6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on 22 August 2008
I am afraid that I totally disagree with the review written by Lindymck!!In my opinion, Madeline Hunter stands 'head and shoulders' above most of the 'Bodice Rippers' In fact, it is almost an insult to put her into this category. Lady of Sin is a very warm, deep and, I found, very moving book. Granted the previous book' Lord of Sin' was not her best and I would not rate it more than four stars, but 'Lady of Sin' has most of the depth of previous Madeline Hunter books. I believe she will never better her first three books but she has kept up an incredible standard and has not resorted to debasing her relationships by the usual method of 'calling a spade a shovel' and still manages to get to the heart of very compelling. meaningful relationships.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on 21 June 2010
As a big fan of M Hunter's books, I have been making my way through her novels with interest, and so far this is one of my top 2 (out of 7 read so far). The characters have been established previosly in her other novels, and I will admit that I wasn't all that intrigued by their story..until I started reading. From the first scene M Hunter establishes this story as wonderfully original. She breaks the standard model of these genre novels, adding new elements that make the story enjoyable and the relationship fascinating, well beyond the point of their first night together. The romance genre, especially historical romance, has a tendancy to have very little variation to the basic flow of the story, making them predictable and uninspiring, but M Hunter has always broken out of those restrictions and this novel shows that more than any other. I would highly recommend this novel to anyone who enjoys romance, but in particular for those who find the standard romances out there as growing a little too similiar to each other.
0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 31 December 2007
the idea of this story is very interesting but the author doesnt use it to its full advantage by relagating it to a subplot to the relationship between the two main characters which isnt very interesting at all!!!! obviously well written and great period feel but it just didnt zing for me!!!