Thanks for the buddy read Susanne


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    Never Love a Scoundrel is the fifth book in Ms Burke s Secrets and Scandals series I confess that I haven t read any of the earlier books in the series, but even though some of the characters from them either appear or are referenced, I didn t feel at a disadvantage, as the information we are given is sufficient for this particular story to work as a standalone Jason Lockwood lives on the fringes of society, a man suspected of insanity and known for debauchery Years earlier, his mother had Never Love a Scoundrel is the fifth book in Ms Burke s Secrets and Scandals series I confess that I haven t read any of the earlier books in the series, but even though some of the characters from them either appear or are referenced, I didn t feel at a disadvantage, as the information we are given is sufficient for this particular story to work as a standalone Jason Lockwood lives on the fringes of society, a man suspected of insanity and known for debauchery Years earlier, his mother had some sort of mental breakdown in public and the gossip is that her son is just as mentally unstable, a rumour given substance by his frequent bursts of temper Some time after removing his mother from London and making sure she is well cared for, Jason began hosting what have become infamous vice parties , initially as a way of staving off loneliness and later because he believed he wasn t worthy of better society Of course, these parties are regularly attended by members of the ton, many of whom would cut Jason dead if they met him in the street such is the level of hypocrisy running rife in society.On hearing that his half brother Ethan Jagger now going by the name of Ethan Locke has suddenly appeared in society squiring around a young widow, Jason is both intrigued andthan annoyed He and Ethan are not well disposed toward each other to say the least, having fought so violently at their last meeting that Jason was left with a horrible scar running down one side of his face Ethan had previously made his living as a thief taker, and Jason is sure he can be up to no good He s also angry that his half brother has the entr e into the society that has shunned Jason himself.Venturing out to see if he can ascertain Ethan s purpose, Jason meets Miss Lydia Prewett, the great niece of the scourge of the ton, the inveterate gossip Margaret Rutherford Lydia has lived with her aunt for the past six seasons, but has yet to make a match, principally because she is seen by most of society as an extension of her poisonous aunt Margaret uses Lydia to acquire and circulate gossip, and although Lydia is tired of it and would stop if she could, it s either live with Margaret and abide by her rules, or be sent back to live with her father in the wilds of Northumberland a father who takes no interest whatsoever in his daughter.Jason and Lydia meet accidentally, and each is intrigued enough by the other to hope for a second meeting Unlikely though this is as Jason does not move about in polite circles , the pair do encounter each other once again, this time at the home of the dearest friend of Jason s mother For Jason has decided that, if he s to discover what his half brother is doing out in society, then he needs to be mixing in the same circles, something he has not done for years Lydia offers to help to re introduce him to society and suggests he host a normal party, with food, music and dancing as a way to prove to the ton that he is not so black as he has been painted.But Aunt Margaret has other ideas She has borne a grudge against the Lockwoods for years and although she has nothing against Jason personally, she hates him and his entire family and is determined to bring him down I have to say that she s rather a lip smacking villainess who borders on the cartoonish I wanted to boo and hiss whenever she appeared in the story But as she s helping Jason to plan his re entry into society, Lydia also engages to help Ethan to repair his relationship with his half brother I think their shift from hatred and distrust to a grudging respect and eventually to the beginnings of a filial affection was one of the best parts of the book, and it has whetted my appetite for the next in the series which will feature Ethan as the hero.However, Ethan is being watched closely by Scotland Yard, and by Daniel, Viscount Carlyle who was the hero of the previous book Carlyle senses that Ethan is trying to change his ways but has no proof and when he and Jason stumble upon something which indicates Ethan may be behind a series of recent robberies, it looks as though Ethan s days as a free man are numbered.While Jason is struggling with his anger at being duped by his brother and his sense of betrayal, he is also struggling with his feelings for Lydia, which he has realised go beyond simple lust which they ve already explored wink.I liked that Jason wasn t one of those heroes who feared commitment He has concerns about the effect his reputation might have on Lydia s standing in society, but once he decides he wants to marry her, Jason sticks to his guns and proposes The problem is Lydia She wants to marry him, but starts worrying about how she will continue to live in society as the wife of a known reprobate I d have said she should have started worrying about her reputation after she slept with him, to be honest She also starts thinking that maybe his proposal wasn t serious, even though she doesn t have any real reason for that suspicion as Jason has always been honest with her It seems that Lydia has spent so much of her life being proper and wanting to fit in, that when the time comes for her to take control of her life, she fails, hesitating at a key moment which leads Jason to believe she doesn t care for him He, on the other hand, has bared his soul and believes he has made a complete fool of himself.I haven t read any of Ms Burke s other books, but I would certainly consider doing so in the future This one was well written and the characterisation was consistent even Lydia s vacillations over Jason s proposal and her lack of assertiveness annoying though they were made sense given what we know about her situation Although I have to say that Jason wasn t so much a scoundrel as he was a man who had been shunned by society through no fault of his own and had therefore decided not to give a damn about what anyone thought of him anyNever Love a Scoundrel was an entertaining story, in which the two plot threads were woven together in a way that didn t leave me feeling as though I d read two different stories that had been mashed together What could have been a fairly ordinary romance was turned into aengaging and rounded story overall by the addition of the subplot about Ethan Jagger Locke and by the way in which Ms Burke developed the relationship between the half brothers.A word of warning though although Jason and Lydia do get their HEA in this story, the book ends on a cliffhanger which leads directly into the next book for which there is a short teaser at the end


