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Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Blitz: When the Scoundrel Sins by Anna Harrington (Review + Giveaway)



Quinn was such a charmer but Annabelle sure gave him a run for his money.

About Anna Harrington:

Anna Harrington fell in love with historical romances--and all those dashing Regency heroes--while living in London, where she studied literature and theatre. She loves to travel, fly airplanes, and hike, and when she isn't busy writing her next novel, she loves fussing over her roses in her garden.



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Format: .mobi (A copy of this book was provided by the publisher via NetGalley for the purpose of an honest review. )
Publisher: Forever
Release Date: August 29, 2017

A MOST INDECENT PROPOSAL
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.



What’s it About? Years ago Quinton Carlisle inadvertently ruined Annabelle Greene’s reputation and she left London. Now she’s grown up and desperately needs a husband so that she can keep the only home she’s ever known. She only has weeks to find a husband and she’s desperate so she turns to Quinn and proposes a marriage of convenience. Only Quinn has his own plans and they don’t include marrying anyone, especially someone like Annabelle. But Annabelle’s guardian has roped him into helping Annabelle finding a suitable husband. All that time together has Quinn reconsidering Annabelle’s very tempting proposal.



Overall reaction to the story? I didn’t know what to expect out of Annabelle and Quinton to be honest, they had a history together that wasn’t all that pleasant (Though Quinn remembers the incident differently than Annabelle.) but the initial attraction was still there. Anna Harrington took two conflicted people with different goals, threw in an inheritance situation and created a lovely romance with a dash of teasing that made me smile throughout the whole story.


Describe the hero in five words: Playful. Stubborn. Smart. Charming. Loyal.
Did you like him? Not at first but he grew on me.
Why? At first Quinn came off as someone who didn’t take anything seriously except for the fun things in life. All he did was tease Annabelle ruthlessly and that didn’t leave any room for some serious relationship or character development. However, Annabelle’s situation sobered Quinn up enough for him to show his true colors but not too much to where he didn’t still get on Annabelle’s nerves now and again. I liked that he could be a bit of child with her but at the same time he was also kind, and a good listener. Quinn was also determined to help Annabelle find a way to keep her home without being forced to marry, something that he didn’t have to do since it didn’t affect him at all, to me that told me all I needed to know about him. He was a good guy even though he liked to make Annabelle mad.


Describe the heroine in five words: Determined. Kind. Intelligent. Loyal. Strong.
Did you like her? Yes.
Why? Annabelle’s situation would make anyone cry but not her. She was willing to tackle the situation head on instead of letting everyone around her try and solve her problems. Not that she didn’t know she needed help but for the most part, she was well informed about her situation and had several ideas going. I loved that she always tried to stay two steps ahead on the problems in her life, and never stood there like a wilting flower waiting to be saved. I liked that Quinn’s teasing didn’t send her into a swoon; she stood there and dished it out the best she could. I do love a heroine who stands her ground.


Let’s talk about the romance: Quinn and Annabelle’s romance started a few years before the present timeline in the book. He was young, stupid, and flexing his seduction skills and she was the unfortunate victim of bad timing, flimsy dress material, and gossip. The little bit of attraction between them at that point took a backseat to animosity on Annabelle’s part. Still, the attraction was still there a few years later when they meet up again it’s just that this time with Annabelle’s inheritance situation these two couldn’t get away from each other. I liked the whole I-Hate-You-But-I-Still-Think-You’re-Hot vibe that these two had going though I don’t think Quinn every hated Annabelle, he was just fascinated and frustrated by her. The romance was built on these sometimes humorous interactions but also on Quinn really seeing Annabelle as more than just a pretty face that he liked to torment. He grew to admire her and that lead to love. I liked that there was more to these two than just a physical attraction.

Click It or Skip It? Click It. Anna Harrington’s second book in the Carlisle series has more humor in it with Quinn and Annabelle’s bickering but it’s still a steamy romance with plenty to offer.



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