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Master of Sin

(Courtesan Court #4)

3.54  ·  Rating details ·  225 ratings  ·  49 reviews
Flying from sin. . .
Andrew Rossiter has used his gorgeous body and angelic face for all they're worth--shocking the proper, seducing the willing, and pleasuring the wealthy. But with a tiny son depending on him for rescue, suddenly discretion is far more important than desire. He'll have to bury his past and quench his desires--fast. And he'll have to find somewhere his d
Paperback, 352 pages
Published March 27th 2012 by Brava (first published January 1st 2012)
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Sep 10, 2011 rated it really liked it
Andrew Rossiter had a very unpleasant upbringing that has shaped him into the dark man he is today. Raised by a man that sexually abused him from age seven forward, Andrew became a male prostitute and was more than willing to do anything with anyone, male or female...even offer himself as a stud if the price was right. As he was able to deliver one son to an Italian couple, they have called upon his services again in hopes for another child. But when a terrible tragedy occurs, Andrew is forced t ...more
Jan 18, 2017 rated it really liked it
I love Andrew from the previous book. It was great for him to get his own story. How Andrew was able to overcome his issues and his past. So far this is my favorite book in the series.
I read this in order after the previous three CC books, in which Andrew Rossiter features as a secondary character. Or at least someone sharing the same name features - in this story, the bisexual amoral blackmailer character established for him in books 1-3 is simply abandoned. Here, he's little more than a misguided rake. Perhaps I'm biased, as I automatically dismiss books that are set in Scotland (which usually rely too much on painting in unnecessary local yokel colour) and / or feature ado ...more
Apr 15, 2012 rated it really liked it
Discovering and falling in love with Maggie Robinson's Courtesan Court series was love at first read when I got Mistress by Mistake the 1st book in the series as a Kindle freebie. Master of Sin is the 4th and final book in the series, and besides the normal excitement of reading a new instalment of this beloved series I was even more curious to read Master of Sin because Maggie Robinson decided to make its hero a previous almost villain, and I was intrigued to see how she could redeem that chara ...more
Mar 26, 2012 rated it liked it
This is the first book by Maggie Robinson that I've read. I was lucky enough to win this book in a giveaway. So, I had not read the previous books in the story. However, this book is pretty much good as a stand alone. There was no back story that left you wondering what was going on.

Andrew made a deal with a wealthy couple. Since the husband was sterile, Andrew fathered an heir for him in secrecy. However, a greedy family member seeking title murdered the husband and wife and Andrew and his son
Crissy Hensley
2.5 stars leaning toward a 3. This is a book that I've had on my shelf for a long time (sorry, library) that I had forgotten that I started reading, then I didn't remember what was happening so I had to start over. It was one of those that came across the check-in desk and looked so ridiculous that I had to pick it up, not realizing it was a sequel (see Oceanborne), though this one does not require you to read the first THREE (oops) books to grasp what was going on. This is a largely fluffy book ...more
Mar 06, 2012 rated it it was ok
All telling, no plot, and character's backstory secrets that are no secrets at all for the reader makes for a less than engaging story.
I've come to the conclusion that Maggie Robinson is superb at settings, and not so great when it comes to plotting or emotional heft. This book exemplifies that. The setting - a remote island in the Hebrides - is well-drawn, fascinating, and appealing, while still being realistically horrible (everyone speaks Gaelic, everything is cold, etc.). However, the plot is kind of over-the-top, but Robinson doesn't reach the level of zaniness required to make the reader not care that the plot is over-the ...more
Lisa Jo
Feb 22, 2012 rated it really liked it

Maggie Robinson's last installment in the Courtesan Court Series, MASTER OF SIN, is a wicked and sensual delight for romance readers. Ms Robinson pens a beautiful story with exquisite description and deeply emotional character development.

Andrew Rossiter has spent most of his life being used. Mostly for the pleasure he can provide in the bedroom, but now he has a son that is depending on him and must be kept out of harm's way. Forced to flee the tragic life he's known and go into hiding, Andrew
Since being abandoned by his mother as a child Andrew has learnt to use his good looks to survive. He was taken off the streets but the person who should have been his protector abused him in the worst possible ways and led him into a life of sin and debauchery. Throughout his adult life he has amassed a fortune by catering to the eclectic tastes of the rich. After a surprising chain of events leave him with sole custody of his young son he finds himself in need of somewhere safe to live, somewh ...more
Dec 10, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Andrew Rossiter has dark secrets. His modus operandi is to use people and allow them to use him. Simply put, he’s a male prostitute who doesn’t fit into any society. The story starts with Andrew yachting with an Italian duke and duchess so they can add another child to their family. Andrew is the father of their first child and heir, Marco. Violence breaks out and Andrew rescues Marco from certain death. In order to protect his son, Andrew leaves his old life and escapes to an isolated island of ...more
Apr 03, 2012 rated it liked it
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May 29, 2012 rated it really liked it
Gennie's review posted on Guilty Pleasures

