Wednesday, July 13, 2011

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

"Miss Julianne Gatewick is in a pickle. It started when her brother's best friend-for whom she's long nursed a secret tendre-agreed to act as her guardian for the Season, only to seduce her with a risqué waltz. But when the music stopped and the expectant ton waited for Marc Darcett, Earl of Hawkfield, to claim her as his own, he made his disinterest clear. Rather than succumb to humiliation, Julianne does what any self-respecting, recently discarded young miss with a wicked sense of humor would do. She secretly pens a lady's guide to enticing unrepentant rakes . . . and it becomes the hottest scandal sheet in London.

Every honorable rake knows that friends' sisters are forbidden. But suddenly Julienne has a spark of mischief in her eyes that Hawk can't resist. Try as he might to push her away, he spends his days listening for her laughter and his nights dreaming of kissing her senseless. He's always avoided innocents and their marriage-minded mothers, but has the man least likely to wed finally met his match?"


This is my first Vicky Dreiling book EVER and I was totally wowed!! I have never been a fan of historicals, but I am now that's for sure.  Not only did this book catch my interest but I became to look deeper into Romance as a whole that's for sure.

Julianne has gone to stay with Marc's Aunt Hester while her new sister in law is off having birth to her first child. Since Julianne is about to start her first season in London and she is having a coming out party that is really not an issue. She is more interested in her Brother's best friend. Hopefully, Marc can notice her and come to his senses before it is far too late. Now Julie is very much determined to finally win his heart and with Aunt Hester 's help and all the pieces might finally come together.

Marc has acted to a brother to Julianne almost all her life. Although he is to act like her guardian while she is there to protect her from all the rouges that would want her. Marc takes his job very serious and is always up for the challenge. He even gives up his playboy ways during this time. Can Marc be keeping the Rougues away  to have her for himself?

I !00 percent loved Marc!!!! I could not squeee enough in his behalf. If Julianne didn't get him I totally would have. LOL This book is more then enticing but has a special zing to it. I mean I never would have thought I would dig historical so much. Geez!! I felt like I was home after a long journey .

Vicky really did an amazing job in describing every single details. I could picture the time, dresses and the balls in every single detail! Just fabulous!! The characters were truly a treat!! Fun loving and exciting is the best way I could explain this wonderful story. I am now smitten over this series to go back to the very first one who started it all... The Duke.

Dreiling is now one of my favorite authors and I am extremely excited to welcome her to the auto buy list. Her writing style was fun and never over the top. I just couldn't help to laugh at the humor in parts of  the book..I am so looking forward to what she has to come to in the future. And I also want to thank Vicky for opening me up to a whole new world I could get lost in. Happy Reading !


Thanks to the wonderful folks at Grand Central Publishing, I am able to giveaway 3 copies of  How to Seduce a Scoundrel   to 3 lucky Followers! Follow the instructions below to enter:

  • Leave a comment with your email address so I will be able to contact you if you should win
  • Giveaway is open ONLY to followers in the U.S. and Canada.
  • No P.O. Boxes please.
Please include email in comment if you want to enter giveaway. Giveaway will end on 7/18/11 at 12 pm. Winner will contacted via email and their name posted on the blog the same day. Please remember your copy will be sent out by Grand Central Publishing so please give the book ample time to get there.

Good Luck!!!!!


  1. I am a GFC follower.
    I have followed this book around the tour. It sounds interesting. I love historical romance. Thanks for the giveaway.

  2. would LOVE to WIN! I read an ARC of her first title and LOVED it!

  3. A GFC follower who has this book on her TBR list! I love historicals and would LOVE to win!
    My email is:

  4. Love the cover, would love to win

  5. Sounds like a fabulous book, I would love to read it, and it’s going on my TBR list today! So, sign me up!
    Book Savvy Babe

  6. GFC follower..
    would love to read this book! thanks for the giveaway!

    debr97 at yahoo dot com

  7. Please count me in for the giveaway
    I am a follower

  8. Thank you so much for the lovely review. And many thanks to everyone who commented. Best of luck in the contest. Cheers!

  9. I love reading about rouges going good :) Count me in, please.

  10. I have seen alot of reviews about this book with various ratings and opinions. I would love to read this, I love heroines falling for their brother's friends stories, and I really want to see how Julianne teases and torments Hawk until he admits he loves her. Thank you so much for this wonderful giveaway.

    manning_j2004 at yahoo dot com

  11. This book sounds delightful, and the plot sounds so very good. I added it to my gotta have list because I like strong women heroines, and Miss Julianne Gatewick seems like she is not a quitter...*S*
    thank you for the excerpt, and you sure sold your book to me!


    pommawolf @

  12. Thank you for including me. =)
    tiredwkids at live dot com

  13. Thanks for the review, and the chance to win!

    julieguan AT gmail DOT com

  14. This sounds like a wonderfully fun read!

    lovemylittleg at gmail DOT com

  15. congrats on the release...thanks for the giveaway
    gfc follower

  16. Please enter me for this one. Sounds like a great read.

    follow on gfc

    mlawson17 at hotmail dot com

  17. I can't wait to read this book!


  18. OMG! I'd love to win this one! It sounds wonderful... Thanks for the giveaway!

  19. Hawk, yup still love the name! This books in my TBR list, thanks for a chance in this giveaway!

    Email/GFC follower

  20. I've been following the Tour and would love a chance to win How To Seduce A Scoundrel.I loved her first book and have this one on my TRL.Thanks again for the opportunity.
    Carol L
    Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

  21. Sounds good. please enter me, too.


  22. Please enter me in the giveaway. thanks

  23. I've read and enjoyed her first book so I would love to read this one! Thanks for the giveaway, please count me in!


  24. I would love a chance to win! Thanks for hosting the giveaway. :)


  25. Thanks for the giveaway!

    GFC: mk261274
    mk261274 at gmail dot com

  26. I'd love to win a copy!
    I'm a follower.
    cwilliams127 at gmail dot com