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read A Notorious Ruin The Sinclair Sisters #2 kindle õ Kindle Edition µ All the widowed Lucy Sinclair Wilcott wants is to save enough money to move to a cottage of her own and keep her younger sister safe from the conseuences of their father’s poor judgment No one is aware than she how thoroughly her first mAll the widowed Lucy Sinclair Wilcott wants is to save enough money to move to a cottage of her own and keep her younger sister safe from the conseuences of their father’s poor judgment No one is aware than she how thorou This is a re read I first read it waaaay back when before I had Goodreads I picked it up again because I saw a flurry of posts about the fact that Jewel has sent the third book in this series Surrender to Ruin to her editor On which note give me Emily’s book give it to me now grabby hands I was invested in the outcome of Emily and Bracebridge by the end of Lord Ruin Lord Ruin which I finally read earlier this year and I had forgotten that this book also dedicated some space to them so now I’m even wound up Anyway onto A Notorious Ruin This made a much bigger impact on me second time around I am a big Jewel historicals fan She writes very period appropriate books which are subtle and multi layered This one is a great example of all of that at work In some ways very conventional historical romance going from front room to ballroom to gardens and so on But there’s an unusual element running through this book namely the focus on pugilism Nothing too much happens in the book there’s no massive drama or mystery or scary villain who isn’t really scary This is just about two characters and their romance And when that’s done right it’s great And Jewel has done it right Lucy the heroine was essentially sold into marriage with a leading boxer by her father The boxer a man risen from dirt poor to wealthy on the basis of his skill with his fists is far far beneath her class and the rumours swirled that she ran off with him or was seduced or perhaps did the seducing She came to love him though and through him the craft of boxing and the various men engaged in the sport When her husband suddenly dies she is forced back to her father’s house Some people shun her because of their perceptions about her marriage and thus her character It’s argued by them that she surely cannot come back from such a match I suppose on the basis that once a woman has lowered herself to such levels she cannot simply return to the class from which she came However thanks to her well connected relatives she is still accepted into society by and large although the slights when they come are not small or insignificant For this reason amongst others Lucy wants to be alone She loved her husband she misses him and the responsibility and independence she obtained in being married to him and she can talk to no one about it because he is not spoken of in polite circles She also needs to be away from her drunk irresponsible father She is tired of the face she must put on for the world around her as expert as she has become at maintaining it She’s concealing who she is and her frustration at the façade is palpable In spite of all she's going through she is trying to stay strong I liked her character very muchThrale our hero is less complex He’s an earl who loves to box and watch boxing and talk about it He’s acuainted with Lucy but finds her the least interesting of the Sinclair sisters He thinks she is boring and probably stupid albeit very beautiful Then he starts to see what no one else sees That she is hiding her true self And he likes her true self very much They talk about pugilism They spar together a very hot non sex sex scene She can talk about her husband with him And they share the same tastes in bed Thrale likes it rough and dirty and so does she On which note The sex My goodness the sex Slowly Thrale falls in love with Lucy and she falls for him too He brings her out of herself They learn about one another They grow together She lets the mask drop and it’s wonderful to read aboutSo I’ve pretty much raved so far Why isn’t this five stars It’s on the cusp However I thought Lucy’s realisation or perhaps her acceptance of the fact that she’s in love with Thrale and wants to be with him in spite of the obstacles and her original plan for a little cottage on her own was hugely underplayed It almost felt like she was marrying him because an incident late on view spoiler her despicable father stole all of her money hide spoiler

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Ghly her first marriage ruined her She could not remarry if she wanted to Then the Maruess of Thrale comes to visit and long absent feelings of desire surge backEverything Lord Thrale believes about the beautiful Mrs Wilcot My review contains spoilers and they're mostly my thoughts as I went with the book for visit Punya ReviewsAfter reading Lord Ruin and despising it I must’ve been crazy to reuest a review copy from CJ You ask why That’s mainly because even though I hated some of the other characters Lucy and Thrale were two exceptions I’ve been waiting for their book ever since CJ announced that she’s writing I’m just happy to finally to have read A Notorious Ruin book 2 of the Sinclair Sisters SeriesFor those who haven’t read book 1 of the Sinclair Sisters it was published way back in 20022003 I read it about 3 yrs ago well just read my review HERE and be the judge because I’d rather not repeat myself Not again I don’t even think it’s necessary to read this as book 2 is a very nicely done standalone You won’t miss much