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The Danger of Desire

(Sinful Suitors #3)

3.84  ·  Rating details ·  1,523 ratings  ·  276 reviews
The third book in the sexy Sinful Suitors Regency romance series, this heart-pounding story shows why New York Times bestselling author Sabrina Jeffries is one of the most beloved historical romance writers today.

To root out the card cheat responsible for her brother’s death, Miss Delia Trevor spends her evenings dancing her way through high society balls, and her late nig
Mass Market Paperback, 386 pages
Published November 22nd 2016 by Pocket Books
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Oct 17, 2016 rated it really liked it
There's something about Delia that captures Warren's attention. She is witty, outspoken, and dresses in the most unflattering way, on purpose no less. From their first meeting, the Marquess reluctantly takes note of her. Then he sees her again in an unlikely place, one not fit for gentle bred ladies. Delia's on a mission to find out a truth and is willing to get in a little trouble to do it. The plot follows their adventures and I was definitely entertained :) The characters are interesting. I'm ...more
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THE DANGER OF DESIRE is less a romance novel than it is a novelized checklist of many of the most prominent tropes in historical romance. Sure, you may have heard the snarky adage, "If you've read one romance, you've read them all" but I mean it.

✓ cross-dressing shenanigans

✓ shotgun marriage

✓ financial ruin

✓ gambling/card den scenes

✓ well-meaning but nosy female friends

✓ the obligatory carriage seduction/tupping scene

✓ hero is tortured by t
Nov 09, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: historical
4.5 Stars!!!

Sabrina Jeffries a one-clicking historical romance author for me. I have read almost all of her books, and this book did not disappoint. It was fast-paced and with a smoking-hot rake and a badass heroine.

à la Mode St. » fashion

”You just want to revel in watching a holy father stand on the spot where we indulged in a bit of-“
“Ecstasy?” he said with a smug smile.
“Wickedness, more like. You love to surround yourself with it.”
“I do indeed. Let this be your warning, my dear. You can remove the man from the wi
Sissy's Romance Book Review
'The Danger of Desire' by Sabrina Jeffries is book three in the "Sinful Suitors" series. This is the story of Miss Delia Trevor and Warren Corry, the Marquess of Knightford. This is easily a standalone book. Delia is friends with Lady Clarissa Lindsey (Clarissa story was told in book 2 'The Study of Seduction') who has invited Delia, Delia's sister in law and Aunt to come to visit in London with her and possible find a husband for them. Delia has another reason for want to be in London and its n ...more
Nov 22, 2016 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Have you read at least 50 regency or any regency-ish novels?

Then you have read this book.

I say that because there is no surprise in this book. Warren, a marquess, met Delia, a spinster. For some reasons Warren was watching out for Delia and realized that she was doing something that she shouldn't be doing. Warren, a rake who had no interest in marriage (of course not), somehow found Delia very interesting.

Delia was in her first season. She was not exactly a "debutante". She was older than mos
This third book in Sabrina Jeffries’ Sinful Suitors features Warren Corry, the Marquess of Knightford, a man whose many and varied amorous exploits have earned him the reputation as a scoundrel of the highest order. Readers met Warren – briefly – in the previous book, The Study of Seduction when he asked his best friend, Edwin, the Earl of Blakeborough, to keep an eye on his ward, Clarissa while he (Warren) saw to some important business abroad. Warren and Edwin are old friends and members of ...more
ARC from publisher and Netgalley for honest review.


Delia is a strong and determined young women. She is in search of the person who caused her brother to commit suicide by who cheating him (gambling) and causing his financial ruin. She know this someone had a tattoo. She does what she must to find answers and catch this individual, like maybe dress as a man and appear at a gaming halls?!?!

Warren Corry, Marquess of Knightford, is a member of St. George’s Club. Warren is a rogue, a man that is
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Miss Delia Trevor is on the hunt for the card cheat that ended up the cause of her brother's suicide which she and her family have kept quiet from society. But there is one man in her way of finding the truth: Warren Corry, the Marquess of Knightford. Warren, has been asked by Delia's friend to look after Delia. And once Warren meets the feisty woman, he can see why she needs help. And when he see Miss Delia playing cards at a
Oct 24, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Dear Authors of Historical Romances:
Ditch the bodice ripper covers, it's time.