Master of Sin is the fourth and final installment of the Courtesan Court Trilogy. I am glad that Ms. Robinson chose to write one more so that we readers could see that the tragic Andrew Rossiter also gets to have an HEA. The nice thing about this book is that even if you haven’t read the other books in this series, you won’t be in the dark too much, but if you’re OCD like me, you’ll want to read the other three. (They really are rather good!)

Master of Si
Gennie Gee
Oct 11, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Master of Sin is the fourth and final installment of the Courtesan Court Trilogy. I am glad that Ms. Robinson chose to write one more so that we readers could see that the tragic Andrew Rossiter also gets to have an HEA. The nice thing about this book is that even if you haven’t read the other books in this series, you won’t be in the dark too much, but if you’re OCD like me, you’ll want to read the other three. (They really are rather good!)

Master of Sin is the story of gigolo extraordinaire, A
Melanie Adkins
Apr 23, 2012 rated it really liked it
Andrew Rossiter did not have a normal childhood. As the son of a whore, his early life wasn't pleasant. When his mother died, his "Uncle" Donal took him in and made Andrew his sex slave. Donal then began whoring Andrew out. Andrew's whole life was being a whore to men and women of the ton. He was quite popular too. Then he was given a chance to earn a large sum by impregnating an Italian Duchessa. He did and when his son was still quite young, the Duca's cousin killed the Duca and Duchessa to be ...more
Feb 12, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2013
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There are good parts in this story, I loved where Gemma refuses to give her name to Andrew and he has to keep guessing what it is. I also loved the confessional that begins in p. 146 and continues in Chapter 15.

And I love how they struggle to love. To find happiness despite their speckled, imperfect lives.

"...Fate has brought you here. Fate has brought me here. There truly isn't anything you could tell me to shock me -- my mother took care
Mar 16, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Andrew: He’s thrity-two, blond and blue-eyed. He had a rough childhood. His mother was a prostitue and he doesn’t know who his father is. He was taken in at seven by a grown man and molested by him. He went on to become a prostitute himself for both men and women. He doesn’t seem to have any self-worth. He’s very detached from his own son.

Gemma: She’s twenty-two, Italian, brown haired and brown-eyed. She seems pretty confident and she’s not a virgin. She’s the daughter of a courtesan so she’s g
Aug 21, 2015 rated it it was amazing
For me I think each of the Courtesan Court series got better and better, and this story in particular worked very well for me.

This is Andrew Rossiter's story, and as bits and pieces of his rather dark story had been revealed in the previous books as they related to the characters in those, I'd been curious whether Ms. Robinson would reveal his story in full. Hooray, yes!

This is a redemption story of sorts, with a deliciously damaged hero, and a cabin story, as they are basically weatherbound for
Ramblings From A Chaotic Mind
Well, I hate to say it, but this is a DNF for me. I have looked forward to this book since first seeing Andrew grace the page and when I found out he was getting his own book I literally squealed. Yes…literally. I wanted to love this book so very much and yet….I just didn’t. I only made it maybe 1/3 of the way in and the book was dragging so much that I just had to put it down. I did skim ahead a bit to see if things improved and I didn’t see anything that would make me want to go ahead.

I think
My Book Addiction and More MBA
MASTER OF SIN by Maggie Robinson is a very exciting historical romance set in 1820 Italy and Scotland. It is ”The Courtesan Court” Series book #4,but can be read as a stand alone. See,”Mistress By Mistake”,”Mistress By Midnight”,and “Mistress By Marriage”. Follow Gemma Peartree,a virginal governess ,or so it seems,but she has a secret and Andrew Rossiter,a man who enjoys his pleasures,has a scandal or two and would do anything for his young son as they find love,passion,desire,danger and hopeful ...more
Jun 02, 2012 rated it really liked it
Maggie Robinson is a master at sexy, erotic historical romances. Her Courtesan Court series so far has been entertaining, sexy and exciting reads. We had met Andrew Rossiter in the last novel, Mistress by Marriage, and I fell in love with his sass and protectiveness. We read only a little of what a hard life he had so I was really hoping that he would get his happily ever after. Master of Sin was his chance to find the happiness he didn’t think he deserved. Hiding on a small Scottish island, And ...more
I was surprised to find out that this book was part of the Mistress Series from Maggie Robinson... She should have keep the title flow and called this one Mistress by Choice. LOL right?

