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A Season to Be Sinful ❰Download❯ ➻ A Season to Be Sinful Author Jo Goodman – Thomashillier.co.uk Alexander Grantham, Viscount Sheridan, is stunned to find three young boys at his door, demanding he right the wrongs of an incident that occurred earlier that evening when he thwarted a determined th Alexander Grantham, Viscount Sheridan, is to Be ePUB ↠ stunned to find three young boys at his door, demanding he right the wrongs of an incident that A Season PDF or occurred earlier that evening when he thwarted a determined thief When he discovers his wily pickpocket is a woman, now gravely injured, he takes Season to Be PDF/EPUB ã his flame haired attacker under his wing Clearly, Sheridan s new guest is a lady of quality So how did she become a common street thief He finds himself irresistibly drawn to the clever, cheeky Lily, and determined to unlock her mysteriesThe five years since she left the care of the French convent have been a nightmare for Lily Her secrets are dangerous as is the powerful man determined to find her The handsome Viscount is clearly a gentleman with secrets of his own, but staying with him could mean the difference between life and death for Lily With each passing day, her handsome host turns Lily s convalescence into an increasingly sensual escape Now her greatest challenge may be imagining anything less than a future in his arms.


10 thoughts on “A Season to Be Sinful

  1. BJ Rose BJ Rose says:

    Wow What a great read A wonderful story, and so beautifully told that I read it a littleslowly at times so I could savor it, rather than rushing to the ending as I often do For some reason, the title led me to think that this would be a lighthearted read, but it was anything but.The prologue has Lily growing up in a French abbey to age 16, when a man comes to request her services as governess to his daughters Both Lily Sr Mary Joseph are convinced he is a very bad man, so the nun h Wow What a great read A wonderful story, and so beautifully told that I read it a littleslowly at times so I could savor it, rather than rushing to the ending as I often do For some reason, the title led me to think that this would be a lighthearted read, but it was anything but.The prologue has Lily growing up in a French abbey to age 16, when a man comes to request her services as governess to his daughters Both Lily Sr Mary Joseph are convinced he is a very bad man, so the nun helps Lily escape to find her way to safety in London Chapter 1 has her living in the slums of Holborn, keeping watch over 3 young street scoundrels, so we know right away that her escape was not completely successful, although it takes a while to learn the full story of what happened to her in the elapsed five years.Than Lily saves Lord Sheridan from a knife attack, becoming gravely wounded in the attempt Since the 3 scoundrels think her injury is Sherry s fault, they show up at his house demanding that he save her Sherry calls his own physician and ultimately has Lily and her 3 young scamps moved into his house and then to his country estate, where the two of them learn to like and then slowly trust each other, since both of them have serious secrets in their pasts It is this slow growth of trust especially on Lily s part and the growing of like into serious love that make this such a a beautifully compelling read


  2. Hannah Hannah says:

    The title of this book is one of the most misleading titles in this genre What might you imagine when you look at the cover and read the title I brought this on vacation with me because I thought it would be lighthearted and flirtatious, but you should know that it s definitely not.The way that Jo Goodman writes this story is that she divulges small amounts of story bit by bit, so we slowly get to know the secrets of our main characters I won t ruin the story and tell you what happens, other The title of this book is one of the most misleading titles in this genre What might you imagine when you look at the cover and read the title I brought this on vacation with me because I thought it would be lighthearted and flirtatious, but you should know that it s definitely not.The way that Jo Goodman writes this story is that she divulges small amounts of story bit by bit, so we slowly get to know the secrets of our main characters I won t ruin the story and tell you what happens, other than this story deals with a very serious subject view spoiler sexual abuse and sex slavery hide spoiler and it s definitely NOT lighthearted So fair warning about that This subject in particular is not my favorite and I often have a hard time reading these stories, but overall this book was sweet The little boys were the highlight for me, and the hero and heroine were both very cute together But this book wasn t perfect by any means and it s not the first Jo Goodman book that I would recommend There were some glaring plot holes and parts that didn t quite fit together, I also got a little frustrated and wanted it to move alongAnyway, if you re interested in thedramatic serious historical romances then this one fits the bill Just don t judge this book by it s cover or you ll be sorely disappointed


