MASTER OF SIN by Maggie Robinson

PUB. INFO: Brava, April 2012
GENRE: Historical Romance
SETTING: Scotland 1820
AUTHOR SITE: Link
MY GRADE: A-

From Publisher: Andrew Rossiter has used his gorgeous body and angelic face for all they’re worth – shocking the proper, seducing the willing, and pleasuring the wealthy. But with a young son depending on him for rescue, suddenly discretion is far more important than desire. He’ll have to quench his desires – fast. And he’ll have to find somewhere his scandalous reputation hasn’t yet reached…

Miss Gemma Peartree seems like a plain, virginal governess – or so she hopes. No matter how many sparks fly between them, she has too much to hide to catch Andrew’s eye. But with a stormy Scottish winter driving them together, it will be hard to keep her secrets. Especially when Andrew feels he has found the woman who can restore his soul – one kiss at a time…

MY THOUGHTS:

Andrew: He’s thrity-two, blond and blue-eyed. He had a rough childhood. His mother was a prostitue and he doesn’t know who his father is. He was taken in at seven by a grown man and molested by him. He went on to become a prostitute himself for both men and women. He doesn’t seem to have any self-worth. He’s very detached from his own son.

Gemma: She’s twenty-two, Italian, brown haired and brown-eyed. She seems pretty confident and she’s not a virgin. She’s the daughter of a courtesan so she’s got something in common with Andrew. I don’t like how she pushed herself on Andrew when he gave no indication that he was interested in her. He was indifferent towards her but she didn’t let that stop her, oh no.

I liked that there was a big age gap, ten years, between them. I always love that between the main couple. This story had the right mix of humor sprinkled throughout. I like how the author cleaverly incorporated

 the name of her Courtesan Court series and made herself Lady X, author of a risqué book series.
I didn’t like how Gemma declared her love for him in less than a month’s time and I don’t really understand why they wanted to marry so soon. What’s the rush?

Overall, I really liked the story and look forward to the next by Maggie.

I received this from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

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