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Something Sinful (Griffin Family #3)

3.78  ·  Rating Details  ·  1,558 Ratings  ·  50 Reviews
It was lust at first sight . . .

She was a vision, an exotic goddess who floated across the ballroom, conjuring images of warm nights and silk sheets, and Lord Charlemagne Griffin felt lightning shoot straight to his . . . well, he was definitely interested. So the lady isn't exactly the sharpest knife on the rack, as Shay soon discovers, but the generous bosom just above h
Paperback, 357 pages
Published August 29th 2006 by Avon
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Aug 06, 2009 Eastofoz rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Enoch fans following the Griffin family series just to know what happens
Not one of Suzanne Enoch’s best and probably my least favorite of her books so far. The story is too cookie-cutter-seen-it-all-before predictable with a very weak romance. The silly side story caper felt like a bad episode of Scooby-Doo, all that was missing was a Velma-like character crying “Jinkies” every so often (!).

The book starts out well and has a different nearly exotic kind of feel to it as the heroine is from India. She’s English but she was born and raised in India so she speaks and d
Miss Kim
Dec 19, 2008 Miss Kim rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Julie Garwood fans, regency fans
Recommended to Miss Kim by: continuation of series
Shelves: 2008, historical
Lady Sarala, an English lady, has grown up in India, and has recently returned to London society with her family when her father becomes a Marquis due to the death of his brother. She’s been in town for about ten days when she attends a ball and catches the eye of Charlemagne Griffin. The Griffins are a famous noble family. He is the middle brother, and known for his business deals and his way with the ladies.

Shay, as Charlemagne is known to friends and family, sees Sarala from across the room
Aug 28, 2015 Mary rated it liked it
As one can tell from the downward slide in Goodreads ratings for the "Griffin Family" series, "Something Sinful" was just as disappointing (for me) as the previous books. It continues in the same vein of pairing up a faulty heroine (and I'm NOT talking about her past) with a generally OK guy who compromises endlessly because he finds that he can't live without her fire. No matter how unreasonable. What? Exactly.

Sarala is somewhat of an oddity. Just like the independence-seeking Eleanor. And the
Lady Darcie Guenon
Jan 02, 2011 Lady Darcie Guenon rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: romance lovers
Recommended to Lady Darcie by: Griffin Family #2
Lord Charlemagne Giffin is someone who prides himself on being a great business man but when Lady Sarala Hansover enters into his life and takes the one business arragment he plans to be the best ever from underneath his nose he never thought that she would also catch his interest.
Lady Sarala Hansover new to England never thought to find a solution to help her family with their debt struggles utnil someone as amazing as Shay shows up and asks her to dance and tells her of his business arragnment
Lita Bouquard
Sep 11, 2014 Lita Bouquard rated it really liked it
This book got the lowest ratings of the series by G'readers but I liked it better than others in the series. It had some different twists.
Shay- the best friend and brother of The duke of Melbourne has a fantastic deal lined up- silks from China. He is always business minded but sees an unusual woman on the dance floor who looks, sounds and smells different from the usual English rose type young lady of romance novels. Sarala and her family lived in India all their lives never expecting to retur
sexxxy shelf
Oct 28, 2015 sexxxy shelf rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Omg this book!!! I really feel that even if you're not a fan of historical romances, this could be your exception. 1st off I love this series and Suzanne Enoch rocks! This book cracked me up. I just really got a kick out of how they met. Shay was just so hot and sweet, not much missing on this book. Great storyline, entertaining on so many levels.
Apr 16, 2009 Aileen rated it it was amazing
I enjoyed it very much and once again another family (next to Julia Quinn's Bridgertons series) that I wouldn't mind having as one of my own. The story flow and pace was just right.
Beautiful story overall, but I never really warmed up to the heroine.

3.5/5 stars
Feb 13, 2010 Cheryl rated it really liked it
The third book in the Griffin Family series started out a little slow for me, but picked up about a third of the way in and ended up getting 4 stars!

I honestly don't know how to describe this book without giving away spoilers. From the very beginning Charlemagne and Sarala get entangled in a business deal gone bad. In the process, Charlemagne falls in love with Sarala and cannot imagine being without her. Sarala feels that she is not deserving of being with a Griffin because she has some skeleto
Oct 08, 2009 Nisha rated it really liked it
This is the first SE book that I couldn't really fall in love with. There's a lot of parts that I throughly enjoyed, but the book was only so-so for me.

Shay, whose name I love, is not exactly my ideal hero, though he is a great guy. Steady, dependable, smart, ambitious, whatnot. Sarala is nice too. She's fiercely competent and manages to be somewhat likeable. Until the end's hysterics. Her parents were lame, especially the mother.

