In Tessa Dare’s dazzling new trilogy, the men of the Stud Club live and play by their own rules—until passion changes the game.
The bastard son of a nobleman, Julian Bellamy is now polished to perfection, enthralling the ton with wit and charm while clandestinely plotting to ruin the lords, ravish the ladies, and have the last laugh on a society that once spurned him. But after meeting Leo Chatwick, a decent man and founder of an elite gentlemen’s club, and Lily, Leo’s enchanting sister, Julian reconsiders his wild ways. And when Leo’s tragic murder demands that Julian hunt for justice, he vows to see the woman he secretly loves married to a man of her own class.
Lily, however, has a very different husband in mind. She’s loved Julian forever, adores the man beneath the rakish façade, and wants to savor the delicious attraction they share—as his wife. His insistence on marrying her off only reinforces her intent to prove that he is the only man for her. Obsessed with catching a killer, Julian sinks back to the gutters of his youth, forcing Lily to reach out with a sweet, reckless passion Julian can’t resist. Can her desire for a scoundrel save them both—or will dangerous secrets threaten more than their tender love?
Three Nights with a Scoundrel is the last of the Stud Club Trilogy. The book sees to the end of the mysterious death of founder Leo, who's sister, Lily finds love in this book with friend Julian. Throughout the other two books Julian came off as an ass and just rather unlikable but in this book you really get to know him, and for me I think he ended up as my favorite of the three male leads in the books.
I liked the premise of this book, friends that become more and that carried me for awhile but by the middle I was ready to just be done. Luckily I really enjoyed the ending, the mystery to Leo's death was pretty interesting, and there was a nice conclusion for the whole series, so luckily that saved the book for me.
In Book One, One Dance with a Duke, we learn that Lily is deaf but it's not mentioned for the first 25 pages of this book, which is thought was really bizarre. If you were new to this trilogy you would really have no idea. The believability that she was deaf sort of came and went for me.
Overall, a nice conclusion to the series.
Three Nights with a Scoundrel was released on July 27th 2010
Genre: Historical Romance
Review copy provided by publisher