To Save a Sinner by Adele Clee
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
**** 4 Cranky Stars ****
Lucas Dempsey: banished to Boston for causing the death of Lord Banbury vowed never to set foot again on English soil. When his brother, Anthony, inherits the Viscountcy, Lucas returns a dishonored man.
The subject of gossip and scandal in society, Lucas takes the opportunity to return contempt and loathing until a chance encounter with Helena Ecclestone makes him re-evaluate his demeanor.
Helena: upstanding, ferociously intelligent, overshadowed by her sister, Amelia, and undervalued by her mother, overhears a conversation in a garden that can clear Lucas Dempsey's name. Morally charged to do the right thing - the saint and the sinner - form an alliance and something deeper.
This was an easy read and a charming story. Some of it did feel a bit slapstick and clunky (the detective work), but the two leads had enough chemistry to keep this reader interested.
Anyone who likes this genre should pick this up.
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