Title: Sinfully Ever After (Book Club Belles Society)
Genre: Historical Romance, Holiday
Author: Jayne Fresina
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca, Dec 2, 2014
Source: Free for review from the publisher
Sexy Rating: 5
Description from Amazon.com:
Teaching scandalous young men a lesson? This is not your typical book club
To Rebecca Sherringham, all men are open books-read quickly and forgotten. Perhaps she’s just too practical for love. The last thing she needs is another bore around-especially one that’s supposed to be dead.
Captain Lucius “Luke” Wainwright turns up a decade after disappearing without a trace. He’s on a mission to claim his birthright and he’s not going away again until he gets it. But Becky and the ladies of the village Book Club Belles Society won’t let this rogue get away with his sins. He’ll soon find that certain young ladies are accustomed to dealing with villains.
They first met in Brighton when her brother owed a debt to him and he agreed to take a kiss from her for payment of the brother’s debt. Now five years later he has come home to find that she lives in the same village and thinks he is there to collect the debt.
If this sounds like a typical predictable romance novel you are in for a nice surprise. This author has developed Characters that live and breathe on these pages. She has taken the romantic triangle premise from Austen’s SENSE AND SENSIBILITY and made it her own while at the same time giving much credit to Ms Austen. She has taken familiar tropes such as sibling estrangement and shown how maturity can lead to family harmony. This is an author to watch. I highly recommend this historical romance and this author.