ARC Review: Sin With a Scoundrel by Sara Bennett
Author: Sara Bennett
Title: Sin With a Scoundrel
Release: October 30, 2012
Series: Husband Hunters Club #4
Reviewer: Mona Leigh
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Clementina Smythe is in love with Lord Horace Gilfoyle.or rather, she is certain she could learn to love him. Tina simply cannot admit to her fellow Husband Hunters Club members that the only reason she has set her cap on the old family friend is because her family is in desperate straits. Now only to convince Horace that she is a woman to be loved.
When the devilish chit approaches Richard Eversham about schooling her in the art of seduction, he is more than a little intrigued. But when he learns her intended target, he can’t refuse. For behind Richard’s rakish mask is a government agent after a villain who calls himself “the captain,” and Richard has reason to believe that man is Gilfoyle.
As the tutoring sessions give way to so much more, Tina knows she can no longer settle for anyone other than Richard. But “the captain” is moving against them and soon Richard will have to reveal his true identity, if he is to save the woman he loves.
This is one of those wonderful historical romances that will leave you sighing with contentment. It has all the ingredients for a yummy love story that will definitely earn a place on your bookshelf.
Determined to save her family from the poor house, Tina attempts to lure Lord Horace into proposing marriage, but he’s made it clear he likes his women to have a bit of skill. Since she has no skills, she sets out to learn some and who better to teach her than a man known for his matchmaking, Richard Eversham.
Richard has used his talents to help quite a few men woo the woman of their dreams, but he’s never been asked to help a woman before. When Tina makes her request, he nearly turns her down until he learns she intends to seduce a person of interest in his investigation. Because, you see, Richard is also a spy.
Neither Tina nor Richard is prepared for the intense attraction that develops between them, but soon Tina starts comparing Lord Horace to Richard and finds him lacking. Richard begins to rethink his decision never to marry.
Their relationship develops with each visit until even the pages begin to feel warm under your fingers. You’ll catch yourself hoping Tina doesn’t get her man and that Richard doesn’t let the past ruin his future. I thoroughly enjoyed it, and caught myself reading slower and slower just to make it last longer.