American artist Jeremy Keane refuses to return home and take over his father's business. He'd much rather sample bevvies of beauties abroad, in search of a model for the provocative masterpiece he's driven to paint. When he meets Lady Yvette Barlow at a London wedding, he realizes she's perfect for his work - and determines to capture the young heiress' defiant spirit and breathtaking sensuality on canvas.
No stranger to scandal, Yvette agrees to be Keane's subject - in exchange for his help gaining entry to the city's brothels he knows intimately, so she can track a missing woman and solve a family mystery. But when their practical partnership leads to lessons in the art of sinning, can they find a bold and lasting love?
Contains mature themes.
©2015 Sabrina Jeffries, LLC (P)2015 Tantor
Quite good. Very entertaining.
Great characters that kept me interested. So much so that I couldn't put it down. I liked the references to the Duke's Men from the previous series.
I'm glad this is the first in a series so we have more to look forward to.
I liked this story, it was fun and interesting. I liked the heroine, Yvette, She had spunk and personality, strong and witty, not a simpering whiny heroine. Such a relief. I liked Jeremy too. He was pretty straight forward character.
The chemistry between the two was very good. There was a couple well written sex scenes so it's not a rated G book, not erotica either.
The story line and plot was decent. The dialogue was great, and there was lots of it!.
This is no Hellions of Halstead series (that was my favorite Sabrina Jeffries series to read not the audible) But it was decent enough.
As for the narration, I liked, I think Beverly Crick is growing on me, She does make the men sound like men and all the characters have their own distinct voice. She has a nice reading voice too. She seems to get better and better.
I had no idea this book and its characters were somewhat related to The Duke's Men series. Specifically, the hero is Jeremy who we were first introduced to in How a Scoundrel Seduces. He is Lady Zoe's cousin from America who is an artist and a rogue and traveling the world to perfect his art. I really enjoyed listening to Jeremy's back story and watching him fall in love with a bright, compassionate, and very unorthodox woman.
I would recommend it for the story but not for the narration. The narration somehow lacked the passion that should have permeated the dialog.
The story was intriguing, the dialog clever and the characters fairly well developed but I just didn't believe the relationship between the couple.
As I said earlier there was something lacking in the narration.
I can't think of any in particular.
Report Inappropriate Content