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    Lord Jason Lockwood has his life turned upside down in the past when his father favored his half brother, who was illegitimate After an altercation with him leaves him physically scarred, the worst gossip in town spreads vicious lies and it makes his mother seem mad and him as well Now shunned by society, he delights in his debauchery by throwing vice parties and seemingly fitting in in his new role in the ton Then he meets the lovely Lady Lydia Prewitt and just when he thinks he might be wil Lord Jason Lockwood has his life turned upside down in the past when his father favored his half brother, who was illegitimate After an altercation with him leaves him physically scarred, the worst gossip in town spreads vicious lies and it makes his mother seem mad and him as well Now shunned by society, he delights in his debauchery by throwing vice parties and seemingly fitting in in his new role in the ton Then he meets the lovely Lady Lydia Prewitt and just when he thinks he might be willing to change, he finds out she is the niece of said worst gossip in town Trying to believe that Lydia is different takes some time and with their growing love being forbidden by Lydia s aunt, it seems like a long and bumpy road to their happiness especially as Jason is trying to mend fences with his half brother who has a very rocky past.The latest addition to Darcy Burke s Secrets Scandals series is another winner for me Full of the healing power of love, a forbidden love and overcoming the past to grasp the future This story fits very true with the present day and how gossip can really upset a person s life I thought the whole subject was handled very well and I also liked that Jason did not immediately fall for Lydia after he found out about her gossiping aunt Lydia proves her loyalty to Jason and she has her own problems to overcome with her bitter aunt and her need for friends, a home, a family She is aware of her presence as an air headed gossip but Jason learns the truth about her and in return, she helps set him free from his demons of his past Jason s transformation for dissolute rake to upstanding charmer was also very well done and I was glad it was not a complete one eighty so quickly It took time and patience and in the end everything played out as it should His relationship with his half brother added some depth and set up the next book very well and I can t wait to finally have Ethan Jagger story Darcy Burke is an author to watch and each book I read of hers gets better and better and I feel she is an excellent storyteller and her romances are ones I would read again and again 4 sigh worthy stars


  5. says:

    I absolutely LOVED this book Darcy Burke s Secrets Scandals series just gets better and better Can t wait for Jagger s book


  6. says:

