Review: THE SINS OF VISCOUNT SUTHERLAND by Samantha James

988267051From the back of the book:

He is reckless, bold, dangerous…

Men envy him, women desire him…

And one woman wants her revenge.

Claire Ashcroft has good reason to despise Viscount Grayson Sutherland. A wildly unpredictable man with a frightening reputation, Sutherland is responsible for a death that deeply pains her. She’d kill him if she could. Instead, she’ll employ her feminine wiles to make him pay. And once he’s deeply, irreversibly in love with her, she’ll shatter his vulnerable heart.

Her scheme works perfectly…too perfectly.

Samantha James is one of my favorite historical authors, so I was excited to read THE SINS OF VISCOUNT SUTHERLAND. While the story is nothing new – girl hates boy, boy is rake, they fall in love (but are too stubborn to admit it), and then they live happily ever after. The characters make this story. Gray, Viscount Sutherland, is a rake, but he is also haunted by his past. He refuses to feel anything and just plays in excess. Even though he comes across as a bit of a jerk, as different parts of his past or revealed I really felt for him. Claire is a different story. Her need for revenge turned me off in the beginning. She was very naive in her belief that making Gray fall in love with her and then breaking his heart would happen without any other complications. She grows a lot throughout the book and changes her feelings on what happened in the past. Both characters learn to overcome those things that have been holding them back. While I enjoyed the story, I did feel that the book drags a bit in the last half. There are many instances of either Claire or Gray causing one more problem in their relationship. It is a cycle that got old quickly. After the dragging middle, the end all seems very rushed. They confess their feelings and then it is over.

the book girl gives THE SINS OF VISCOUNT SUTHERLAND a 3.5/5

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3 Comments on “Review: THE SINS OF VISCOUNT SUTHERLAND by Samantha James

  1. I used to read Samantha James but got away from her — there are just too many books out there to read! Hmmm, not sure if this one will bring me back to reading her. It just doesn’t sound compelling enough…

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