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The Art of Sinning

(Sinful Suitors #1)

3.78  ·  Rating details ·  2,546 ratings  ·  396 reviews
American artist Jeremy Keane refuses to return home and take over his fathers business. Hed much rather sample bevvies of beauties abroad, in search of a model for the provocative masterpiece hes driven to paint. When he meets Lady Yvette Barlow at a London wedding, he realizes shes perfect for his workand determines to capture the young heiresss defiant spirit and ...more
Mass Market Paperback, 400 pages
Published July 21st 2015 by Pocket Books
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Christine Wallflower & Dark Romance Junkie

Im no goddess, she said, even as she exulted in his flatteries. Im a woman, with earthly needs and wants, not a creature of fantasy.
How well I know. Because Im a man with earthly needs and wants, all of which have been centered around you for days now. You have no idea how desperately I desire you.

This is my second historical romance by Sabrina Jeffries and like the first book, it was without a doubt 5 ++ stars. I'm suddenly realizing that Jeffries is an automatic buy author for me, her books
May 12, 2015 rated it really liked it
4 can't wait for the rest of the series stars

What a wonderful start for a promising new series!

I loved many aspects about this read, but most of all the main characters were great to read about.
Jeremy, the hero, is an American artist in London, trying to find a new muse for a new piece. He is immediately drawn to Yvette, a nearly-on-the-shelf debutante and is determined to make her portrait.
Yvette agrees, but in exchange for her being his inspiration, Jeremy has to help her explore the dirty
Joanna Loves Reading
3.5 Stars rounded up to 4, because the narrator was good. Interesting plot and some repeat characters from the previous series. I thought the h&h well matched, and the writing was well paced.
Lover of Romance
My Review

Jeremy Keane, is an american artist, and is looking to get his name well-known. At a ball, he sees a woman who is so different from the other debutantes, she is high-spirited and full of passion and he is drawn to her, he needs to paint her. Yvette knows scandal, her family has lived and survived it, but she is desperate to get into a brothel and find her nephew. So she comes to an agreement with Jeremy, she will be his model for his artwork, if he will take her to a brothel in
Jan 14, 2015 rated it really liked it
I've given this a B at AAR.

The Art of Sinning is the first book in a new series from Ms Jeffries, and is related to her previous The Duke's Men books. In How the Scoundrel Seduces, we met Jeremy Keane, an American artist and businessman who, even though he was the rightful heir to an earldom, wanted nothing to do with the title and was happy to relinquish those rights to his cousin, Lady Zoe. Like the books in the previous series, this one has a strong mystery element running through it, but it
May 12, 2015 rated it really liked it
Jeffries has a habit of weaving past characters into her new books and we see some familiar faces. Our hero American painter, Jeremy Keene was first introduced in The Dukes Men series and I was glad to read his story. It is unusual to have an American as our hero and Jeremys backstory and reasons for being abroad were interesting. Paint, passion, and a strong-headed Juno soon have him very busy. He has a reputation as a rogue who spends a lot of his time in the nunneries but we soon learn there ...more
Sonya Heaney
Also posted HERE .

Dont let anyone tell you this is a Regency romance, because it isnt. Its set in the late 1820s.

I was really excited about this book, and I have given many Sabrina Jeffries books great reviews shes a favourite of mine. However, I think you really need to read her previous series to get the most out of this one, because its as much a continuation as the beginning of something new. The other series is very good, so its no hardship.

