When the Scoundrel Sins

When the Scoundrel Sins

by Anna Harrington

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Annabelle Green needs a husband-and quickly. To inherit the only home she's ever known, she must be married by her twenty-fifth birthday. But finding a suitor has been next to impossible after a reckless rogue named Quinton Carlisle seduced her into a scandalous midnight tryst. Her reputation in ruins, Belle now needs a rather large favor. And she knows just who to turn to . . .

Quinn can hardly believe that the shy bookish girl he teased as a child has grown into such a brazen beauty. The very idea of marrying Belle to right the wrongs of his past is downright shocking . . . and deliciously tempting. Too bad marriage, convenient or otherwise, is the last thing Quinn wants. He'll help Belle find a husband and be on his way. But if he can't control his attraction to the bride-to-be, this marriage could go up in flames-of wicked desire.

Capturing the CarlislesIf the Duke DemandsWhen the Scoundrel SinsAs the Devil Dares

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ISBN-13: 9781455597277
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Publication date: 08/29/2017
Series: Capturing the Carlisles Series , #2
Sold by: Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 24,501
File size: 4 MB

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Anna fell in love with historical romances -- and all those dashing Regency heroes -- while living in London, where she studied literature and theater. She loves to travel, fly airplanes, and hike, and when she isn't busy writing her next novel, she can usually be found in her garden, fussing over her roses. She loves to hear from her readers and can be reached at:
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When the Scoundrel Sins 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 24 reviews.
Pompie1999 More than 1 year ago
Harrington’s excellent writing coupled with sizzling chemistry and a bit of humor make for a great read – even while you want to shake both the hero and heroine until their teeth rattle. Our heroine is Annabelle Green. Her father is a convicted thief and her mother was a housekeeper. She knew brutality and deprivation before her mother passed away and she became the ‘ward’ of Lord and Lady Ainsley when she was still very young. You’ll find out how that came about toward the end of the book. She was raised as a lady – except she wasn’t one. Lord and Lady Ainsley decided she should have a London season and hoped for a great match and they couldn’t understand why she was basically shunned. Well DUH! She was the low-born daughter of a thief – what did they expect. So, of course, there was a scandal at her very first ball. It wasn’t her fault – but it was a scandal nonetheless. In order to protect her, Lord Ainsley left the estate she had always lived on to her in his will – but she had to marry by her 25th birthday in order to inherit. Annabelle doesn’t want to marry but the will seems to be unbreakable, so it is either marry or lose the home she loves. Quinn Carlisle is the third son of a Duke and his parents were a love match. He has vowed to never fall in love because he saw how his mother suffered after his father died in an accident. I do have to say that Quinn is not my favorite hero. I thought he came across as very selfish, self-centered and uncaring. Quinn doesn’t see any way he can stand on his own and be respected for who he is and what he has accomplished without leaving England, so he is on his way to America. He has totally forgotten that he caused the scandal that ruined Annabelle – and never even saw it as his fault (see selfish, self-centered and uncaring comment above). Lady Ainsley has raised Annabelle since she was a small child and loves her like a daughter. Quinn is Lady Ainsley’s nephew, so he and Annabelle were around each other a lot as children. Lady Ainsley decides that Quinn needs to help find Annabelle a husband before her birthday since he is the one who caused the scandal in the first place. I hope you will give this book a try. I think you’ll like it – even though you’ll want to give both the hero and heroine a good spanking before you are through reading it. That is just the mark of a writer and plot that pulls you into the story – if they weren’t good, you wouldn’t feel anything. "I requested and received this book at no cost to me and volunteered to read it; my review is my honest opinion and given without any influence by the author or publisher."
sportochick More than 1 year ago
What a great opening Prologue! The setup was perfect for this story that then takes place six years later. Annabelle's character wins the award for coming back from defeat in style. I like how the author develops her character from naive bluestocking debutante to mature woman who though still a bluestocking has also become a woman able to take care of her land and the people the land supports. It is enjoyable to read a story where the heroine takes a horrible situation and becomes a woman worth admiring. Her persistence on finding a man to marry at all costs to save her beloved home is the main theme of this book. The secondary theme is getting Quinn to go away. This adds a few smiles for the reader as she continually pushes him to go away and devises reason why he should. Quinn starts off as a man I would avoid. Yes, he is easy on the eyes. Yes, he could talk one into doing anything but really there are times in this book that I wanted to hit him upside his head for his thick headedness and self-worth. That being said the author does a fine job of causing a change in him that the reader will be thrilled with as the story progresses. This is an enchanting story and I give it 4 STARS for how Annabelle makes her final decision. Received an advance reader copy in exchange for a fair review.
