Sophie Ashley needs to become a courtesan now that she has
a child to feed. When she meets the Duke of Caradon, he
seems perfect, but his own haunted past makes it difficult
for him to be intimate. Together, they will find that their
connection can't be discarded, but their situations may make
it impossible to be together.
DEEPER IN SIN is a bit of a mixed bag for me. The premise is
interesting, and the sensual scenes are very well done. The
secondary characters, especially the other Dukes, add some
fun to the story, and the twist behind Sophie's mother is
very surprising. There are several mysteries throughout the
novel, and most of them give a good shock.
However, some of the plot feels too farfetched for me. The
drama is nice to a point, but it often escalates to somewhat
unbelievable levels. Likewise, while I enjoy the different
conflicts in the story, they don't mesh well. One conflict
will take over for a significant time, leaving another
forgotten, so when the other conflict comes back in, the
building suspense/conflict has been lost. There are also
some serious, complex issues presented in the book that are
treated a little too simply for my taste.
Though Sharon Page's DEEPER IN SIN isn't the best book for
me, readers who love high drama and a nice variety of
sensual scenes might find this to be a good fit for them.
The Wicked Dukes series thus far is definitely entertaining,
and I can see other readers enjoying this more than I did.
Memories of a dark past have left the Duke of Caradon disinclined to have any
fun. But at the urging of
friends, he finds himself attending a Cyprian ball in the hope that some woman
will attract his
attention. And one certainly does. A stunningly sensual woman who reawakens
feelings of carnal desire
he thought long lost. . .
Sophie Ashley knows little of the courtesan life except what she's read in a book.
A quick learner,
Sophie makes her debut at the Cyprian Ball hoping to find a wealthy protector.
And when she makes
the acquaintance of the reclusive Duke of Caradon, she's most eager to test her
talents in the art of
erotic seduction. . .