Sins of a Duke (Griffin Family, #4)
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Lust is a Sin . . .
Sebastian Griffin, the Duke of Melbourne, has raised his younger siblings, seen to it that they made correct matches, and basically kept everyone in line. Seen as the most powerful man in England, Sebastian has a reputation for propriety and has maintained a scandal-free life.

Until now.

Josefina Katarina Embry is a beauty, to be sure, but she claims to be...more
Paperback, 384 pages
Published May 29th 2007 by Avon
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"Sins of a Duke" has a really odd plot, which was based loosely on historical events. Because, as always, truth is much stranger than fiction. The background info Enoch provided in the Author's Note actually made me more interested in the story.

Sebastian Griffin, Duke of Melbourne, is being set up to marry Josefina Embry, the Princess of a brand new South American country, Costa Habichuela. But Sebastian doesn't blindly believe everything that the Princess and her family claim about their count...more
This book is not what I had in mind for Sebastian's story at all. The plot was tiring, I loathed the heroine, and I still think he'd have been much better off with a sweet-natured, witty, and kind woman instead of the deceitful, sly, and arrogant one he ended up with.

This is my least-liked book of the four, even though Sebastian was previously my favorite hero. Overall, however, the series is interesting enough that I'm certainly not regretting reading it. Something about Enoch's style complete...more
This latest by Suzanne Enoch should have been a great read, especially ever since she has written a character such as Sebastian, the Duke of Melbourne. He is an enigma who has been showcased for years in her other novels about his family. Fans were anxiously waiting for his own story and Enoch has tried to give the fans what they want.

Unfortunately, this book felt like it was written on auto-pilot. "Sins of the Duke" is just another tedious regency type mystery story along with a heroine who is...more
I have to say, I have never been disappointed by a Suzanne Enoch book... until this one. It bummed me out even more since this was the book I found myself anticipating the most out of all of her series. They build Melbourne up in the previous books as a very stern, extremely proper, serious, protective duke. It was finally his turn to find happiness. Ideally, you would want to see him with someone that evens him out, right? She would be charismatic, intelligent, bold enough to stand up to him, l...more
The 4th in Enoch's Griffin family series, this is the eldest brother, Sebastian the Duke of Melbourne's story. Sebastian has been a big part of the 3 previous stories of his siblings (2 brothers and 1 sister) and I was highly anticipating the author wrapping things up with his tale. Enoch has created a sexy, powerful and irresistible character in Sebastian and his love story is more unusual than the others. Interesting characters, steamy sex and big obstacles make for a good read. My only compla...more
My expectations for this final book in the Griffin series were low due to some of the bad reviews. If it were a stand alone story I think I might have wondered more about the plot and the choice of the heroine Josefina. Since I had been a fan of the series I found the story much more endearing and Enoch's explanation of why Josefina was such a twit made more sense. She had to have a character that utterly wreaked havoc to Sebastian sensibilities. All that taken into consideration, I enjoyed the...more
Germaine Lefebvre
Sono un duca: non sudo

La frase più interessante di un libro che mi ha lasciata davvero perplessa.
Il povero Melbourne non si meritava un trattamento simile dalla sua creatrice. Quando si arriva a metà o fine serie e si incontra finalmente la storia che tutte vogliamo, ovvero il-duca-pezzo-di-ghiaccio-che-si-scioglie, ecco quante volte quantomeno per me, c'è stata una delusione?
Come se le autrici, arrivate al filetto dopo aver raschiato il grasso, non sapessero far altro che far precipitare nel ri...more
Okay so I bought Sins of a Duke and read it I know it's the Griffin Family book 4 for which mean there are 3 books before this one that I haven't read but let me tell you that did not take anything away from this story as each book is about a different sibling.... I really liked sins of a Duke and I definably plan in picking up the first 3 Griffin Family books I recommend for a good historical Romance read.... There is Love, passion, Lies, and of course lots of Titles Happy reading........
5 stars for the final installment in the Griffin Family series!!

Sebastion, the Duke of Melbourne, is the very picture of propriety, composure, power and self-control. At the age of seventeen he became the patriarch of his family-- two brothers and a sister, and inherited the title of Duke of Melbourne, a centuries old title. For generations the Griffin Family has been known for doing what is right, fair and just. They are known for their level-headedness and their ability to avoid scandal by mak...more
Jane Stewart
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Hero a politician, heroine supposedly princess of some obscure made-up Central American country. LOATHING!!!!

I hated the heroine which is pretty extraordinary for an Enoch book - whatever I think of her plots, I always, always like her heroes and heroines. But in this book, Enoch commits the mistake of believing that violent shrew and charmingly feisty are the same thing. They are not. I ended up the book feeling pity for the hero, who was a hard-working, scrupulous man who ended up saddled wit...more
Horrible! Would not recommend at all. Stupid story with even more stupid characters. I couldn't stand the heroine. She certainly didn't have a positive personality. I can't understand why someone of a strong integrity - like the Duke of Melbourne - would fall for her. Although, true, he was not exactly himself. In previous books Suzanne Enoch pictured him as one strong, yet emotionally crippled, righteous and wise figure, obsessed with control. A person who doesn't stand disobedience. I was real...more
Yvonn Blain
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I haven't read the other books in this series, but this did not affect my enjoyment of 'Sins of a Duke'. It seems that many who have reviewed this book do not like the female lead (Josefina). For the first few chapters, I wasn't that crazy about her myself. It took a while to develop her, but once I had more background information on her, I could understand her a little better. So what if she's a con artist? Imperfect people make the world go round! How dull is it to have perfect heroes and hero...more
This book disappointed me because Sebastian was my favorite Griffin, and I was looking forward to him finding happiness with an extraordinary woman. The best I can say about the heroine in this book is that I didn't hate her. However, Sebastian wouldn't marry a woman unless she could also be a good mother to his daughter, and Josefina didn't spend nearly enough time interacting with his daughter or even thinking about his daughter to indicate that she would make a good lifetime partner for him....more
Actually a 3.5 for me. I read Shay's story and wanted to read Sebastien's. It had it's moments but I didn't it enjoy as much the previous one.
Lady Darcie
Jan 04, 2011 Lady Darcie rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: romance lovers
Recommended to Lady Darcie by: Griffin Family #3
Sebastian Griffin the Duke of Melbourne has always been cool, calm and collected and the most powerful man in England but when a Royal family shows up asking for help to restore their land Seb knew something wasn't right and to top that off the daughter Princess Josefina seems to turn his world upside down and that hasn't happend in four-years since his wife died. Unuse to these feelings Seb trys to exposes the family but will he end up exposing his feelings for the Princess instead.
Princess Jos...more
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Sins Of A Duke
Suzanne Enoch
Historical Romance
363 pages

