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Dangerous as Sin by Alix Rickloff


Cover art: Dangerous as Sin Reviewer: Lori Graham
Title: Dangerous as Sin
Author: Alix Rickloff
Publisher: Zebra
ISBN-13: 978-1-4201-0453-0
Release Date: July 2009
Genre/Sub-genre: Historical Romance
Year/Setting: 1815/Scotland & England
Overall Rating: 3.0
Sexual Content Rating: Subtle
Language (Profanity/Slang) Rating: Moderate
Violent Content Rating: Moderate
Alix's Website: www.alixrickloff.com

Cam Sinclair has spent years in the military and in the process has lost a large part of his soul. He discovered a side to himself that he wasnít proud of as they trained him to be an assassin. His family also pushed him into a marriage he didnít want and it was so difficult that all he could feel was relief when she passed away.

Morgan Bligh was born both human and Fey and part of the Amhas-draoi. Her birthright has created a strong capable woman, one who is struggling to know which path to follow. Her heart is telling her one way and her spirit is showing her another.

Cam and Morgan shared a brief time of passion which ended when Cam was called back to his marriage and Morgan found out he was married. Being the other woman is just not something she could handle.

Sometime later, they are pulled back together as they must pull together to find Doran who has stolen the Neuvarvann from the Fey and threatens to create an army of the undying.

Alix Rickloff writes a fast-paced, intriguing plotline which is full of twists and turns for the characters of Dangerous as Sin. I have to admit that there were times it was so fast paced that I had to really pay attention in order to keep up. The author has created characters which I enjoyed because they were working to find their place in life, much as each of us does. I found that I could really connect with Morgan and slightly less so with Cameron for not sharing with Morgan that he was married. I might have felt more sympathetic had he shared the horror that was his marriage with her from the beginning.

While the author did a fine job of superimposing a paranormal over a Regency, I found myself struggling with the language which was way too modern and the pretend marriage between Cam and Morgan as they are back at his home hunting Doran. Both of these were fairly jolting.

Overall, I enjoyed the characters but these other two issues pulled down my overall view of the story.


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