  3. Irene Irene says:

    An all right effort by Jo Goodman but I much preferred The Price of Desire as an example of the author s work What was good The motivation of Woodridge the OTP villain, Lily the heroine with the horrific backstory, Sherry the progressive hero and the precocious kids.I really liked what Goodman did with Woodridge Woodridge is a misogynist who gets off on dominating women His wife literally killed herself because he was done with her, and his obsession with Lily is because she, uh, doesn t t An all right effort by Jo Goodman but I much preferred The Price of Desire as an example of the author s work What was good The motivation of Woodridge the OTP villain, Lily the heroine with the horrific backstory, Sherry the progressive hero and the precocious kids.I really liked what Goodman did with Woodridge Woodridge is a misogynist who gets off on dominating women His wife literally killed herself because he was done with her, and his obsession with Lily is because she, uh, doesn t think he s all that and runs away from him every second she gets I hate neutered villains the last Suzanne Enoch story I read the villain was supposedly a big bad libertine who once threatened the heroine that they would do doggy on their wedding night I really enjoyed Woodridge because he was a piece of s t I did not sense much passion between Lily and Sherry but I liked them together From what I gather, Goodman likes her heroines with a dark back story and it gets dark I enjoy the darkness because Goodman never makes her heroines weak, suffering martyrs but resilient survivors The kids were great too They provided excellent comic relief, so I m not going to complain that their acceptance into the viscount s world was sweet and easy Some reviewers have noted the dialogue seems try hard, and I agree that elegant sounding words were used but there was no real wit, only a wooden effect Woodridge is also a problem There is such a thing as too many coincidences and Woodridge is a prime example Woodridge could have been 2 out of 3 things that he turned out to be Personally, I think his connection with Sherry took the cake, and it made Sherry s past really come out of left field view spoiler seriously, he just left the spy field when he got shot hide spoiler since romances typically drop anvil sized hints every other chapter Not that I appreciate having clues condescendingly peppered on every page, but the occasional tantalizing clue livens up the reader engagement The absence of any here proved to be a problem because it made Sherry s past feel random, once revealed.Overall, don t read this if you ve got other things to read I purchased the second book in the series when I got A Season to Be Sinful which, by the way, is one of the worst titles for this story because it is absolutely meaningless This cover screams Christmas so I am plodding along


  4. Katyana Katyana says:

    Maybe it was a case of right thing at the right time, but I really really enjoyed this book I found the characters to be complex and interesting, and I enjoyed the story of them coming together I loved the scoundrels, and Sherry s family All around, it was a fun time.I would only criticize that things came together too neatly in the end I thought it was a little too perfect when we found out that view spoiler the same guy was responsible not just for Lily s past but also for the assassinat Maybe it was a case of right thing at the right time, but I really really enjoyed this book I found the characters to be complex and interesting, and I enjoyed the story of them coming together I loved the scoundrels, and Sherry s family All around, it was a fun time.I would only criticize that things came together too neatly in the end I thought it was a little too perfect when we found out that view spoiler the same guy was responsible not just for Lily s past but also for the assassination attempts, that he was a traitor, that Ned Craven worked for him, and that he was basically the Big Bad behind everything evil in all of Europe for the last decade okay, that was an exaggeration, but it felt that way at times hide spoiler I was perhaps also a hair disappointed that I could see that ending coming from 10 miles away But all in all, that didn t really inhibit my enjoyment of the story, because for me it was entirely character driven, and they worked for me I think I am becoming a Jo Goodman fan


  5. Gwen (The Gwendolyn Reading Method) Gwen (The Gwendolyn Reading Method) says:

    I liked this regency romance I m a fan of Jo Goodman s historical romance so I suppose it s not too much of a surprise that I find I like her regency She writes good characters And I also appreciate that view spoiler when she writes a horrific back story for her female lead, she doesn t machinate so that somehow, highly improbably, her purity is preserved which just perpetuates the myth that she d not be worthy to be loved if it hadn t Not with Jo Goodman Good for her hide spoiler I liked this regency romance I m a fan of Jo Goodman s historical romance so I suppose it s not too much of a surprise that I find I like her regency She writes good characters And I also appreciate that view spoiler when she writes a horrific back story for her female lead, she doesn t machinate so that somehow, highly improbably, her purity is preserved which just perpetuates the myth that she d not be worthy to be loved if it hadn t Not with Jo Goodman Good for her hide spoiler


  6. Sol Santamarina Sol Santamarina says:

    First thing, the title has absolutely nothing whatsoever to do with the book.I m feeling positive there was some mistake in the printing presses, and the cover got swapped.You might feel inclined to think you re getting into a light, witty, steamy romantic comedy Think again And again.While there is hotness in those pages, there is nothing light about the theme.It is QUITE dark, and unsettling Not bad, mind you Just not what you re lead to expect.Setting aside the misleading title, it s a go First thing, the title has absolutely nothing whatsoever to do with the book.I m feeling positive there was some mistake in the printing presses, and the cover got swapped.You might feel inclined to think you re getting into a light, witty, steamy romantic comedy Think again And again.While there is hotness in those pages, there is nothing light about the theme.It is QUITE dark, and unsettling Not bad, mind you Just not what you re lead to expect.Setting aside the misleading title, it s a good read There a few loose ends and plot holes, but nothing mayor It s actually an interesting story, deep, and filled with some passionate and loyal but damaged people, getting together and healing each other.If you can handle some darkness, and a peek into some really disturbing nastiness quite real, and happening everyday somewhere in the world then by all means give it a try