    Buku ke 100 ku th ini eehehe lagi lagi lompat bacanya, lebih penasaran sama Lockwood dari pada buku sebelumnya, padahal buku sebelumnya keknya clue buat buku terakhir deh. Jagger aka Ethan Locke adeknya Jason Lockwood, bastard brother ding XD Ceritanya tu Jason Lockwood yang jadi bual2an ton, di cap sebagai lunatic karena view spoiler 7th lalu mamanya tiba tiba tatrum dan marah2 pas lagi menjamu makan malem dirumahnya Setelah itu, Jason memporak porandakan rumahnya, dan satu bulan kemudian Buku ke 100 ku th ini eehehe lagi lagi lompat bacanya, lebih penasaran sama Lockwood dari pada buku sebelumnya, padahal buku sebelumnya keknya clue buat buku terakhir deh. Jagger aka Ethan Locke adeknya Jason Lockwood, bastard brother ding XD Ceritanya tu Jason Lockwood yang jadi bual2an ton, di cap sebagai lunatic karena view spoiler 7th lalu mamanya tiba tiba tatrum dan marah2 pas lagi menjamu makan malem dirumahnya Setelah itu, Jason memporak porandakan rumahnya, dan satu bulan kemudian die terlihat dgn bekas luka di pipi, ton langsung ngejudge die ikutan gila kaya mamanya, dan Jason tidak diterima dimana2 Karen kesel dgn kehipokritan ton, Jason kemudian mengadakan pesta yg hanya bisa dihadiri oleh orang orang tertentu yg punya undangan Pesta topeng, penuh dgn courtesan dan hiburan laennya, tamunya akan dijaga kerahasiaannya dan bebas berbuat apapun Setelah 7 th, Jason menikmati apa yg die lakukan, dan persetan dengan ton Sampai suatu hari die dapet kabar kalau ada seorang laki laki, Ethan Locke namanya yg mirip banget sama Jason dan berkeliaran di ton, bahkan menghadiri pesta2 dance gt bergaya seperti lord Jason murka deh. karena die tau kalau Ethan itu bastard brothernya, aka anak mistress bapaknya Ethan Jagger Jason penasaran jg mau ngapain Ethan Karena mereka ketemu tu 7th lalu yg menyebabkan Jason dikucilkan oleh ton Lady Lydia Prewitt, die cuma pengen hidup tenang dan jauh dari bibinya Margaret, meski Lydia berhutang budi ke bibinya karena mau nampung die selama di London, ttp aja Margareth bkn lady yg baek, hobinya menyebar gossip, bahkan gak tanggung2. bibinya tu bener2 hepi bisa menghancurkan hidup orang laen lewat gosip2 die gt Setelah 6th debut, Lydia gak dapet2 pelamar jg, semua orang diton mengkategorikan die 11 12 sama bibinya, hampir semua orang yakin kalau Lydia tu gak jauh beda sama bibinya, berbahaya. dan bibinya sendiri sering banget kirim2 Lydia buat korek2 hidup orang laen, kalau kaga mau Lydia selalu diancam akan dikirim balik ke north, ke bapaknya Bukan die gak sayang bapaknya si, tp di North tu Lydia gak akan dapet suami, gak ada tetangga, gak ada teman. setidaknya di London die ada temen Lady Audrey heroine buku selanjutnya sama Philippa Nah, hari itu bibinya suruh Lydia pergi kerumah Lady siapa gt buat korek2 info soal Ethan Locke, karena bibinya yakin Ethan ini bastard brothernya Viscount Lockwood dan blm lama keliatan di London sama si Lady itu Yup, itu pertama kali Lydia ketemua sama Jason, bertukar sapa karena sama2 mau mengunjungi tu lady Masalahnya si lady gak mau ketemu mereka b2, dan Lydia malah akhirnya ngobrol yg mengarah ke flirting gt sama Jason Jason awalnya heran kok ada Lady yg terang2an flirting sama die, padahal tau siapa die. Lord Lockwood sang pendosa, tp Jason enjoy ngobrol sama Lydia dan yg si lady jg gak takut liat die dgn luka di wajah Setelah itu, Jason mencari cara buat kembali ke ton, karena itu satu2nya cara die bisa cari tau apa maksud Ethan strolling in ton s life, nah pas besoknya Jason dateng ke acara pesta minum teh lady siapa gt satu2nya temen mamanya yg masih mau undang2 Jason die ketemu lagi sama Lydia, dan dgn cueknya Lydia ngajakin Jason jalan di taman aja b2 Abis itu mereka ngobrol lagi, Lydia kepoan kan. awalnya si die emang disuruh bibinya korek2 info gt soal Ethan, tp karena die asik ngobrol sama Jason, die jadi pengen tau lebih dalam lah soal hubungan keduanya Jason nya sendiri gak sadar menceritakan banyak hal sama Lydia termasuk insiden 7th lalu yg Jason sama Ethan berkelahi dan Ethan ninggalin bekas luka di muka die Next party, Lydia setelah dance sama Jason yg jadi bahan omongan semua orang, ketemu sama Ethan Locke dan Lydia langsung nembak soal luka di muka Jason yg bikin Ethan kaget, dan Ethan malah mita tolong ke Lydia buat bikin die dan Jason baikan ngajarin Ethan dance ini awal Ethan Audrey berinteraksi ntar dan Lydianya mau, die ude gak perduli lagi sama bibinya Karena Lydia beberapa kali ketauan sama ton ketemu dan ngobrol sama Jason, bibinya murka deh. sampai Lydia di gampar gt pakai sarung tangan sih, tp ttp aja meninggalkan luka yg bikin Jason murka Bibinya kasih warning ke Lydia gak boleh deket2 sama Jason Lockwood, dan tujuan hidup bibinya itu bener2 buat menghancurkan Lockwood family Lydia jg kaget pas tau kalau yg menyebarkan rumor soal kegilaan mamanya Jason kegilaan Jason ya bibinya, dan Jason sendiri jg awalnya benci gt pas tau Lydia taunya keponakan Margaret yg sudah menyebarkan rumor soal keluarganya Tapi Jason ttp gak tahan buat jauh2an dari Lydia, puncaknya ya pas Jason liat Lydia lebab gt abis di gamparin bibinya Konfliknya ruwet pokoknya, Jason Ethan yg musuhan. musuhan dari kecil kan taunya, karena papanya sll membandingkan mereka berdua, sementara Ethan itu kan anak mistress, tp bpknya gak tanggung2 buat bilang ke Jason sama mamanya kl die berharap Ethan ini heir nya bkn Jason yg bikin mamanya sakit ati banget, karena mamanya Jason cinta mati ke papanya kan Mamanya balas dendam dgn cara mengucilkan Ethan, tiap Ethan dateng sll di remehin, dan Jason otomatis belain mamanya dong. secara papanya jg kek gitu, Ethan nya murka kr sll dipandang sebelah mata, emang salah die kl die anak mistress Itu awal mereka musuhan, sampai papanya meninggal. mamanya Jason gak mau kasih bantuan sedikitpun ke mereka, Ethan demand surat2 mamanya yg dikirim ke Lord Lockwood ke Jason, dan Jason gak tau dan gak mau tau, trs berantem, Ethan ngedorong Jason ke luar jendela sampai dapet bekas luka itu Semua orang taunya Jason menggila dan memporakporandakan rumah kan. padahal kr die berantem sama Ethan Abis itu Ethan menghilang dan mamanya tatrum kr Margaret menebar kebencian yg tak terkira lah. sampai akhirnya diungsikan ke country house dokter yg sll jagain Margaret sendiri punya dendam tersendiri ke keluarga Lockwood, dulu die cinta mati sama papanya Jason, setelah bobo bareng dan hamil si papanya Jason gak mau tanggung jawab, malah milih mamanya Jason dan mereka nikah Margaret sakit ati banget. die menganggap kalau mamanya Jason penyebab semua penderitaan yg die alami Margaret di kucilkan ton, sampai die akhirnya bertekad buat mencari tau semua rahasia para ton yg menebarkan kebencian dimana2, semua orang jadi takut gt ke die. dan setidaknya die gak dikucilkan lagi Makanya sekarang Margaret kesel banget liat Lydia sama Jason, die bertekad akan menghancurkan Jason Puncaknya pas Jason mengumumkan pertunangan sama Lydia yg bikin Margaret makin benci dan panggil courtesan yg biasa di pesta Jason kan, Jason nya kesel kr ton ngejudge si courtesan dan bilang kalau para ton itu hipokrit, padahal mereka jg pada enjoy di pesta yg biasa die lakukan. yg bikin Lydia salah paham. ribut deh Jason sama Lydia, yg bikin Margaret seneng Trs pas ada kasus pencurian di rumah2 para ton, di tambah bow street runner yg terang2an minta bantuan Jason buat nangkep Ethan Jagger dan Ethan yg minta Jason buat percaya sama die dan gak usah ikut2an karena Jason akan dalam bahaya, musuhnya Ethan adalah orang yg berkuasa. die gak mau Jason terlibat Trs pas Lydia diculik sama musuhnya Ethan Dan Ethan di tuduh bunuh Marquess apa yg akan dilakukan Jason HEA lah pokoknya. seru hide spoiler Buku selanjutnya Audrey Ethan, mereka ude jadi partner dance yg Lydia jadi gurunya. ngumpet2 si, di rumahnya Audrey. dan Lydia suka liat mereka flirting gt ehehehe. tp gw mo baca judul laen dulu keknya XD


