{Capturing the Carlisles Review} When the Scoundrel Sins by @AHarrington2875

Posted August 29, 2017 by Lindsey in Book Reviews / 0 Comments

{Capturing the Carlisles Review} When the Scoundrel Sins by @AHarrington2875When the Scoundrel Sins by Anna Harrington
Published by Forever on August 29th 2017
Genres: Historical, Romance
Pages: 352
Source: Netgalley
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Annabelle Green needs a husband-and quickly. To inherit the only home she's ever known, she must be married by her twenty-fifth birthday. But finding a suitor has been next to impossible after a reckless rogue named Quinton Carlisle seduced her into a scandalous midnight tryst. Her reputation in ruins, Belle now needs a rather large favor. And she knows just who to turn to . . .

Quinn can hardly believe that the shy bookish girl he teased as a child has grown into such a brazen beauty. The very idea of marrying Belle to right the wrongs of his past is downright shocking . . . and deliciously tempting. Too bad marriage, convenient or otherwise, is the last thing Quinn wants. He'll help Belle find a husband and be on his way. But if he can't control his attraction to the bride-to-be, this marriage could go up in flames-of wicked desire.

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Annabelle Green was taken in by the Ainsley’s as a young girl. She’s spent her entire life since at Castle Glenarvon. If she marries by her twenty-fifth birthday, she will inherit her home and run it in the way she has for years. The problem is her reputation is less than pristine and she has little time to find a suitable groom.

This is where Lady Ainsley’s nephews, Robert and Quinn Carlisle, come in to help in the search. Lady Ainsley has called upon her dear nephews before Quinn sets sail for a new life with land waiting for him in America. Quinn’s future is set in stone, yet he can’t help the feelings of lusty desire for the lovely Miss Green whom he’d stole a kiss from so many years ago. Transformed into a great beauty, Quinn is pulled into Belle’s web, but fights tooth and nail to be freed so he can meet his destiny in America.

After the first novel in the series, If the Duke Demands, I fully expected to read Robert’s story next. Harrington surprised and delighted me with turning to Quinn for the next chapter in the Carlisle saga. Although Quinn might’ve been deemed as an unrepentant rake in the first novel, Harrington brings out his true love for his family and the responsibilities he believes he is ready to undertake. Of course, Belle throws a wrench in all of his plans. Deemed close enough relatives, Lady Ainsley has Quinn and Robert step in to help find a suitable groom before it is too late. The owner of the neighboring estate, Sir Harold Bletchley, seems to be the front runner, but Belle is adamant against the match and Quinn quickly finds out Bletchley’s ulterior motives. Jealousy runs rampant over Quinn’s soul as each suitor is crossed off the list. If only he could figure out a way to become Belle’s groom, life would be simpler.

Harrington once again throws us into a whirlwind adventure of the heart as Quinn and Belle struggle with their feelings and their obligations. Another five star read for the Carlisles!

Read my review of If the Duke Demands HERE!


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About Anna Harrington

An award-winning English professor and romance writer, Anna Harrington fell in love with historical romances and all things Regency—and especially all those dashing Regency heroes—while living and studying in England, where she spent most of her time studying the Romantic poets and Regency England, reading Jane Austen, and getting lost all across the English countryside.
In addition to earning her B.A. in English from Ashland University, M.A. from Michigan State University in literature, and Ph.D. from Indiana University of Pennsylvania in Composition, she has
studied theatre in London, Mexican history in Guadalajara, and Spanish in Ecuador. She has traveled the world, visiting schools and volunteering in Peru, Ecuador, France, Italy, Thailand, and Mexico, and has amassed thousands of photos she unleashes on
unsuspecting friends who dare to ask about her travels.
Anna also loves to be outdoors. She has been hiking and climbing in Alaska, Hawaii, the Andes and the Alps, including one week spent dangling off the via ferrata in the Dolomites, and she has whitewater rafted in Alaska, South America, and the Appalachians. She earned her pilot’s license, high-performance, complex and instrument ratings at Chicago Midway (To all the controllers in Chicago Center—she greatly apologies for every problem she caused you and Southwest Airlines), and she hopes to one day fly in a hot-air balloon over Kenya.
When she read her first Regency romance by Julia Quinn in 2012, she was hooked and longed to create her own independent and spirited heroines, dashing heroes, and the trials and tribulations of Regency England which worked to keep them apart until true love won the day. Her first series, The Secret Life of Scoundrels, was contracted to Grand Central/Forever in 2014, and her debut novel, Dukes are Forever, set for release in November, 2015 (with Along Came a Rogue in February, 2016 and How I Married a Marquess in May, 2016).
The best part of writing historical romances for Anna is falling into history—to live in the world of Regency England through her characters, with dazzling balls, beautiful dresses, and gorgeous estates that she would otherwise never be able to experience. She loves the period’s history, especially the architecture, and finds that all those rules of proper etiquette and propriety can be worked to the heroine’s advantage…if she’s daring enough to seize her dreams.
Anna adores all things chocolate, dives into ice cream of any flavor, and guzzles Kona coffee by the gallon. A Doctor Who fanatic (everyone says her house is bigger on the inside!), she is a terrible cook who hopes to one day use her oven for something other than shoe storage. When she isn’t writing, she spends her time trying not to kill the innocent rose bushes in her garden.

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