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Wedded in Sin

(Bridal Favors #2)

3.91  ·  Rating details ·  162 ratings  ·  40 reviews
“A richly painted and fun foray into the regency era with a bright and intelligent heroine.” ~Reader Review

With her parents murdered and her inheritance stolen, all Penny Shoemaker has is her position at A Lady’s Favor dress shop designing handcrafted shoes for brides. But it’s not enough to support herself and her younger brother. Her only chance to regain what is
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Published October 22nd 2019 by ePublishing Works! (first published August 7th 2012)
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Jan 08, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was an entertaining read. Samuel Morrison, the second son of a baron, was a very intelligent and observant man. Penny Shoemaker, was struggling to provide for herself and her nephew, since her parents’ murder. They meet when Penny is being thrown out of her home. Samuel decides to help her with her multiple problems. There are a number of interesting secondary characters from Samuel’s nephew to a gambling club owner called Deon Damon. There are a few mysteries to solve and the situation ...more
Jan 21, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was an entertaining read. Samuel and Penny’s story was certainly filled with mystery and danger. I admire the way Ms. Lee builds her characters’ personalities. It’s always a pleasure to read her work. I received this book from eBook Discovery. I am voluntarily posting this review. This is my honest review.
Michelle Quintana
Every time I read a book from this time period, it always makes me glad that times have changed. Samuel is a man whose mind is constantly on the go. He notices things that most people don't pay attention to. Because of his intelligence, he gets bored easily. Other than his nephew, he is unable to find someone who can can keep up in conversation. Penny has been having horrible luck and things seem to keep getting worse. Fate brings them together even though they don't see it. Samuel believes that ...more
Dec 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc
Samuel Morrison is nothing short of a genius. When a mystery in the form of Penny Shoemaker and her little brother's plight lands at his feet he can't not get involved. What better way to while away his time than to solve Penny's plight and help her figure out how to get her inheritance that was stolen back. But as Samuel spends more and more time with Penny, he discovers that she is nothing at all like the ladies of the ton. He is surprised at Penny's intelligence, wit and strength, and begins ...more
Martha B.
Dec 21, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
He's like a Sherlock Holmes, but more passionate.

As a second son, Samuel Morrison's life has not been easy, especially since he's the smartest man in the room. In spite of always looking for the his next diversion and his next puzzle to solve, Samuel's life has still been a lonely one. Then he rescued Miss Penny Shoemaker.

I've always been a fan of the Sherlock Holmes character. I enjoyed peeking into the mind of the smartest man in the room, but he was a bit devoid of romantic or passionate
Bridget Lewis
Jan 17, 2020 rated it really liked it
If he is intelligent

Samuel was bored he notices every minute details of people and his surroundings! Penny is angry! Angry all the time Penny has what modern day is in need of Anger Management! Sam needs an equally intelligent female in his life and agrees to help Penny get back her home and her inheritance! Samuel needs purpose! Can help Penny and become a man of means all the while discovering his own lively hood! One part of the book "spoiler" has a little S&M but it's not what you think!
Margaret Watkins
Dec 20, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The romance between a lady who designs shoes for the fashionable women of the tonne, and a young second son who has a mind like Sherlock Holmes, results in an intriguing plot. As Penny and Samuel try to track down the persons responsible for the death of her parents and for selling her inheritance out from under her, they discover that they have more in common than most couples, starting with thinking minds. They challenge each other and bring out the best on one another. Although part of a ...more
Jan 26, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is an entertaining read. Penny lost her parents to murder, has a baby brother to take care of, and as if all these were not enough, her house and father's shop was wrongfully taken from her. Luckily for her,she came in contact with Samuel, the second son of a Baron,who is very smart and intelligent but floundering through life searching for his purpose. And the meeting of the two of them brought meaning and solutions to their problems as well as love...find out how as you grab your own ...more
Kristy Halseth
Jan 27, 2020 rated it really liked it
The author was very careful in how she created these characters. The man a second son of the lowest titled level of society. Just low enough that his older brother's wife wishing him to have occupation isn't totally unusual. Just low enough that marrying a trades person might raise eyebrows but is just on the line between that which is not done and just barely being acceptable. Allowing a romance story that is an uncommon situation, but not an unheard of one. The story itself is a good story and ...more
Jan 06, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Samuel has a brain and mind that is constantly working. He is considered odd by his peers. Penny is angry all the time because she is unable to truly do what she wants to do. This is a tale about an unlikely pair that meet and eventually fall in love. The story is filled with witty conversations as the two argue about how to go about solving a crime. They face moral and social dilemmas as they spend time getting to know each other.

"I received this book for free from eBook Discovery. I
Jan 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Captivating, entertaining, well rounded!

I like this book. The characters are believable, the action is realistic, the romance is sweet without becoming cloying. Conversations are easily understandable, the dynamics are interesting. This book is fiction, of course, and gives the reader the opportunity to see "the other side" of Regency romance, where everyone has to work for their living. An excellent, entertaining read. Thank you, Mz. Lee. You have written well!
I'm afraid I couldn't really summon much enthusiasm for this book. The writing was pretty good, but the characters just didn't grow on me. At the beginning especially, I was rather annoyed at the heroine who was constantly angry. In fact I had to struggle to finish it. Being a Holmes fan this should have been a good read for me; unfortunately, it just wasn't.

I received this book for free from eBook Discovery. I voluntarily review this book. This is my honest review.
Dec 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Samuel & Penny are equally very smart, challenge one another, bold and determined to solve the mysteries of their dire situations. I think they make a great team. Despite and partly because of the usual snobs, this is emotionally engaging, at times intense and very heartwarming. Enjoyed it from beginning to end. I received this book for free from eBook Discovery. I voluntarily review this book. This is my honest review.
Holly Lenz
Dec 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wedded in Sin is a fun Regency romance and mystery with a clever gentleman and the shoemaker. This book is a page turner, and it was well worth setting aside several other books so I could read it.

