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His Sinful Touch

(The Mad Morelands #5)

3.95  ·  Rating details ·  617 ratings  ·  110 reviews
A lost identity. A dangerous mystery. And a deep love that can conquer it all.

When a mysterious gentleman arrives on his doorstep, Alexander Moreland is astonished to discover that the stranger is not a gentleman at all, but a beautiful young woman disguised as a man, and in great need of assistance. The woman remembers nothing except her own name, Sabrina, and has only th
Mass Market Paperback, 376 pages
Published January 30th 2018 by Harlequin Books
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Inoffensive but also unexciting offering from Camp featuring amnesic heroine who seeks the assistance of the Moreland investigative agency to locate her lost identity and memory. Fortuitously, Alex Moreland, the twin of the agency's owner, happens to be there in his brother's stead. Alex feels an instant spiritual connection to this beautiful, well-spoken but distraught young girl dressed in boy's clothing. She carries nothing on her person but bruises suggesting physical trauma and a few items, ...more
Aug 22, 2018 rated it did not like it
The butchering of titles was strong in this one... for pity's sake there is no Lord Moreland confusion or profusion. She should call you Lord Alex (you younger son, you). You know this, she should know this. And would authors get off the first name train? It wasn’t a practice back then to commonly use them. Why is this conversation even happening?

“Alex walked up. She was dressed in fashionable but circumspect clothes, as she had been the evening before, her carriage straight, her bright red-gold
I've given this an A for narration and a C+ for content at AudioGals

His Sinful Touch is book five in Candace Camp’s Mad Morelands series, which initially comprised four books (published between 2003 and 2005) featuring a set of unusual and unconventional siblings, all children of the Duke and Duchess of Broughton. The author has returned to the family after a long break to bring us the stories of the two youngest siblings, twins Alex and Con; this is Alex’s book and the next (His Wicked Char
Caitlyn Lynch
Feb 03, 2018 rated it really liked it
The Victorian romance His Sinful Touch begins on a really intriguing note… a young woman, dressed in man’s clothes, stumbles into the office of a small London detective agency and tells them she wants to hire them to find someone. Herself. She has amnesia, and the only clue to her identity is a gold locket around her neck with the name Sabrina and a date twenty years earlier engraved on it.

The hero of the book is Alexander, one of the sons of the Duke of Moreland, helping out his twin brother Co
Jan 18, 2018 rated it really liked it
His Sinful Touch was a wonderful historical romance with a slight paranormal twist about a heroine on the run from unknown foes and the hero determined to protect her.

As Alexander Moreland is leaving his brother’s office, a mysterious gentleman arrives seeking assistance only to be revealed as a woman in disguise and on the run. The woman remembers nothing about who she is apart from her first name, Sabrina, and she can feel she’s running from something but has no clue as to why. As Alex and Sab
Sissy's Romance Book Review
His Sinful Touch by Candace Camp is Book Five in "The Mad Morelands" series. This is the story of Alexander Moreland and Sabrina .
Sabrina has lost her memory but she knows that someone has to be after her or that she is running from something. Alexander has special ability that helps him understand things with just a touch and when he sees Sabrina he is drawn to her even when Sabrina is badly bruised and dressed as a boy. Alexander offers to help her which leads them into an exciting story.
Feb 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Haunted by flashbacks!

The Mad Morelands (what a stunning group of people!) are at it again. Or rather life is at them. Alexander Moreland is surprised by a young man who appears at his office disheveled and distressed. Only that young man is a young woman who has completely lost her memory and has by fortuitous circumstances found her way to Moreland's Investigative Agency and will find her way right into Alex's heart.
The hunt to find Sabrina's past will uncover much and put them both at risk. I
Nicole (TheBookWormDrinketh)
-Each chapter told from alternating points of view between Sabrina and Alex which kept the story fresh and you got a chance to get into the heads of both characters learning their thoughts and feelings on different occurrences.
-The writing itself is appropriate for the period.
-A few somewhat steamy scenes to enjoy.
Did I mention a sexy Son of a Duke??
-Alex’s family is AMAZING!! I kind of want to back-track to read each of their individual stories as they are quite the zany bunch! (I say KIND
Maggie Whitworth
Dec 22, 2017 rated it really liked it
Sabrina turns to Alex when she finds she can’t remember who she is or what happened to her.
Alex has a special gift where Just by holding objects he can see flashes or feelings from their past owners .
The two embark on a journey into Sabrina’s past life to discover who and what she’s hiding from .
If Alex and her can keep from falling in love it will be a miracle , but what if they discover she’s married, she is carrying a ring after all.
All will be revealed !

