The Girl with the Sweetest Secret (Sin and Sensibility, #2)
New York Times bestselling author Betina Krahn's warmhearted and witty new romance is filled with sparkling surprises...When Frances Bumgarten encounters a handsome stranger in her kitchen in the middle of the night, her first impulse is to wallop the scoundrel on the head with a bread paddle. And when Frankie discovers he is "The Fox," a disarmingly arrogant purveyor of gossip among England's aristocracy, she's tempted to take a second swing.Never mind that Reynard Boulton, nephew of the Viscount Tannehill, is returning her inebriated uncle safely home. This chiseled intruder has sparked an infuriating physical sensation unlike anything the feisty Nevada silver heiress has experienced. In fact, the noblemen of London are so dull, Frankie's sworn off marriage entirely. She will, however, help her younger sister win her own love match—even if it means secretly enlisting Reynard's enquiring mind.But secrets, as Reynard knows too well, can be costly. For Frankie is yet unaware that a villainous duke is scheming to claim her—and ruin him. Soon they're racing to uncover the truth—and fueling a passion that won’t stay hidden.

The Girl with the Sweetest Secret (Sin and Sensibility, #2) Details

TitleThe Girl with the Sweetest Secret (Sin and Sensibility, #2)
Author
ReleaseNov 27th, 2018
PublisherZebra
ISBN-139781420143492
Rating
GenreFiction, Romance, Historical Romance

The Girl with the Sweetest Secret (Sin and Sensibility, #2) Review

  • Maggie Whitworth
    January 1, 1970
    ❤❤❤❤❤💋💋I loved this book with a passion , in fact I want to read it again straight away . There are so many twists ,turns and storylines , it’s like running through a maze , not knowing where you’ll end up , but assured it’s going to be good . Excellent characters, setting and story .And an immense feeling of satisfaction at the end . Wonderful! I received an advance copy of this book and chose to submit a review ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️💋💋I loved this book with a passion , in fact I want to read it again straight away . There are so many twists ,turns and storylines , it’s like running through a maze , not knowing where you’ll end up , but assured it’s going to be good . Excellent characters, setting and story .And an immense feeling of satisfaction at the end . Wonderful! I received an advance copy of this book and chose to submit a review
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  • Joanna Loves Reading
    January 1, 1970
    Filled with colorful characters and an interesting plot, I thought this was a charming book, my second by Betina Krahn. There are probably aspects of this story that I may not like as much in a different mood, but at this time, I thought it overall charming and delightful. This is the second in series, and I have not read the first one. I thought it mostly worked as a stand-alone, but there was probably some background info that would have been helpful on why the family was in London.This story Filled with colorful characters and an interesting plot, I thought this was a charming book, my second by Betina Krahn. There are probably aspects of this story that I may not like as much in a different mood, but at this time, I thought it overall charming and delightful. This is the second in series, and I have not read the first one. I thought it mostly worked as a stand-alone, but there was probably some background info that would have been helpful on why the family was in London.This story primarily takes place in 1890’s London and Paris. Frankie, the heroine, is the second oldest of four girls from Nevada. The oldest was the heroine from the first book, and she had moved back to the States so does not feature much here. Frankie and her unmarried younger sisters live with their mother and uncle, who struck rich silver mining. I believe they are in London for the girls’ marital prospects. Frankie is not keen on marriage, so she is trying to use evasion and diversion tactics. But, nevertheless, she catches the eye of a German Duke, much to the approval of her title-hungry mother. The hero, Raynard, aka the Fox, is known as a gossip-monger and secret keeper. He is also the good friend of the first book’s hero and promised to keep an eye on the girls. When he discovers that their uncle, Red, has wasted their fortune and is in deep debt, Raynard realizes it is time to be more hands-on in the “watching over”. He is the heir to a viscount and has a strained relationship with his uncle, the viscount. When he notices the Duke paying Frankie extra attention, he investigates and warns her of the Duke’s shady ways.There was much about this that felt relevant to current events. The dynamics between the familial characters and the secondary