The Sinful Suitors, Book 1
I finally started a series with the first book, and now I can’t wait for the next!
Jeremy Keane is an American hiding out in Europe. After his father’s death, he and his sister inherited the family’s hugely successful mills, and she is running the business and doing a good job of it.
Jeremy has always wanted to be an artist, and is making a name for himself in England – and also a reputation as a rakehell. (I just love these old English words that pop up in all these historicals.) Known for frequenting bordellos, Jeremy is in search of his next model but can’t seem to find her there. He attends a ball and spots a woman across the room that he is just drawn to. She is Lady Yvette Barlow, and her brother Edwin is her protector.
Edwin has been having a rough go of finding a husband for his sister. Keane talks him into a portrait, which Edwin thinks will portray her in a marriageable way. Really.
Keane is completely smitten with the lady but believes it to be lust, although he’s never felt this way before, not even with nude models. The Lady is trying to find her debauched and imprisoned brother’s bastard, and enlists Keane’s help.
Both sets of families have secrets, and ferreting out the truth leads Yvette and Jeremy down a rocky road fraught with hot sex and eventually love. Great characters make a great love story and that is the case here. I stayed up late into the night to finish and was happily rewarded with a terrific ending.
1/16 Stacy Alesi, AKA the BookBitch™
THE ART OF SINNING by Sabrina Jeffries. Pocket Books (July 21, 2015). ISBN 978-1476786063. 400p.