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Lord of Scoundrels

Lord of Scoundrels - Loretta Chase Every single character in this book is a caricature...the horribly mean hero who only acts that way because he's been so hurt and just needs the love of a good woman; the oh-so-perfect heroine--she's intelligent, educated, a crack shot, not at all shocked or scared over sex even though she's, of course!, a virgin; the obviously-dropped-on-the-head-too-many-times-as-a-baby brother; the fun, feisty grandmother who I would have loved if the rest of the book weren't so awful; and, finally, the savior child who "cures" the hero of his issues. I was so flabbergasted that THIS was the most popular book in the online romance world that I read it a second time, just to make sure it wasn't a case of a book not living up to the hype. But no, I hated it even more upon rereading. A part of me is convinced that Loretta Chase wrote this as a parody of historical romance, and when readers actually loved it as a real romance she just played along.