Saturday, October 10, 2015

SINFUL CRAVINGS by Samantha Holt

Series:  Cynfell Brothers #4
Author:  Samantha Holt
Publish Date:   09.20.2015
Publisher:  Samantha Holt
Category /Genre:  Historical Romance
Recommended for:  18+ due to sexual content
Received from:  Amazon purchase
Goodreads link: Sinful Cravings
Date completed: 10.10.2015

Description from the publisher:
Lust, gluttony, greed, sloth, wrath, envy and pride. The Cynfell brothers are the very embodiment of a sinful existence. But could the right woman change that?


Lord Jasper Cynfell—wastrel, blackguard, a rake of the highest regard. He puts every rake in England to shame.

Henrietta Foster—daughter of a vicar and a volunteer at the village orphanage. Few women can claim to be as virginal and upstanding as Miss Foster.

At least not in Jasper’s eyes. The uptight Miss Foster vexes him at every turn. The laced-up woman won’t seem to leave him alone—even in his dreams. Why does this woman seem to be turning up everywhere he looks? And why is there something innately appealing about her?

Hettie knows Jasper dislikes her. And she dislikes him in return. But after the disappearance of her rebellious sister Emma, she needs answers. And for some reason, all paths keep leading to Jasper, as much as she’d like to ignore him.

However, after Hettie is forced to accept Jasper’s assistance to track her sister down, Hettie finds herself inexplicably drawn to him. It can’t be because he’s as handsome as sin or because he makes her feel like a woman for the first time in her life. After all, the stalwart Henrietta Foster would never have her head turned by someone like Jasper.

Would she?

This is the fourth book in the Cynfell Brothers series.  Each does stand alone.

This is one of those books that I call a “relaxed read.”  Nothing about it stresses me (though the characters do have some stress in their lives).  Hettie and Jasper originally fight the feelings that are stirred upon first contact, but, when each recognizes those feelings for what they are, they are noble enough to lay aside convention and expectations to lay claim to what they desire.  Though there are no dragons to slay and neither is overcome with the desire to kowtow to society, I admire their mutual desire to assure the safety of Hettie’s selfish sister, Emma, before pursuing their own cravings.   

I loved how both Hettie and Jasper were multi-faceted jewels, with unexpected sides to be explored, nurtured, and admired.  I look forward to the glimpses we’ll receive back on their lives in the future books in this series.

Another wonderful story brought by one of my favorite authors, Samantha Holt. 

Grammar/editing:  A – near perfect

The Cynfell Brothers series:
  1. Sinful Confessions
  2. Sinful Deeds
  3. Sinful Liaisons
  4. Sinful Cravings
  5. (coming soon)
Books from Samantha Holt:
      ·         The Crimson Castle
      ·         A Summer Siege
      ·         The Sexy Bartender’s Virtual Seduction
      ·         Buckle Down
      ·         Eden’s Fire
      ·         Not Another Soldier
      ·         Her Dream Cowboy
      ·         Hunting His Highland Lass
      ·         Alrek
      ·         Too Much to Lose
      ·         Tempting His Mistress
      ·         Once Upon a Rake
      ·         Christmas Seduction
      ·         Kissed at Midnight
      ·         The Warrior’s Reward
Highland Fae Chronicles:
      1.      To Steal a Highlander’s Heart
      2.      To Dream of a Highlander
      3.      To Avenge Her Highland Warrior
The One Knight Collection:
      1.      One Knight
      2.      Black Knight
      3.      White Knight
      4.      Highland Knight
Borderland Legacy:
      1.      Borderland Bride
      2.      Borderland Beauty
      3.      Borderland Betrayal


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