Review: How to Seduce a Scoundrel by Vicky Dreiling

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Review: How to Seduce a Scoundrel by Vicky Dreiling
How to Seduce a Scoundrel

3.5 Stars

Book Info

Released: July 1, 2011
Genre: Historical Romance
Series: How To Series #2
Published by Forever
Pages: 396



Even though I still liked book one better than this one, it still had a lot of great elements to the story.  Ms. Julianne Gatewick is Tristan’s sister.  While Tristan is staying behind with Tessa, who is pregnant.  Julianne goes off to have a season in London.  Tristan assigns his best friend to be her guardian and watch over her.  Marc, the Earl of Hawfield, knows that a major rule not to be broken is that you could never date your best friend’s sister.  But he soon realizes that he’s seen Julianne as his girl for a long time.

While Julianne attends parties and fields proposals from other suitors, she is not only vying for Hawk’s attentions.  She is also writing a pamphlet on How to Seduce a Rake.  This is a detailed guide on how women can attract and secure the affections of rakes all over London.  She manages to finish it and get it published before the end of the season as an anonymous publication which causes great stir in London’s society.

Marc has a big secret.  He’s hidden it from everyone for many years and still tries to hide it from Julianne as well.  But nothing, not even something as important as this can change her mind.  She’s wanted and been in love with Hawk since she was 8 years old.  And she wants to have him now, once and for all.  She will stop at nothing to get him.

One of my favorite parts about this story is the fact that Julianne is part of a group of young friends, both male and female, enjoying the season in London together.  It was nice to see their friendly dynamics.  And of course we met the characters that will take center stage in the next book who are completely different than we’ve previously seen.  I’m looking forward to reading it!

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About Vicky Dreiling

Vicky Dreiling is a confirmed historical romance junkie and Anglophile. Frequent business trips to the UK allowed her to indulge her passion for all things Regency England. Bath, Stonehenge, and Spencer House are among her favorite places. She is, however, truly sorry for accidentally setting off a security alarm in Windsor Castle. That unfortunate incident led her British colleagues to nickname her “Trouble.” When she’s not writing, Vicky enjoys reading, films, concerts, and most of all, long lunches with friends. A native Texan, she holds degrees in English literature and marketing.

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Loved this book. Sat and read it in one sitting. Just couldn’t put it down.



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New author and series to me, thanks for the heads up Francesca!


I loved this book. Love Vicky’s books and can’t wait for Amy’s book. Loved Hawk and Julianne. Loved their adventure and romance. Very funny couple.


I LOVE Vicky’s books!!!!! Can’t wait to read more!!!!

Johanna R Jochum

I loved this book. One of my favorites of last year. Vicky is now my new favorite author! Her humor is amazing!


Barbara E.

Great review. I’ve enjoyed Vicky’s previous books and I’m really looking forward to reading How to Seduce a Scoundrel.

Under the Covers

Thanks everyone! Hope you enjoy the books, I really like this author



Thanks for the great review! I’ve always wanted to try this author and this book sounds fantastic!


Enjoyed the review. Sounds like a good story. Like how she’s writing a pamphlet. Adding to my wish list.


Thanks for the honest review! I would love to read How to Seduce a Scoundrel!

cheryl c

I have enjoyed both of Vicki’s books, and I plan to read the next one. She is a wonderful new author.


Vicky Dreiling a new author to me and her book sounds like a good read. My favorite genre is Historical romance so I’m putting it on my TBR list.
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