The third book in the sexy Sinful Suitors Regency romance series, this heart-pounding story shows why New York Times bestselling author Sabrina Jeffries is one of the most beloved historical romance writers today.
Blurb: To root out the card cheat responsible for her brother’s death, Miss Delia Trevor spends her evenings dancing her way through high society balls, and her late nights disguised as a young man gambling her way through London’s gaming hells. Then one night, handsome Warren Corry, the Marquess of Knightford, a notorious member of St. George’s Club, recognizes her. When he threatens to reveal her secret, she’s determined to keep him from ruining her plans, even if it means playing a cat-and-mouse game with the enigmatic rakehell.
Warren knows the danger of her game, and he refuses to watch her lose everything while gaining justice for her late brother. But when she starts to delve beneath his carefully crafted façade, can he keep her at arm’s length while still protecting her? Or will their hot desires explode into a love that transcends the secrets of their pasts?
The Dangers of Publicly Doing The Wap.
He shouldn’t have been whacking it in her garden. If she had spotted him doing it, now that would have been fun. How do you think Warren would have handled (pun intended) that one? If he whacks in the garden, how come he didn’t whack it any other time? He should have just whacked it a few more times. What I would have given to have her catch him. Oh God! That would have been just freaking awesome. In a romance novel, this might be fun. Jeffries really is chancing a backlash with this one. Everyone does it, (well..yes. Yes I am going with everyone, and if you don’t or never have… you are missing out on a good time. There I said it. ) but no one admits it, especially a hero in a romance novel, and in public. Oooo….. I have never done that! Bucket List!!
This book was great, by the way. I enjoyed it very much. Very cute story about an older rake, only almost ten years older than her, so not yuck old, just older and a woman determined to find the person who she thinks drove her brother to suicide. Jeffries (Each time I write her name I think Jef-Fries. I keep spelling it wrong otherwise) has a knack for keeping you in the story. She takes her magic wand and weaves you into the scenario so well that you look up to find an hour has gone by. I liked Warren and Delia very much. I did feel the characters needed more descriptions, and the feels for both although good, they were not great. And as much as I liked Warren, the whack in the garden was a put off. Maybe if he was shown in a more rakish way, It would have come off more in character, but it did not. He appeared to be a gentleman, most of the time.
I did think it was despicable that her brother not only killed himself because he lost money, but later we find he killed himself for other reasons also. That does not excuse him for leaving his family destitute. It is absolutely not okay. He has a son. He had no right to go and off himself because he didn’t think his wife loved him. I know that Delia agrees, and it puts her brother in the “Not Cool, Dude.”category. If he only owed 3 grand, then why was it that after Warren has gotten the lender guy off their backs, they are still in a bad place with the property, of which was won in a card game? So.. It is bad luck to begin with. The property seems like it is more trouble than it is worth. Maybe in a future book she will sell the damn place.
The secret about his nightmares and her secret about her brother’s suicide did not seem to me to justify the way he moved through life or the way she tried to find the man with the sun tattoo. I wanted to feel like something terrible had happened, and it did. Leaving a small boy in a cellar for days. yeah, pretty horrible, but I never felt the sadness, the fright,the feels as the new generation likes to say. I should have been sad,crying and aching for him.
I still believe this is a strong book. I have not, I repeat NOT read the first two books, and I think it always makes the book less when some of the stories are not there to move it. This is clearly my fault, but this one was the only one I got my hands on . I will be looking for the others in the series. I would like very much to read them. Sabrina Jeffries is a gifted writer and she always makes me smile.
This book is not out yet, it will be released November 22, 2016. It is a really fun read, especially the garden whack. I loved that.
- I was given this book in exchange for an honest review. Thank you!