Author: Sabrina Jeffries

The Art of Sinning by Sabrina Jeffries

Posted July 22, 2015 by Amanda in Book Review | | 1 Comment

I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

The Art of Sinning by Sabrina JeffriesThe Art of Sinning by Sabrina Jeffries
Series: Sinful Suitors #1
Published by Pocket Books on July 21st 2015
Genres: Historical Romance
Source: Publisher
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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’s 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?

 

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The Art of Sinning was a wonderful start to the new Sinful Suitors series by Sabrina Jeffries. Ms. Jeffries is one of my go to historical authors. All of her books are light, romantic, and fun reads, but this one had a little something extra.

Jeremy Keane isn’t interested in taking over his father’s business. He’d rather advance his career and skills as a painter. While searching for the perfect model for his risque work, he meets Lady Yvette Barlow. Enthralled by her spirit and beauty, he peruses her

Lady Yvette and her family aren’t strangers to scandal. It seems to follow them around like a shadow. When she learns that her brother has an illegitimate son living in a brothel, she agrees to pose for Jeremy, if he helps her locate her nephew.

I really enjoyed the banter between the main characters. You really see them start to evolve and connect. Jeremy was the typical fun, handsome rogue, but he had depth and dimension, which can be lacking in this genre. Lady Yvette was strong and very commanding as a character, far from the simple Miss, which is refreshing. Both characters were refreshingly original. They seem to understand the social restrictions of the time period and try to avoid scandal if possible, but they aren’t going to let it stop them from doing what they believe is right.  The romance was slow to build, though appropriate for the characters, it did leave me wanting a little more.

The Art of Sinning was a great read and is now on my list for top historical romance novels. I’m really looking forward to the next installment within The Sinful Suitors series.

 

About Sabrina Jeffries

Sabrina Jeffries is the NYT bestselling author of 35 novels and 8 works of short fiction (some written under the pseudonyms Deborah Martin and Deborah Nicholas). Whatever time not spent writing in a coffee-fueled haze of dreams and madness is spent traveling with her husband and adult autistic son or indulging in one of her passions—jigsaw puzzles, chocolate, and music. With over 6 million books in print in 18 different languages, the North Carolina author never regrets tossing aside a budding career in academics for the sheer joy of writing fun fiction, and hopes that one day a book of hers will end up saving the world.


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