Three nights of danger...
When her brother was arrested for murder, the ton shut its doors to Marietta Winters. No one would help her save him from the gallows - no one but Gabriel Noble. In exchange for taking the case, Gabriel requests three favors from the desperate young beauty, and Marietta has no other choice but to make a deal with the sinfully handsome devil.
Three nights of pleasure...
Searching for clues in the rough underbelly of London, Marietta must masquerade as a shamelessly wanton wench - much to Gabriel's delight. But Marietta swears to herself that her passionate moans are just for show. She could never fall in love with such a maddening, arrogant, seductive stranger...could she?
Three nights of sin...
Night after night, she satisfies his wicked cravings. But soon Gabriel wants more from Marietta than just three nights of sin - and even a sordid secret in his past won't prevent him from trying to possess her forever.
©2008, 2012 Anne Hearn (P)2012 HarperCollinsPublishers
Our hero is not a duke or an earl.
Gabriel is a butler's son that ran away from home at an early age. What he became was a man with money who helps people....for a price. We never know exactly what his limits are in what he will do for clients--which is interesting. He charges some people, but others will owe him 3 favors.
Gabriel is approached by the sister of an innocent man that's about to be convicted for a series of murders. The story, and romance, takes off from there. With lot's of twists (some leading back to Gabriel's past) and a heroine that is involved in the investigation *and* believable, this is an excellent book.
The narration was well done with one exception: There was more than one scene in which a character is supposed to whisper, and didn't. It seems like a small thing, but because of that error, there was no intensity where there should have been. Some scenes could have been much more emotional and memorable. This won't stop me from enjoying this story a second time. Overall, it was very well done.
Busy mom who loves to read but doesn't always have the time. I enjoy YA, Romance and the occasional Best Seller.
I don't understand the reviewers who thought this book wasn't romantic. I thought it had a very nice love story and a great mystery plot. Although I do enjoy a hot and steamy romance it sometimes comes with no real plot. With this gem of a book it had a great mystery with a side a romance. I guess you have to be in the mood for this type of book. If you just want hot and steamy you should read a Maya Banks book instead.
Don't be fooled by the awful cover art and title (who comes up with this stuff) this was a great book.
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This story was great if you want a little romance mixed in with a mystery. I enjoyed listening, but I like romance for Romance's sake. I am not sure why the books is titled Three Nights of Sin??? The heroine basically lives with the hero for most of the book. There are some sweet moments and like I said the underlying mystery was good. Just not what I was expecting.
Maybe I am wrong, but I would have liked for them to spend a bit more time gettting to know each other through exchanging words and not just through internal dialogue. Not the worst book and I would read it again, but when I am in the mood for a good mystery. Plus I was not crazy about the hero being Molested...at 16...by a group of attractive women...What???? The author addresses this in the book, but it was just...wierd!
I think the heroine is likeable and it is very admirable that she wants to save her brothers from ruination, and false murder charges. On the other hand, the heroine's brothers are pathetic! They are selfish and immature, squandering their fortune and expecting their sister to take care of them! You can see why she falls in love with the hero.
I would say, give it this a try IF it is on sale. I
I read the reviews on this one and thought, oh boy a good romance book. So....not a romance. Half way through I looked back at audible to see if I had accidentally downloaded a mystery instead of a romance. I would label this a mystery, and lets throw in some limp sex scenes to make it a "romance". I think as a mystery this story could have stood on it own. its a semi good mystery but as a romance it falls way short.
The lead character is a self made man and that's admirable, the female character is a down and out aristocrat in serious need of help. The plot become twisted and tangled leading the reader down several wrong paths that become confusing as fingers get pointed in every which way but the right one. The love scenes are awkward and disconnected and I did not feel any chemistry between the two characters. While Anne Mallory had a good concept, I think trying to mix the mystery with the romance didn't quite come off and made the story weak it the romance part. The characters themselves are quite human and afflicted, but together they are just dysfunctional and disjointed.
Needless to say, I wasn't a fan. I think if you really like mystery/romance you will probably enjoy. I would have liked this story better had it been a romance/mystery.
Narrator, Angèle Masters did well, though her male voices were much of the same. Hard to know who was speaking at times.
Rally liked the story, kept me captivated. Wanted to know who done it and why. Was quite surprise on how John's (Gabriel's friend) part in it all, ended. Would of liked to know what happened to the "Bitch" that started it all.
Historical - Romance - Mystery
I have not read it yet...
Angele Masters did a great job performing both the multiple male roles and the female ones. From high class to working class.
Agatha Christie and Mr. GQ meets Jack the Ripper.
I have read thousands of books. What I liked so much about this book was that Anne Malllory broke the mold or rather broke out of the mold with Three Nights of Sin. There isn't a book out there that I can compare this one to, it is one of my all time favorites.Congratulations to Ms. Mallory for her first audiobook. She really raised the bar with this one! Thank goodness a great narrator was chosen to record it.
The plot is great and twisting nicely - no expected endings
The narrator was great
the book flew by and never dragged plus it keeps you in suspense all the time
After all the reviews, I was troubled that I could not find an interesting story or real romance. This book entreaties the potential reader to think the hero will demand three nights of sin from the heroine as payment for helping her brother. However, this isn't so. The book is convoluted and the sex is so-so. The narrator was pretty good, too bad she outperformed the plot and storyline.
In most books I peruse before picking, I tend to have a good idea of the story/plot I'm going to be involved in. "Three Nights of Sin" caught me by surprise. I found the combination of my two favorite types of story lines played very well together. The romance portion was both enjoyable and sensual and the mystery surrounding it kept you guessing and wanting to read on. This is my first book by Anne Mallory and it has prompted me to excitedly anticipate another.
(there are graphic sexual situations and other adult themes)
Anne Mallory is always good. This story had a great plot and the characters were well developed. I loved the hero!
Great passion and chemistry! Always a must in a romantic novel :)
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