  7. SidneyKay SidneyKay says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here Yeah, I ve been searchin A a searchin Oh, yeah, searchin every which a wayYeah, yeahOh, yeah, searchin I m searchin Searchin every which a wayYeah, yeah Hard to believe, but I ran out of books to read Well, let me rephrase that I ran out of books I wanted to read Started some, but them down not in the mood for others some are tooooo emotional, tooooo tortured, I just have to be in the right mood to pick some of them up can you say Mary Balogh So, I ve been looking for some which I mi Yeah, I ve been searchin A a searchin Oh, yeah, searchin every which a wayYeah, yeahOh, yeah, searchin I m searchin Searchin every which a wayYeah, yeah Hard to believe, but I ran out of books to read Well, let me rephrase that I ran out of books I wanted to read Started some, but them down not in the mood for others some are tooooo emotional, tooooo tortured, I just have to be in the right mood to pick some of them up can you say Mary Balogh So, I ve been looking for some which I might have overlooked Maybe there s an author out there I gave up on, or for some reason just never picked up Well, I found me some and I picked them based on some high high highly ranked reviews One of them I picked was Jo Goodman s A Season To Be Sinful I don t believe I ve ever read one of her books, although one of her covers looks familiar, which doesn t really mean anything And, Ye Haw, she writes westerns not really my cup of tea So, this will be my first Jo Goodman.When this story begins, our hero, Alexander Grantham, Viscount Sheridan, aka Sherry, is strolling through the park with his soon to be ex mistress He is in the process of ending their affair, so he is a tad bit distracted He does not see the three small pickpockets headed his way, nor does he see the guy with the knife headed his way Not to worry, someone sees the guy with the knife Lucky for Sherry, unlucky for our plucky heroine Lily Lily has been keeping an eye on the three pickpockets, spots the knife guy and shields Sherry from the plunge met for him, injuring herself in the process Havoc ensues in the process, Lily is rushed back to the London slums by her pickpockets in training boys, Pinch, Dash, and Midge Sherry is left wondering what just happened.Days later Lily is dying from her wounds, so her boys Pinch, Dash, and Midge go get Sherry and insist that he save her Sherry is willing to do so, because he believes Lily may have some knowledge as to who might be trying to murder him Once Lily regains consciousness they agree to form a partnership of sorts Both Sherry and Lily have secrets, pain and are full of angst, but the woe is me feeling was not overwhelming in this book In fact, there were numerous moments of fun with a couple of really sweet, poignant times thrown in just to make this story fascinating.While Sherry and Lily were both well developed characters who were both quite interesting and I loved watching them together, it is the three supporting characters of Pinch, Dash, and Midge which bring this book to life Whether these three hooligans are on their own or whether they are adding to the characters of Sherry and Lily, it doesn t matter because they are a force to be reckoned with It was a treat to watch them interact with Lily the four of them together were a true family There was also some amazing writing when the three boys became part of Sherry s world These three characters have to be some of my favorite secondary people this year and they are also some of the best children I ve seen in a book for a long time.Overall, I was glad I chose this story to read It was a true delight It wasn t perfect, but it was pretty darn close I highly recommend that if you haven t read A Season to be Sinful that you don t wait any longer Go ahead pick it up and enjoy


