Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Sinfully Yours by Cara Elliot

Sinfully Yours by Cara Elliot.

This is book 2 in the Hellions of High Street series. You can find my review of book 1 HERE.

Anna Sloane's mother is surprised to hear that she wants to go to the house party in Scotland. But what Anna's mother doesn't know is that she wants to spend the time working on her book and not looking for a titled husband. She has also got to get away from "Devil" Davenport as he is proving to be too distracting.
The ton thinks that the Marquess of Davenport, Devlin, is a penniless rake that doesn't have a kind bone in his body. What they don't know, is that he does missions for the government and his reputation helps him learn things he wouldn't have otherwise.  His next mission is at a house party in Scotland. The government thinks that someone is going to kill a visiting prince.
Anna and Devlin are both surprised to see the other when they arrive at the house party. One reason both of them accepted the invitation was to get away from the other. They each feel as if they spend too much time preoccupied with the other.
With each on a mission of their own, much speculation ensues.  Anna sees Devlin sneaking around where he shouldn't be right when some jewelry goes missing. Is he so desperate for money that he must revert to stealing to make ends meet? Devlin catches Anna sneaking away from where the guns are kept and the prince's gun explodes the next day.  Is Anna in on the plot to kill the prince?
Will they learn the truth about each other and find a way to marital bliss?
I knew from reading Scandalously Yours (SY), that Anna and Devlin would be the next h/h (at least I hoped they would be). The chemistry they had with each other practically jumped off the page.  We briefly saw a side of Devlin in that story that made me believe that he was not exactly whom we were lead to believe he was (great foreshadowing!)  Sinfully Yours definitely lived up to all that I hoped it would be.

One of the things I loved about SY, was the relationship between the sisters.  In Sinfully Yours, Elliot continues with this theme and does it masterfully.  We only see two of the sisters during this story, but I hope that changes with the story of the youngest sister (I've got my fingers crossed about who she will be paired off with).

We have a pretty good understanding of who Anna is from SY, but she truly comes into her own with this novel. She has always been the perfect sister, the one her mother told the others to emulate.  We finally see the person she has been hiding behind this facade. The adventuress person who will do what she has to do get what she wants.

Devlin on the other hand was just the opposite.  Known as a rake and not good for much else, we see the side of him that he has kept hidden. It takes the love of Anna to get him to share this side of himself. With every bit of new information, I fell a little bit more in love with him!

I just can't say enough about this series. I LOVE IT!! This series is the only one that I've read from the author, but from these two books I will definitely be picking up her other series. 

You can get this book at Amazon and Barnes & Noble.
Thanks go out to NetGalley and Forever (Grand Central Publishing) for a copy of the book in exchange of an honest review.
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