Review: Sweetest Little Sin by Christine Wells

45084789From the back of the book:

A MARQUIS’S BETRAYAL

Lady Louisa Brooke has many suitors, but the only man for her is the wild and ruthless Marquis of Jardine. When Jardine suddenly abandons her after a long-standing liaison, he leaves her with nothing except the secret they share. Her future in ruins, Louisa recklessly accepts a mission from the head of the secret service and becomes embroiled in a perilous operation in which nothing is as it seems…

A LADY’S REVENGE

The Marquis of Jardine is determined to destroy the criminal mastermind who’s sworn vengeance against all he holds dear. But when he hears that Louisa is to wed a dangerous enemy, Jardine is tortured by jealousy and fear for her safety. He tracks her down, only to discover that her mission collides with him.

LOVE THAT WON’T BE DENIED

Together, Louisa and Jardine must now foil a plan to betray the secret service and escape a diabolical revenge. But can they put the past behind them and take the greatest risk of all – on love?

SWEETEST LITTLE SIN should come with a disclaimer that warns the reader they should read THE DANGEROUS DUKE before reading SWEETEST LITTLE SIN. I haven’t read THE DANGEROUS DUKE and was confused and/or lost for parts of the book. Louisa and Jardine have a past together, but without reading the previous story it took me awhile to piece together exactly what that past was. There were also several references to plot points of THE DANGEROUS DUKE that went right over my head. I do think that if you have read THE DANGEROUS DUKE this story would be enjoyable. My other problem with SWEETEST LITTLE SIN is that the spy stuff and intrigue overshadowed the romance. I wasn’t really sure if Louisa and Jardine really loved each other or if they loved the sneaking around. I had high hopes for this book since I liked WICKED LITTLE GAME, but this one just didn’t do it for me at all.

the book girl gives SWEETEST LITTLE SIN a 2/5

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