Early Book Review: The Art of Sinning by Sabrina Jeffries

The Art of Sinning (Sinful Suitors, #1) by Sabrina Jeffries avid Jeffries fans will recognize characters from previous series, but even if this is your first book from Jeffries (gasp!) you will not be at a loss. This historical romance is currently scheduled for release on July 21 2015. American artist Jeremy Keane refuses to return home and take over his father’s business. He’d much rather sample 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 is determined 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?

The Art of Sinning is a fun romance that has many of the elements I love. The main characters have troubles in their past, but maintain strong sense of self and a powerful wit. Jeremy has suffered, he is a widower losing his wife and child in one fell swoop. Not many know about the previous marriage and Jeremy allows everyone to see him as a rogue rather than admitting that he just is not interested with putting another woman through a marriage with him. Yvette's had a close call with scandal herself, and uses her causes and quick wit to keep men at bay. When the two meet they will need to decide if love, or just some lessons in sin, are worth the risk to their hearts. I loved the strength in Yvette, when combined with her innocent trust in her brothers, made be really care about her. Jeremy is such a good guy under his disguise as a rogue, although blind to how his past is coloring his future. Together the pair made for an entertaining and page turning story.

The Art of Sinning is a satisfying and entertaining read. If you enjoy historical romance with strong, dynamic characters all around then this would be a great weekend read. This book reminded me why I love Jeffries' work, and why she is such a powerhouse in the genre.

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