Review: Lady Sarah’s Sinful Desires by Sophie Barnes

Lady Sarah’s Sinful Desires by Sophie Barnes
Series:  Secrets at Thorncliff Manor (# 1)
Release Date:  April 28, 2015
Publisher: Avon
Pages: 384
Source: book provided by Edelweiss for review



There are thousands of things Christopher, Viscount Spencer, would rather do than hunt for a bride, especially since experience has taught him that women are not to be trusted. Then he finds the intriguing Lady Sarah scrambling around in Thorncliff’s conservatory and he is instantly charmed by her passionate nature. But why is she so intent on avoiding him?

Lady Sarah would make the perfect bride for a peer—if not for a tarnished past that she’s hiding from the ton. A stay at Thorncliff Manor was meant to help her plan for her future, not fall in love. Yet Christopher’s kisses are irresistible, his gallantry enticing. When her secret stands to be revealed, will the truth ruin their dreams of happiness?


Review:  As I grew up, I loved princess stories. Stories that made me feel happy that the sweet princess got the prince. Stories that made me smile when the “bad guy” doesn’t get the princess. With Lady Sophie’s Sinful Desires, it reminded me again why I like romances. Christopher as a hero had a mix of baggage and passion that made him one of those well written heroes. You just couldn’t hate him.

I have never heard of Sophie Barnes and now that I know she writes historical, I know I will pick up more of her books. The chemistry among the characters is something I enjoyed reading. The writing style was simple, an easy read that also had hidden layers to it that didn’t have me skipping pages. She writes a comedic historic with this book that doesn’t continue to bring you down with the baggage the characters have and focuses on their friendship.

Something that in romances I also enjoy reading as romances should be realistic: couples should not get together if they don’t have a budding friendship. Christopher and Sophie have the greatest chemistry that was a mixture of passion and feisty banter.  I can’t wait to get paid to buy some of her other books as I think she will be a favorite author of mine.


colantha sig