I received this book for free from Tantor Audio in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.The Art of Sinning (Sinful Suitors, #1) by Sabrina Jeffries
Genres: Historical Romance
Published by Pocket Books on July 21st 2015
Source: Tantor Audio
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Also by this author: If the Viscount Falls, How the Scoundrel Seduces, Project Duchess , The Bachelor, A Dangerous Love
American artist Jeremy Keane refuses to return home and take over his father’s business. He’d much rather sample bevvies of 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 determines 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?
I just love Sabrina Jefferies!!! She even made me kind of like Jeremy Keene. 🙂
What I thought of this book.
I loved The Dukes Men so when I seen a spin off of that series was coming out I was really excited, but I wasn’t really a huge fan of Keene from the other series. It just always seemed so rude and arrogant and I just didn’t like him. So seeing him as the lead in The Art of Sinning I admit I kind of rolled my eyes. 🙂
I decided to give Keene a chance to make me like him and even though I thought he was okay in this book I think I liked Yvette more and I do think they were suited for each other.
Jeremy Keene is an American artist who has come to England to paint but he is also sort of running away from his life in America. He has bad memories there that he just can’t seem to get past and his mother and sister just don’t understand why he wants to stay in England. At a wedding he spies the lovely Yvette and immediately he knows he wants to paint a provocative picture of her. So when her brother offers to let him paint a portrait of his sister Keen jumps at it even though he hates doing portraits. He figures he can use this as an excuse to do the painting he really wants.
Yvette wants to find her other brother Simon’s son who is being raised in a brothel. So when Keene ask her about setting for the painting he really wants to paint she strikes a bargain with him. He must help her get into a brothel as she needs to find ‘someone’, not telling him who she is looking for.
Jeremy has finally met his match and it was a lot of fun listening to him squirm as he wasn’t ever going to marry again.
The Art of Sinning was a swoon worthy novel that I have come to love from Sabrina Jefferies. She is one of my all time favorite historical romance authors and a must read.
We get to see another side of Keene that makes you feel a bit sorry for him and the things that happened to him in the past has made him sort the arrogant man I despised in the The Dukes Men series. It’s his way of keeping his distance from others so he never has to feel the hurt and loss again. Yvette is spirited and gives Keene a run for his money as when she knows what she wants she goes for it. By the end of the book I actually liked Keene a bit more than when starting the story. 🙂
If you like historical romances then I suggest you give this one a try and though it can be read on it’s own apart from The Dukes Men series it does have some of the characters from the other series. 🙂
This is my first time listening to Beverley A. Crick and I really enjoyed it. It took me a bit to get use to her voice for Keene but once I got use to it it wasn’t to bad. I liked the other voices she did a bit better than that one but over all it was a great listen!