Contains graphic sex scenes.

“I received this book for free from eBook Discovery. I voluntarily review this book. This is my honest review."
Jul 11, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Very different type of characters for a regency. A shoemaker (a girl shoemaker!) and a second son with above average intelligence and observational skills come together to fall in love and solve the mystery of the murder of Penny Shoemaker's parents and the sudden sale of their property out from under her.
Evonne Hutton
Dec 25, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Penny is trying to take care of her baby brother when she gets removed from her home as it has been sold.
During the fracas a member of the ton comes to her aid.
Will he really be able to help her?
A good story line with excellent characterization
Ruth Banejad
Jan 07, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I received this book for free from ebook discovery. I voluntarily post this review. This is my honest review.
I really liked this book but could not understand the title as it did not reflect the substance of the book.
Ramonita  Roldan
Jan 23, 2020 rated it really liked it
Samuel Morrison & Penny Shoemaker's story was tender. Oppossites do attract and anything is possible when the heart is involved. Recommend. Happy Reading.
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WEDDED IN SIN: A Hot Regency “Sherlock!”

Book received from author at conference. No remuneration was exchanged and all opinions herein are my own unless otherwise noted.

I met Jade at Authors After Dark in August. She seemed smart, friendly, hilariously funny, and possessed of a delightfully dirty sense of humor.

My first thought after the first few pages was, “This is Brilliant; it’s a Sherlock!” The same idea reappeared over and over
Mar 01, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
One of things that I enjoyed about Jade Lee’s book, “Wedded in Sin” is that the characters were NOT your Regency stereotypes of rich duke/earl/lord and simpering miss at her first season. Her characters, Samuel Morrison (2nd son of a baron) and Penny Shoemaker (merchant class) are about as blue-collar romance as I’ve found among the regency ton.

Jade Lee described her hero, Samuel, like Sherlock Holmes (á la Benedict Cumberbatch) and that sealed the deal for me to buy the book. Yes, Samuel is a
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Penny, has struggled trying to keep herself and her infant brother afloat. With her father dead, no one seems to trust her in her ability to be a shoemaker. Even though Penny is very talented and in the past couple years her father was alive, she was the one being the "real" shoemaker. Then out of the blue, a Constable arrives, saying that her business and home has been sold, and that she wasn't mentioned in her fathers will. She barely escapes with a few of her things and her brother, being ...more
Dec 14, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wedded in Scandal (A Bridal Favors Novel) (Mass Market Paperback)
I really like reading Wedded in Sin by Jade Lee. The book was very funny and entertaining. The characters were believable and enduring. With her parents murdered, Penny shoemaker has been turned out her only home and taken residence with her toddler brother to live at the neighborhood dress shop. She has the tools and knowledge to make shoes for ladies, but she hasn't the money for supplies. Penny needs to find out who forged the
Oct 05, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Great characters.Good story.Fun read.
Note to Self:Eng
Penny Shoemaker(dress shop shoe maker,sis,pal)&Thomas S.("Tommy",younger bro)+Samuel Morrison(new Bow Street Runner,younger bro,uncle,pal1),George M.(baron,older bro)+Georgette(baroness)=Maximilian (nephew,7yo),Wendy Drew(seamstress,co-owner dress shop,pal),Tabitha(new apprentice seamstress),Irene Knopp(widow,dress shop
Maria Fischer
Aug 29, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I thought this was a marvelous book! The story is well written, fairly fast paced and nicely balanced between the two main love interests with dialogue, storyline, and their feelings as the relationship develops. I really like that Samuel essentially struggles with ADHD and how the author wove that into the story.
Cecilia Rodriguez
Penny Shoemaker is forced out of her family shop and home, after her parents are murdered. Samuel Morrison steps in and makes a wager to solve the mystery.
Lee seems to have affection for Doyle's famous dective, as Samuel's description is very simlilar to Sherlock Homes.

However, his name might be inspired by another fiction detective: Sam Spade.
Sissy's Romance Book Review
I just love Jade Lee books! This one was really good too. I have been reading the series "Bridal Favors" and was so excited to read what was hopping next. With Ms Lee's books you can choose to read them in different orders and it doesn't take away from the story. But I do love to read them in order to catch up with the other charectors. This was a great book a nice time escape for your day!
Diane K. Peterson
4.5 Stars. This book was pure enjoyment. Samuel Morrison was one of my favorite characters ever. I loved his intelligence and ADHD mind. Penny was a great foil -- sensible and down-to-earth. I loved the way their relationship built. Just too cute a story!
Meg Benjamin
Dec 01, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A delightful hero and heroine--both very much out of the ordinary (the heroine is--gasp--middle class). The hero reminds me of the detectives in classic mysteries: Albert Campion or Lord Peter Wimsey. It's great to see Lee take an older archetype and update him.
Dec 09, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: bcover
Like the Sherlock element and it had funny moments.
May 17, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was my first Jade Lee book and I loved it! I'm looking forward to reading more of her books.
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A USA Today Bestseller, JADE LEE has been scripting love stories since she first picked up a set of paper dolls. Ball gowns and rakish lords caught her attention early (thank you Georgette Heyer), and her fascination with the Regency began. An author of more than 40 romance novels and winner of dozens of industry awards, her latest series

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  • Wedded in Scandal (Bridal Favors, #1)
  • Engaged in Passion (Bridal Favors, #1.5)
  • Winning a Bride (Bridal Favors, #2.5)
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