Author: Cara Elliott
About the book: A widow known for her scientific scholarship, Lady Ciara Sheffield is shadowed by rumors that she poisoned her husband. A rogue notorious for his rakehell antics, the Earl of Hadley is not accused of murdering anything -- save for the rules of Polite Society. The only thing they have in common is seeing their names in the gossip columns of London's newspapers. Or is it?
Ciara needs a titled fiance to quell the slanderous speculations that may send her to the gallows. Hadley needs a brilliant scholar to decipher a mysterious manuscript in his possession. They agree on a temporary alliance. And so begins a seductive dance of sinful pleasures and hidden desires as they waltz through the mansions of Mayfair. . . with red-hot passion -- and danger -- at every turn.
My thoughts: This is the first book that I have read by Cara Elliott - but you can bet that I will be coming back for more. I enjoyed the fact that Ciara was a scholar - something that isn't always evident in the historical romances. The women are always smart, but to actually be a scholar and have that to be part of the story line is rare (of course, it just might be I am reading the wrong books! <: ) This book also had a mix of mystery and humor, but when you mix a scholar with a scoundrel what do you expect? Cara's next book in this series, To Surrender to a Rogue is due out in June. I failed to mention that the series is Circle of Sin.
To Sin With a Scoundrel
Publisher/Publication Date: Forever, Mar 1, 2010
~This book was provided free for my unbiased review from Hachette Books.~