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Friday, October 28, 2011

Duchess of Sin by Laurel McKee: Mini Book Review

Duchess of Sin (The Daughters of Erin #2)
by Laurel McKee
Hachette Book Group
ISBN: 978-0-446-54476-4
Buy From Indigo

Description: Blonde and beautiful Lady Anna Blacknall is in the mood for mischief. Entering Dublin's most notorious den of vice, she finds herself in the arms of a mysterious, emerald-eyed Irishman. And although he is masked, his tender kiss is hauntingly familiar.

Conlan McTeer, Duke of Adair, has come to Dublin to fight for a free Ireland. But he's suddenly reunited with the young Englishwoman who had once claimed his heart, and his passion turns from politics to pleasure. When their sizzling encounter brings danger to Anna's door, she must decide where her loyalties lie-and quickly. For someone will do whatever it takes to destroy Conlan . . . and anyone he dares to love

Mini Book Review:  I really enjoyed this one and rate it a cut above the usual escapist historical romance I enjoy. This is mostly due to the character and plot development, as there is not the usual stereotypical misunderstandings and denial, and you were actually surprised when things happened.  The heroine actually spoke up about her feelings and didn't play games.  Anna is a strong willed, intelligent compassionate heroine that you admire. The hero also was quite honest and open,  which honestly even-though I love the historical romance genre, is not something that often happens.  He wasn't your stereotypical bad boy turned good by the love of a sweet virgin.  Conlan is a fiery Irish man fighting for the good of his country and appreciates a women with a brain and a heart, not just beauty.  There are plenty of twists and turns, hot passionate love scenes and even some accurate historical information included.  There are some mistakes that should have been caught in editing, but hey not that noticeable. Highly recommend this for a blustery Canadian night curled up on the couch with a glass of wine. Will be passing this on to Joan as it is based in Ireland and I think she will enjoy.  

3.75 Dewey's

Honestly cannot remember where I got it from, I think I won it -- but cannot find any documentation on it -- oops, sorry.

1 comment:

  1. Dutchess of Sin is the second book in the Daughters of Erin series. I truly enjoyed this book. I think I liked this one better the the first one. I felt like I was familiar characters and enjoyed watching them develope. Although this book can be read as a stand alone.
    Lady Anna Blacknall must choose between the man she should be with and the man she wants to be with.