Title: Never Surrender to a Scoundrel
Series: One Scandalous Season #3
Author: Lily Dalton
Publisher: Forever Romance
Release Date: January 27, 2015
A Reckless Desire . . .
Lady Clarissa Bevington is in trouble. A reckless indiscretion has left her with two choices: ruin her family with the scandal of the Season, or marry Mr. Kincraig, the notorious scoundrel mistaken as her lover. Desperate and disgraced, Clarissa vows to love and cherish a veritable stranger, a man whose eyes smolder with danger-and undeniable desire . . .
An Unexpected Arrangement
As an agent for the Crown, Lord Donovan Blackmer has spent the last two years guarding Clarissa's grandfather from an unknown assassin while disguised as the rakehell Kincraig. His mission may now be over, but his duty has just begun. Salvaging his beautiful, impetuous wife's virtue will cost him his fortune and his position as an officer-but it might save him from the ghosts that haunt his own past. When their marriage "in name only" leads to exquisite seduction, Donovan must risk the only thing he has left to lose . . . his heart.
This is the first book by Lily Dalton I have read and I am so glad that I took a chance on her because this was such a great book! It was amusing, entertaining, and delightful. I enjoyed it immensely and I can't wait to read the rest of the series, and the next book when it comes out!
Lady Clarissa Bevington and Lord Dominick Blackmar, a.k.a. Mr. Kincraig, are forced to marry or face certain scandal when Clarissa's delicate situation compromises them. It seems like the end of the world because Clarissa feels like she'll never know the love her mother and sisters have found and for Dominick, it is the end of a career that meant everything to him. However, they can't deny the attraction they feel for each other and as time passes by, they become closer; so much so that they start to feel the forced marriage was not such a bad thing after all. But just as Clarissa and Dominick are finding each other, something menacing lurks in the shadows.
Never Surrender to a Scoundrel is about overcoming your demons, changing for the better, and that the most unexpected things can turn out to be the best things. It is full of passion, beauty, heartache, humor, sweetness, and love. There is also some mystery and danger thrown in as well.
There were a lot of things that I loved about this book. I loved the characters and how much Clarissa and Dominick grew into stronger, better people. Not to mention, whenever they got into spats and the heat that accompanied them always. I loved the sweet moments, the playful ones, and the feel-good ending.
Never Surrender to a Scoundrel is a standalone told from the H/h's POV and it has an awesome HEA ending.
~ Review by Paige
Lily Dalton grew up as an Army brat, moving from place to place. Her first stop after relocating was always the local library, where she could hang out with familiar friends: Books! Lily has an English degree from Texas A & M University and after graduation worked as a legal assistant in the fields of accident reconstruction and litigation. She now lives in Houston, Texas, with her family. When she isn't at work on her next manuscript, she spends her time trying out new recipes, cheering on her favorite Texas football teams and collecting old dishes, vintage linens and other fine "junque" from thrift stores and flea markets.