Sins of a Duke - Griffin Family, Bk 4 Author:Suzanne Enoch Lust is a Sin . . . — Sebastian Griffin, the Duke of Melbourne, has raised his younger siblings, seen to it that they made correct matches, and basically kept everyone in line. Seen as the most powerful man in England, Sebastian has a reputation for propriety and has maintained a scandal-free life. — Until now. — Josefina Katarina Embry is a beauty... more », to be sure, but she claims to be the princess of a faraway country. While she dazzles the ton with her wit and charm, Sebastian suspects she's up to something. And he's determined to expose her . . . if only he wasn't so distracted by her brazen sensuality and the irresistible allure of her kiss. Sebastian knows an affair will lead them into scandal, but will the most powerful man in England risk all for a princess of dubious lineage . . . or will he allow a most sinful desire to rule his heart?« less
Disappointing...Suzanne Enoch went way off track here. The fraud plot is crazy, Josefina comes out of nowhere and never redeems herself. Sebastian is taken in by her and doesn't even really have a lot of time for interaction with Peep. Should have been Anne!!! Sebastian deserves better.
R L. reviewed Sins of a Duke (Griffin Family, Bk 4) on
Helpful Score: 4
I've always enjoyed this author's books, but this one is quite a disappointment -- the heroine is too bratty, the plot (whatever it is), too boring. I didn't make it past page 60. Fortunately, the book has a long waiting list and I can unload it quickly.
This book was a slog uphill to get into it. Like the other reviewers, I was not crazy about the fraud scheme or the bratty criminal-supporting heroine. I really liked the hero Sebastian, his daughter Peep, and his extended family. The "unbelievable" plotline is a bit funny - the fraud plot is somewhat based on a true story, where truth is stranger than fiction. If you like the other books in the Griffin faimly series, you may want to read this one just to get the latest info and adventure.
I avoided reading this book for quite awhile due to the bad reviews. I finally decided to give it a try after re-reading books 1 and 3, and I am so glad that I did!
I really enjoyed this book. The heroine was haughty and difficult at first, but there is an obvious reason for this in the story, and I feel that she redeemed herself. I never really cared for Sebastian's character in the previous books, but I enjoyed him in this story. He became human, rather than a superior, regal figure. I felt that Sebastian and Josephine were well matched, actually, and that the book was well written.