Historical_Romance_Lover More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed Annabelle and Quinn's story. Annabelle is definitely not your typical lady of the times. She runs the estate that she plans to inherit and is determined to let nothing get in her way, including an unwanted marriage. Quinn is determined to make something of himself away from his family, so if he can get Annabelle married, he can be off on his own adventure. Too bad the attraction between them is so strong that neither of them can deny it. Definitely a story that I would recommend to my friends!
Rosemary_Pennington More than 1 year ago
Another great read from Anna Harrington. As Annabelle approaches the deadline to gaining her inheritance, she calls the task the man that ruined her in the eyes on the Ton years before; Quinton Carlisle. Annabelle will lose the only home she has ever know if she doesn't find a husband quick. Quinton is in desperate need of funds for his venture to America. Having a wife he likes isn't in his plans. Watching the two come together against their own odds is, as always, a delight. Mr. Harrington delivers a great plot, well developed characters as well as a bit of mystery. I find her writing style easy to follow, her humor well placed, and those sexy scenes smoking. The only drawback I have is that I wish I saw more of the Carlisle brothers antics like what was shared in "Once a Scoundrel." I understand that they are older, and have matured. But, that scene where the brother were shooting off their guns was hilarious. It is what made me want to read their stories. I am having a hard time seeing these 3 brothers as the same men from the previous book. All in all, It was still a fantastic read. And certainly one I could recommend. It is also a book I will want to read over and over again. It's a keeper. I was given an advance reader's copy of the book from the author at no charge. My decision to review this book and my thoughts on the book are wholly my own.
LoriP123 More than 1 year ago
I loved this story! It is the second book in Anna Harrington's Capturing the Carlisles series. If you love historical romances with independent and intelligent heroines and dashing alpha heroes then this series is perfect for you. Annabelle Green and Quinton Carlisle had been found in the garden in a seemingly questionable circumstance that compromised her character and ended her first season while Quinton went about his life as usual, but years later when Annabelle needs his help he realizes just how much that situation had played out in her life while having very little effect on his unless you count his heart. Quinton was the last person Annabelle wanted to help her, but it seemed her best plan and he wouldn't be around long enough to figure out just how deeply her feelings were for him after all of these years. I was given an ARC from the author/publisher. All conclusions are mine and mine alone.
etoile1996 More than 1 year ago
when the scoundrel sins is one of those books where it's clear to everyone except the main characters that they are head over heels for one another. annabelle and quinton have a tumultous history that goes back to her debut season, or actually to a time before that, where he constantly teased her and she thought the worst of him. and then he kisses her and she freaks out and then society stumbles in on them at the worst possible moment. there was never going to be a way to recover from that, though annabelle holds a grudge for quinton fighting to defend her honor and he's never apologized because honestly it doesn't make sense for him to apologize for the fight. he doesn't feel guilty about it and i'm still not clear on why that was something he needed to apologize for. it's six years later and annabelle has to marry in order to inherit her home. she proposes a marriage of convenience to quinton but he won't do it. he's got his reasons and they are semi-valid, but also he's so stupidly in love with her that it's clear he won't marry her for convenience's sake. if he marries her it has to be a real marriage but that isn't what she wants. so then he has to go through the motions of vetting all the candidates for her hand. while her neighbor sir harold stakes his specific claim while being an all-around jerk to pretty much everyone. he's not even on the page for all that much but whenever he is, he's like this mustache twirling villain. it's surprising that annabelle thinks he's so harmless. anyway, it gets to a point where quinton is ready to marry annabelle and she won't have him because he won't say he loves her. he is terrified of love. but the fact of the matter is that they are being utter idiots because it's so freaking obvious that they love each other. his love for her is so apparent, i don't understand why she needs the exact words. he's more freaked out by the fact that she loves him than by what he actually feels for her. for the most part this is an enjoyable regency, annabelle and quinton have crazy amounts of chemistry, and their friendship makes their romantic relationship even more special, but they are also frustratingly stupid about things at the end. which is why it loses a star for me. **when the scoundrel sins will publish on august 29, 2017. i received an advance reader copy courtesy of netgalley/grand central publishing (forever) in exchange for my honest review.