characters. There were some great interactions between Frankie and her mom, who thought the title meant and that Frankie could make allowances for an important man. And Frankie’s subsequent anger later felt very valid. The romance had some truly sweet moments, and I enjoyed there interactions and support for each other. They felt like equals, and their relationship seemed to grow organically. There was a secondary romance between Frankie’s younger sister Claire and a musician that was integral to the plot and worked well. There was a third romance for their uncle Red that seemed unnecessary.This was a good read, and I look forward to trying more by Ms.Krahn, who certainly has an unique voice in HR. This was not a wallpaper story.*I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
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  • Pelusa Rivera
    January 1, 1970
    Rcvd an ARC at no cost to author..(netgalley)This was a new author for me but not anymore, I liked this book., apparently this was a second book so yes I plan to go back and read the first one because I truly did enjoy this one and can't wait for the next one. So in this one we meet Francis an american heiress and she stumbles upon a secret and discovers she is not crazy about them. She ends up saving Reynard who is known as the Fox and he is also known for knowing and keeping a lot of secrets a Rcvd an ARC at no cost to author..(netgalley)This was a new author for me but not anymore, I liked this book., apparently this was a second book so yes I plan to go back and read the first one because I truly did enjoy this one and can't wait for the next one. So in this one we meet Francis an american heiress and she stumbles upon a secret and discovers she is not crazy about them. She ends up saving Reynard who is known as the Fox and he is also known for knowing and keeping a lot of secrets and using them as needed. These horrible girls were trying to get caught having a liason so that the gentleman was forced into marriage because this one woman the one who set the trap was particularly not pretty, but it wasn't that she was not pretty she was ugly inside and out so no don't feel bad for her she was not nice. Anyhoo Francis speaks up, and things are off, duels, lies, betrayals and eventually love...I loved it and can't wait for the next sister!!!
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  • ShariB
    January 1, 1970
    This highly entertaining story is the 2nd in the Sin and Sensibility Series and will make you cry, smile and cheer for the lovers. This standalone, HEA historical romance incorporates the love lives of three different couples, the main characters being Frances Bumgarten and Reynard Boulton. The story has great flow, fully fleshed out characters, secrets kept, secrets shared, intrigue, an evil villain, and warm romance. This author pulls you into the story and the characters lives, making you fee This highly entertaining story is the 2nd in the Sin and Sensibility Series and will make you cry, smile and cheer for the lovers. This standalone, HEA historical romance incorporates the love lives of three different couples, the main characters being Frances Bumgarten and Reynard Boulton. The story has great flow, fully fleshed out characters, secrets kept, secrets shared, intrigue, an evil villain, and warm romance. This author pulls you into the story and the characters lives, making you feel all of their emotions every step of the way. I can hardly wait until the next story is written and will go back to read the first in this series.I received a copy of this book through NetGalley for my honest opinion.
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  • Judy
    January 1, 1970
    After finding a handsome stranger in her kitchen in the middle of the night, Frances Bumgarten's first impulse is to whack him in the head with a bread paddle. After the damage is done, she discovers he is the nephew of the Viscount of Tannehill who was just bringing her inebriated uncle home. This is an entertaining love story filled with action and twists and turns. It will keep you reading to see what trouble Frances gets into next. It is sure to please lovers of historical romance. I receive After finding a handsome stranger in her kitchen in the middle of the night, Frances Bumgarten's first impulse is to whack him in the head with a bread paddle. After the damage is done, she discovers he is the nephew of the Viscount of Tannehill who was just bringing her inebriated uncle home. This is an entertaining love story filled with action and twists and turns. It will keep you reading to see what trouble Frances gets into next. It is sure to please lovers of historical romance. I received the book for free through Goodreads First Reads.