It’s the first book I’ve re
My first and unfortunately, my last foray into Candace Camp novels. Despite the plot of this book spanning just a few days (admittedly not my favorite type of story), time seemed to drag when reading it because the narrative is bogged down by unecessarily long conversations and overly detailed descriptions of mundane actions. Reading this was exhausting and I frequently had thoughts along the lines of “I get it! Let’s move on so something can happen...” The premise was interesting (amnesia, elem ...more
Barbara Rogers
Nov 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: iblog, xx-2019-read
Series: The Mad Morelands #5
Publication Date: 1/30/18
Number of Pages: 376

We’ve watched the boyish antics of Constantine (Con) and Alexander (Alex) over the first four books of the series – and now, they are all grown up and are getting books of their own. I love that we’ve gotten to see the lively, intelligent, rambunctious, inquisitive, and mischievous boys grow up and that we’ve been a party to their mischief. We’ve seen them with their menagerie of animals – from a parrot to a boa constrictor
Wit & Wonder Books
*** ARC provided by the author for an honest review ***

A woman, dressed as a man arrives on his doorstep seeking help. This is how Alex and Sabrina’s story starts in His Sinful Touch by Candace Camp.

Sabrina has amnesia. The only thing that she knows is that she has just arrived in London on a train. She must go to the investigative agency of the Morelands, in order to gather assistance.

Alex feels as though someone is in danger. He knows that his twin brother is ok, but cannot seem to shake th
Maria Dariotis
Jan 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Sabrina is a young woman with no recollection of who she is, or where she’s from, is devastating enough, realizing that she’s drugged and possibly beaten is downright frightening!
Sabrina knows that someone is out to harm her, her life is in danger!
Disguising herself as a man with the few possessions that may help her in finding her identity, with the knowledge in her bones of danger, she flees her unknown captors.

Alexander Moreland is not from a conventional ducal family, he’s wholly unconventi
Shoshanna Ford
Jan 18, 2018 rated it really liked it
This book was a real page turner. I couldn't put it down.

When first I picked this book up, I didn't realize it was number 5 in a series. I really dislike starting in the middle of a series, because you miss a lot of things. I definitely have to go read the first four. The little snippets and hints about previous books were so intriguing! I'm officially hooked.

This story was fascinating! The heroine has amnesia, and can't remember a thing, but she is still a strong woman fighting for her independ
Anna Swedenmom
Dec 14, 2017 rated it really liked it
This is like a wonderful tale you can never get enough of. This family stays in my mind when I am reading other romances! The author is so talented that I cannot get enough of her work. I love the characters, the plot the writing. I like the elements of mystery and intrigue. Most of all I absolutely adore the writing style! I am never bored by this author and it is always a story not just sex! So buy the book and really enjoy it as I did ! I was given this book in return for an ho
Feb 01, 2018 rated it it was ok
In the same vein as the rest of this series -- i.e. not only fantastical (which is OK because it unabashedly addresses supernatural topics so there has to be suspension of disbelief to read that) but also wildly improbable. Unlike the other entries in this series, the heroine here was completely unremarkable except, apparently, that she was super hot.
Feb 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
His Sinful Touch is the fifth book in The Mad Morelands series by Candace Camp. I haven't read any of the other books in the series so can safely say that this one can be fully enjoyed as a stand-alone one. That said, now that I have read this one I will definitely go back and read the others!

Sabrina is running away, from what she doesn't know because she has lost her memory. When she arrives in London she has advice from a hackney driver to go to an investigative service for help. It is there t
Lori D
Candace Camp is an amazing storyteller! I have just turned the last page and I have this great smile on my face!! This story grabs you and does not let go and flows so smoothly. Suspense, Intrigue and a little of the second sight combine with a mystery and a lot of emotion that has you guessing and believing. You feel you are there with the vivid descriptions of surroundings and the characters that come to life. A beautiful heroine who has lost her memory makes her way to Alex Moreland's office ...more
Vania Nunes
Jan 26, 2018 rated it really liked it
Recommended to Vania by: NetGalley
The series is being relaunched and, although I read it years ago, I confess that I forgot some details of what happens.

Beginning to say that the Morelands are an atypical family.
They, each in a different way, have gifts. Grandmother Moreland, for example, would hear and speak with ghosts.
It's something very private that they keep to them.

