Too Sinful To Deny
For Susan, there is no escaping it. At best she can stay clear of the most dangerous element of all--dark-haired smuggler Evan Bothwick, a man whose shaded countenance cannot hide his wicked intent.
London socialite Susan Stanton is banished from town by her parents for acting improperly and is sent to visit her relatives, whom she's never met, at Moonseed Manor in Bournemouth. While there she meets a very strange assortment of characters--the "scarecrow" butler, the "porcelain doll" and "witch" that work in the dress shop, ...more
Susan and Evan make an unlikely duo that works perfectly together as they unravel hidden truths of murder, conspiracy and abuse in the small seaport town. Life will never be the same for either them, or the ghosts Susa ...more
Estranged from London ton for her unsuitability to keep her mouth closed, Susan finds herself hurled to the confines of nowhere. Where she steps in the middle of a smuggler/pirate war.
When I saw this second book will be about Susan the haughty and scheming young Miss from the previous book, I was not sure about it.
Susan is far from the best heroine, but from the beginning I do liked her spoiled bratty self. She was full of quip ...more
I was so excited to read this book after the first one in the series, I was disappointed though. I did not get into the story and connect with the m ...more
I received a free copy of the Gothic Love Stories box-set from Netgalley, in exchange for an honest review.
This follows Susan, who was a side character in Too Wicked to Kiss (book 1), in which she is shunned by society for being a tattletale, and shunned by her mother for failing to ...more
Arriving she looked at the "scarecrow" of a butler and tried to introduce herself. "She was the twenty-year old sole offspring of a loveless titled couple who had banished their ost ...more
For Susan, there is no escaping the most dangerous element of all—dark-haired smuggler Evan Bothwick, a man whose rakish countenance cannot hide his wicked intent.
What a fun read, there's plenty of suspense as Evan tries to find his brother's murderer. If you like a gothic romance with smugglers, ghosts, & romanc ...more
Susan Stanton has been in trouble from the time she spread gossip, albeit true, which caused a scandal in London. Since then a near-death incident occurred which has left Susan with the ability ...more
Gothic Love Stories #2
Susan Stanton has been exiled to Bournemouth and upon arrival finds herself in a situation she does not want to remain in. Her cousin is missing, the man of the house is huge and fearsome, the butler is odious and she is less than impressed. Her immediate goal is to get back to London as quickly as possible and everything she does is with that goal in mind. Evan Bothwick is another man Susan meets shortly after her arrival. He is visiting M ...more
With so many secrets floating around, trust is in short supply for both Susan and Evan (sometime smuggler/pir ...more
Banished to the tiny seaside town of Bournemouth, she was still Miss Susan Stanton, sole heiress of a reasonably wealthy baron, eligible young lady who would one fine day finally able to be welcomed back home to London and once again in High Society perhaps she could grant her parents wish of a noble marriage for herself.
However her hopes and dreams aside Susan, along w ...more
This one especially felt like reading a ghost story, with the perfect gloomy and daunting setting. And if the ghosts aren’t enough, there’s plenty of creepy living secondary characters to go around, so brilliantly –scarily- written that the butler and the shopkeeper at times will frighten you more than the pirates and smug ...more
kiss is absolutely divine and sexy as hell. The romantic encounters between Gavin and Evangeline were delightful, I love everything about this one now it's onto the other. Too sinful to deny wasn’t up to scratch, it lacks enticement and Susan isn’t a good leading character. Now this other Too tempting to resist isn’t doing it for me either, it’s a bit bland. Well, I have come to the conclusion that the best was first, not that the othe ...more
Ms. Susan Standton is stuck in the middle of nowhere with nothing but treacherous rocks and waters. Something sinister is afoot but what? Just when she thought it couldn’t get worse, it did, with PIRATES!
Is Susan’s life in danger? What about the dashing man (or is he a pirate as well?) Evan? The witty remarks between Susan and Evan are priceless!
This is mostly a good story. Good character development with vivid descriptive.
Not so good: the storytelling moved too slow.
However, Ms. Ridley shows once again that she deserves my admiration and that I highly recommend her works.
I received this as a free book with the understanding I would give an impartial review. I did.
"I have to find a missing person."
"A missing person?" Susan leaned forward. How romantic! This explained his mercurial moods. And why he was equally averse to being sighted along with Susan. "Who is she? Where do you think she went? Why do you think she left?"
"Not a she." He drained his brandy. "And I doubt he had much choice in the matter. He's dead."
"You lost a dead person?" she echoed, fingers gripping her knees in hor ...more
Susan Stanton, our damsel in distress, has been banished to a remote manor located on the side of a massive cliff overlooking the ocean because her socialite parents find her too inquisitive for her own good and their social standing. Even before Susan settles in she m ...more
Susan is banished by her aristocratical parents, who are tired of her misbehaving. She goes from being the darling of London to the unwanted newcomer in the gloomy coastal town of Bournemouth. The place is inhabited by pirates, smugglers, ghosts, villains, and a few unfortunate victims. There are also the town’s dressmakers, who are an interesting pair. According to Susan, the Witch and the Porcelain Doll own the Dress Shop of Iniquity.
Susan is a different kind of heroin ...more
I enjoyed Erica's first book, Too Wicked to Kiss. I'm not a big fan of historicals, but that one was well-written with a hint of paranormal. I was amused by the character, Susan, in that book, so was curious as to how her story would turn out.
I LOVED Susan! Her quirks, expressions, busy-bodyness (is that a word lol?), thought processes. My favorite books tend to be paranormal romantic comedi ...more
Erica Ridley is a New York Times and USA Today best-selling author of historical romance novels, including the upcoming THE DUKE HEIST, featuring the Wild Wynchesters. Why seduce a duke the normal way, when you can accidentally kidnap one in an elaborately planned heist?
In the 12 Dukes of Christmas series, enjoy witty, heartwarming Regency romps nes ...more