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    SPICY REGENCY ROMANCELord Jason Lockwood lives on the fringes of polite society Thought of by the rest of the ton as mad, scarred and a seducer, he is renowned for his parties where anything goes.Lord Lockwood has a half brother born to one of Jason s father s mistresses, Ethan Jagger had suddenly appeared back in society after a long absence calling himself Ethan Lock With the death of another peer who was the leader of a gang of thieves, and Ethan s past crimes it seems obvious to Lord Lockw SPICY REGENCY ROMANCELord Jason Lockwood lives on the fringes of polite society Thought of by the rest of the ton as mad, scarred and a seducer, he is renowned for his parties where anything goes.Lord Lockwood has a half brother born to one of Jason s father s mistresses, Ethan Jagger had suddenly appeared back in society after a long absence calling himself Ethan Lock With the death of another peer who was the leader of a gang of thieves, and Ethan s past crimes it seems obvious to Lord Lockwood that the two are connected Determined to discoverLord Lockwood decides to pay a call on Lady Aldridge the widow It is at Lady Aldridge s front door he meets Lady Lydia Prewitt, who was also there to pay her respects to the widow.Lydia Prewitt had been in London for six seasons and has never received an offer for her hand This was mainly due to her Aunt Margaret, who was the tons most vicious gossip, she was feared and reviled with equal measure When Lydia meets Lord Lockwood, there is an instant attraction between them, his scarred face does not bother Lydia it merely adds to his appeal.But Lydia s aunt hates Lord Lockwood above all others, and when she discovers Lydia has met him, she expects her to help in his downfall But Lydia finds she cannot do her aunts bidding Instead she sets about helping him to re enter society.I love regency romances, but had not read anything by this author previously This story has everything IMO Romance, drama and murder Plus the love scenes are sensuous and passionate I really liked how the characters developed as the story unfolded Jason and Lydia were perfect together Aunt Margaret was deliciously evil Jason s half brother Ethan is the subject of the next book I will definitely be reading that.ARC courtesy of Intrepid Reads and NetGalley