This gift helps Alex and Con (Alexander and Constantine - twins) have a successful investigative agency, although in recent times, Alex has dedicated more time
3.5 stars

***ARC received in exchnge of an honest opinion***

Although I liked this book (less than I thought I would), it still wasn't what I expect from a Candace Camp historical romance. I don't like the paranormal touch to the story to be completely honest.

I like the love story though and the mystery, but I was hoping for more.
Sandi aka Maudley
Jun 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: hist-rom
So happy that Alex got his story - can't wait to read Con's. ...more
Kat Tolle
Jan 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
His Sinful Touch is the 5th book in The Mad Moreland series by Candace Camp. I have been a long time fan of Candace’s and I have yet to read one of her books that has disappointed me and His Sinful Touch is no exception. I absolutely loved this book and the storyline is like no other. I highly recommend His Sinful Touch. There is amnesia, disloyalty, kindness, family support, deceit, deception, humor, loyalty, nightmares, twins that can feel when the other is in harms way, insight, mystery and o ...more
Lili  Marcus
With only the contents of her pocket, no memory of herself, dressed in a man's clothes and bruised, Sabrina found herself in an investigative agency to seek help. But with the real investigator's absence, she found herself depending on Alex, the investigator's twin, who has an unusual ability that is really helpful in any investigations. Judging from her physical and mental state, Sabrina was certain she was in the run from someone and weirdly enough, she feels as if Alex can help her solve the ...more
Jul 07, 2018 rated it liked it
Not a bad read. I liked the Hero and Heroine, the story was fun. Although, there is lots of back story, lots and lots of back story. We meet Alex's brother's, sisters, mother, father, uncle, nieces! Their backstory, his backstory, her backstory!!!!
At one point I thought, damn, this is a second in a series, isn't it? LOL
It did drag on and on a few spots, but other than that it was a good read. I listened to it as an audio book, which I give a five star rating. It was read by a man, but he did an
May 22, 2018 rated it it was ok
Okay, I really like some of Candace Camp's books, but this is not one of them. I have stopped reading a hundred pages in. The characters seemed superficial to me. Too much rush to get to the romance. And all this talk of love at first sight, seems like a flimsy excuse not to develop the story slowly in a believable manner. I especially have trouble with Sabrina. She's laughing and giggling and romantically interested only one day into having lost her memory. Sorry, I think I would be too worried ...more
Feb 02, 2018 rated it liked it
I was a little disappointed. The "Greats" were so wonderful as boys in the earlier books of the Moreland series that I expected more "fun" in Alex's story. So much of the amnesia plot was too unbelievable for me to ignore. It was just a little too far-fetched. ...more
Mar 14, 2018 rated it did not like it
Stupid, it is a toss-up of who is dumber the good guys or the bad guys. I will not be reading anymore in this series.
Originally posted at SmexyBooks-

Favorite Quote: “I swear to you on everything I hold dear, I will not let him have you. You will not be his wife-even if I have to make you a widow”

When a strange man comes bursting into the Moreland’s investigative agency, Alexander Moreland is shocked to discover the man is really a woman and she needs his help to recover her memory. Unable to remember anything beyond her name, the only items she has to identify her is a l
Dawn West
The Romance Review

**Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy of this book.**

When you don't know who you are...but you know where your heart lies.

Sabrina can't remember what sent her fleeing her country home and to London. She's wearing a man's clothes and doesn't even know her own name. But the bruises on her body and a few strange items in her pockets are the only clues as to how she came to be at the door of an investigation agency. The man inside, however, is an unexpected surprise. She feels as if she
Rose Blue
Feb 06, 2018 rated it really liked it
3.5 Stars as reviewed at Roses Are Blue:

Alexander Moreland and his twin brother, Con, have always had a mystical "connection." While they can't read each other's mind, they can sense when the other is near, or troubled. Alex is surprised to discover that he feels a similar connection to a stranger who wanders into Con's investigative agency. The stranger is dressed in men's clothing, but is definitely a woman in disguise. The woman needs help finding someone lost, namely,
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Candace Camp is the New York Times bestselling author of over sixty books.

Her first novel, *Bonds of Love*, was published by Jove Publishing in 1978, under the pseudonym Lisa Gregory. Two pseudonyms (Kristin James and Sharon Stephens)and many books later, Candace writes under her own name Candace Camp and still loves creating stories.

Candace lives in Austin, Texas, with her husband and is the mot

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