IMOThe Sinclair Sisters are Anne Mary Lucy and Emily 4 daughters of Viscount Sinclair Their father is a complete a who has already gambled away the family fortune Anne the eldest is the h of book 1 was your proverbial spinster; a ‘Plain Jane’ with a non existent dowry But Anne had no big aspirations She’s smart and knew how to manage a household tittering on financial ruin She also knew how to handle their self centered father Anne was the epitome of the Saintly Sister But then Duke of Cynssyr the notorious rake of the ton who had also been dubbed as the ‘Insincere Cynssyr’ due to his inability to keep his prck in his pants happens to Anne don’t even ask me exactly ‘how’ as I might break into another rant Et voilà she finds herself married to a Duke Their middle sister Mary had already been married to Lord Aldreth and has found happiness in a love marriage Anne despaired of her marriage being a just a shell when she finds herself falling in love with a man like Cynssyr Thankfully for her he did have a change of heart during the course of the story with that uite determined to be monogamous for once in his lifeRightMoving onThrale was one of Anne’s friends who helped her throughout book 1 in various situations He as we find here is also friends with Cynssyr Aldreth and the Earl of Bracebridge Devon Now Devon another friend of Anne I was fond of until a chapter at the end of Lord Ruin After reading that scene I lost whatever liking and respect I might have had for him It was disgusting to say the least I hate rakes generally even then it was gross I knew from that book that Devon was going to be paired with Emily Both have feelings for each other trying their best to hide it Emily thinking Devon doesn’t care because she’s so young and Devon thinking Emily is too beautiful and innocent to be his Either way I was interested in Thrale and Lucy and how things play out between them mainly because both were rather mysterious Not a lot were given but hintsIt’s been 2 or so years since Anne had married and moved away Lucy who was already a widow in book 1 has been forced to shoulder the burden of housekeeping and managing their financial woes Their father is still the same doesn’t care one whit about the source and how difficult it is for Lucy to scrape by All he wants is to show off the non existent money in everything he does rest can go to hell Anne and now Lucy will manage somehow End of storyLucy’s previous marriage was mired in scandal and until this book we didn’t know what exactly happened The most beautiful of her sisters Lucy was the first sisters to marry off in haste She’s also the first and only sister to have been widowed The details of her marriage are not up for discussion and Lucy is determined to keep it that way She has been dubbed as a beauty without the brains which is a façade she likes maintaining so that the gossipy biddies and the rest of the world leave her alone Yet the truth is as it’s gradually revealed in the story that Lucy is as smart a woman as they come And no matter the vicious gossip and ruined reputation Lucy had loved her deceased husband and misses him dearly Lucy also has a secret of her own through which she’s stashing a bit of coin here and there in hopes that one day she can escape this house and her father to a small cottage of her own So far this has what kept Lucy sane and goingNote that this story heavily revolves around pugilism and its various ideas I’ll be lying if I said that I know much so many a times I was confused about the terms and such But that didn’t hinder my enjoymentThrale is the only son and heir to the Maruisate Though his main interest has always been pugilism he’s willing to see through this responsibility That doesn’t mean he doesn’t train regularly Thrale is tall and strong heavily muscled unlike most of his peers Obviously he’d pursue his interest with gusto had he also not have to take care of his rundown estate since his wastrel father’s death Moreover he’s trying his best to clean up the already besmirched family name again thanks to his sire A notorious rake the old Maruess made a harem out of their estate Blackfern both in looks and reputation Thrale despised every single moment of it Since he passed Thrale had done his utmost to erase everything that his father installed in the house He sold some of those gaudy pieces to pay the debt threw away some and gave away the rest Blackfern now looks all dark dull and lifeless but that suits Thrale just fine He’s also almost a saint in comparison to his buddies when it comes to women He’s very discreet in his liaisons never chases women left and rightThrale visits the Sinclair house on Lord Sinclair’s invitation with an acuaintance Captain Niall The moment I saw Lucy and him together I knew that they didn’t have that definitive spark Thrale though considers Lucy the most beautiful woman he’d ever laid his eyes on with her dark hair and blue eyes he also admires intelligence Hence Lucy has just been Anne’s sister Yes he felt attracted to her loveliness as any virile male but that’s about it The same can be said about Lucy Thrale has just been a family friend a rather reserved one who generally prefers staying in the background But after this visit it was certain that things were about to change Johnson’s famous pugilist institute is here on Bartley Green near Sinclair estate Each year throngs mostly men come down to enjoy matches between famous pugilists Bets fly wild This year is no different Lucy personally is looking forward to it As mentioned earlier she has a secret something that has to do with her late husband the famous