Friday, 12 April 2013

Book Review: A Little Bit Sinful by Robyn DeHart

A Little Bit Sinful
Author: Robyn DeHart
Format: E-book
Publisher: Entangled, Scandalous
Publish Date: 1 April 2013

Justin Rodale is the wealthy bastard son of the Duke of Chanceworth. He owns the most lucrative and luxurious gaming establishment and caters to London’s elite. Educated with the rest of the aristocrats, he knows all the rules by which Society lives, but he is beholden to no one.

Clarissa Kincaid has been raised to be the perfect English lady. She knows precisely the sort of match she should make and she’s fairly certain she’s found that with a respectable gentleman. But the man won’t commit and she finds herself seeking assistance in the form of seduction lessons from Justin.

This is a challenge the charming Justin can not resist. She may think that he knows nothing about her needs, but he’s determined to show her that he knows plenty about her secret desires. He has no intention of publicly ruining the girl, but he’s determined to privately tempt her into some slightly sinful behavior.

My Review:

I enjoyed A Little Bit Sinful, the second book in Robyn DeHart's 'Forbidden Love' series.

Clarissa Kincaid has always tried to live her life as a proper young lady, attempting to maintain standards set by her late sister-in-law who was like a mother to her. But by being the perfect young lady, she suppresses her true self, the passionate and intelligent nature that Justin sees lurking beneath the polished surface.

Clarissa is so determined to marry George (based on a brief observation before her sister-in-law died) who seems to be the perfect gentleman, that she's blinded to his true nature and just how perfect Justin could be for her! Her naivety is equal parts endearing and frustrating, I just wanted her to open her eyes and not ruin her own life accidentally, but you can't really blame her either.

Justin is a fabulous hero. He was born a bastard and doesn't know who his true mother is. He's been brought up on the fringes of society and understands only too well that he doesn't truly belong there. He's very honourable, and a true gentleman- no matter the circumstances of his birth. He tries to stay away from Clarissa despite the pull he feels towards her, because he doesn't think he'll ever be good enough for her. And any hero who's described as looking like a pirate is fine by me!

I think Justin brings out the best in Clarissa, and they have a passionate and sweet romance. It's a fairly quick read but it doesn't detract from the story and is well-paced.
Overall, a sweetly sinful story that'll keep you engaged and delighted!

I received a review copy from the publisher, for an honest review.

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