The Mating Habits of Scoundrels: Book 2
Sept 9th, 2020
USA Today bestselling author Vivienne Lorret continues her charming new trilogy with a bluestocking whose search for information on the mating habits of scoundrels has her stumbling upon the missing heir to an earldom... in the London underworld. Jane Pickerington never intended to start a brawl in a brothel. She only wanted to research her book. Yet when her simple study of scoundrels goes awry, she finds herself coming to the rescue of a dark, enigmatic stranger… who turns out to be far more than an average rake out for a night of pleasure. He’s positively wild! Only the most feral and cunning could have survived foundling homes and work houses. Orphaned as an infant, Raven never had another name. At least… not until he meets her. Now he’s face-to-face with the one person who recognizes the strange birthmark on his arm and can reinstate him to his blue-blooded birthright. All at once, Raven’s life takes a turn. His knowledge of dark alleys and gaming hells never prepared him for gilded ballrooms. So Jane becomes his tutor. Yet, the more lessons in decorum she offers, the more this untamed scoundrel wants to teach her all the ways to be wicked.
Having a particularly tough week, this book was the equivalent to a large glass of wine or a pint of Ben & Jerry’s as far as stress relief.
Analytical and a bit reckless when it comes to pursuing firsthand knowledge of her latest subject of study-the Mating Habits of Scoundrels—Jane finds the most perfect source for the information she desires in the man known only as Raven.
Savvy and street smart, Raven is the ultimate lone-wolf, secretly longing for a pack of his own when he encounters a chaotic whirlwind hiding in the shadows of his favorite brothel.
After a hilariously memorable first meeting their fates become intertwined as the duo launch into an investigation of his origins that could potentially change his life forever. During the course of which, it will come as no surprise that romance ensues and with this decidedly odd pairing, the path they take is riddled with not only sexy sparks of chemistry but loads of delicious humor.
It’s near impossible to not fall in love with this couple and become invested in the lives of the secondary characters who surround them. I know, I for one, will be waiting rather impatiently for this series to continue and will be snatching up previous titles from this author as fast as I can.