Review: The Danger of Desire by Sabrina Jeffries

Review: The Danger of Desire by Sabrina JeffriesThe Danger of Desire (Sinful Suitors, #3) by Sabrina Jeffries
Series: Sinful Suitors #3
Published by Pocket Books on November 22nd 2016
Genres: Historical, Historical Romance, Regency, Romance
Pages: 416
Source: Netgalley
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three-half-stars

The third book in the sexy Sinful Suitors Regency romance series, this heart-pounding story shows why New York Times bestselling author Sabrina Jeffries is one of the most beloved historical romance writers today.
To root out the card cheat responsible for her brother’s death, Miss Delia Trevor spends her evenings dancing her way through high society balls, and her late nights disguised as a young man gambling her way through London’s gaming hells. Then one night, handsome Warren Corry, the Marquess of Knightford, a notorious member of St. George’s Club, recognizes her. When he threatens to reveal her secret, she’s determined to keep him from ruining her plans, even if it means playing a cat-and-mouse game with the enigmatic rakehell.
Warren knows the danger of her game, and he refuses to watch her lose everything while gaining justice for her late brother. But when she starts to delve beneath his carefully crafted façade, can he keep her at arm’s length while still protecting her? Or will their hot desires explode into a love that transcends the secrets of their pasts?

Review:

I can’t help but enjoy stories where the hero is determined to not fall in love, only to do so with the last person they’d suspect! Warren Corry, Marquess of Knightford, is asked by his cousin to keep an  eye out for her friend Miss Delia Trevor and protect her from fortune hunters. Delia is more than capable of taking care of her self and can’t figure out why Warren keeps hanging around (neither can he!). Not only that, but he’s getting in the way of Delia’s sleuthing to find her brother’s killer.

And I’m definitely not the sort to inspire besottedness.”
“Besottedness isn’t a word.”
“Besottedment?

“From the first meeting, it was already dueling words and banter galore with Delia and Warren. It’s a battle between the two as Warren sees Delia as a challenge, a mystery to solve while Delia is determine to not fall for his roguish charm. They have a nice chemistry and it’s easy to see they’re perfect together. I liked that their romance was a slightly slow burn with lots of tension. Both had tough pasts and are pretty determine to not marry or love, but of course fate (or maybe lust) has a way of pushing them together whether they like it or not (hint hint).

“You, my dear, have the bottom of an angel.”

The tension ebbed from her. “Do you make a practice of looking at angel bottoms, sir?”

Along with the romance is a bit of the mystery (solving who killed Delia’s brother). This quickly played second fiddled to the romance, which wasn’t necessarily a bad thing, but it ended up feeling very rushed with a huge angsty explosion right at the end in an attempt to wrap up loose ends.

Overall, it was a nice Sabrina Jeffries read. It didn’t necessarily blow me away or become my favourite new read, but it was a comfortable and easy read just when I was in need of some historical romance. If you’ve been enjoying the Sinful Suitor series or have always been a fan of Jeffries, this is a nice addition to her collection.

You may feel as if you had none, but I damned well had a choice. And I chose you.

{*Thanks to Netgalley and Pocket Books for providing me an eARC in exchange for an honest review.

About Sabrina Jeffries

Sabrina Jeffries is the NYT bestselling author of over 50 novels and works of short fiction (some written under the pseudonyms Deborah Martin and Deborah Nicholas). Whatever time not spent writing in a coffee-fueled haze of dreams and madness is spent traveling with her husband and adult autistic son or indulging in one of her passions—jigsaw puzzles, chocolate, and music. With over 8 million books in print in 20 different languages, the North Carolina author never regrets tossing aside a budding career in academics for the sheer joy of writing fun fiction, and hopes that one day a book of hers will end up saving the world.

She always dreams big.

three-half-stars

Author: Cyn

noun. a bum a student again. A master’s student…oooh. procrastinator. reader. eater. sleeper. music listen-er. movie go-er. Loves food too much.

9 Replies to “Review: The Danger of Desire by Sabrina Jeffries”

  1. I am glad you enjoyed this, as I have it in my tbr pile 🙂

    1. Yay, I hope you enjoy it!

  2. Oooo! It’s been a long time since I read a Jeffries book. I read and didn’t like an older series of hers, so I stopped reading her books after that… however, I’ve seen really positive reviews for the books in this series. 😀 That roguish charm. 😉 I’m glad you enjoyed this one, Cyn!

    Wonderful review. =)

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

    1. I really recommend What A Duke Desires! It’s a super fun read (drunk hero! haha)! I’ve read her Hellions of Halstead Hall and The Duke’s Men and quite enjoyed both as a whole.

      Thanks, Alyssa!

    2. Oh wait, just realized you’ve already read What the Duke Desires, haha. Than you know the joys of drunk Max 😉

  3. Easy reads are great for just that, I like light 🙂

  4. I enjoyed this one as well! It was a nice easy read for me 🙂

  5. This is one who has been on my to be read list forever, but that I have yet to get to!

    Great review. 🙂

  6. I am currently reading this now, Cyn and my progress is really, really slow. I have enjoyed Sabrina’s Hellions of Halstead Hall series, but the last 2 series (The Duke’s Men, Sinful Suitors) haven’t really wowed me as much… 🙁

    Now sure yet how I feel about this book. I will definitely let you know when I’m done!

    Great review!

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