Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
~ Grab your current read
~ Open to a random page
~ Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
~ BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
~ Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!
Last night I finished reading the third book of Vicky Dreiling’s Regency series. I’ve devoured these three books by this new-to-me author. The dialogue is fun and the humor reminds me of Julia Quinn’s books.
They go in this order:
1. How to Marry a Duke – a sort of reality Bachelor show set in Regency times.
2. How to Seduce a Scoundrel – brother’s best friend isn’t being very cooperative.
3. How to Ravish a Rake – a forced marriage after a Regency miss is found in a compromising situation with a rake.
My teaser comes from the second book How To Seduce a Scoundrel, which was my favorite. It’s a little longer than usual, but it made me laugh.
Ramsey cleared his throat. “Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day? Thou art more lovely and—“
Lord Morley, who was passed out on the sofa, broke wind. His lady kicked him in the shin. He jerked up, looking round wild-eyed. “What? What?”
Hawk’s shoulders shook, knowing the next verse would trip up Ramsey.
Ramsey’s jaw worked, but he stubbornly continued reading. “Rough winds do shake…” His face heated as he paused.
page 82, How to Seduce a Scoundrel
SCOUNDRELS, RAKES, AND ROGUES BEWARE . . .
Lady Julianne Gatewick is in a pickle. It started when her brother’s best friend—for whom she’s long nursed a secret tendre—agreed to act as her guardian for the Season, only to seduce her with a risqué waltz.
But when the music stopped and the expectant ton waited for the Earl of Hawkfield to claim her as his own, he made his disinterest clear. Rather than succumb to humiliation, Julianne does what any recently discarded, wickedly witty young miss would do. She secretly pens a lady’s guide to enticing unrepentant rakes . . . and it becomes the hottest scandal in London.
Every honorable rake knows that friends’ sisters are forbidden. But suddenly Julianne has a spark of mischief in her eyes that Hawk can’t resist. Try as he might to push her away, he spends his days listening for her laughter and his nights dreaming of her kisses. He’s always avoided innocents and their marriage-minded mothers, but has the man least likely to wed finally met his match?
What are you reading this week?