Blog Tour / Giveaway: To Sin With A Scoundrel

Title: To Sin With A Scoundrel
Author: Cara Elliott
Published: March 1, 2010 by Forever
ISBN-10: 044654129X
Pages: 368 pgs, Mass Market Paperback

Reason for reading: Participating in Blog Tour/Giveaway courtesy of Hatchette Book Group: Forever.

Synopsis: A reclusive widow known for her scientific scholarship, Lady Ciara Sheffield is shadowed by rumors that she poisoned her husband. A rakehell rogue notorious for his devil-may-care antics, Lucas Bingham--the Earl of Hadley--is not accused of murdering anything--save for the rules of Polite Society. The only thing they have in common is seeing their names featured in the lurid gossip columns of London's newspapers. Until an ancient manuscript draws them together.

Ciara needs a titled fiancé to quell the slanderous speculations which may send her to the gallows. Lucas needs brilliant scholar to help his elderly uncle decipher the secrets of the mysterious manuscript. So when her friends urge her to accept the earl's proposal of a temporary alliance, Ciara decides that she has no choice but to make a deal with the Devil. And so begins a seductive dance of sinful pleasures and hidden desires as the two of them waltz through the mansions of Mayfair.

Lies, intrigue, treachery, sex. They find themselves facing
slanderous whispers, unscrupulous relatives-not to speak of their own simmering passions, which quickly ignite into dangerous flames. It's a potent mix and the result may be explosive-and perhaps deadly-if they don't watch their step.

Read an excerpt on Cara Elliott's site.

Isalys's Review:
Have I ever told you guys how much I love historical romances (aka - boddice rippers)? *Gasp* I haven't...for shame! Well, I loveeee them....give me a great romance & a quiet place and I'm one happy girl. I've read some fantastic books lately, but I have to say that this has become one of my faves and what I think is a great start to a new series by a new author!

Lady Ciara Sheffield is a brilliant mind who lives for two things: her passion for science and her love for her son. She has been gracing the pages of London's premier tabloid thanks to her deceased husband's awful family who insists on blaming her [publicly to-boot] for his death. She has made every attempt to take it all in stride, but their slanderous accusations can land her in some seriously hot water.

Lucas, Earl of Hadley who is better known as "Mad, Bad, Had-ley" because of his outrageous antics and flip-skirt behavior has been sharing the limelight with Ciara. He is sly, sarcastic and couldn't care less about what others think.

Ciara and Lucas both need something from each other. Ciara needs a titled fiancé to have squash the terrible rumors once and for all and Lucas needs to have a mysterious manuscript deciphered and only Ciara has the know-how. So in an effort to both get what they want, they agree to alliance that led them to lose their hearts.

I couldn't put this book down! I'd read during lunch, at a red light on my way home from work, at night before bed, and any other chance I got, etc. Cara gave us delightful characters and witty, clever dialogue. In addition, she has a knack for describing the setting without overdoing it. Not to mention that the body language of each character spoke volumes. I loved the banter between Ciara and Lucas. Their banter was a great diversion to the sizzling heat between them. He pretended he was attracted to her body when her mind turned him on more than he ever expected. Who-da thunk he'd like a smart, independent woman? Ciara was put-off by his notorious reputation, but was surprised to find a much more sensitive man hidden underneath. (This is good stuff folks!)

If all this isn't enough, we've got a little side action going on with the mystery of who broke into Ciara's home and ransacked her laboratory and who would want to kidnap her son

I can't wait for the following books in this series coming in June 2010 and March 2011. I give it ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥


March 3 - March10
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