"Miss Hillary Schools a Scoundrel" Review

"Miss Hillary Schools a Scoundrel"
by Samantha Grace

Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
Release Date: Feb 1, 2012
Source: ARC sent by publisher

My Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars

Summary from goodreads.com:  

Debonair bachelor Lord Andrew Forest lives for pleasure and offers no apologies. But he receives a dose of his own medicine when his family's entrancing houseguest beds him, then disappears without so much as a by-your-leave. He'd like to teach the little vixen a thing or two about how to love and man...if he can find her..
After the dashing man of her dreams is revealed as a lying scoundrel, heiress Lana Hilary is ready to seek a match with a respectable gentleman-if only they weren't so dreadfully boring. Unable to rein in her bold nature for long, Lana flirts with trouble and finds herself entangled with exactly the type of man she's vowed to avoid.

My Review:

This book was okay but it was missing something for me. I was entertained, but it seemed to lack substance. It wasn't really a story that stood out among other historical romances.

I wasn't really impressed by the hero, I couldn't understand what Lana saw in him besides his good looks.  He did improve as the book went on, but I still couldn't see why she was so willing to risk everything for him in the beginning. I also found it hard to trust him because he seemed to have another woman in every town and city. It felt like Lana was just the flavor of the week for him and he would go back to his scoundrel ways eventually.

I liked Lana, she had a quick temper and it was fun to see her snap at people. However, it didn't really seem like she had much of a back story. The most interesting thing about her back story was her relationship with her brother, and he sadly sat out most of the book with a broken leg.

Main Characters: 3/5
Supporting Characters: 4/5

Setting: 4/5

Romance: 3/5

Uniqueness: 3/5
Cover: 4/5
Writing: 4/5

Bottom Line: Overall, the book is entertaining enough, but it lacks a little something special. This debut author has potential and hopefully her next book will have more in depth characters.


  1. Lovely Review!! Too bad that it didn't turn out good...I have been wanting to read this one...I might have to rethink that though! Hope your next read is much better!

  2. Well at least you got me a bit interested in the brother

  3. Now I wanna know more about this brother of Lana's.
    I don't think I would like her or the hero though, :P they sound like the kind of characters that drive me up the wall, :P

  4. Aw that is just too bad that there wasn't a lot going for the hero, I need more than just a good looking guy to be the hero!

    Thanks for the great review

  5. Aw man sorry to hear that you didn't like this one. It sounds like an interesting concept but I guess not enough that makes it a novel to stand out against others. Such a shame since I love that title.


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