  8. Jessica Jessica says:

    This book was my debut to Jo Goodman and it wasn t half bad.I was particularly charmed by the cast of characters although they had their faults but we shall get to that.Viscount Sheridan, or better known as Sherry, is lucky to be alive He doesn t know who he should thank or blame for the matter since the stabbing incident that occurred in Covent Garden left him mysteriously without a lead However, Sherry learns all you must do is ask and you shall receive because it doesn t take long for thr This book was my debut to Jo Goodman and it wasn t half bad.I was particularly charmed by the cast of characters although they had their faults but we shall get to that.Viscount Sheridan, or better known as Sherry, is lucky to be alive He doesn t know who he should thank or blame for the matter since the stabbing incident that occurred in Covent Garden left him mysteriously without a lead However, Sherry learns all you must do is ask and you shall receive because it doesn t take long for three young ruffians to be on his doorstep demanding his help for the alleged criminal.Shockingly, the criminal is a red haired beauty that has the speech of an educated lady Naturally Sherry takes the woman, known as Miss Rose and later as Lily under his wing as well as the scoundrels who won t seem to leave her side.In the weeks that follow Lily s healing process, the two become rather intimate in the confines of the London and later, Granville home with only the boys Midge, Pinch, and Dash to keep company Goodman had a rather fascinating story play out between the two, including the mysterious stabbing that was discovered by readers to be doled out by an unknown third party I still find this book to be only average in that as much as Goodman attempted to create depth with these characters back stories, I couldn t help longing for the nuanced intricacies of Anne Mallory There was much to sympathize with Lily, especially, but I still found the characters to be only mildly compelling.The other aspect of this book that was a bit inferior to Anne Mallory pray forgive me for comparing was the actual writing style It was rather sophisticated for a romance novel which I enjoy now and again but there were many a time it came off as forced or fake, as it was being donefor the sake of fluidity of the words rather than explicitly detailing the story Again, I couldn t help but find my mind drawn to Mallory s effortless style of writing that is lovely in its elegance but still strikes true at the readers emotions.At this time, I couldn t say whether this book is enough to motivate me to pick up another Goodman novel I suppose if I had nothing else to read bu alas As an self declared book worm I tend to have at least a dozen other books to read so Goodman will indeed have to wait


  9. Blackjack Blackjack says:

    A Season to be SinfulA Season to be Sinful was published not long after the Compass Club series and there are so many similarities and patterns here that I hesitate to give this an A rating just on the basis of standardization alone If I had read this book first though, I would have completely loved it Some of the standby Goodman elements are here and luckily the ones I tend to like Sherry is a fitting hero in that he s handsome, wealthy, smart, and compassionate to children and women, all A Season to be SinfulA Season to be Sinful was published not long after the Compass Club series and there are so many similarities and patterns here that I hesitate to give this an A rating just on the basis of standardization alone If I had read this book first though, I would have completely loved it Some of the standby Goodman elements are here and luckily the ones I tend to like Sherry is a fitting hero in that he s handsome, wealthy, smart, and compassionate to children and women, all the while hiding a dark past that makes him decidedly enigmatic He does what Goodman s best heroes do, which is to provide comfort, protection and assistance to his beleaguered woman, and all without overstepping her rights to defend herself and her independence Once Sherry and Lily really come together they are a dynamic force Lily is a victim of sexual abuse, like many of Goodman s heroines, but she s also not completely victimized by the past and always focuses on her own survival as well as caring for others in need I had some brief qualms about Lily s ability to push past the effects of sexual violence so quickly once she fell in love, but I didn t allow those to stop me from enjoying the romance here I also had some reservations about the sheer ubiquity of the villain in that he s everywhere and involved in so many various plots, not to mention so over the top dastardly How is it possible for one man to have his hand in everyone s backstory After some eye rolling, I decided to let that go as well Still, Lily Sherry are among my favorite Goodman characters, and this is a compelling read


  10. kreekree kreekree says:

    I don t knowI guess I m the minority here I thought the premise of the book intriguing, especially the way that Lily was living in poverty protecting and watching over three boys that grew up on the mean streets of London There was also a lot of amusing, dry wit as well However, as a romance novel, I don t think that this really touched me emotionally as much as others have before Like I said, there was a lot of dry, witty humor, especially between the main protagonists, but I don t know I don t knowI guess I m the minority here I thought the premise of the book intriguing, especially the way that Lily was living in poverty protecting and watching over three boys that grew up on the mean streets of London There was also a lot of amusing, dry wit as well However, as a romance novel, I don t think that this really touched me emotionally as much as others have before Like I said, there was a lot of dry, witty humor, especially between the main protagonists, but I don t know if I felt that this was enough to tie them together Maybe I just have a problem with the way the novel is structured as well I don t know if it was smart of the author to start of the novel with the introduction of the man who molested Lily several years prior to the present day I keep expecting him to pop up in the middle of the novel, but I m already 3 4 of the way through and the only way that man really becomes an issue is through Lily s memories and her desire to protect Sherry and her boys Like I said, I did not completely finish this book, but even if this man appeared by the end, I would feel it was very anti climactic The author could have introduced such an event via pockets of flashbacks throughout the book instead to give us hints to the traumatizing event In the end, I only stopped 3 4 of the way through because the story started to lose my interest I felt that there was a layer between me and the emotional delivery of this novel The only redeeming qualities of this book are the witty humor and the boys antics Perhaps one of these days when I am bored I ll skim through the rest of the novel just to see how it ends Also, I had an issue with the title of this book Why A Season to be Sinful It wasn t like this occurred during a London season, or perhaps they are thinking of nature s seasons winter, spring, etc


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