Synopses & Reviews
A notorious portrait brings together a scandalous lord and a young banking heiress in this delectable regency historical romance from the acclaimed Kate Moore.
When the scandalous Lord Blackstone returns to London, fashionable ladies cast inviting glances his way and his friends celebrate his infamous exploits. No one guesses that the lurid tales of his harem and the famous painting of his voluptuous mistress are a cover for an honorable promise and a secret mission to stop a deadly foreign agent.
Only one woman remains unmoved by Blackstone's seductive ways. Banking heiress Violet Hammersley believes she has firm control over her passions and her life. That is, until her brother goes missing with a report vital to the British government--and the government puts Blackstone on the case. Now, if Violet wants to find her brother, she must work closely with the man who once broke her heart--without succumbing to the powerful impulse to fall for him again...
Cleo Spencer desperately needs to marry in order to gain control of her inheritance and avoid her lecherous uncle's evil plots. Sir Alexander Jones needs money to light up the crime-ridden streets of the St. Giles rookery and find his missing brother. When chance throws them together, they agree to wed, never imagining they are putting their lives-and their hearts-in danger. Meticulously researched, this intriguing romance combines simmering sexual tension and subtle humor with a growing puzzle and offers a stark contrast between the world of the elite and the fetid stews of the underclass. VERDICT Moore gives readers a grim glimpse of some of the realities of the period often ignored by the genre. Focusing on the three sons of a legendary London courtesan, "Sons of Sin," with its ongoing mystery, promises to be a stunning trilogy. Moore (Sexy Lexy) lives in Mill Valley, CA. -Library Journal
"A writer to treasure."—Sabrina Jeffries, New York Times
PRAISE FOR THE NOVELS OF KATE MOORE:
“Marvelously rewarding”—Library Journal
“Fast-paced [and] exciting.”—Booklist
“Very enjoyable.”—San Francisco Book Review
They are the Sons of Sin--three brothers whose mother is an infamous London courtesan. Their mother makes sure they each receive a gentleman's education and know how to make their way in the world. First in a new series. Original.
No romance lover can resist the novels of Kate Moore...
First in the Sons of Sin trilogy Introducing the three sons of an infamous London courtesan-and the strong-willed women who love them...
Despite being knighted for saving the Prince Regent's life, Sir Alexander Jones will never truly be accepted by the nobility. But if he's to find his long lost brother, Xander must win the first willing heiress he can find.
Only by marrying can Cleo Spencer access her funds. Making a bargain with Xander is her chance to provide for her younger brother. But when her uncle accuses them of fraud, they discover that love is the best part of their bargain.
About the Author
Kate Moore is the RITA-nominated author of To Seduce an Angel, cited by Library Journal as one of the Best Books of 2011, and many other acclaimed romances. She lives in California with her family.