• The Sinful Scot

  • Saints & Scoundrels, Book 3
  • By: Maddison Michaels
  • Narrated by: Justine Eyre
  • Length: 11 hrs and 6 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (256 ratings)

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The Sinful Scot

By: Maddison Michaels
Narrated by: Justine Eyre
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Publisher's Summary

Constance Campbell, the duchess of Kilmaine, once believed that all she needed in life was a duke. But everything unraveled when she realized her perfect husband was a perfect monster. Now broken beyond repair, she hides her misery behind a perfect society mask...even from her childhood friend Alec.

Dr. Alec McGuiness reluctantly finds himself back in Scotland and checking up on the only woman to ever get under his skin, Connie. After she spurned him many years ago, he knows his humble life as a doctor could never be enough for her. But when the duke of Kilmaine is murdered in cold blood, with Connie sleeping right next to him in bed, Alec knows he must protect Connie at all costs from those who would frame her for the duke's murder.

Now on the run, Connie feels a freedom she only ever dreamed about before and an unexpected attraction to the man who is keeping her safe. But even if they can win her freedom and clear her name, could she ever open her heart up to someone again?

Contains mature themes.

©2020 Maddison Fitzsimmons (P)2020 Tantor

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Wonderful romance/adventure with perfect narrator

Best book in the series so far! I didn't think it would be possible to top the first book, but it absolutely did. Extremely likeable characters and a great adventure and mystery.
Additionally, the narrator is outstanding--I wish she narrated every historical romance out there.

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Survival of the Fittest

Plot Summary:
Without giving everything away, Connie is the Duchess of Kilmaine and her husband is a wife beater. She wakes up the night after a ball to find the Duke in bed beside her, dispatched to hell, as he deserved (Goodbye, Earl). Her old childhood crush, Dr. Alec McGinnis, having already been asked to check on Connie (by Sophie, Duchess of Huntington, their mutual childhood friend from the first book in the series), comes to Connie's rescue. That, my friends, is where an epic adventure commenced, indeed...

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To start, I have to take the title to task. There's nothing sinful about this Scot hero, he was just right. In fact, he could've been a little more sinful... so with that, here are my gripes:

I can't lie, the book is long and there were certain parts that I found myself saying, "dammit we heard this already". In my personal opinion, Ms. Michaels needs a new editor. As good as this book was, it could've been soooo much better if the repetition were eliminated or othwrwise minimized, so the author had room for creating a more titillating experience with this hero. Her editor should've told her that...Because, no doubt this hero had potential. Then, to go back to my earlier point, the title is Sinful Scot and as in any profession, recalling the greats or the notable is important to your career... between the title and the hero's name, immediately the Bride by Julie Garwood came to mind. As the hero there was also named Alec and the Alec from Julie G.'s novel was a sinful (delectable, sexy, etc.) Scot through and through. To make my gripe worse, the Bride had a murder mystery in need of solving, too! So, it was hard to see this hero not live up to the hype of the book's title😔😟. I don't have much to say about the heroine, because she played her role, in fact Connie was executed brilliantly.

Now, obviously I still enjoyed the book (the series for that matter). I didn't see the twist coming, which was redeeming. I also loved the interplay between the McGinnis men. I also enjoy second chance romances, which the author also did well.
If the epilogue was an indicator, Ian and Lorelai's story is next. These two obviously have something going on and I can't wait to see how it plays out. Overall. if you've been reading the series, don't miss this installment, but be forewarned - the sin is lacking (with the exception of the Duke's and his brother's actions/inaction).

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Unfortunately it’s more mystery, less romance

My biggest gripe with the whole series is length. These are all several hours longer than they need to be, filled with redundant angst, and building to one miserly get together. These play better as mysteries with some predictable and not so predictable twists. The romance side was especially dampened by the endless recollections and trauma of Connie’s abuse at the hands of her husband. But, there were multiple hurdles that kept our couple from getting together, from their misconceptions about whether their affections would be returned to their parental hang-ups on propriety or class boundaries. I sped up quite a bit to finish this okay story.

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Painful

The writing is so repetitive that it makes the characters seem extraordinarily stupid - which is a feat because they are not very bright to begin with.
Make no mistake, I am aware this is a bodice-ripper and have adjusted my expectations accordingly. I do, however, require that the main characters have, at the very least, the ability to think more than 3-4 thoughts rendered in the exact same language within one chapter - only to follow the same pattern, with the same thoughts, in the next chapter.
Also, if your narrator cannot sustain an accent for any length of time nor make it consistent so a character sounds the same each time they speak, hire someone else for the job.

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Good but not great - and trigger warning

This book was OK. It was kind of redundant over and over and at some points it was just kind of wanting to hurry up and get it over with. It wasn’t horrible and I’m not sorry that I read it but I would never ever read it again. Lol. There is a significant amount of abuse and if you are somebody that has dealt with abuse then this definitely would be a trigger.

I got this on sale for $6.30 and absolutely feel it wasn’t worth it. I won’t return it but I am disappointed. Should have been one of the $3 priced books.

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Took a Little Longer to Get Into

It took me a little while longer to really get invested in the story but once I was fully immersed, I was hooked. I couldn’t stop listening until the end!

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Disappointed

I have the first two books and the second lacked in the romance/heat department but this one doesn’t have any heat so if you want a regency romance with some hotness, skip it. It did have a decent mystery storyline but we do romance novels for a reason and it’s not just a good plot. Lol

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Great Read

it's an action packed story with twists and turns. the audible reader was fantastic and wish all audible readers were as good.

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Captivating and Mystery Packed

I am so in love with this author! This is my second book on Audible by the author.
This is such an addictive storyline, I couldn’t stop listening! The Duchess, Constance’s marrried life to a Scottish Duke is not what she expected.
She is the daughter of an English Earl. This is such an action packed book, filled with murder, mystery and who done it!
I love this book! I especially loved the narrator Justine Eyre!!

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Book 3 here and I am still hooked

This novel definitely does not disappoint. I tell you it is like you are right there in the same room and hungry for more. I really hope these characters continues. love how the author started on novel 1 and each main character gets their own story. Captivating.

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  • 05-12-20

Loved it

I love Maddison Michaels and this book was no exception. The story sucks you in from the beginning and Michaels effortlessly creates a variety of characters and plot lines. Narration was excellent as well. 5/5