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Always a Scoundrel (Notorious Gentlemen Series #3)

Always a Scoundrel - Suzanne Enoch Lord Bramwell Johns has always been a true a rake, a scoundrel and a thorn in his father The Duke of Levonzy side a darn proud of it! Bored with life, he takes up to stealing from his own peers, when one night he overhears a rich couple arranging a forced marriage for their daughter to a man way worse then him! Lady Rosamund has always been practical taking care of her family, until she’s forced to marry a man whom she dislikes but in order to save her family from debt she must go through the marriage, until Bramwell appears to help her, can she trust Bramwel even trust him so far with her heart? I wasn’t big on the first of the Notorious Gentlemen series, but one character shined brighter then them all and that was Lord Bramwell, with his wicked humor and his loyalty to his friends, I couldn’t help but want to know more about him, so skipping around I went ahead and read his story and was very glad I did! Bramwell the second son to the Duke of Levonzy has always been treated as a spare and nothing more by his family for many years, the only joy in Bramwell’s life is being a thorn in his father’s side, even going as far as stealing from his father’s friends as the Black Cat. One night as he trops through a peer home, he overhears the couple telling their daughter she would be forced married in order to pay off her brother, the heir’s gambling debts, to someone even worse then himself! Not one to let a mystery go by, Bram wants to find out more of the young woman, once he meets her, he’s surprised how drawn he his to this straightforward woman. Knowing the man she’s to married is a devil he knows, he’s willing to help her deal with him, until he decides he’ll fight the devil himself to have her for himself! Lady Rosamund has always kept her family in order, even when they think nothing of her themselves, when he brother gets way over his head in debts, she’s forced to marry in order to settle them, not willing to just lie down and let everyone have their way, she finds help from an unlikely ally Lord Bram, a devil and friend of the man she’s suppose to marry, as the lessons start, she starts to see behind the carefree devil Bram shows to society to a deeply caring man, but as time runs out will she be able to truly trust Bram with not only her future, but her heart? Lady Rose was a great heroine with a good head on her shoulders, if not sometimes very muled-headed when he came to help and her family, loyal to a fault, she didn’t want to let her family down, but at the same time felt she was let down by her family whom she cared for. When Rose meets Bram, she sees what everyone else sees, a total rake and someone whom loves trouble, Rose is shocked when she sees behind his carefree mask to just a man. Rose teaches Bram to finally stop acting like a child and be better then himself, on the other hand Bram teaches Rose to enjoy life and passion, giving her a greater self-worth in herself. I loved Bram and his wit and great one-liners, he quickly became one of my all-time fave heroes, Bram wanted to prove to his father he was just a spare, at the same time he started to truly lose his own self-worth along the way. Bram hid away whom he was and could be, with the belief of Rose and his friends, Bram is able to overcome not only his past, his father and the devil friend Cosgrove. Bram was just amazing, and I love him to bits! Many characters from the rest of the series make appearances, in order to give Bram support, with the villains adding to the story, with the main villain Cosgrove getting his just desserts, while Rose’s brother the one who only thought of himself sees the light and starts to think of his sister and others, changing his way in life just in time. With a great and cute HEA to each of the Notorious Gentlemen.Overall: a great ending to the Notorious Gentlemen trilogy along with being a great stand alone book with a two great lead, but very yummy hero you can’t help but love and laugh with!