by Susan Johnson

March 2009
ISBN: 978-0-425-22681-0
Reviewer Graphic Button Berkley
Mass Market Paperback

Rosalind St. Vincent is a widow that has brought celibacy to a whole new level. Ever since her husband died she has been focused on keeping her bookstore running, helping the poor, exhibiting the art work of up and coming female artists, and secretly writing erotica. See? No time for sex. Unfortunately, the hottest, most sexual rogue in London is now hot on her heels to convince her to sell her hard won bookstore.

Fitz Monckton, Duke of Groveland, is an artist of seduction and sexual stamina. His lovers always come back asking, no BEGGING for more. He has decided to use his considerable talents to convince Rosalind to sell her bookstore in order for him to develop that area with new townhomes. However, he finds himself less interested in her bookstore and more interested in how many orgasms he can give her per night.

Fitz awakens Rosalind's body and sexual awareness with his tongue, hands, and his well-endowed body. Rosalind is lost - her constant need and hunger for completion only he can give. The more they come together, their feelings began to grow out of control. Fitz finds for the first time his conscience really does exists, and Rosalind discovers there is more to life than working and upstanding morality.

Gorgeous as Sin may be a historical romance, but it is a hot piece of work. Johnson engages her audience by discussing within the text the issues that plagued the female gender in London at that time. Besides that the sex play is wonderful. Rosalind's character goes from staunch moral widow, to hot sexpot. Fitz starts as a immoral rogue who seduces at will to someone who begins to question his behavior. Johnson alludes to why Fitz is immoral, but never gives background. This left me wanting more information about his character. Overall, an enjoyable read.

Reviewed in March 2009 by Lakisha.

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