Monday, March 9, 2015

Unwrapping a Review of THE SCOUNDREL'S LOVER, a Notorious Flynns novel by Jess Michaels

As if Jess Michaels’s books weren’t hot enough when she was publishing traditionally, now that she’s publishing what she wants, she’s setting erotic historical romance on fire. As usual, there’s no need to worry about being disappointed with THE SCOUNDREL’S LOVER, book two in the Notorious Flynns series. It’s such a good read!

***eARC provided by author via NetGalley in exchange for an honest and unscripted review.


Annabelle Flynn is the sister of London’s two biggest libertines, and her reaction has been to become the picture of purity. But the sensual nature of her family has not been lost on her and she is troubled by urges she dare not follow. She ignores the demands of her body and instead throws herself into two different activities. One is pursuing a proper marriage in Society and the other is trying to save her broken brother by following him into the shocking Donville Masquerade, part of a hell run by the mysterious Marcus Rivers.

By day, Annabelle pursues ladylike endeavors and seeks a staid husband to combat the wild reputations of her brothers. By night, she inserts herself into Marcus’s business… and eventually she finds herself seduced into his bed.

But can a not-quite-proper lady and an entirely unsuitable cad find anything in common outside of the bedroom? And will Annabelle be willing to trade passion for cold, calculated ‘perfection’? 

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When her brother, Crispin, goes beyond trouble at the notorious vice club owned by the family’s friend, Marcus Rivers, it’s Annabelle Flynn, who goes to his rescue or so she thinks. Having always wanted to distance herself from the Notorious Flynn brothers, she now finds herself drawn to a man who should have her running in the opposite direction and most certainly, not toward his bed. Perhaps she’s not as different from her brothers as she thought.

Marcus Rivers cares about the Flynn family, and especially cares about the beautiful Annabelle. He knows her brothers would have his head if they knew how he desired her and how he eventually seduces her, but he can’t resist her and although he knows she wants a stable and sensible husband, not a notorious and unsuitable one like him, he isn’t willing to let her trade passion for mundane without pleading his case.

Jess Michaels outdid herself with THE SCOUNDREL’S LOVER. This one is fiery hot. I almost expected it to short out my reader. I fell in love with the Flynn family in THE OTHER DUKE, book one in the Notorious Flynns series where we first meet Annabelle but now I’m forever hooked. Marcus and Annabelle are perfection. Their relationship is one of honesty without betraying their feelings for each other. Marcus is so infatuated with Annabelle he borders on stalking. Annabelle wants to refuse her Notorious Flynn blood but in the end, Marcus brings out the real Annabelle and sparks flare into full-fledged fireworks.

Admittedly, if you haven’t read THE OTHER DUKE, book one, I highly recommend you do before reading THE SCOUNDREL’S LOVER because it’s important to meet the characters and get to know the relationships before heading further into this series. There’s a lot going on.

As for THE SCOUNDREL’S LOVER by Jess Michaels, I highly recommend reading this extraordinary and very sexy installment of the Notorious Flynns series. It won’t disappoint, but you might need a splash of cool water to put out the fire it starts. And I can’t wait for Crispin’s story.

Happy Reading Everyone!

THE SCOUNDREL’S LOVER, a Notorious Flynns novel by Jess Michaels, the Passionate Pen, release date -  March 10, 2015, available in ebook formats at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Kobobooks.
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Shauni S said...

Excellent review! I enjoyed your review almost as much as I enjoyed the book!

Amy Valentini said...

Aw, you're sweet, Shauni. Thanks doll. Don't you just love this new series?! Jess really rocks it. Thanks for stopping by. xox

emaginette said...

A rave. Okay then, I'm in :-D

Anna from Shout with Emaginette

Amy Valentini said...

emaginette, you'll love it. Have you read THE OTHER DUKE, book one in the series? If you have, you've already met Annabelle but if you haven't, I suggest reading it. It's excellent too but this one blows all fuses. :-)
Thanks for coming by. :-)