A Thousand Steps
Friday, October 10, 2014
THE SCOUNDREL'S SECRET SIREN BY DAPHNE DU BOIS- A BOOK REVIEW
The Scoundrel's Secret Siren by Daphne du Bois
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
The Scoundrels Secret Siren by Daphne du Bois is a 2013 Daphne du Bois publication. I was provided a copy of this book by the author in exchange for an honest review.
This delightful and charming regency period romance tells the story of Lorelei, an adventurous soul nearly bored to death staying in the country while her father is away. Hearing a tragic tale of lost love with resulted in several ghost sightings, Lorelei decides to sneak out in hopes of catching sight of the fabled apparition. Well, instead she encounters Lord Winbourne and the two have a brief encounter in which each was unable to really see the other due to the dark night and Lorelei wearing a veil. When Lorelei realizes she no longer has her pendant she knows Lord Winbourne must have taken it. In the light of day, meeting in some of the same social circles, Lord Winbourne is very different. He is cold, calculating and appears to have the worst possible reputation as a scoundrel. Despite that, Lorelei is determined to get back her moonstone pendant and finds herself learning more about Winbourne as a result. Is there more to the notorious ladies man than meets the eye or he is man Lorelei should avoid at all cost?
This is truly a traditional regency romance in the Jane Austen style of story telling. This book is well written and the dialogue is super. I just loved the banter between Winbourne and Lorelei. It snaps, crackles and pops. The story is light with no real heavy angst or drama plus there is an intertwining storyline that serves as a tiny secondary romance. It's just a sweet love story with a very slight hint of sensuality. I have no complaints with this one. 5 stars.