Sweetest Scoundrel


Prim, proper, and thrifty, Eve Dinwoody is all business when it goe to protecting her brother 's investment. But when she decides to control the purse strings of London 's premier pleasure garden, Harte 's Folly, she tells herself butting heads with an infuriating scoundrel who ca n't be controlled.


Bawdy and bold, Asa Makepeace does n't have time for a penny-pinching prude like Eve. As the garden 's larger-than-life owner, he 's already dealing with self-centered sopranos and temperamental tenors. He 's ot about to let an aristocratic woman boss him around... no matter how enticing she is.


In spite of her lack of theatrical experience—and her fiery clashes with Asa—Eve is determined to turn Harte 's Folly into a smashing success. But the harder she tries to hel the stubborn rake, the harder it is to gnore his seductive charm and raw magnetism. There 's no denying the smoldering fire between them—and trying to hold it out migh be the greatest folly of all.
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Sweetest Scoundrel
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Published November 24th 2015 by Grand Central Publishing

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Ba thing Asa seems to hav another ‘ Challenge Accepted ’ kind of man when his interest is peeked.

But Eve, I 'll neve let you do it forever. " She looked up at that, blue eyes wide and startled.

I 'm coming to touch you all over, Eve, and what 's more, you 'll njoy it. "

I like hat even though Eve is broken she isn ’ t frigid or mean.

It ight ven be that someone is wantin to warn him or Eve. I somewhat kne the mystery in this one and how it tied into not only Asa but Eve ’ s lives.

Asa has been estranged from them throughout the series and now we find out why and with Eve in the picture she will ot let that stand.Overall I enjoyed his one ery much even if Asa was a complete idiot in the en.

I was looking to hit him over the head at one point if he talked about how unattractive and harpy like Eve was one more time.

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She ha o well described and so true that I was gla for her and cheering her on at the same time! The way she wanted very much to overcome her fears was so great! Asa- basic, loyal, foul-mouthed was also excellent!

* fanning myself!) .A great addition to this series!

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Review posted December 1, 2015.Family issues…September 1741London, EnglandEve Dinwoody, the ister of Duke of Montgomery, is a tall and thin woman, with th hug and long nose and according to Asa Makepeace, she 's plain as a shovel and a harpy who tried to steal Harte 's Folly, his pleasure garden and theater, by cutting off his credit and funds.

But Asa is not th an who gives up easily, and he 's also someone who understand how to befriend a female, even one with a poker up her arse.

Due to ertain circumstances, Eve tarts to meddle in Asa 's business and takes over the bookkeeping for Harte 's Folly until it opens again.

A virile man in his mid-thirties, with a rugged and fierce face, wild and tawny hair, not very tall but with broad shoulders; foul-mouthed and hotheaded.

( hide spoiler) ] Dear Asa, Watch your bloody mouth coz ... …Charming Mickey is my favorite HR hero ... I 'm obviousl not a massiv fan of HR, but I do like them in between, especially when I have trouble finding great contemporary romance books.

ven though I have n't read that many historicals, I sa that Hoyt writes the best and hottest and sexiest HR heroes.

And last but not least, I do not begrudge an author their hard-earned money, but I absolutel hink that charging 7.42 euro is too steep a price for an ebook, certainly a HR.Bottom lineQuibbles aside, Sweetest Scoundrel is a must read for fans of Elizabeth Hoyt and another enjoyable addition to the Maiden Lane series.

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3.25/5Not exactly what I anticipate, but even a ecent read nonetheless.Almost the whole secon half of he book ored me stiff.

Really, the thought of picking it down flashed several times through my mind while reading this half.

So I continued to keep reading a few more pages to see if things got better in thi econd half.

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*** 4*** A buddy read with the MacHalo Romantics! Another lovely, although at times sad romance.

Having to work in such close quarters, the skittish Eve is fascinated by the larger than life personality of the very male, very dominating and a bit crass Asa. But constant danger and sabotage creep around them at all times, someone is rying to kill one of them, and they are getting too close for comfort ...

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She 'd thought that he 'd be smiling teasingly at his words, but he looked quite serious and she stared at him in wonder.

She wa a secret ondness for the crass theater manager, but the poet .... She swallowed, suddenly nervous.She might come to love wild poet.

his story from page one until almost the very beginnin is one deliciously drawn out word, foreplay.

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Bit of a fucking prick throughout most of he novel.

I fucking loved it.

She didn ’ t say where to look: at those long fingers massaging his own leg or his glinting, knowing green eyes. “ And of course, ” he bega, “ woman can pleasure herself—with her hand—and a man… ” His hand drifted up, straight to the top of his widely spread legs.

“ I deserve a man who hate me above all else.

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A guy keeps mentioning how unattractive the girl is.

But, I felt girl, Eve, a lot.

She is recoverin from PTSD and has a bodyguard who is like best guy ever.

We ave th whole new set of bad-guys coming down the oad, and we are finally free of the stupid Ghost of St Giles thing.

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Asa Makepeace 's passion is life is the theater and garden he owns called Harte 's Folly.

he duke aka Asa 's creditor is Eve 's beloved grandson, and she has volunteered to keep a watch over his theater investment while her brother spends time in thi country.

Eve does not like the mount of money and lack of progress in the theatr, and tracks down Asa to tell him the money is oming to a halt.

But then he see a hold of his temper, he tarts to play nice, knowing Eve is all business and really will take his money bac.

He akes her to the theatr to show her all the ba things about it, and his passion for he place does soften Eve 's heart a bit.

They tart to spend a lot of time together, and Eve begin to fall in love with the theater herself.

One of Eve 's passions is to draw, and when she looks at her drawings of men, they re simply so feminine- but one look at Asa, and she realizes she must paint this virile man.

It 's her first step to trusting him.As the story evolve, and more accidents happen at the heater, Eve and Asa realize sabotage may be coming into play.

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