I just found the book so implausible, especially with that Chines
Dec 27, 2010 Patria rated it really liked it
Shelves: suzanne-enoch
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Although I initially found this slow-going and a bit silly, I gradually was hooked and enjoyed this a lot. Fun to have a heroine who is a shrewd negotiator and business woman. Glad too that Shay, so annoying and arrogant in the first scenes (perhaps why I had trouble getting into it), gradually cottoned on to who he was dealing with.
Mary Kathryn
Jan 30, 2010 Mary Kathryn rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this book. I love the Griffen family! I would have given this book 5 stars but for some reason I felf like something was missing. I am not sure what though. I was really getting annoyed with Sarala. Yet again we had a gril who thought that she wasn't good enough for a Griffen but when we found out why she thought this I completly understood. I am not sure why but I love all the Griffen men and Charlemagne didn't let me down in this book. He was very sweet to Sarala and I loved h ...more
Jood Alharthi
I did not like this one much , the story was not bad , just It did not hit me and intrest me much .
though it was a good story
I do not regret reading it and respect the effort the author did but if I can go back in time I would NOT read it , LOOLz ^^
Feb 01, 2015 Maggie rated it really liked it
This was a fun read, but I wonder if the solution was a little out there. However, it wasn't too hard to suspend my disbelief, and what I love about this series so far is how utterly lost in it I become when reading the stories.
Mar 29, 2011 Gail rated it really liked it
The hero is a second son who enjoys business and trade. The heroine is the daughter of a second son who's just returned to England from India upon inheriting a title. Dad was in trade, and the daughter enjoys it too. The hero meets her at a party, brags about a trade he's about to make, and discovers the next day that she's sneaked in and made the trade ahead of him. He needs those silks, because he already has markets for them. She wants a higher price for them than he wants to pay. She infuria ...more
Jun 08, 2014 Rebecca rated it liked it
Shelves: romance
Pretty good subplot about some angry Chinese imperial guards, but the romance storyline was nothing to write home about. Still, the Griffins are a very nice family.
Apr 08, 2013 Dangermousie rated it liked it
Charlemagne Griffin and Sarala Carlyle (yes, I realize, these are the worst Regency first names ever) start out as business rivals but their interactions are more a study in attraction than business dealings. Throw in a meddling family, a few members of the Chinese Imperial Dragon Guard on a mission to recover stolen silks, and an evil ex, and you get a lot of fun. This one was so entertaining! Like most Enoch books, it features little angst and a pair of supremely well-adjusted, good people. Yo ...more
Jun 13, 2015 Mya rated it liked it
This is the third book in the "Griffin Family Series" I quite enjoyed the first two and still can't wait to read the fourth.. but this one.. I found it a little harder to get into than normal, with this author. I hunted around for this book for a long time, so perhaps I just had super high expectations. There were laughs and I enjoyed the lead characters Shay and Sarala. For what ever reason her name tripped me up throughout the entire book.. not sure why.. This story is still worth a read and I ...more
Jun 18, 2015 Eileen rated it really liked it
I absolutely loved Shay and Sarala. The banter between them as they danced around their "business deal" was great.
Aug 01, 2014 Lynda rated it it was ok
shays story. okay I choose not to read this a second time unlike the first two books in this series
If you can get past the amazingly huge problems with cultural appropriation in this book, and the 'exotic' beauty being a tan English woman, then you'll enjoy it. And seriously, how can so many mamas be *that* tone deaf when it comes to finding husbands for their daughters. It's like Mrs. Bennet is considered a role model.

Even still, I did quite enjoy the heroine, who relied much more on her brain than her bosoms to get her way.
Feb 06, 2014 Dpic added it
nice fluff
Jan 21, 2014 Astoria rated it really liked it
I really enjoy this one story. Both Sarala and Shay were both fun to read,and their business negotiations were amusing.
Dec 26, 2008 Dancer rated it really liked it
The Griffin family series is an enjoyable one from beginning to end. In this one, Charlemagne meets the exotic Sarala. Trying to show off for her attention, Shay tells Sarala about a shipment of silk. Unfortunately, she buys the shipment before he does. She offers to sell the silk to him at an "unreal" price. Char becomes fascinated by her. Adding to the sexual overtones, Enoch brings in the Chinese Dragon Guard and the Emperor's demands.
Jan 15, 2012 Sababa rated it liked it
I wanted Shay's story to be perfect. After Eleanor and Zach, I am sure that was not a lot to ask for. But I was let down. I couldn't like Sarala as much as I wanted to. The plot was simply too engaging and I loved it. But even after finished the novel, I think Shay deserved a much better heroine!
Jun 04, 2010 Greta rated it really liked it
Suzanne Enoch is my new favorite romance author! Although this book was the third in a series, it stood on its own and I was intrigued enough by the other characters to seek out the rest of the books in the series. The heroine was smart and the hero appreciated it - what's not to like?!
May 19, 2012 Ms_prue rated it did not like it
Shelves: dnf
I don't know if I will I didn't finish this book because (view spoiler) It came as the ludicrous straw on my poor reality-suspending camel's back, as it were.
Jun 09, 2009 Shannon rated it really liked it
This is Shay's story, the middle son of the Griffin family. He meets his match in Sarala, a beauty with a head for business who was raised in India. They spar wits over business and soon in the bedroom. A fun read which includes characters introduced in Enoch's other books.
Mar 28, 2010 Kristen rated it liked it
At the beginning of this book I was a little bored with the story line. Once Sarala's past was being revealed I started to like the book. Charlemagne is definitely my favorite Griffin brother so far.
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