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  • Sally Lindsay-briggs
    January 1, 1970
    This was a Goodreads gift that I heartily endorse. It had everything in it. There were characters, like Frankie who doesn't want to marry the earl her mother has demanded of her. Frankie is full of spirit, humor and determination. She's interested in Reynard, who is handsome but doesn't want to tie the knot. There is lots of action, her sister runs off after her musician, the earl tries desperately to wrangle Frankie into marriage and there is steamy romance and just pure enjoyment all around. W This was a Goodreads gift that I heartily endorse. It had everything in it. There were characters, like Frankie who doesn't want to marry the earl her mother has demanded of her. Frankie is full of spirit, humor and determination. She's interested in Reynard, who is handsome but doesn't want to tie the knot. There is lots of action, her sister runs off after her musician, the earl tries desperately to wrangle Frankie into marriage and there is steamy romance and just pure enjoyment all around. Well done Betina. If there are sequels. I want them!
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  • Becka
    January 1, 1970
    Oh. My. God. How have I never read anything by this author before?!It’s been such a long time since I read a book that kept me engaged throughout, that told a love story but also held me captive with it’s intrigue. I think that Frankie and Reynard might be one of my favourite hero and heroine duos ever and the secondary characters are all amazing! I am so looking forward to Sarah’s book, but until then I’ll be catching up on all of Betina Krahn’s other books! ARC received from Netgalley in excha Oh. My. God. How have I never read anything by this author before?!It’s been such a long time since I read a book that kept me engaged throughout, that told a love story but also held me captive with it’s intrigue. I think that Frankie and Reynard might be one of my favourite hero and heroine duos ever and the secondary characters are all amazing! I am so looking forward to Sarah’s book, but until then I’ll be catching up on all of Betina Krahn’s other books! ARC received from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review
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  • Marie
    January 1, 1970
    First time I have read anything by this author. She is a great writer. I absolutely loved this book. Frances or Frankie's family is from America, making their money from silver mining . She lives with her mother, Elizabeth and her two sisters, Claire and Sarah. The head of the house is Redmond Strait, their mother's brother. It is most important to Elizabeth that her daughters marry a titled gentleman. The family knows Reynard Boulton as he is their brother in law's best friend. He is also, know First time I have read anything by this author. She is a great writer. I absolutely loved this book. Frances or Frankie's family is from America, making their money from silver mining . She lives with her mother, Elizabeth and her two sisters, Claire and Sarah. The head of the house is Redmond Strait, their mother's brother. It is most important to Elizabeth that her daughters marry a titled gentleman. The family knows Reynard Boulton as he is their brother in law's best friend. He is also, known as Fox, since he is someone who knows many secrets. There is attraction between Fox and Frankie but they annoy each other as well. While at a ball, the Duke of Ottenberg from Prussia notices Frankie and decides he wants to court her. Frankie knows he is not a nice or kind man, but her mother insists that she accept his attention. Fox saved her from him a few times, but Fox has not come into his title at this time and he hasn't enough money or clout to suit Elizabeth. Meanwhile there are other romances happening and a sudden trip to Paris to save a family member. There's a kidnapping, intrigue and steamy love scenes. What an amazing book with different stories woven into Frankie's and Fox's romance. I don't want to give the ending away. Can't wait for the next book. 5+ I received this book from Net Galley and Kensington Books for a honest review and no compensation otherwise. I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
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  • Synergy Quest
    January 1, 1970
    It’s a nice read. I especially loved the integrity of both hero and heroine and the way the vows were spoken at the end. I received an ARC of this book, from the publisher, via NetGalley, in exchange for a fair and honest review.
