A TALENT FOR SIN
ISBN: 9780061734083-Paperback/ 9780061878237-eBook
May 26, 2009
Avon Books, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
$6.99(USA) $7.99 (CAN)-Paperback/ $6.99-eBook
18 and Up
Rating: 4 Cups
Lady Carrington, known as Violet to her friends and lovers, is a strong and independent woman who makes the choices that will change her life. After three husbands, she feels she has earned the right to choose who comes to her bed and who does not.
Lord Peter St. John finds Violet to be the perfect lover for him, flawless as his paramour and as a lady. When he finds himself wanting a wife, he decides to ask Violet, not expecting her to respond as she does.
Violet knows she cannot marry Peter even though her heart wants to shout yes. Past experience with her previous husbands has shown her that once the vows are spoken, all of her freedom goes out the window, and she refuses to relinquish the control she now has. Peter does not understand why she will not say yes. When it comes to their affair, the passion runs free and he knows they would suit each other just right. When push comes to shove, he will find out some secrets that may affect how he sees Violet and some secrets that were meant to stay that way and can lead to murder.
A Talent for Sin was an up and down read for me, at times so remarkable that I did not want to put it down and at other times I just wanted to skip the pages because they were a trifle dull. Ms. Kent has put a unique spin on how a man goes about finding a wife, especially when it is his mistress, something that really was not done back in the nineteenth century. I really fluctuated between giving this a three or a four cup due to the less than stellar parts, but in all honesty the great parts of the book were so superb that I could not give it a different rating. Ms. Kent is a debut author, and this book is actually a nice way to introduce readers to her because of spicy sex scenes, danger around the corner, and noteworthy characters. The ending was a cliffhanger and a pleasant surprise and left me with a sense of hopefulness for future books with some returning characters.
Reviewer for Coffee Time Romance & More