Sins of a Wicked Duke
Copyright 2009, Avon Books (An Imprint of Harper Collins)
Well well well. There's something we don't see enough of!! Fallon O'Rourke is no ordinary footmen, or hand maid for that matter, what she is is an incredibly beautiful woman wishing to work her way into owning a home of her own. Somewhere she can settle in as herself and not have a man thinking he owned it - or her.
Which is why she has cut off her hair, powdered it a different color and pretends to be a man to get a better job. Little did she know when she embarked on the journey that it would lead to sleeping one door away from The Demon Duke and helping him with his every whim.
Duke Dominic Hale is a sinner in every sense of the word and he isn't shy about it. But it's just an escape he needs, something to keep his mind off the pain in his life. No one knows that. And not even he knows that someone will ever break through that wall, especially not someone he thinks is a fellow man.
Sophie Jordan is the incredibly talented author of YA's beloved Firelight series and apparently is also markedly talented on the adult scene. As a fan of her YA work (and holy cow can she make a simple kiss scene uber hot), as well as romance and especially as a fan of regency romance, I picked up a few of her books just trusting in the faith that she's as good a writer as she is an adorable person. I was right. Not only is she adorable and super nice but the woman can't write a bad book! I was hooked to Sins, couldn't put it down if I wanted to!
And that could be because of how different the story is. I've never read one like it. Every sentence was delicious, egging you on to see how much better it could get. Demon or not, I'd chop off my hair to stand by his side. That man is all sorts of a good time! And Fallon was strong and earnest. Even while deceiving those around her she was someone to look up to.
The good news is that as great as this one was, there are at least 3 other Jordan books out: One Night With You, Too Wicked to Tame and Once Upon a Wedding Night! Not to mention Firelight, Vanish and Hidden in the YA department <--- All of which are EXTREMELY good!!!
Don't hesitate. The next time you're out and see the name Sophie Jordan on a book, don't wait to see if a friend has read it or heard about it - just buy it. Seriously, you're going to end up doing it at some point anyway, may as well not prolong it!!