A Talent for Sin

Lady Violet Carrington isn t your usual Victorian shrinking Violet Neither is she the cougar that the entire ton believes her to be What she is a woman who knows her own mind and will not be order

Lady Violet Carrington isn’t your usual Victorian shrinking Violet. Neither is she the cougar that the entire ton believes her to be. What she is a woman who knows her own mind and will not be order about. After three marriages, Violet is finally free to do what she likes and when she wants. She’s not about to be dictated by her young lover, Lord Peter St. John, no matter how devilishly handsome he is in and out of her bed. Why can’t she make Peter understand that what they have is perfect? Why does he keep persisting in wanting to bind her to him with a marriage certificate? She will give him everything he wants but just not the one thing he desires most.Lord Peter St. Johns on the other hand, is not taking no for an answer from his very erotic and beautiful lover. Since the moment they met Violet has driven the young Lord insane. There had always been a strong current of desire but now Peter wants more from his lovely widow. He tells her of his devote love but she throws it back in his face. Tired of being treated like a boy he has set out to prove to Violet that he is the only man for her. He’ll be damned if he’ll let their seven year age gap interfere with what he desires most. Her hand, in marriage. Marriage to this wild red-head certainly won’t be boring or controllable, but past hurts have given Lady Carrington the impression as to how marriage life will be with any man. Peter wants to show her that not all husbands will abuse their wives or turn to another woman. Peter is willing to sacrifice anything and everything to make Violet feel secure in their union. Everything goes awry once Lady Carrington’s eldest brother, Master and their younger strong willed sister, Isabella come to town. Isabella is desperate to have Violet help her find a husband before she is married off to an old bloated goat to pay for Master’s old transgression. Not wanting her sister to face what she twice had to do in the name of “saving the family” Violet strikes a bargain with her sister’s devious betrothed. After the bargain is struck all hell breaks lose and Violet and Peter’s world is rocked from it’s very foundation. Finding love was never what Violet ever believed she’d want or thought she'd find, but like most heroines she finds it right at the time when she can no longer have it.Betrayal, broken promises, broken hearts along with a mysterious murder enter to wreak havoc on this couple. How are they to find their way back to one another when so much is against them? Truly, you have to wonder, is love thicker than blood? Or will blood ties and responsibilities win out in the end?A TALENT FOR SIN by Lavinia Kent has to be hands down one of my favorite reads so far this year. This is Ms. Kent's debut book and I honestly can say that this is the start of wonderful writing career. Ms. Kent drew me in with the sensuality and intrigue on the back cover. Her heroine was strong not only in opinion but in character even though the people around her didn’t seem to think so. I found myself riveted to my chair as I became engrossed in Violet and Peter’s story.It’s not always that you find a rare gem from a debut author but I honestly couldn’t find a single fault in the authors writing, prose or characters. The story was well written, ripped at my heartstrings, repaired them than ripped them all over again. For this reader that is the kind of story I live for. A story that will not only entertain me for a few hours but will emotional engage me so much that I can’t help talking about the story or the author long after I’m done. Popular A Talent for Sin By Lavinia Kent go inside Kindle She was blessed with a gift of temptation.Violet, Lady Carrington, possesses everything a spirited woman could want out of life Money and lots of it The freedom to make her own choices, with no husband to rule her And a delightfully attentive young lover, Lord Peter St Johns, to satisfy her every wild whim But Peter desires than Violet s lascivious attentions.She was blessed with a gift of temptation.Violet, Lady Carrington, possesses everything a spirited woman could want out of life Money and lots of it The freedom to make her own choices, with no husband to rule her And a delightfully attentive young lover, Lord Peter St Johns, to satisfy her every wild whim But Peter desires than Violet s lascivious attentions He s desperate for her heart and her hand in marriage.Yet with a toss of her russet curls, Violet refuses A man like Peter belongs with a na ve, blushing beauty, not a luscious lady with a talent for sin, and she would rather die than be beholden to anyone But try as she might, she cannot convince him or herself that their tantalizing dalliance is a mere trifle Perhaps Lady Carrington has finally met her match a man who will love but not control her, a man who can meet her wickedness with a fierce passion of his own .. I live in Washington, DC with my husband, kids, two cats and a changing menagerie of other small beasts.I worked in both the arts and in the business world before giving into my love of story telling after the birth of my oldest although it wasn t until after the birth of my youngest when I suddenly had full time childcare that it all came together for me.I love discussing books almost any books at any time One of my great joys is having my children get old enough that we can all read the same things and talk I am so happy that YA is the flourishing world that it is.And of course I love Romance I started back with Kathleen Woodiwiss and Johanna Lindsay and have never given them up since although there were a few slow spots along the way.. Bestseller Books A Talent for Sin I probably should have listened to the lukewarm reviews of "A Talent for Sin" before reading it, but I was too drawn to the premise to say no. The older, world-weary widow paired with a younger, more innocent man was just too enticing. But the end result was lackluster.Violet, Lady Carrington, has three late husbands and she's quite a bit older and more experienced than her young lover, Lord Peter St. Johns. Peter has asked for Violet's hand in marriage numerous times but she keeps denying him. She wants to be free, and since she inherited money from her husbands, she's in a position to live her own life. Also, she feels like she would hold Peter back from marriage with a proper young miss. At first, I could understand Violet's mindset, it is very modern of her to want to live her own life without a husband taking care of her. But as the story unfolds, she makes choices that made me totally lose respect for her. Also, after a certain point, she seemed to be denying Peter out of stubbornness, because he more than proved himself as a worthy husband and partner.I loved Peter's character and I doubt I would have finished the book if not for him. He completely adored Violet, worshipped the very ground she walked on. This type of hero doesn't appeal to everyone, but I very much enjoyed how attentive Peter was to Violet's every need. No matter how wrong her choices were, he never stopped loving her. SLIGHT SPOILERS AHEAD!!!!Unfortunately, there were a few cringe worthy scenes in this book, one of which prompted me to skip entire pages. The first misstep happened when Violet and Peter took a break from each other early on in the book. She flirted heavily and chose other men to be her suitors and Peter even let Violet's sister kiss him. If these scenes don't turn you off, wait until Violet feels like she must seduce a gross old lecher to save her sister from him. She willingly seduces him and the scene lasts for dozens of pages, which I skipped.END SPOILERSIf it weren't for these uncomfortable parts, I may have given the book 4 stars just because I liked the premise so much and enjoyed reading about Peter. I also really enjoyed the fact that the book was about the middle of their relationship, not the beginning of it like most romances. Their feelings and disagreements were so real because they already knew each other so well. I doubt I will read another book by this author, but I would love to read something else with a younger, doting hero like Peter.Reviewed for: http://inthehammockblog.blogspot.com/

