THE HELLIONS OF HIGH STREET SERIES CONTINUES WITH SINFULLY YOURS…
Proper young ladies of the ton-especially ones who have very small dowries-are not encouraged to have an interest in intellectual pursuits. Indeed, the only things they are encouraged to pursue are eligible bachelors. So, the headstrong Sloane sisters must keep their passions a secret. Ah, but secret passions are wont to lead a lady into trouble . . .
After an eventful Season, Anna Sloane longs for some peace and quiet to pursue her writing. Though her plots might be full of harrowing adventure and heated passion, she’d much prefer to leave such exploits on the page rather than experience them in real life. Or so she thinks until she encounters the darkly dissolute-and gorgeously charming-Marquess of Davenport.
Davenport has a reputation as a notorious rake whose only forte is wanton seduction. However the real reason he’s a guest at the same remote Scottish castle has nothing to do with Anna . . . until a series of mysterious threats leave him no choice but to turn to her for help in stopping a dangerous conspiracy. As desire erupts between them, Davenport soon learns he’s not the only one using a carefully crafted image to hide his true talents. And he’s more than ready to show Anna that sometimes reality can be even better than her wildest imaginings…
I don’t know what Cara Elliott pays the cover designers in bribes, but she definitely gets some of the best Regency romance covers around.
Sinfully Yours is the second book in a series about three sisters who love to write. They are all talented in different ways, managing to have their works published without their “proper” mother even knowing her daughters are doing such “scandalous” things.
I was in the middle of a Scottish fiction reading phase when I started this one, so was thrilled to discover the majority of the book takes place in the wilds of Scotland.
This one is a good old whodunit with a cast of characters from various parts of the world. While first suspecting each other of being up to no good, hero and heroine eventually team up to get to the bottom of the mystery.
Really, what I loved most about this book was the setting. Not all that long ago I was saying how I preferred historical romances set in England, but a few good books have changed that for me. I liked the way the author captured the feel of time and place.
The characters might be more modern in language and actions than anybody in the Regency would ever have been, but this is a fun adventure. And the hero of the next book (who we spend time with here) is Scottish!
Review copy provided by NetGalley.