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    This is a Quickie Review For the full review, please visit The RomanceaholicExpected Release Date May 12, 2013Publisher Intrepid ReadsImprint N AAuthor s Website Source for This Book NetgalleyPart of a Series Yes, Book 5, Secrets Scandals SeriesSeries Best Read In Order Probably, but works okay as a standaloneSteam Level SteamyPet Peeves NoneFavorite Tropes Physically Imperfect or Scarred Hero , Abused HeroineWith so many of the things that I love i This is a Quickie Review For the full review, please visit The RomanceaholicExpected Release Date May 12, 2013Publisher Intrepid ReadsImprint N AAuthor s Website Source for This Book NetgalleyPart of a Series Yes, Book 5, Secrets Scandals SeriesSeries Best Read In Order Probably, but works okay as a standaloneSteam Level SteamyPet Peeves NoneFavorite Tropes Physically Imperfect or Scarred Hero , Abused HeroineWith so many of the things that I love in a romance novel a tortured, scarred hero, a browbeaten yet determined heroine, both having to live with their own sins of the past, and a forbidden romance blossoming between them, this book was wonderful.There was only one scene really that put a bit of a dampener on my enjoyment, and even that was made up for with a tasty make up scene.Overall, highly romantic, with some great chemistry, and plenty of plot twists to keep things interesting.4.5 5 Stars


  9. says:

    I find myself unable to read this book I tried for several weeks to read it with no hope I really tried to like it I think the author has potential I didn t find the book appealing at all I know I m one of the few that couldn t rate it I didn t want to give the book a bad rating simply just because it couldn t grasp and hold my attention I finished 37% of the book and put it away for now.


  10. says:

    I seriously want to like this author s voice but by 40% I just couldn t get into this one I felt like the hero and heroine had no chemistry Putting it aside for now.