Received: Publisher for review
Book Blurb: A reclusive widow known for her scientific scholarship, Lady Ciara Sheffield is shadowed by rumors that she poisoned her husband . . . A rakehell rogue notorious for his devil-may-care antics, Lucas Bingham--the Earl of Hadley--is not accused of murdering anything--save
for the rules of Polite Society. The only thing they have in common is
seeing their names featured in the lurid gossip columns of London's
newspapers. Until an ancient manuscript draws them together.
Ciara needs a titled fiancé to quell the slanderous speculations which may
send her to the gallows. Lucas needs brilliant scholar to help his
elderly uncle decipher the secrets of the mysterious manuscript. So
when her friends urge her to accept the earl's proposal of a temporary
alliance, Ciara decides that she has no choice but to make a deal with
the Devil. And so begins a seductive dance of sinful pleasures and
hidden desires as the two of them waltz through the mansions of
Mayfair. Lies, intrigue, treachery, sex. They find themselves facing
slanderous whispers, unscrupulous relatives-not to speak of their own
simmering passions, which quickly ignite into dangerous flames. It's a
potent mix and the result may be explosive-and perhaps deadly-if they
don't watch their step.
Book Review: I quite liked this book. This is the first book in Cara Elliott's 'Circle if Sin' trilogy. The name of the series alone is very intriguing. This book held me captive from beginning to end and it's a pretty fun read. Very different from other historical fiction novels. I absolutely LOVE Lucas, the rake of the ton, who gets tamed by scholarly Ciara. The characters in this novel are alive and witty, I love the dialogue and interaction of most of the characters. Can't wait to see what else happens with the Circle of Sin.
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