Marichus-Real More than 1 year ago
Annabelle is about to inherit the property where she has been so happy and considers her home. All she has to do is to get married but to whom? Quinn has always been teasing Belle when they were younger. Now she has become a wonderful woman, caring, hard worker and intelligent. Quinn is drawn to her, like a moth to the light. However, he is unable to help her. A wonderful read where the characters are very likable. They are strong but caring, totally down to earth who work hard to achieve their goals. I like how Anna works hard with the workers, no matter how dirty she gets. I like too how Quinn starts to love Belle’s property and the people who work in it and how he involves himself in the problems they are having. It is always a pleasure to read a book by Anna Harrington. If you like a good romance and you like Regency this is the perfect book for you. I voluntarily reviewed a gifted copy given to me by NetGalley.
LadyC More than 1 year ago
Who doesn't love a reformed rake? Especially when he does not even realize he is being reformed?!?!?!? The Carlisle Brothers are known for their exploits and Annabelle is all too aware of the danger of them, Quinn in particular. After one kiss 6 years ago ruins her chances at an advantageous marriage she is less than pleased that she has to rely on him for help to find a husband keep her home. Yet, after 6 years the passion between them is still electric. Belle is a strong passionate character who is comfortable in her own skin and a strong leader. Quinn is a Carlisle, 3rd son who wants to leave and make a name for himself. They do not suit.... Such a good read. Anna is able to portray each character's inner struggle and throw in some interesting twists!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anna Harrington’s new book, “When the Scoundrel Sins,” the second book in the “Capturing the Carlisles” series, is a tour de force of Regency romance. The stakes are even higher this time as Quinn, the youngest of the Carlisle brothers, is determined make his own way in the world and show that what he accomplishes is the result of his own industry and not due to his family connections. Belle, a woman whose future Quinn inadvertently destroyed, is caught in a desperate situation: she must marry within just a few weeks or lose the estate bequeathed to her, the only home she's ever known. The passions are heated, the problems are pressing and the interplay between Quinn and Belle is breathtakingly suspenseful as they fall in love and lust and struggle toward the solutions to their individual and joint dilemmas. Ms. Harrington has created another fine novel that’s impossible to put down, even though it’s well past your bedtime. I received this book from the author at no cost to me and volunteered to read it; my review is my honest opinion and given without any influence by the author or publisher.
sweetpotato101 More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed the first book in the Capturing the Carlisles series, and I was pretty excited to pick up the second, Anna Harrington’s When the Scoundrel Sins. There were some shocks, some swoon, and more than enough sexy. Annabelle Green’s reputation takes a hit when she’s caught in a compromising position with her friend and childhood rival, Quinton Carlisle. Six years later, Belle is in a pickle. To keep her childhood home, she needs to marry before her birthday. The problem? There’s no suitor in sight and her aunt has one too many plots up her sleeve. I adore friends-to-lovers, and Belle and Quinn have a bit of bad blood that amps the tension. The chemistry took a bit to build for me, but when it did? I was pleasantly surprised by the heat level! Annabelle is super sweet, but she also won’t settle for less. She may be the innocent miss, but she’s no simpering wallflower. Me and Quinn had a bit of a tiff going on. He just doesn’t get it for a bit too long, and it got a tad frustrating for me. I mean, Good God, Man! But I really liked the charming rogue side of him and the protective, possessive side, and the vulnerable side. A good mix! Add in a few twists, some hidden demons, and I had time for tears and plenty of laughter. The side characters are fabulous, and I’m really excited for Robert’s story. If you’re looking for a solid historical with plenty of romance I’d highly recommend this series! 4 stars!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a winner-the ending was a little forced but still good for all that. The next book should be just as good. I am looking forward to it.
alterlisa More than 1 year ago
