A Scoundrel by Moonlight by Anna Campbell

November 13, 2015 Historical Romance, Reviews 0 ★★★½

A Scoundrel by Moonlight by Anna CampbellA Scoundrel by Moonlight by Anna Campbell
Series: Sons of Sin #4
Published by Forever on April 28, 2015
Genres: Historical Romance
Format: Audiobook
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three-half-stars
Anything can happen in the moonlight . . .

Justice. That's all Nell Trim wants-for her sister and for the countless other young women the Marquess of Leath has ruined with his wildly seductive ways. Now she has a bold plan to take him down . . . as long as she can resist the scoundrel's temptations herself.

From the moment Nell meets James Fairbrother, the air positively sizzles. Yet for all his size and power, there's something amazingly tender in his touch. Could he really be such a depraved rogue? The only way to find out is to beat the devil at his own game . . . one tempting kiss at a time.

After the death of her sister at the hands of the villainous Marquess of Leath, Eleanor Trim vows she will find the wretch who spoiled her sister and make him pay.  She takes a position in the Marquess’ household where she can find the evidence necessary to destroy him.  Over the past few months, James Fairbrother has been inundated with letters and pleas from women across the country begging for assistance in raising the children “he” left behind.  In fact, it was his dastardly Uncle Neville using his name to seduce and abandon these women.  And now James is being blackmailed by Uncle Neville’s partner-in-crime to keep the scandal a secret.  James can’t risk another scandal attached to his family, but his search for his uncle’s evil partner is derailed by the enchanting Miss Trim.  He doesn’t quite trust her, but neither can he seem to get her out of his mind.

I loved the banter between James and Eleanor!  These two were matched wit-for-wit and it was so much fun to read them going back and forth at each other as they slowly but surely fell in love.  Eleanor must struggle with her growing attraction to the man she believed seduced and ruined her sister, yet when she finally decides to give in, she really goes for it!  Eleanor doesn’t do anything by half measures.  When she gets an idea in her head, it’s full steam forward until her goal is accomplished.  Likewise, James has political aspirations, so he works tirelessly to see his achievements through.  And though he’s been as straight-laced as Eleanor’s corset, he too must bend to desire to pursue his growing love for the engaging Miss Trim.

Towards the end, I did begin to feel like Eleanor’s protests were becoming illogical and repetitive and her reaction to finding the letters a slight over-reaction given James and Eleanor’s history, but alls well that ends well and this book left me feeling warm and fuzzy inside.

Fans of the series will also appreciate cameos from previous heroes and heroines, though you do not need to read the previous books to fully enjoy this one.

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