Anyway, I wasn't too crazy about this book. I was at REAL excited when I realized it was Andrew's story from Mistress by Marriage, but I just didn't feel the love from Gemma and Andrew.

I understood Andrew's love for Gemma, and actually felt it build more when he had to leave her for awhile and went back to "civili
Lauren - SERIESous Books
My rating is more a 3.5 but I bumped it to a 4 because this book exceeded my expectations.

I didn't go into this book with high hopes. Andrew was a character that I didn't really like in the previous book and less than stellar reviews here had me being skeptical but despite all of that I enjoyed the book.

Andrew grows as a character and I can appreciate that. I also liked the banter between him and Gemma at the start. They were a good match overall and bonus points for not having a love at first s
Mar 04, 2012 rated it it was amazing
This final book in Robinson’s Courtesan Court series is a dark story, but it is also one filled with flashes of humor and seductive sensuality with characters who compel the reader's interest. It has the added benefit of Robinson’s lucid, skillfully crafted prose. If you’ve read Robinson’s other Courtesan Court books (Mistress by Mistake, Mistress by Midnight, and Mistress by Marriage), you probably have Master of Sin on your TBB list. If you haven’t read Robinson yet, what are you waiting for? ...more
Dec 03, 2011 rated it liked it
Shelves: regency

I liked the others in the series much better, and not just because they had more heat. They had more character development. I really wanted to like these characters, and I guess I liked them ok, for the most part, but the plot was a little weak and drawn out. I just never really bought into their heat for each other. It felt impulsive, not true love-ish.

It was ok. Probably won't make my re-read list (so I'm a little ticked that I spent $10 on this book!) Still, hats off to Maggie Robinson f
Mandi Schreiner
So here is the deal - book one in this series, I really enjoyed. Book 2, I DNF'd. Book 3, I loved and adored and was a favorite of 2011. This one - bk 4. It just isn't keeping my interest. I keep putting it down and have no desire to pick it back up. It is just a little boring - and I just made it to the point where hero and heroine tell their secrets and have sex and I felt a little let down. So unfortunately, I'm not going to finish this one.

But I'll still continue with this series and author.
Sep 24, 2012 added it
Shelves: 2012
The heroine isnt one of perfect beauties shes fiesty wity smart with a boyish figure but shes also stubborn and sexy in her own way a very naughty HR chick. The hero OF COURSE is a Viking god come to Earth, but hes also has the cliched dark past and a tortured soul crying out for love. He also has a kid. The book has a nice rhythm and pacing of events as well as a good plot and a hint of humor.
Sep 12, 2013 rated it liked it
Did not like this as much as I anticipated. I thought the character set-up was really interesting, but I just could not connect with Maggie Robinson's writing. Kind of like Jayne Ann Krentz/Amanda Quick for me - I can recognize that I'd like to know more about the characters while not being caught by the writing.
Did not realize that this was part of a series when i ordered it thru the book club. However even not having the information from the other stories it was a good read... loved the damaged hero and the unusual heroine, and of course a Going tobuy the others in this series and pull it to read once again in order.
Cindy Woods
Jun 30, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Pretty good

I enjoyed reading this book more than I thought I would initially after reading reviews. It is very different in that we have both h and H with sullied backgrounds and their mutual understanding. It is ground I've not seen covered in a plot yet, and it was handled well. I would definitely recommend this book to others. It is a fresh approach to romance.
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Sinopsis en Español // Synopsis in Spanish 1 1 Mar 12, 2015 12:59PM  
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Maggie Robinson is a former teacher, library clerk and mother of four who woke up in the middle of the night, absolutely compelled to create the perfect man and use as many adverbs as possible doing so. A transplanted New Yorker, she lives with her not-quite perfect husband in Maine, where the cold winters are ideal for staying inside and writing hot historical romances and her latest venture, the ...more

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Courtesan Court (4 books)
  • Mistress by Mistake (Courtesan Court, #1)
  • Mistress by Midnight (Courtesan Court, #2)
  • Mistress by Marriage (Courtesan Court, #3)