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  1. I live in Washington, DC with my husband, kids, two cats and a changing menagerie of other small beasts.I worked in both the arts and in the business world before giving into my love of story telling after the birth of my oldest although it wasn t until after the birth of my youngest when I suddenly had full time childcare that it all came together for me.I love discussing books almost any books at any time One of my great joys is having my children get old enough that we can all read the same things and talk I am so happy that YA is the flourishing world that it is.And of course I love Romance I started back with Kathleen Woodiwiss and Johanna Lindsay and have never given them up since although there were a few slow spots along the way.

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  1. I probably should have listened to the lukewarm reviews of A Talent for Sin before reading it, but I was too drawn to the premise to say no The older, world weary widow paired with a younger, innocent man was just too enticing But the end result was lackluster.Violet, Lady Carrington, has three late husbands and she s quite a bit older and experienced than her young lover, Lord Peter St Johns Peter has asked for Violet s hand in marriage numerous times but she keeps denying him She wants to be [...]


  2. When I read the synopsis for A Talent For Sin, I was hooked It is about a thirty one year old three times married widow who is having a luscious love affair with a man seven years younger than she is I am all for the older woman younger man love stories And what makes this one even better is that that the younger man, Lord Peter St Johns loves Lady Violet Carrington desperately that nothing else but marriage will do for him.Violet doesn t want to get married She has been there three times and al [...]


  3. Lady Violet Carrington isn t your usual Victorian shrinking Violet Neither is she the cougar that the entire ton believes her to be What she is a woman who knows her own mind and will not be order about After three marriages, Violet is finally free to do what she likes and when she wants She s not about to be dictated by her young lover, Lord Peter St John, no matter how devilishly handsome he is in and out of her bed Why can t she make Peter understand that what they have is perfect Why does he [...]



  4. Lady Smythe Burke to the rescue again.I didn t enjoy this book as much as previous books by this author and found it very difficult to follow in the early chapters when the narratively skipped from Violet to Peter very abruptly without any warning This series does seem to have similarities to the previous book.


  5. I reviewed this on my blog bookworm2bookworm.wordpressEven though I bought this book as soon as it came out, I was for some reason very reluctant to read it, so I waited for the second one in the Series to come out to read them both at the same time Then the second one came out, and I still could not get myself to read this new author Finally, in July of this year, I got around to it This is book one in Masters Family Series Second one in the series is Bound by Temptation Johnathan Masters story [...]


  6. Violet is a rich widow in her 30 s who likes to take on young lovers After three marriages, she has vowed never to marry again.Peter is Violet s most recent lover He has fallen in love with Violet and wants her to marry him This is one of the worst books I have had the misfortune to read in a while Violet believes that she knows what is best for everyone around her She tries to solve other people s problems but always gets herself into trouble, creates problems for others and also ends up hurti [...]


  7. Loved the heroine of a realistic size that was done in a sexually appealing way for the hero as in Robyn DeHart s Courting Claudia, but with refined exposition , the hero who had oodles of chest hair a weakness of mine , the way the heroine was older and a thrice married widow, and the presented conflict of a woman fine with her independence and sexual enjoyment that realized that she was in love with someone and, for the first time, actually wanted to be in a committed relationship.Hated the e [...]


  8. A merry widow s young lover wants to marry her but she sees several reasons, including her past and their ages, why it is not a good idea But he is sure that it is But she is sure that it is not What a stalemate Then her family situation leads her to make a choice that leads to heartbreak and tragedy This was better than I expected, although I though one of the choices she made was kind of stupid There s an elderly woman character in this book who is worth the price of admission.


  9. I thought the heroine was a bit cold and self serving Also not a big fan of the story line Sex was the basis of the relationship and she used it as a tool to get what she wanted, IMO Will still try others by this author.







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