Admittedly, I wasnt in the best frame of mind
Heather andrews
May 11, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Jeremy is quite the charmer, "Jeremy. He nipped her earlobe, sending a frisson of sensation through her. Call me Jeremy when were alone." I love Yvette that girl was honest and pure and was always surprising Jeremy with her wit and answers, "dont want to marry, yes, I know. She raised an eyebrow. So much for your claim to selfishness. A selfish man wouldnt care if he ruined me. A selfish man wouldnt care if I were left enceinte." These two talk about anything and everything nothing is off the ...more
Completely Melanie
Sep 02, 2018 rated it liked it
This was a fun story. Historical romance isn't really my genre, but I did enjoy this story. It had a couple steamy moments, but not many. I couldn't help but laugh at some of the sayings they used. He would say," Thunderation!" She would say, "Heavenly Day!" One thing I can say is that it had an interesting twist in the end.
Linda (un)Conventional Bookworms
*I received a free ARC of The Art of Sinning from Gallery via Netgalley in exchange of an honest and unbiased review*

The Art of Sinning is a delicious tale of forbidden love and attraction, made very tense because of the time it is set in, and I loved every look, pun and touch!

Jun 25, 2015 rated it really liked it
The opening chapter of this novel captured me immediately, I liked the premise, it was unusual and the story promised to be an interesting one. Having never read a Sabrina Jeffries novel before I was quite excited to have found another author I thought I could look forward to reading more of.

When Jeremy Keane, American artist of some repute spots Lady Yvette Barlow at a mutual friend's/relatives wedding, he is captivated by her unusual, statuesque beauty. She is the woman he has been searching
THT Steph
Jun 25, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: romance
The Art of Sinning by Sabrina Jeffries is now a favorite of mine among historical romance. It is different in all the ways that count, and I am grateful for the breath of fresh air.

I don't read a lot of historical romances within a short time frame since they the story line's and conflict are too often the same and I tire of it easily. The norm is girl meet boy, they fall in love, have a huge misunderstanding that could be easily righted but isn't, things fall apart, and in the end they come
Vicky (Victoria) Cavill
Mar 22, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: historical
Arc provided by netgalley in response for an honest review

Sebring Jeffries does it again...!!!

What a great start to a new series...!! Completely love and adore this book..!

I love Yvette.. She was strong headed and not like the delicate protagonists in so many novels.
And I have been in love with Jeremy since Zoe's book. When I found out he was getting his own book I couldn't wait. Although there wasn't much mentioned about Yvette in earlier books.. She's so very easy to like and perfectly
Mar 01, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Sabrina Jeffries writing is like comfort food - heartwarming and necessary for when reality gets too challenging. This first offering from her new series lives up to her previous work. It's charming, steamy, romantic goodness! The characters are familiar, yet different enough that it doesn't feel like a repeat read. The plot moves fast and although it is intricate, you can follow it without being detracted from the romance. The dialogue is witty and humorous, a staple for this author. Honestly I ...more
Maybe I'll pick this up laterrrr. Not feeling it.
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Nov 18, 2017 rated it really liked it
Thanks to me doing NaNoWriMo, this book took me way longer than it should've. Still, it was enjoyable. I loved the opinionated and managing Yvette, paired with the rakish American artist Jeremy(who was quite a bit different than he seemed). The plot was interesting too, with Yvette hunting for her illegitimate nephew, and Jeremy using Yvette in a painting. Loved the great sibling relationship Edwin and Yvette had, too. This was mostly fun with some emotional moments. A great start to the series. ...more
Jul 21, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.75 stars rounded up

It took DAYS for me to get into the set-up ... but I'll blame my reading mood. Because once I got into it, I found this story delightful. I liked the idea of the men establishing a club specifically to share "insider's knowledge" as to help their female family members avoid bad men like them *laugh*.

Jeremy and Yvette are quite a pair ... I liked their banters, and their first time was rather fun to read. I'm looking forward to read the other pairs...
Sarah {The Bookish Knitter}
3.5 Stars

This was an enjoyable read. The plot was interesting, a different than most historical romance novels. I liked Jeremy and Yvette, they were both interesting characters with solid backstories.

