Wednesday, August 3, 2016

4 stars-- A Season of Ruin (Sutherland Scandals #2) by Anna Bradley

Sometimes you ask the world for one simple little thing--a proper and respectable man--and the world is like pffft wicked rogue for you! *hangs head* Such is the case for Lily. A quiet life? Nope...she's gonna get scandal hounding her heels and one oh so tempting but oh so naughty male who's all about a good time...not commitment. Yeah.

The gist of it is that historical homeboy screwed up and the only way to keep Lily from becoming a social outcast is to come to the rescue and ride out the storm with her and basically pretending that nothing sordid ever happened until all the little bitties move on to someone else. Then Lily can move on to her real proper life with someone else. Once again. Yeah. lol

I enjoyed Robyn and Lily. There's a bit of a growly dynamic and it was pretty fun to watch them together since they were pretty much the exact opposite of what each other wanted. They make a lot of missteps and blunders along the way--well mainly Robyn did. dude is GOOD at causing a scandal-- but I liked them. They both have some ingrained thoughts and fears to get past and it was nice seeing that slowly change for each of them--her fear of scandal or any risk and his of thinking he was nothing bu a ne'er do well and wicked. There wasn't a lot of sex in the book but there were some heated moments between them.

My only moment of "really now?" was the sex scene which relied on a #supercock and--as one of our reader friends said--the healing power of vagina after the hero got himself all banged up with bloody gashes, bruised or cracked ribs and barely able to climb stairs. But a vigorous roll in the sack? Woohoo! Totally happening. lol And I was over here like 'you just sit down and heal!!!' Ahhhh book sex. Heh

All in all, though, A Season for Ruin was a scandalously good time. I'd definitely be up for seeing all the trouble her sisters get into in the future. If they're anywhere as entertaining as Lily and Robyn they'll be a good time.

Lily Somerset’s plan for the London season is simple: courtship, marriage to a respectable gentleman, then the comfortable existence of a proper Lady. That is, until one tiny misstep leaves Lily on the edge of social ruin, forcing her to depend on a wicked rogue to save her reputation.

Robyn Sutherland doesn’t save reputations—he sullies them. He'd rather be drawn and quartered than find himself spending the season as Lily's escort. But he has no choice but to stay until her tattered standing is mended.

What begins as a ruse to deceive London soon flames into an uncontrollable passion. Robyn calls to the wild spirit that lurks beneath Lily’s prim exterior, and Lily awakens the hero’s heart within Robyn. But can these unlikely lovers trust themselves enough to let desire overrule reason?

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Challenges: Pick Your Genre (historical) | New to You (author) | Goodreads

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