Irish pugilist the Devil Though the starting was rather inauspicious she being the touted beauty and he coming from the streets literally Lucy and Devil were able to make a partnership out of their marriage Lucy gradually began studying Devil’s profession learning much about pugilism in general She also got to know some people who are now helping her placing bets on her behalf Lucy had studied the game well and her hunches are rather good Actually pretty good It can be said that Lucy has made a small income out of those winnings If things go well enough she’d be able to buy that cottage she’s been dreaming about very very soonAn incident regarding the Sinclair Library and a copy of Milton finally blows Lucy’s cover; at least to Thrale He notices the spark of intelligence he has never before seen in her Though Lucy at first feels uncomfortable knowing Thrale must know her secret soon enough things begin to transform Now knowing Lucy to be beautiful and intelligent Thrale’s mind begin to wonder in dangerous directions And Lucy suddenly becomes too aware of Thrale’s presence not to mention his magnificent pugilist’s body It’s not as if Lucy is any stranger to that type It was terrific to know that she wasn’t another fragile young widow who needed rescuing She was strong and smart with a healthy appetite for sex something she never denied to herself or to Thrale in the later parts of the story Lucy enjoyed every moment of it with her husband She misses him and what they had but she has no intentions of starting an affair or becoming any man’s mistress She just wants to live her own life and finally have some control over it Yet Thrale; he intrigues her in a way that Lucy begins feeling overwhelmingly tempted It only fuels when she finds the same interest in Thrale’s eyesIf not only the ever growing attraction their mutual interest in pugilism brings Lucy and Thrale together Meetings at odd places at odd hours helped too At one point Lucy gives up any pretention of a vacuous woman around Thrale Gradually she even opens up about her mysterious marriage This shocks and intrigues Thrale to no end She was married to THE Devil I found it really entertaining when his thoughts would directly dive into the gutter imagining Devil taking Lucy after a night of intense match Being a pugilist himself Thrale can understand And he envies the dead bastard I was positively vibrating with glee when they at last end up in bed or on a couch all in a hurry I’d say I loved seeing Lucy’s demanding side something that even surprised Thrale but made him no less ecstatic Rather it makes him desperate to have her whenever and however he wanted to with Lucy giving herself in abandon Thrale knew that for the time being he should be happy with it not wanting to find out where this will ultimately lead them toThe sex scenes were HOT I mean who knew the seemingly aloof Maruess had a penchant for rough sex and light bondage things that only exhilarates Lucy further She has heard faint rumors now Lucy knows what exactly he wants and likes Thrale was a bit hesitant at first He thought his crude words and preferences might turn her off Imagine his surprise and delight finding Lucy reciprocating I found it so sexy that they couldn’t keep their hands off each other whenever they were alone or could get a little privacy And I mean anywhere winkAs for Lucy she’s determined to avoid any new scandal She loves being with Thrale The connection between them which started out tentative is now full on madness She loves every inch of his body and doesn’t shy away from saying so Knowing that he feels the same only made everything incredible For the first time in years Lucy begins feeling alive But she also had no interest of going beyond an affair for the duration of Thrale’s stay At least for now that’s all she can have And she must be happy with itWe get to meet some new characters too childhood friends of the Sinclair Sisters There’s also trouble in the form of a man Lucy’s husband thought a friend The same ahole who ruined Devil’s financial status This guy came down for the event saw Lucy and instantly starts making insinuations Lucy is also on high alert Then he starts spreading vile gossip about her Captain Niall who was an amiable fellow begins to give Lucy the eyes that Thrale instantly knew would bring no good Lucy is beautiful every man around her wants her; it’s the fact But that doesn’t mean Thrale would have to like the dirty looks they share When he hears of the rumor he’s mad but it’s the sad truth that he can’t do anything to protect her Not without giving up their own little secret to the world Thrale suddenly wishes he could protect Lucy alwaysWhen the big event nears Lucy’s BILs begin to arrive one by one to enjoy it on Thrale’s invitation Alongside Cynssyr and Aldreth Devon also makes an appearance I don’t remember much about him from book 1 but that Devon had a scandalous reputation with an eually scandalous past He’s the newly minted Earl but Devon is still a pugilist at heart He loves it practicing regularly He’s still crazy about Emily who as we find still feels the same Only she’s not sure if Devon will ever look at her with the eyes of a man lusting after a woman Then there was Chapter 40 which gave me hope about Devon and Emily and the sizzling chemistry between them I might not be averse to their story after all heeheeWhen his high and mighty son in laws are here Sinclair of course has to show off his new acuisition; a pricey carriage with fine horses As he begins boasting about it Lucy begins wondering about the source of the money which leads her to