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The Scoundrel
     

The Scoundrel

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by Claire Delacroix
 

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Dear Reader:

It is true that I acted boldly, brazenly, wantonly...and I confess, I have only myself to blame. I knew what sort of man I was dealing with, knew Gawain Lammergeier was a rogue and a thief. Yet when I schemed to seduce him and reclaim what was rightfully mine, I never imagined I would succumb to the charms of this reckless, golden-haired

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Dear Reader:

It is true that I acted boldly, brazenly, wantonly...and I confess, I have only myself to blame. I knew what sort of man I was dealing with, knew Gawain Lammergeier was a rogue and a thief. Yet when I schemed to seduce him and reclaim what was rightfully mine, I never imagined I would succumb to the charms of this reckless, golden-haired scoundrel.

Make no mistake, I took what I came for -- the sacred relic stolen from my father that can restore the fortunes of my keep. I should have been content then, to return home with my prize. Alas, I let desire rule me. For I have dared to tempt Gawain -- to best me, bewitch me and even bed me, in pursuit of my treasure.

--Lady Evangeline of Inverfyre

This edition includes an excerpt from THE WARRIOR.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940014814638
Publisher:
Deborah A. Cooke
Publication date:
08/07/2012
Series:
The Rogues of Ravensmuir , #2
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
304
Sales rank:
164,244
File size:
2 MB

Meet the Author

Bestselling author Claire Delacroix sold her first book in 1992, a medieval romance called THE ROMANCE OF THE ROSE. Since then, she has published over forty-five romance novels and numerous novellas in a variety of sub-genres. She has also written under the name Claire Cross and as Deborah Cooke. THE BEAUTY, part of her successful Bride Quest series, was her first book to land on the NYT List of Bestselling Books. In 2009, she was the writer-in-residence at the Toronto Public Library, the first time that TPL hosted a residency focused on the romance genre. In 2012, she was honored to receive the RWA PRO Mentor of the Year Award. She lives in Canada with her husband.

You can find out more about her books at her websites,

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She posts most weekdays at her blog, Alive and Knitting, at

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Scoundrel 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
harstan More than 1 year ago
In 1371 THE SCOUNDREL Gawain Lammergeier offers for sale what his father stole years ago from its locale in Inverfyre, Scotland, the Titulus Croce. Lady Elspeth near death informs her daughter Evangeline that her father died over the theft and that the legendary icon will affirm her unborn grandson¿s rightful place and bring prosperity to the area. Evangeline vows to make it right.

Evangeline catches up to Gawain and seduces him, but when he awakens the next morning the Titulus Croce is gone. Angry that he was duped by sex, albeit the best he ever had, Gawain goes after the female scoundrel who stole his prize possession. Gawain catches up to her and so begins a contest of wits and some physical interplay between two obstinate individuals who fail to see that Aphrodite may have solved the issue of ownership as love has entered the battle.

Fans of fourteenth century Scottish romances will enjoy the battle of sexes due to the lead characters, both heroic and rogues in their own ways. The prime plot is clever and the war of words fun, however the rotating chapters first person narrative seems to slow down the action even as it enables the audience to better understand the principal protagonists. Claire Delacroix provides an engaging whimsical tale that an appreciative audience will cherish.

Harriet Klausner

mjs44 12 months ago
The Scoundrel is book two of the Rogues of Ravensmuir. It is the story of the disillusioned second son Gawain Lammergeier who molded himself after his father only to be left out of any inheritance when his father died. And Evangaline of Inverfyre, who would do and does anything to keep her home and birth right Inverfyre, intact and in her family. Much intrigue, many bad guys, a plot of long standing, and two people who can't keep their hands off each other make for an interesting read. It was interesting to watch Gawain and Evangaline fall for each other and fight the attraction with every thing they had. I don't want to give away any plot twists, there are several, so I will just say in the end love prevailed. But it was hard won to be sure. Gawain starts out as not a very nice person and slowly turns into the kind of guy you want to take home to your Mother. Evangaline is single minded through out and finally gives over when she has little choice. Definitely worth the read and looking forward to book three. Copy gifted by publisher in exchange for an honest review.
Sodapop74 More than 1 year ago
I love medieval romances is and I love Scotland, so this book was perfect for me! Gawain owns a treasure that rightfully belongs to Evangeline's family. She must get it back even if it means seducing and sleeping with Gawain. She is able to steal it back, but Gawain pursues her. I love the way these two obstinate people interacted. The romance of the time period, the setting and the two characters won me over. It was very well written as well! ***Copy gifted by publisher in exchange for an honest review***
Robindpdx More than 1 year ago
This book is a historical romance set in medieval Scotland. Evangeline needs to recover a family heirloom that was stolen from their home. Gawain has the icon and plans to sell it. The interactions between these two were entertaining and the story was full of surprises. The book was very well-written and enjoyable. This can be read as a stand alone book, though it is also the second book in a series. I can't wait to read the next one! Copy gifted by the Publisher in exchange for an honest review.
LilyPrincess More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed reading "The Scoundrel". This story is about Gawain and Evangeline. I found in interesting that the author wrote the story in first person. I felt it was an interesting way to tell the story and different from others that I have read in this series. The characters are interesting, both being a bit selfish at times. But their development is great throughout the story and I like the fact that in the end they are willing to give up things that they had thought were the most important things in their lives for others that they discovered were more important. Copy gifted by the Publisher in exchange for an honest review.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
See the comment from the rogue ... this book when purchased is nothing but blank pages.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago