One Wicked Sin
By Nicola Cornick
Scandalous Women of the Ton – Book 2
Once the toast of the ton, Lottie Cummings is now notorious for being divorced—and without a penny. Shunned by society, the destitute beauty is lured to become a Covent Garden courtesan. But after refusing to oblige her customers, Lottie’s about to be turned out onto the streets. Until a dangerous rake saves her with a scandalous offer.
The illegitimate son of a duke, Ethan Ryder rose to the ranks of Napoleon’s most trusted cavalry officer—until his capture landed him in England as a prisoner of war. Now on parole, Ethan is planning his most audacious coup yet. But he needs to create a spectacular diversion. Having infamous Lottie as his mistress will lull everyone into thinking he’s busily bedding her instead of plotting deadly treason. Yet their business decision ignites a passionate relationship. And their unexpected bond may scandalize even these two wicked souls…
This Blonde’s Review:
When we start this story we find Lottie already shunned and living in a brothel. She is trying to overcome her revulsion to being paid to be with men she used to refuse. Until in walks a man she has never seen before, one who can command even the greedy woman in charge of whether she stays or goes. Lottie takes his offer to be his mistress.
Ethan is interested in more than the pleasure of Lottie in his bed. He needs her as a cover so that people would not see what he was really up to. He has more than himself to worry about. He also has his son to worry about. His son who is being kept in prison within seeing distance of where Ethan is required to stay. More than anything, he wants his son to be free.
They have an interesting relationship. They are strongly attracted to each other, yet they don’t trust either or their feelings. Through a series of encounters we see them learn to care, learn to trust. Lottie is even able to see her opinion has worth beyond the sex men want from her.
Can a traitor and a shunned whore ever hope to be together? Clearly, they can and Should.
This was the first of Nicola Cornick’s books I have read. I enjoyed it and will let you know what i think of the next book in the series soon.
If the description sounds interesting to you then you should definitely read it.