on April 18th 2017
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An innocent young woman flirts with scandal and becomes the mistress of her own forbidden desires in this stimulating Regency romance from the author of Mastering the Marquess.
Lady Cynthia Westhope can’t believe the shocking rumor is true. Her childhood friend, the daughter of a duke no less, has become the madam of London’s most exclusive and notorious brothel. Though she’s known as “Sin,” Cynthia is scandalized—and surprisingly curious. Just picturing the whips, the chains, the uncontrollable urges men gratify behind closed doors sends a jolt of electricity through her body. Still, Sin can’t imagine taking part in such games—until she’s snatched off the street during a raging storm and swept away to a remote cottage.
When James Winters encounters the comely virgin, he assumes she’s one of Madame Blanche’s fresh new beauties, especially after Sin pulses in ecstasy as he ravishes her. Then he discovers that she’s Lord Westhope’s virgin daughter . . . or was. Now they will both be compromised, unless James devises a plan to save Sin from disgrace. Before long, they’re entangled in a web of tempting propositions, family secrets, and sensual intrigue—and bound together so tightly that James never wants to let go.
Don’t miss any of Lavinia Kent’s Bound and Determined seriesMASTERING THE MARQUESS | BOUND BY BLISS | REVEALING RUBY | SARAH’S SURRENDER | RAVISHING RUBY | ANGEL IN SCARLET | A VERY RUBY CHRISTMAS | TANGLED IN SIN
“The hottest historical romance story I’ve ever read.”—Heroes and Heartbreakers, on Mastering the Marquess
“Refined, sophisticated and tasteful.”—Fresh Fiction, on Revealing Ruby
“Explosive.”—Library Journal, on Ravishing Ruby
Tangled in Sin is intended for mature audiences. This ebook includes an excerpt from another Loveswept title.
~~Reviewed by Amy~~
If you love historical romance, intriguing characters, a great story, and heavy doses of erotic content, you’ll love Lavinia Kent’s Bound and Determined series. In one single night, James and Cynthia’s lives are changed completely and, before he knows it, James is Tangled In Sin.
Lady Cynthia (Sin) Westhope probably shouldn’t have gone looking for her friend Jasmine, but her sense of adventure, as always, pushed her forward without considering the consequences. Rumors that her dearest childhood friend was now the madame of Madame Blanche’s Club for Gentlemen of Taste, a notorious London brothel, were too outrageous to believe. Sin had to see her friend and help her if she could. Though nervous about entering such an establishment, she also found it quite exciting. Though she couldn’t imagine taking part in some of the sights before her, she had to admit she found them intriguing.
James Winters, second son of the Duke of Scarlett and brother of Jasmine, is equally concerned for his sister. He’s outraged that she would expose the family to such scandal. While he loves his sister dearly, he is certain he must rescue her from the establishment and get her somewhere safe until she sees reason. But his plan goes awry when he unknowingly abducts Sin mistaking her for his sister. Though the two had been friends throughout their childhood, it had been years since they’d seen each other and James had no idea the woman he’d whisked away to the secluded cabin was Sin. He assumed she was one of the working girls from Madame Blanche’s. Now here he was in a secluded cabin in the middle of a thunderstorm with a beautiful woman. He knew exactly how he planned to pass the time.
Of course Sin immediately knew who James was. She’d always fancied him. He’d been the first innocent love of her young heart. Something about him still drew her. And now they were alone and he didn’t recognize her. Dare she accept his advances, share his kisses? No one would know. But those kisses quickly turned to more and Sin didn’t want it to end. When James, too late, discovers who Sin is, he insists they marry. But Sin didn’t want James to marry her out of guilt. She would, however, like more of the delights he’d introduced her to. Besides, she’d already lost what could be lost. Did she dare reach for what her body so desperately wanted?
You know a story is good when you’re torn between wanting to see what happens next and wanting to stay in the moment you’re in. I could have stayed in that cabin with James and Sin for the entirety of the book. It was just that delicious. I’m glad I kept reading though because, while the sexual tension was off the charts in that cabin, it only intensified with each encounter. I loved watching James and Sin discover each other again and, in the process, discover what they really wanted. While James was not the man she remembered, and Sin was not the gawky girl James remembered, they found themselves as comfortable with each other as they’d been before, yet everything was new too. There was definitely desire there now. But Sin wants more from James than just desire. Yes, James made her feel things she hadn’t known her body was capable of. And even though she was still unsure about all they’d done, she knew she wanted to do it again. But while she enjoyed his control and giving into it at times, Sin wanted James to trust her, not dictate what he thought was best. Watching these two find their way to each other was exhilarating. I found myself anticipating each encounter, knowing something incredible was about to happen. While part of a series, this story can be read independently. I plan to read the earlier books in the series and am very eager to know Jasmine’s story. I can’t think of a better way to spend the summer than lost in this series.
I voluntarily reviewed an Advanced Readers Copy of this book.