A Matter of Sin




Publisher: Samhain Publishing, Ltd.

Published date:  July 15, 2014


Genre: Historical Romance–Erotica

Source: Received for a honest review

Book Description

The widowed Lady Isabel Avenbury has one remaining younger sister to shepherd into an advantageous marriage, and then she will be free. Free to take a lover to fill her lonely nights—the only option left for a woman on the delicate edge of a certain age.

Except when she chaperones her sister to a country house party, she is taken aback by her sudden, undeniable attraction to the host. And deliciously scandalized when she finds a copy of the notorious, much-gossiped-about Ladies Book of Pleasures in his library.

When Seth Rowland, Marquis Lyndham, notices his book is missing, his interest is piqued as to which of the potential young brides at his party has absconded with it—and he’s shocked to discover it’s Isabel. Though older than the women he’d planned to court, the powerful beauty exudes a sensuality he cannot ignore.

The book inspires them to begin a desperate, passionate affair. But their time together is running out and they must choose. Follow society’s rules, or take a chance at love.

Warning: Found within are highly scandalous books that trigger passionate desires, surrender in the orangery and possibly true love.

My Thoughts

A sensual, highly addictive novel by Jess Michaels.  I cannot wait to read more in this series!

Seth Rowland knows he must choose a bride this season in order to keep the estate and title in his family line.  But even with the cream of the crop at his country house party, he can’t find one young lady that sets his blood on fire.  That is until Lady Isabel Avenbury arrives with her younger sister, Serena.  But it’s not Serena who sparks a fire in him.  It’s Isabel.

Isabel feels an instant attraction to Seth but knows that he is strictly off limits.  Not only is she too old for him, but she also can’t provide him the one thing he’s in need of, an heir.  But that fact does nothing to calm the ever growing fire in her heart and well, other places.  So when Seth catches her with his copy of a rather scandalous book, he presses his advantage and convinces Isabel to engage in a rather passionate, and secret, affair.  As things heat up between the sheets, so do the feelings that Seth and Isobel have for each other.  But no matter what feelings may be growing between them, the fact still remains that it must soon end so that Seth can pick his bride and produce an heir.  As their affair comes to an end, Isobel and Seth are both left with an aching heart and no way to fix it…or is there?

My OH My…..this novel is hot!  If you’re looking for a spicy historical romance that will take your breath away, then A Matter of Sin is the book for you!  From the confident and fiery Isobel to the devastatingly romantic and sexy Seth, this book has something for everyone!  The love scenes in this one are juicy, passionate and make-you-melt hot!  And while there are quite a few saucy scenes, all are tastefully done and there is certainly more of a plot to this one than simply the sex.  Isobel certainly has her share of insecurities with being barren but it only helps add to her story and her ability to cope and overcome.  Seth’s dealing with the death of his father and his brother, thus leaving him the only one left to carry on the family line, helps to add a sense of urgency to the novel and I can tell you I really didn’t see this one ending quite the way it did!  I very much enjoyed all the supporting characters like Seth’s mother and Isobel’s two best friends.   I am very much looking forward to reading the other novels in this series!  Very well done Jess Michaels!

Rating: 4.5

Heat Rating: Fiery/Hot

Reviewed by: AprilP

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