*ARC received for an honest opinion
original post on ramblingsfromthischick.blogspot.
I feel partly responsible for how the excellent this book turned out! I
knew when I read “Scandously Yours (Hellions of High Street #1)”I knew
that the next book would be fantastic. I was hooked on the chemistry
between Anna Sloane and Devlin, the Marquis of Davenport. I found them
to be fun and witty. I loved their verbal barbs back and forth. They
were so likeable as individual characters and as a couple. They had
such fantastic chemistry that the pages sizzled, Sinfully Yours
(Hellions of High Street #2) was sinfully fantastic!
Anna or as her readers know her ( Sir Sharpe Quill) secretly writes
about heroes and heroines that fall in love and have great adventures.
Except for her two sisters, all of society believes that Sir Sharpe
Quill is a man. Anna’s characters are fun and vivacious, Anna’s art
does not imitate life. Although she writes salacious novels she has
very little personal experience. Anna is very proper and charming. She
is very beautiful and knows how to convince society of who they want to
think she is. Fortunately for her, since she received a nice dowry
from her brother-in-law she does not have to worry about marrying for
convenience. Anna is seen as a proper lady and acts accordingly, or
Devlin reminded me of “Devil in Winter” by Lisa Kleypass, one of my
all-time favorite historical romances. Devlin is your typical
scoundrel. He does and says what he pleases and has a reputation in
society for of drinking, gambling and womanizing as his heart desires.
He makes no apologies to anyone for anything. All of society knows that
he has a title but no fortune… or does he? Devlin was a fascinating
character. He was intriguing, mysterious, adventurous and very
surprising, with many different layers to him. I loved him! I found
myself highlighting most of his dialogue. He traded barbs with anyone
that crossed his path. He was so quick witted and so scandalous I
laughed out loud with most of his conversations.
In London Devlin and Anna run into each other at different times. For
Anna, he has proven to be a great distraction when she and her family
are invited to Scotland for a visit she is eager for the change in
scenery. She is hoping that she can get through her looming deadline
for her next novel. As fate would have it, Devlin is called away to the
same gathering for a special “mission”. The change of setting was so
inviting and fun. I loved that the author changed it up and set the
rest of the story in Scotland. When in Scotland we are introduced to
some new and interesting characters. One is a Scottish baron, Alec
McClellan who Caro, the youngest sister, seems to have a difference in
opinion with quit often (I’m keeping my fingers crossed that they will
be the next hero/heroin). Aside from the new cast of characters and
setting we have a murder plot on our hands! It seems that there is a
threat against a German Prince that is also in attendance. The plot was
a great addition to the already blossoming romance between Devlin and
Anna. As they work together to uncover who is behind the plot to murder
the Prince, they get to really know each other and end up pleasantly
Cara Elliott has quickly become one of my newly discovered favorite
authors. She is very engaging and easy to read. Her dialogue is fun
and interesting. I love the relationship that the sisters share and the
way that they are ahead of their time, thanks to their fathers influence
on them. All sisters are very accomplished and talented. I enjoyed
this story immensely, would recommend and re-read! Can’t wait for
Friday, March 14, 2014
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