Warren Corry, the Marquess of Knightford, prefers his women to be of the widowed variety. When his cousin begs him to help her friend Miss Delia Trevor and become her protector, to help her find a suitable husband, Warren scoffs, but relents. Just like Delia scoffs at Warren's high handed ways and flirty behavior. Delia's determined to find the man whose actions killed her brother. Dressing up like a
Nov 25, 2016 rated it it was ok
I have mixed feelings about this one. Nice ending, the usual HEA, well-done and sprinkled with warm feelings. It was however very light on plot, and initially, the heroine's actions, which put her in legitimate danger, made her seem TSTL.

Especially when her motives were revealed. Her Grand Plan if she ever found who she was looking for was quite frankly ridiculous.

The whole thing was too unlikely and no one with half a brain would think it could work.

I also thought there was too much insta-at
Dec 01, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I've given this an A- for narration and a B for content at AudioGals.

The Danger of Desire
is the third in Sabrina Jeffries’ current Sinful Suitors series, and while not as strong as the previous book (The Study of Seduction), it’s nonetheless an enjoyable and sensual tale of an unlikely couple struggling to keep their secrets in the face of an unexpected and almost overwhelming attraction.

Warren Corry, the Marquess of Knightford is widely known to be a rogue of the first order. His reputation
Anna's Herding Cats

Reviewed for herding cats & burning soup.

#BloggerShame, yall. Blogger Shame. I read The Danger of Desire way back before it released last year and then... I forgot to review it. :facepalm: By the time I realized, yeah, I couldn't remember details so had to re-read. And, oh, I had just as much fun this time!

The Gist: Family is difficult. And meddlesome. And sometimes that lands you watching over a chit you don't even know and who's courting scandal with apparent
Lori Meehan
Oct 01, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2016
In this third book in "The Sinful Suiters" series (a really good series by the way) we have two tortured souls. Lord Warren Corry, the Marquess of Knightford, suffers from debilitating nightmares caused by actions of a evil tutors punishment and Miss Delia Trevor and family being dragged across the country by her gambling father who continually broke promises of having a stable secure life. Then when with a home finally to call their own her brother gambles their security away and ends his life. ...more
Chris  C - A Midlife Wife
Sabrina Jeffries has a wonderful way of developing her characters. With a sexy rake that loves the ladies and a smart witted woman who is seemingly innocent until Warren comes along and catches her at her game, you get a fast paced story teeming with sharp wit and sexy scenes that has you turning pages as fast as you can.

While this book is a part of a series, the author always does an awesome job blending her characters into the stories so you never miss a beat. Feisty women who are just a bit n
Lucie Paris
Jul 27, 2016 rated it liked it
An entertaining regency novel with great characters. Especially Delia who is daring and imprevisible for this period of time.

Even if the book and plot are pleasant, I found some length as I was curious to understand who was the man with the tattoo. The author has made me wait some time before giving me this answer. Too bad, it was wrapped out too easily.

Perfect if you want to read a romance but if you want some action, you will be dissapointed.

A good summer read to enjoy at the beach.

Mar 29, 2017 rated it liked it
This book had all the makings of a great book but it got lost somewhere in there for some reason. The characters were likable but they seemed more in lust than anything else. I enjoyed the rapport between our hero and heroine though. But the underlying plot for the book was very weak. The ending made very little sense. I don't know what special spark was missing, but this story was just ok.
Jessica Robbins
Jun 29, 2017 rated it really liked it
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Tracy Emro
Sep 19, 2016 rated it it was amazing
*I received an eARC of this book from NetGalley and the publisher in exchange for an honest review*

4.5 stars.

I enjoyed this book, not quite as much as the previous two, but it was still a very good read.

I will be honest, I was surprised to find out that Warren was such a Man-ho - I definitely didn't get that impression of him in the previous books and felt a little blindsided when I read this book.

Delia is playing a dangerous game, she is dressing as a man and gambling at a London Hell trying to
Brandee (un)Conventional Bookworms
I quite enjoyed Delia and Warren's story and although I came into this series at #3, I wasn't lost at all. I can't wait to read the others in the series. :)
Beverley A. Crick did a fantastic job of narrating!

The Danger of Desire served as my introduction to this series. I can only assume some of these characters have appeared in the previous books but I can say I was never lost. In fact, I came to adore all these characters but especially Warren and Delia.

Delia and Warren meet because Warren
Sonya Heaney
I like that the woman on the cover is wearing a dress that features in the book!

I’ll admit: I read this one because the author is Sabrina Jeffries; not because of the blurb. If there’s one thing I dislike in historical romance, it’s the lady who dresses as a man and goes gallivanting about London at night.

However, I thought this one was done well, and it wasn’t as farfetched as this theme usually is. Jeffries always writes in an engaging way – she’s one of those authors whose style I always enjo
Nov 14, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Book 3 in the Sinful Suitors Series is a Keeper!!