Lust is a Sin . . .

Sebastian Griffin, the Duke of Melbourne, has raised
his younger siblings, seen to it that they made
correct matches, and basically kept everyone in line.
Seen as the most powerful man in England, Sebastian
has a reputation for propriety and has maintained a
scandal-free life.

Until now.

Josefina Katarina Embry is a beauty, to be sure, but
she claims to be the princess of a fara...more
Marion Marchetto
"Princess" Josefina certainly is everything she appears to be. Her scheming father who portrays himself and his family as royalty of a non-existent country have met their match in the Griffin family and the Duke of Melbourne when they try to swindle money from the Bank of England. More intrigue and adventure than romance this book is a departure from the ranks of hot, steamy passionate historical romance. Our hero, the staunch Sebastion, is worthy of much more than a shallow faux-princess but al...more
I got about 40 pages into this book and had to stop reading because the heroine drove me up a wall. I really liked the duke of Melbourne in the previous books, and hoped for a heroine that brought him out of his shell. This is not the case in this book. The heroine is a princess of some random country, and is supposed to be chaperoned by the duke. They first meet and for some reason he's instantly attracted to her for no reason. But she's a total b****. They have their first kiss completely out...more
Lita Bouquard
A strange romance. Why would Melbourne become enamored of someone who treats him abysmally publically? An unlikeable, heroine as Sebastian falls greatly as his siblings once predicted The family is stellar but Josephina is quite awful. What a disappointment. Love Lady Peep and Zachary's constant quest for food.
Mary Kathryn
So I love this family however I hated how all 4 of these books ended!! I was somewhat ok with the others ending so suddenly because I knew we would hear about them in the next book but this one I want to know more.

I was glad that Sebastian finally became "human". He was so hard on everyone else in his family. I was glad that he was caught up in a scandal of his own. I loved how the whole family was very involed in this book. And how they all stood by him no matter what happened. I also like how...more
Finally the Dukes story...I was not a fan of the idea of the scammers that were trying to take advantage. Once I was reminded that this was that book I choose not to reread this book.
Sebastian, a duke, has met his match when he encountered the antagonistic Josefina, the one woman who did not fall at his feet. The constant tugging and pulling between them was only a cloak to hide their real emotions, love. The beliefs and the perceived status in society showed the harshness and strict adherence to rules adding to the intensity to protect one's pride at all cost. Josefina became challenged by the decision of whether to support and protect her family or to follow her heart.

Aug 15, 2008 Lindsey rated it 1 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: No one except die-hard Suzanne Enoch fans
After reading the other three books in this series (Something Sinful, An Invitation to Sin, and Sin and Sensibility) I couldn't wait to read this book. Sebastian and his daughter had such an amazing presence in the other books, I just knew this would one would be good. It wasn't. I couldn't stand the female love interest. She was self-absorbed and completely uninteresting, Sebastian loses all his cool over her and Sebastian's daughter (who is absolutely precious in the other books) is reduced to...more
Liked "Something Sinful" more. So she writes these stories about these three (?) brothers (and a buddy) who all eventually end up getting married off, with the Duke, a widower, being the last one. In the other books, he's all harsh and severe and austere and conservative, warning all the other brothers in their bachelorhood not to fall for gold-diggers out for money and titles. And what happens? He has lust-at-first-sight for... a fraud who's openly out for his money and title. Yeesh. That was a...more
Kat Richardson
Suzanne Enoch is a very naughty girl--hurray! Slightly silly, but tons of fun, it's exactly the mix of frivolity and romance I was looking for. Enoch has a nice touch with the historical feel, though she sometimes stretches historical accuracy for a better and more reader-friendly story, and her characters are likable, even when they try not to be. Her heroes are never despicable ne'er-do-wells (except on the surface), and her heroines are always smart and resourceful.
This was OK. The romance took a back seat to plot, which is disappointing to me - I read these because the plots are supposed to be interchangeable ! I read these because they are brain candy, not for any plot! Now, to be fair, the plot was thin and didn't require a lot of mental energy, but that's not the point, (view spoiler).
Rose Anne
Personally, I think that the hero was too great for the heroine. I held a greater expectation, a someone who would match up to his impressive background and his attitude as such but I was disappointed with her. Like, I hated her at first sight.

Don't misunderstand me, I love Suzanne Enoch and her books are great but this is definitely one of them. Sigh. (And here I was dying to read a book about Sebastian.tsk.tsk.tsk.)
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Suzanne was born in Southern California sometime in the latter half of the 20th century. In the way that some people are born knowing they want to be astronauts or cellists, Suzanne always knew she wanted to be a writer. Early dreams of becoming a zoologist and writing true stories about her adventures in Africa were crushed, however, after she viewed a television special about the world’s most po...more
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