Spring Of Scoundrels Week #1

Book: Lord Of Scoundrels

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Before I begin:

Going into this story knowing nothing ๐Ÿ˜‡ but a book club is reading it ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธ Seems like a good time toโ€ฆHave both the ebook and audio, lets see how long as last ๐Ÿ˜ 

Prologue – Chapter 4

Not that long ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‡ Listening is just so much faster ๐Ÿ˜‚ But the ebook does let me copy and paste ๐Ÿ’ก so no typos ๐Ÿค” ๐Ÿ˜ Thatโ€™s the (-) of audio, spelling can be ๐Ÿคฌ๐Ÿ˜‚ Like Jessica ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝ Understand Sebastian has had a hard life ๐Ÿฅฒ The dynamic between them ๐Ÿคฌ animosity ๐Ÿค” Totally get the impression Bertie-Jessica were handfuls as kids ๐Ÿค”๐Ÿ˜‚ Hilarious thereโ€™s an orgy in this section ๐Ÿคฃ The cafe โ˜•๏ธ ๐Ÿ™ƒ๐Ÿคฃ where Jessica essentially starts a rumor of her & Dain ๐Ÿคซ๐Ÿ˜‚

  • Jessica is a very likeable hero! My 1st blue-stocking ๐Ÿค“ ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿฝ So thankful for the group and SBU โ™ฅ๏ธ Ahead on the chapters, almost done โœ… Must admit, canโ€™t remark on the writing โœ๏ธ but Dainโ€™s back story ๐Ÿฅฒ As someone bullied (midget ๐Ÿคฌ), know it can be scaring + being abandoned by your mom and be strained with your dad ๐Ÿ’” Liked ๐Ÿ‘†๐Ÿผ how it was compared to The Duke And I ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝ I see it now! The gloves ๐Ÿ˜ Unexpected but Iโ€™m here for it ๐Ÿ˜ Time on page with Jessica & Dain ๐Ÿ˜Š Look forward to seeing more ๐Ÿ˜ These are points from the thread I remember ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‡
  • The datedness didnโ€™t pick up on my radar (thankfully ๐Ÿ˜). Gloves ๐Ÿ˜ Dain speaking Italian ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น I like being in France ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท Orgy ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‡ I usually enjoy the audiobook (canโ€™t say anything contrary ๐Ÿคž๐Ÿผ otherwise can only read ยฝ chapters/day ๐Ÿง Usually pick up more on rereads ๐Ÿง 

Chapters 5 – 8

Jessica and Dain are unexplainable attracted to each other ๐Ÿ˜ Dain speaking in Italian ๐Ÿ˜ Jessica shoots Dain ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿคฃ And thatโ€™s how they are to be married ๐Ÿ˜‡ I have a feeling Esmont will continue to be in the story ๐Ÿค” I can see the kernels ๐Ÿฟ The shooting was hilarious ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿคฃ

  • As always ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝ summary ๐Ÿ˜ Thanks for spelling out Esmond and Vawtry ๐Ÿ‘†๐Ÿผ names are always tricky on audio ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‡ The fact Jess shoots Dain ๐Ÿ”ซ ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿคช Exampale of a hero pushing a heroineโ€™s buttons but then he feels bad ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‡๐Ÿ˜› Iโ€™d wear a โ€œsay your prayersโ€ shirt ๐Ÿ‘š ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‡ Really appreciated the group discussion good ๐Ÿ˜Š hyping me up ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‡ binged the book so already done โœ… 

Chapters 9 – 12

Jess and Dain are wed in this section! ๐Ÿ˜‚ Dain drank on the day of their wedding ๐Ÿ˜‡๐Ÿ˜‚ so they havenโ€™t consummated on page ๐Ÿ˜‹

  • Jessica is more familiar with Dain now ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝ I get the Gilmore Girls reference ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜‰ Being in Jessโ€™s head when Dain believes otherwise ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‡
  • An introspective look at oneself is a believable plot device ๐Ÿค”๐Ÿคจ Reading in the library ๐Ÿฅฐ Appropriate for a book club ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‡ Wedding night ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿคฌ๐Ÿ‘Š๐Ÿผ๐Ÿฅด Wish Genevieve was in the story more ๐Ÿ’ก Didnโ€™t know Genevieve was a villain ๐Ÿฆนโ€โ™€๏ธ before! Complete 180! I like the idea of Summer Of Sequels! ๐Ÿฅฐ

Chapters 13 – 16

In this section, they consummate the marriage ๐Ÿ˜‡ and bare the depth of their feelings for each other ๐Ÿฅฐ Wish got to see more of the wrestling ๐Ÿคผโ€โ™€๏ธ matchโ€ฆ and ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜‚ to an early escape ๐Ÿ˜‡ Knew Vawtry would come back into play ๐Ÿค” but just didnโ€™t anticipate that coming ๐Ÿคฏ Charity is flawed. Her part in the plot was unexpected ๐Ÿค” 

Chapters 17 – 20

Dain takes in Dominick ๐Ÿ˜ The resolution between Voltry and the icon felt lack luster 

  • Fatherhood plotline > secret ๐Ÿคซ baby in my opinion ๐Ÿค” Jessica handled it well ๐Ÿ™ƒ๐Ÿ˜ Kind of felt the end was rushed too. But I felt where all the characters ended up was satisfying ๐Ÿ˜Š ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝ 

End of book ๐Ÿ“–

Was a big fan of Jessica throughout the book ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿฝ Dain was damagedโ€ฆ felt he was unlikeable and unlovable ๐Ÿฅฒ because thatโ€™s what he grew up thinking ๐Ÿ’ญ Their love-making scenes werenโ€™t too memorable but the banter was great ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝ Liked them but not sure I loved them ๐Ÿค” Every reading experience is easily influenced by mood, and so this didnโ€™t hit the spot but was still enjoyable ๐Ÿ˜Š

Published by Listen with Precious

Filipino-American ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Stroke survivor ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝ @preciousmoments1128 UC Berkeley alum UNH alum RN @preciousmoments1128 โค๏ธ HR ๐ŸŽง audio listener! ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿฆฝ

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