Delia Trevor is in London with her aunt and sister-in-law to find a husband or so her relatives believe. Delia is hunting for the man who cheated her brother at cards and caused his death. Delia has no intention of marrying anyone.

Warren Corry, Marquess of Knightford is a bachelor that spends his nights gambling, whoring and anything else he feels like doing. Warren is a member of the St. Georges Club, formed by it's members to protect their femal
This one, provided by the publisher in return for a review, could have been your typical trope-riven, slightly steamy, historical romance. It was as predictable as HRs are, but it was far more enjoyable, and this was all down to the characters of the hero and heroine.

For a start, the heroine is single-mindedly focused on achieving her goal of figuring out WTF bumped off her brother, who she admits was a bit of a useless lump, but whose death left the heroine and her brother's widow in dire fina
The Danger of Desire is not the best offering from this stellar series, not can it compare with any of the Duke's Men books, but Sabrina Jeffries has this uncanny ability to make me love even the over the top characters in the most improbable circumstances. I've been looking forward to and devoured all of her books for years, so I was bound to have one that I didn't find quite as outstanding. Sabrina Jeffries heroines are strong and charming, which Delia started as, but halfway through the book ...more
Sep 11, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 5-stars, read-2017
Sandy S
Nov 22, 2016 rated it really liked it
About the book: Release Date November 22, 2016

The third book in the sexy Sinful Suitors Regency romance series, this heart-pounding story shows why New York Times bestselling author Sabrina Jeffries is one of the most beloved historical romance writers today.

To root out the card cheat responsible for her brother’s death, Miss Delia Trevor spends her evenings dancing her way through high society balls, and her late nights disguised as a young man gambling her way through London’s gaming hells. Th
Bambi Unbridled

The Sinful Suitors of the St. George Club are back in this third installment of the series with an unconventional heroine and a tortured rakehell hero. The Danger of Desire was a nice addition to the series that has been following the altruistic efforts of a group of gentlemen determined to drive the scoundrels and fortune hunters away from the eligible women of their families.

Delia Trevor is the daughter of a gambler having been dragged around the continent with her family until her father won
Jul 14, 2018 rated it did not like it
Shelves: regency-and-bd
Intriguing premise that does not deliver on potential. I stopped halfway through but managed to finish it in the end. I bought two other novels by Jeffries when I purchased this and I can't be bothered to finish either. What happened to Jeffries after the Swanlea Spinsters? And more importantly, the Kindle cover looks awful.
Sheila Melo
Nov 21, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
FINAL DECISION: This story was nice, but the quick resolution to the book long conflict left me feeling unsatisfied. I enjoyed the romance a great deal and the "weakness" of the hero was well done and emotional.

THE STORY: Warren Corry, Marquess of Knightford has been asked by his sister to help her friend who has been behaving strangely. Warren is part of the St. George Club where men who care about the women in their lives can find out information to protect them from scoundrels. Warren fears t
Ruckasaurus Rex
Dec 30, 2016 rated it really liked it
“I see that you chose the short toga after all.” “I always live dangerously.” “You do indeed.” She sighed. “And lately so do I.” “I know.” He leaned close. “That’s what I like about you.” – The Danger of Desire by Sabrina Jeffries

I received the third book in The Sinful Suitors series through NetGalley. Sabrina Jeffries is a well-known historical romance author, and The Danger of Desire does not disappoint.

In a historical romance featuring both pursuit of justice and disguise tropes, the Delia T
Amanda Richardson
Nov 28, 2016 rated it really liked it
“The Danger of Desire,” is a classic Sabrina Jeffries story – a spunky heroine on a mission and a sexy hero who loves his leading lady. I really enjoyed Ms. Jeffries’ latest offering in the Sinful Suitors series.

Delia is in a bind; her widowed sister-in-law and young nephew will lose their estate if she can’t find a way to pay off the heavily mortgaged property. Delia believes that a man with a sun tattoo cheated her brother in a card game and made him lose everything. In looking for this man, s
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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 passions—jigsaw puzzles, chocolate, and music. With over 9 million book ...more

Other books in the series

Sinful Suitors (6 books)
  • The Art of Sinning (Sinful Suitors, #1)
  • The Study of Seduction (Sinful Suitors, #2)
  • The Pleasures of Passion (Sinful Suitors, #4)
  • The Secret of Flirting (Sinful Suitors, #5)
  • The Risk of Rogues (The Sinful Suitors, #5.5)