One of my big issues was that I felt I was jumping into the middle of a series, when in reality this was the beginning of a series. I think that this is a new series that has jumped off one that came before, and I wish I had known that as I would have started with the previous series. I found that
Lady Wesley
Apr 25, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5 stars rounded up because I enjoyed it. Lots of modernisms and some plot holes but engaging nevertheless.
American artist Jeremy Keane is far more interested in completing his next masterpiece than running the family textile mills. Hes also far more interested in rakish pursuits than settling down. It would take someone out of the ordinary to capture his interest, and Lady Yvette Barlow is exactly that person. Jeremy is captivated by her from the first and is desperate to paint her. Now if only he can convince her

Yvette can spot a scoundrel a mile away, and having been burned once by a rake she is
May 26, 2015 rated it did not like it
Shelves: hf-england, dnf
What happened to the Sabrina Jeffries of old!? There's so zing to either the characters nor the book as a whole.
Nov 24, 2016 rated it liked it
Good to read but it's not memorable for forever .
Under the Covers Book Blog
Nov 16, 2018 rated it really liked it
I've totally been reading this series out of order and I was anxious to go back and catch up on the books I had missed.  Not to say that I have good memory or that I remember the characters in this book being part of the books I've read.  However, as soon as I started reading THE ART OF SINNING I knew it would deliver a sweet yet sensual story, just as I was expecting.

For one, the hero is an artist and the heroine is to be his muse.  Her brother makes a deal for him to paint her portrait and
Feb 12, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: romance
Not my favorite by Jeffries, the thing I liked best about this book was the picture of the hero on the cover -- and I don't usually go for blondes. Lol
Mar 22, 2017 rated it really liked it

Cute regency romance with some depth to it. I definitely recommend for fans of the genre... Liked both the hero and heroine - as well as the "side characters" ....
Jun 19, 2015 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: those who love sensual historicals with potty mouthed characters who make you laugh
Reviewed by Dorine, courtesy of Romance Junkies and The Zest Quest. Print ARC provided by the publisher.

A new historical series begins with fun banter and a few men who get the idea to form a club to keep their wards out of trouble long enough to attract the right man to marry them. If only these strong women with minds of their own will acquiesce before the other sinful club members entice them.

American artist Jeremy Kean has a reputation as a rakehell and he intends to keep it. His sister and
Stormi (BMReviewsohmy)
Nov 07, 2015 rated it really liked it
I loved The Dukes Men so when I seen a spin off of that series was coming out I was really excited, but I wasnt really a huge fan of Keene from the other series. It just always seemed so rude and arrogant and I just didnt like him. So seeing him as the lead in The Art of Sinning I admit I kind of rolled my eyes. :)

I decided to give Keene a chance to make me like him and even though I thought he was okay in this book I think I liked Yvette more and I do think they were suited for each other.

Ermione Pickwick
Mar 07, 2015 rated it it was amazing

Its official, Ive fallen desperately in love with Edwin (Lord Blakeborough). But hes not the hero here, so first things first.

I enjoyed this romance very much, the story is fresh and catching, since the very beginning. I like and Im fascinated by the idea of describing feelings and emotions through art and I believe that its not done enough in historical romances, despite the ages in which the stories are settled which in fact, would probably, give the challenging settings to develop those kind
Isha Coleman
Jul 18, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Sabrina Jeffries' Sinful Suitors series is off to a fantastic start. The Art of Sinning is a mysteriously sultry historical romance. Yvette was my favorite character. Her mixture of strength, curiosity and naivety is an example of great story telling. While reading, it was quite easy to picture the situations she went into and wonder what she was thinking. I loved that she found her hero in Jeremy. Jeremy was just as adventurous as Yvette was but together he served as her filter. He reigned in ...more
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Sabrina Jeffries is the NYT bestselling author of over 50 novels and works of short fiction (some written under the pseudonyms Deborah Martin and Deborah Nicholas). Whatever time not spent writing in a coffee-fueled haze of dreams and madness is spent traveling with her husband and adult autistic son or indulging in one of her passionsjigsaw puzzles, chocolate, and music. With over 9 million books ...more

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