Tuesday, January 25, 2011


The Son of Sin trilogy, book 2
Publication Date: October 5, 2010
Publisher: Berkley
ISBN: 978-0425237489
Historical Romance
Mass Market Paperback
Reviewed by Penny
Obtained via: Publisher

Will Jones, a former spy and Bow Street Runner has been searching for his younger brother, Kit, who was kidnapped a few years ago. His investigation has led him to enter this exclusive brothel with one purpose, to rescue a foolish virgin from the auction block! Only the young woman who calls herself Helen of Troy does not wish to be rescued. She came to Half Moon Street on a mission of her own. Helen needs to steal documents that incriminate against her mother, documents that could get her arrested for treason. She’s not happy with Will’s interference and manages to escape him. Intrigued, Will searches for Helen once again and in doing so leads himself into danger and desire!

I have not read the first book in this series, TO TEMPT A SAINT. However, there are a few lingering questions that are probably answered in the first book. TO SAVE THE DEVIL does contain snippets of the other two brothers but I’m unclear on the details of their situations.

I enjoyed reading this book by Kate Moore. Ms Moore penned characters that I thoroughly enjoyed. Helen is a strong willed and independent young woman, even if she does have a knack for getting herself into trouble! And Will is a dashing and handsome leading man, who against his better judgment plays the hero. These characters are well developed and well rounded. The prose flows smoothly and this couple certainly has an abundance of chemistry.

The only problem I have with TO SAVE THE DEVIL is when I get the hang of what is going on, the characters’ directions seems to shift. I had issues grasping certain storylines and keeping up with the action. I could probably re-read this tale and have a better understanding. Or perhaps reading the first book would be beneficial.

This is an objective review and not an endorsement of this book.

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