Penny Shoemaker is a shoemaker by trade, but of course it is unacceptable for a girl to make shoes. It's “unnatural”, at least that is what her parents used to say. Now that they are dead, it is the only thing she knows how to do to support herself and little Tommy. Though, she is barely doing that. Suddenly, the constable bursts through the door and tells her that her house has been sold and she and Tommy must get out. Everything in the house belongs to the new owners and she has no choice but to leave with the clothes on her back and some nappies for Tommy. What is she going to do without her home and her shop? Who can save this damsel in distress?
In walks Samuel Morrison, second son of a baron and mad toff extraordinaire. His mind is brilliant, but uses it for nothing. He strolls about town finding things to occupy his ever busy mind, and he happens upon a young lady with a baby being thrown out of her house. He sees the anger and the fury that burns within the depths of her eyes and he knows he has to help her and then seduce her. Then he realizes there is a wealth of intelligence behind that prickly exterior and an untapped passion underneath those work skirts.
They soon see that her lost inheritance is wrapped in murder, fake wills, and intrigue. It is up to them to find the culprit and get back what rightfully belongs to Penny. While they are on the wild adventure, passion ignites and Penny is ready for her skirts to be tossed and her virtue given in the heat of passion to this brilliant, mad toff.
Wedded in Sin is a slow building historical read. It had its moments, but for the most part, it was really difficult to stay completely interested in this story. You like the characters and the plot was pretty good, but you cannot help but feel that something is missing from the story.