  • Pamela
    January 1, 1970
    Frankie Bumgarten takes care of her own so when someone tries to break into her home, she is prepared to fight back. To her astonishment, it's Reynard Boulton, nephew of the Viscount Tannehill, bringing her drunk Uncle, Red, home. Immediately, Frankie discovers who he really is. Frankie has no interest in the man trying to win her hand, but she does want to know more about the man her sister is falling for. That is how she finds herself enlisting the aid of Reynard.Reynard cannot deny the attrac Frankie Bumgarten takes care of her own so when someone tries to break into her home, she is prepared to fight back. To her astonishment, it's Reynard Boulton, nephew of the Viscount Tannehill, bringing her drunk Uncle, Red, home. Immediately, Frankie discovers who he really is. Frankie has no interest in the man trying to win her hand, but she does want to know more about the man her sister is falling for. That is how she finds herself enlisting the aid of Reynard.Reynard cannot deny the attraction between him and Frankie, but he made a promise to his friend, one that he will honor. He is to keep an eye on the Bumgarten girls and keep them safe from harm. When Frankie asks for Reynard's help, he is jealous of her interest in another man. Reynard does his best to keep his distance, but protecting Frankie and keeping her at arm's length proves to be a tiring endeavor. What can he do when all his defenses are crumbling away to nothing?We first meet the enchanting and endearing Bumgarten sisters in author Betina Krahn's first installment of the SIN AND SENSABILITY series, A GOOD DAY TO MARRY A DUKE. I loved Daisy, the oldest sister, and her duke, Ashton. The idea of Americans coming to London to make advantageous marriages is captivating enough, but the fact that these young women are anything but your average Society miss only add to the excitement. They may be ladies, but they know how to do a lot of unladylike things and aren't afraid to go after what they want. Book two, THE GIRL WITH THE SWEETEST SECRET is Frances, Frankie's, story. It is clear as glass, from the beginning, that Frankie and Reynard belong together. They more develop a friendship before they find love, but it only makes their tale all the sweeter. I will be anxiously awaiting the next Bumgarten sister's story.
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  • Emily
    January 1, 1970
    I received a free ARC version of the book in exchange for a honest review. All opinions are my own.I was very excited for this book. It sounded great. However, the book comes accross as slow and (I'm sorry to say) boring. It's not that there isn't drama. There's a duel, a woman trying to force a man to marry her, a notorious gossip/spy and more. I have no idea why the book is boring but it is. If I had to say anything it would be the sentence structure; the sentences are often very long and give I received a free ARC version of the book in exchange for a honest review. All opinions are my own.I was very excited for this book. It sounded great. However, the book comes accross as slow and (I'm sorry to say) boring. It's not that there isn't drama. There's a duel, a woman trying to force a man to marry her, a notorious gossip/spy and more. I have no idea why the book is boring but it is. If I had to say anything it would be the sentence structure; the sentences are often very long and give the book a slow pace as a result.Out of the two main characters, I love the fox the most. He intense but broody. I wish he more like everyone thought of him (dark, notorious for knowing everyone's secret, selfish). He doesn't really fufill any of his promise. However, I did like how Frankie's uncle said ' he is all those things but not with you). At least that was a paraphrase of that.
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  • chris
    January 1, 1970
    Loved the book, we have sisters from America living in London with a mother who wants a title at all costs. There is actually more than one love story here, you will love the sisters, This book gave me everything I was happy, sad, mad and very satisfied by the end. .Betina Krahn always gives a good story and she has done it again!
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  • Marianne Denning
    January 1, 1970
    I wish there were more stars!! This story is great. Wondeerful character. Frankie is a young woman questioning why she'd ever want to marry. Reynaud is a man who knows and has secrets. Their interaction is fabulous. I love that Frankie isn't a drama queen, nor whining or playing games. I also love that Reynaud isn't afraid to face his demon. The evil Duke is pretty bad...and it's a delight to walk ... or sail down the road to true love with all the cast!
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  • Roslyn Stillman
    January 1, 1970
    This is the first book by Ms Krahn that I have read and what a read it was. It was a long read but it kept you turning the page with no boredom in it. The characters were well written and worked well together and although it was long, there was not a lot of filler. There was romance, adventure, suspense, secrets, action and lots of romance. I loved that the fact that there was more than one romance and that you got to see the end in this book instead of having to wait for the next book. Although This is the first book by Ms Krahn that I have read and what a read it was. It was a long read but it kept you turning the page with no boredom in it. The characters were well written and worked well together and although it was long, there was not a lot of filler. There was romance, adventure, suspense, secrets, action and lots of romance. I loved that the fact that there was more than one romance and that you got to see the end in this book instead of having to wait for the next book. Although this is the second in the series it can be read as a standalone book. There was a sex scene and as usual this reviewer skipped it but it didn’t affect my enjoyment of this book. I will be reading many more from this author. I received this book as an ARC.
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