her secret stash only to find it empty It was so heartbreaking to and made me so horribly mad Earlier in the story he demanded that Lucy pursue one of the gentlemen his preference being Thrale One rich son in law to him euals to another source to beg for money Lucy vehemently denied any help embarrassed to find Thrale has witnessed that ugliness The POS returned that ‘rebellion’ this way; stealing her money and spending it on that carriage Not only that he also inuires if Cynssyr or any of his other guests would like to buy it Good God Somehow from Lucy’s expression and knowing Sinclair’s disgusting track record Cynssyr Aldreth and the rest knew that something must be horribly wrong But the one who was most enraged and worried was Thrale He already knew of Lucy’s little dream so he also knew how this will break her spiritThrale would love to tell Sinclair exactly what he thought of him but keeps uiet just for Lucy’s sake Even now that their intimacy has grown from mere lust induced haze to something deeper meaningful Lucy still craves secrecy That connection has only entwined them in a way that Thrale doesn’t see a way out of it At least not for himself He never thought himself a romantic but these days he keeps thinking of Blackfern his huge sterile mansion It needs to be brought back to life with much love and laughter Once upon a time he thought he’d marry out of duty But now Thrale can’t imagine being in that house again all alone with no Lucy with him in it Only he can’t really force her to do anything if she doesn’t feel the same Depressing thought thatLucy on the other hand is tempted When Thrale offers help with her cottage she declines again scared of any scandal But this time she’s thinking of Thrale She doesn’t want to ruin his chances of a good marriage to a fresh debutante Thrale even offers to help her with the betting as in he’d place the bets on her behalf but Lucy doesn’t really know what to do any She rather resigns herself to living with her father I was scared that I’d have to witness a defeated Lucy and to me that would’ve been so very unfair Her life has been mired in vicious gossip She had nothing to do with any of it neither was she a fallen woman Yet these busybodies made her life hell making her unwelcomed wherever she went Her own father is a weak nincompoop Though Lucy loves her sisters and wishes them all the best she’s envious of their happy state Lucy would’ve loved that for herself would’ve loved children of her own Yet fate will not let her be in peace It was just unfair I was hoping praying that Thrale who I already knew has fallen madly in love with Lucy could convince her that she doesn’t need to sacrifice her happiness this way She needed to see that there’s life beyond that there’s a man who’s willing to stand by her side rain or shineThen it happens when the whole Sinclair clan and friends are invited to Blackfern; an attempt for Thrale to bring the old days back just without the debauchery and the gaudiness Lucy instantly takes an interest in his garden as it’s one of her favorite pastimes Thrale loves seeing Lucy taking charge of the manor just the way he has been dreaming lately And though he’d surrender to Lucy’s wishes Thrale had to try at least once to see if she’d be willing to be his wife I can gladly tell you that he was successful in his pursuitA Notorious Ruin was such a heartfelt story of two lonely souls who needed to find one another I know now I’d be seriously unhappy if Thrale and Lucy didn’t end up together 4 stars and recommended Looking forward to the next installment which I’m thinking would be of Emily and Devon’s Just hope I don’t have to suffer through of his shenanigans in his book PS Don’t remember if Thrale was ever called by his given name Robert Then again knowing CJ’s books heroes don’t always even have a given name pI received an ARC from the author in exchange of an honest review and I’d like to thank her for it

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A Notorious Ruin The Sinclair Sisters #2T is wrong The very last woman he thought he was interested in proves to be a brilliant amusing arousing woman of deep honor who is everything he wants in a lover for the rest of his life If only he can convince her of that Another great story by Carolyn Jewel While I didn't enjoy this one as much as Lord Ruin it was still a really good readThe Maruess of Thrale funny how I don't think his first name is ever mentionedif it was I completely missed it and the widow Lucy Sinclair Wilcott are a very interesting couple This was most definitely not your typical Regency romance I honestly don't think I have ever read a book that centered so much on a sport that I really can't abide and yet I found it so very interesting Lucy is a very strong character for all that she hides her true self behind a facade meant to fool the entire world into seeing her in a certain light Even Lord Thrale is fooled at first and as a result dismisses her from any serious consideration until by chance he glimpses something that everyone else seems to be missingincluding most of her own familyI loved the progression of romance and character build in this installment The build up to their romantic entanglement is great and once they actually get togethercombustible The only real complaint I had with this book was how uickly everything gets resolved I honestly kept thumbing through my reader assuming there had to be a couple of missing chapters On a side noteLucy's father deserves to be drawn and uartered and it disturbs me that sister's that seemed close wouldn't be forthright with each other