Book Review-Sin and Sensiblity

Book Review-Sin and SensiblitySin and Sensibility by Suzanne Enoch
Series: Griffin Family #1
Published by Avon on December 28th 2004
Genres: Historical Romance, Regency Era
Pages: 366
Format: Paperback
Source: Library
ISBN: 0060543256
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Lady Eleanor wants an adventure before she surrenders to a dull Society marriage. And who better than the dashing and notorious rake, Valentine Corbett, to protect her from scandal...and school her in sin?Young ladies just want to have fun...Unfortunately Eleanor Griffin has three strapping brothers to frighten away any beau they deem unsuitable. She knows she's expected to marry eventually—probably to some staid, crusty, old lord—but until that dark day dawns, Nell intends to enjoy herself. However, her brother, Sebastian, Duke of Melbourne, isn't about to let his sister run completely wild, and asks his best friend, the Marquis of Deverill, to keep a close eye on the spirited lovely.Could any chaperone be less qualified—yet more appreciated—than Valentine Corbett? Here is a man as sinful as he is attractive, a notorious rake, gambler, and pursuer of women, whom Nell has fancied since girlhood. Alas, the irresistible rogue seems uncharacteristically determined to be honorable, despite the passionate longing in his gaze. And Nell must tread carefully, for she has promised to immediately wed whomever her siblings choose should so much as a hint of scandal arise

 Eleanor feels supressed by her three brothers, and just wants to have fun and dislikes all the restrictions that are placed on her, and feels that her brothers don’t really care for what she wants in her life. So she comes up with a agreement for her to play out her independent nature as long as it doesn’t end in scandal. Valentine Corbette is a rogue in every way will be asked by his friend to watch over Eleanor and keep her away from any chance to be involved in any sort of scandal. Valentine at first doesn’t find this task to be too difficult however he finds himself attracted to Nell and the more time they spend in each others company he is drawn to her in a way he hasn’t been toward any other woman. Nell knows that she is treading dangerous ground with Valentine, and desires his kiss and tender touch but knows that if they are caught her brothers could marry her off to anyone of their choosing and knows they could be found out and she could lose the chance to be with the man she truly loves…

The Hero (Valentine Corbett)
Valentine is a pursuer of women and loves to gamble and is very notorious for his certain appetites. However when his friend asked him to chaperone his younger sister, he knew he was the worst man for the job, especially when he finds her so delicious in the looks department. Knowing he must protect her from scandal, he knows that she could be his greatest weakness and shed the armor surrounding his heart. 

The Heroine ( Eleanor Griffin)
Eleanor has always had a independent streak within her, and what she might consider to be ‘fun or exciting’ reeks dissaproval with her brothers, and it seems there is nothing that she can do right anymore. She finds herself miserable and not enjoying life when she is in the prime of her life. So she claims herself as independent to her brothers as long as she stays out of scandal or she could find herself married to any old bore or a selfish peacock (of her brothers choice) so she ends up being accompanied by Valentine who is known as a well known rogue, and he starts giving her lessons in sin as pleasurable as she never knew was possible and knows that she could find herself falling in love with someone that would only break her heart in the end.

My Thoughts 
Sin and Sensibility is the first in the Griffin series. This is not the first time that I have read this series but I haven’t read this series since they were newer, so I just wanted to read this one since it was one of my favorites and as I was reading I remembered how much I loved it. The passion and the romance came alive for me once more. I have always been a fan of Suzanne Enoch, books that are fun, sexy and full of sizzling chemistry that draws you into her stories. Sin and Sensiblity was no different, and I loved the interaction between Eleanor and Valentine, and there were moments in the story that you find yourself totally captivated….definitely a Enjoyable read!!!

About Suzanne Enoch

Suzanne was born in Southern California sometime in the latter half of the 20th century. In the way that some people are born knowing they want to be astronauts or cellists, Suzanne always knew she wanted to be a writer. Early dreams of becoming a zoologist and writing true stories about her adventures in Africa were crushed, however, after she viewed a television special about the world’s most poisonous snakes; she did NOT want to write about how she’d been bitten and lost a limb to a cobra. Thankfully at the same time the movie “Star Wars” premiered, and she realized that she could make up adventures and write about them, and not be eaten by deadly predators while doing research.

She dabbled in romantic fantasy writing for a year or two after graduating with a degree in English from the University of California, Irvine, until her affection for traditional Regency romances led her to write one for fun. After several encouraging rejections from publishers, she snared the interest of the world’s best and most patient literary agent, who advised her to revise the manuscript. This ultimately led to the publication of her first book, The Black Duke’s Prize, from Avon Books in the Spring of 1995. A second Regency, Angel’s Devil, followed that Fall.

When Avon folded its traditional Regency line, Suzanne was encouraged to try her hand at historical romance. As she remained keenly interested in England’s Regency period, she decided to attempt another manuscript set in that time. Lady Rogue hit the shelves in March of 1997. She wrote a total of 29 books for Avon, including two anthologies and a five-part contemporary series which received a pair of starred reviews from Publishers Weekly. One of those books, Twice the Temptation, was named one of the five best romances of the year by PW in 2007.

In 2002 her well-known love of all things “Star Wars” led to an invitation to appear on the E! channel in the television special “Star Wars: The Force Is Back”, where she discussed the romance in the movie series and ended up with more air time than George Lucas.

In 2010 Suzanne left Avon Books for St. Martin’s Press, where she continues to pen historical romance novels. Her 31st book, Taming an Impossible Rogue, is set to arrive in March 2012.

Suzanne is known for her humorous characters, sexy bad boys, and whip-sharp, witty dialogue. She currently resides in Placentia, California with several hundred guppies and various other tropical fish, and handful of very loud, spinach-loving finches. And her collection of action figures and statues from “Star Wars”, “Lord of the Rings”, “X-Men”, and “Pirates of the Caribbean”. Everybody needs some inspiration, after all.

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