The third and last book in The Stud Club trilogy by bestselling author Tessa Dare is truly a breathtaking read. Dare really knows how to shape and mold her characters so that readers are entranced from the
outset. I wish that I had read the first two books in this series (One Dance with a Duke and
Twice Tempted by a Rogue) to fully immerse myself in the story. Just the same, Three Nights with a Scoundrel is wonderful as a standalone.
Julian Bellamy is a member
of the stud club founded by his best friend, Leo Chatwick, who is killed by ruffians in a most tragic way.
He left behind his sister, Lily Chatwick, to the whim of a cousin who will inherit since Leo never married--unless Julian can marry her off before said cousin arrives. What starts out as a simple pledge to see his best friendís sister married turns into a disaster when he falls
for her himself.
Julian has secrets that he could never divulge to Lily, a past that could ruin her if they ever took their friendship to
the next level. He tries to flee town to, among other reasons, give Lily a chance to find love without him hanging around.
But ever since her brotherís death, Julian has become her shadow, protecting her from the vicious tongues of the Ton, making it impossible for Lily to survive on her own.
Lady Lily Chatwick canít remember life before Julian Bellamy was in it. He has been by her brotherís side through thick and thin, but now that her dear twin brother has been killed, she is left floundering.
The only one that can save her is Julian, but it seems Julian will need a little help in convincing himself that he is good enough for her and
that Lily is up for the challenge.
What follows is an intriguing read, full of twists and turns, but most
of all a once-in-a-lifetime kind of passion. I adored not just the
story but the characters populating the pages. Tessa Dare does a wonderful job
revealing Lily and Julian's quirks and kinks.