TITLE – Sinful Possession SERIES (& book #) – Cynfell Brothers # 5 AUTHOR – Samantha Holt GENRE – Historical Romance PUBLICATION DATE – 25th January LENGTH (Pages/# Words) - 37000
NOTE - Can be read as standalone
Lust, gluttony, greed, sloth, wrath, envy and pride. The Cynfell brothers are the very embodiment of a sinful existence. But could the right woman change that?
Miss Lila Radley was set to be the belle of the ball this summer. With her charming manners, beautiful looks and excellent connections, everyone anticipated her receiving endless proposals.
However, no one expected her to be kidnapped.
After she witnesses a murder, Lila finds herself in the hands of two overwhelmingly attractive brothers—entirely against her will. However, while the twin Cynfell brothers might be as devastating in looks as each other, only one intrigues her—the brooding Lord Ash Cynfell.
Unfortunately, he is the very reason she is in danger.
Already battling with his own demons, Ash finds himself with an additional burden to bear—Miss Lila Radley’s safety. He cannot very well abandon her as it was due to his inaction that a man ended up dead and a serial killer is now targeting her. Unfortunately, keeping the vivacious Lila protected until the murderer is found is going to test him in every way possible.
Can he resist her charm and beauty, aware a worthless man like himself is no good for a woman like her? All he knows is that when Lila turns her sunny smile onto his twin brother, his finds himself unable to summon his usual relaxed attitude. Has Ash Cynfell, the most reclusive brother, finally found something worth fighting for?
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“What were you thinking?”
Ash narrowed his gaze at Harris. “There’s a serial killer out there. A powerful and dangerous one.”
His brother paced in front of him while Ash sat on a chair too small for his build outside of the bedroom.
The bedroom that held a currently enraged Lila. The crashes of furniture had stopped only a short while ago. It seemed no one had noticed that Lila had gone. Her family, according to Harris, had assumed she’d retreated to bed. They were, as his brother said, a little scatter-brained.
He couldn’t deny he had come to that conclusion from his short acquaintance with them, but Harris spent more time in society so his opinion was likely correct.
So that at least gave him time to decide what to with Miss Lila Radley.
Pin her to the bed and kiss away her fury?
He smirked to himself. No. Tempting as that was, he suspected that would only increase her ire. Since she’d awoken from her faint, she’d been full of fire. He wouldn’t tell her that he had enjoyed picking up her soggy form and carrying her to his brother’s carriage far more than he should have done. He also certainly wouldn’t mention how she’d curled a hand around his neck and burrowed herself against him.
He released a sigh. If it wasn’t enough he’d already near fallen for her on sight, she was now appealing to his need to protect. There was nothing quite like being needed by the opposite sex. And when she’d tucked her face into his neck, he’d been lost.
|"Sinful Possession" by Samantha Holt. This is an enjoyable read -short and sweet. There's a bit of adventure and suspense as well as the love and romance aspect. Our main characters are Lila and Ash. I liked Ash - he comes across as dark and mysterious and beleived to be a drunk, although we learn of his secret soon enough. He struggles to live his life without that secret being revealed. Lila is a bit naive and a little stubborn. Her stubborness at times did annoy me a bit, but overall she's a likable character. I do like Ms. Holt's style of writing and look forward to reading her works. Once again, I was not disappointed with this one. I wish it were a bit longer but for a novella, Ms. Holt did a great job of telling a tale that included depth and showed the characters true spirits too. This is a series, but I have not read the previous books and had no trouble keeping up whatsoever. Having enjoyed this story, I do look forward to catching up on the previous books of the series now. (received copy for honest review)|
Samantha lives in a small village in England with her twin girls and a dachshund called Duke. She enjoys writing historical romance involving chivalrous knights, hot highlanders and cravatted men. Writing is her (more than) full time job but on the rare occasion, she's not writing, she loves to visit the many stately homes and castles nearby.
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