Editorial Reviews. Review. In s England, year-old Lydia Grenville is a few The Last Hellion (Scoundrels Book 4) – Kindle edition by Loretta Chase. Romance Kindle eBooks @ The Last Hellion. Loretta Chase. Buy This Book. I know I’m going to be in the minority, but here it is: The Last Hellion was a disappointing read. The Last Hellion is the last of the four books in Ms Chase’s will recall how skilfully Loretta Chase recounted Dain’s backstory in the book’s.

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Vere Mallory, the Duke of Ainswood, has everything–he’s titled, he’s rich, he’s devastatingly good looking–and he seems determined to throw it all away.

Disreputable, reckless, and wild, the last of the Mallory hellions is racing headlong to self-destruction Lydia Grenville is dedicated to protecting London’s downtrodden. Dissolute noblemen like Ainswood are part of the problem, not the solution. Hel,ion would like him to get his big, gorgeous carcass out of her way so that she can carry on with her work. The problem is, Ainswood can no more resist a challenge, especially in female form, than he can resist the trouble she seems to attract.

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If they can only weather their personal firestorm In s England, year-old Lydia Grenville is a few inches under six feet tall and mind-numbingly beautiful. Clever as well as gorgeous, she is the author of a London newspaper’s most popular adventure serial and has also penned scathing articles about the prostitution lzst in the city.

Her less-than-ladylike occupation, checkered past, and questionable lineage make it highly unlikely that she will ever marry a member of the Regency ton. However, in keeping with a long legacy of hell-raising ancestors, Vere Mallory, the notorious Duke of Ainswood, has a reputation for flaunting society’s dictates. Besides, laast look at Lydia and he loses his heart, although at the time, it doesn’t occur to chaxe that love is what he feels.

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He terms it lust and sets out to bed the beautiful Lydia. What follows is an endearing, hilarious contest of wills between a woman determined to hold past heart and body safe, and a man just as determined to conquer her.

In a final, winner-takes-all contest, Lydia and Vere come to terms, but neither is sure just who won and just who lost the wager.

Is it possible they may both come out winners? Meanwhile, Lydia’s very public crusade against the worst offenders in the city’s illegal prostitution business has earned her dangerous enemies.

Just when it seems that Vere and Lydia may resolve their personal contest of wills, the dark forces at work in the seamier side of London threaten not only Lydia, but also Vere’s beloved nieces. The Last Hellion has a cast of well-drawn characters who kast out their scenes against a backdrop of Regency England that’s both chaase rich in descriptions of the wealthy and darkly gritty when traveling the back streets where poverty rules.


When Vere Mallory, the seventh Duke of Ainswood and the last of the infamous “Mallory Hellions,” ends up in the mud after being properly slugged by an outspoken, crusading journalist of Amazonian proportions, he decides to teach her a lesson?

Well-matched, appealing protagonists, a lively, witty writing style, and excellent dialog complement this compelling story that addresses some of the more relevant social issues of the Regency era. Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc. Would you like to tell us about a lower price? If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?

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It was excellently written with an engaging dialogue, and then there was Vere, who is fhe epitome of the term hero and whom I absolutely adored! Vere was just too wonderful for words and I loved everything about him. Lydia was his perfect counterpart and I just thought these two were made for each other. Their bantering is hilarious and their love was simply beautiful.

I smiled, laughed, and even cried while reading their extraordinary love story. These are two intelligent, kind, strong, and funny people. My heart was moved and my emotions were engaged the entire length of this lasst and heartwarming novel.

This story was perfectly written in lqst opinion, with truly unforgettable characters, and a great, entertaining and fun plot. I really cannot recommend this author or book highly enough. It is one of the best romances I’ve ever read, probably ever will, and one Th will continue to read again and again. It’s just such an utterly romantic and touching tale about soul mates and true love.

What a great story this is! A woman helping unfortunate women meets a wild gentleman in the slums of London, and knocks him into the mud when he tries to interrupt her rescue of a young girl being lured into a brothel. Their adversarial relationship morphs into a mutual aid pact as he begins to assist her with her work. He is a newly minted lord, despondent because of the death of both the previous lord his cousin and the cousin’s young son.

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He falls in love with the heroine do-gooder as he begins to appreciate her directness, her bravery, and her practical kindness.

Helilon are also solved concerning her family. Members of his family are brought together as he once again is able to love them after his depression ceases. Just a delight to read and thhe witty dialogue. One lkretta found this helpful. I can’t grasp the appeal to the heroine of a blowhard sleaze like Mallory, as he comes off as in the start he’s revealed from the beginning to have a basis for sympathy, though only to the readerbut the characters and their dialogue and interplay ,ast pretty entertaining and the hero’s character improves.

Lydia is a seriously tough dame, in a believably near-modern model or at least more so, I feel, than some of Chase’s other indomitable Regency-ish era heroines. I appreciate a story that can make me laugh, even as it’s focus is something else. And quite a lorefta of happenings manage to get packed into one novel – these characters are not particularly meandering, introspective types.

Bertie Trent, first introduced in Lord of Scandal also readable gets a decent role and a happy ending. Beaumont, a villain who lurks in at least 3 of the novels in this series, shows up to muck up some more lives indirectly. And, if you read and liked Lord of Scandal, you might enjoy the slice of cameo for Beelzebub and Jess, though she doesn’t get too many lines.

Mallory gets a whole whomp of baggage, up front, and sorts it out while pursuing Lydia at a breakneck pace once very nearly literally. Lydia, meanwhile, is busy with her job, helping recover stolen goods, trying to end the reign of a particularly nasty peddler of child prostitutes, and a secret kast project. The tale barrels along and it’s a fun ride. See all reviews. Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and chae.

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