While I really like a friends to lovers book, I just never really got Quinton. I liked him, he was funny, honest and loyal. Everything that you could want in a hero but I never really got him. There was just too much stubbornness and angst. It felt a bit over the top and began to get old. The story failed to pull me in and get me involved. It was very easy to lay aside and I had to struggle a bit to finish it. That said, I loved Annabelle and the setting for the story. I throughly enjoyed that it didn't take place in London and loved the country setting. I'm not sure if this would have been more enjoyable if I'd read the first book in the series. I do have it and will read it before reading book three.
BuckeyeAngel More than 1 year ago
Annabelle Green needs a husband as soon as possible. If she doesn’t have one by her 25th birthday in just four weeks, then she’ll lose everything she loves. The problem is that she only wants a love match, regardless of the fact that it’s not the norm. She’s seen what happens when there’s no love and she’s also seen what a marriage full of love looks like. Unfortunately, her very limited reputation was ruined five years before by Quinton Carlisle. Hopefully now he can make amends by helping her solve her problem. This is the first book I’ve read by this author. It was a quick read and I did enjoy the story even though it’s a frequently used formula. I really liked Annabelle and wanted to see her come out on top. However, I didn’t like Quinton all that much. While he wasn’t a bad person, he seemed a bit childish for his age. That being said, he did have some redeeming qualities. He stepped right in to help with the problems that were happening and it was obvious he cared about Annabelle from the beginning. I recommend. **I voluntarily read and reviewed this book
BookReview4you More than 1 year ago
My rating: 5 of 5 stars 'When the Scoundrel Sins' by Anna Harrington is Book Two in the "Capturing the Carlisles" series. This is the story of Annabelle 'Belle' Green and Quinton Carlisle. I have read the previous book (and Loved It!) but do feel this is easily a standalone book. Belle was a homeless daughter of Lord Ainsley housekeeper who died, Belle's father was a in prison. Lord and Lady Ainsley loved her and treated her with love and she became a lady's companion for them and their daughters. Quinton is Lord and Lady Anisley great nephew and Belle has known him since she was 10 years old. Belle is a Bluestocking and Quinton always teased her but they did have a friendship. When she was 19 years old and she was having a coming out ball of sorts she and Quinton kissed. When she pressed Quinton why he kissed her at first he said it was a joke but it was not joke for Belle. It broke her heart and when she tried to get away she fell and tore her. Then she ended up be seen by some busy body ladies and her reputation was pretty much gone. Belle had talked Lord Anisley was going to force Quinton to marry her but Belle asked him not to. Belle knew how bad her parents marriage was without love and she doesn't want that. Now about six years later after the incident she will be turning 25 and the Castle Glenarvon which has been the only home she knew could be hers if she married before her 25 birthday. Lord Anisley thought he was doing a kindness in leaving the home to her with the thought if she married her father nor anyone else could take it away. But Lord Anisley as pasted and his wife has asked that Quinton come visit they before he leaves for good to America. Lady Anisley thinks Quinton can help Belle find a husband. This was another Lovely Book by Ms. Harrington! Loved Quinton and Belle's story! Capturing the Carlisles Series:, Book 0.5: How the Duke Stole Christmas, Book 1 : If the Duke Demands, Book 2: When the Scoundrel Sins, Book 3: As the Devil Dares, "My honest review is for a special copy I voluntarily read."
Lattebooks More than 1 year ago
Oh what a romantic tale! Full of heart swoony moments and toe curling romance. The banter between Annabelle and Quinn keeps the pages turning as fast as I could go. I loved to see the childhood friendship turn into more as each one keeps denying it. This makes for a fun story! This author will keep you guessing until the end how Annabelle can solve her problem as the time runs out! Then get ready for the twists thrown in towards the end! Gifted author who knows how to weave a very intriguing and page turning romance. A good one for the times you want a non-thinking, good old romantic read. I was given this book and this is my opinion of it.
candy-b More than 1 year ago
Annabelle and Quinton knew each other from childhood. She inherited Glenaron but she had to marry before her 25th birthday. Quinton was a scoundrel and had a horrible reputation. The descriptions were amazing, vivid and added greatly to the story. The characters were realistic and so life like. Quinton enjoyed teasing and giving Belle a hard time, as he put it, he liked to see her fire. The plot has some twists to it and some surprises, like the barn burning and Quinton trying to run back in. The plot combined these and more parts together to make a cohesive tale. It moves smoothly and at a nice pace. I got little sleep, I had to finish it. I really loved this truly, wonderful story and hope you like it as much as I did. I received this from Net Galley and voluntarily reviewed.
Jane_Pike More than 1 year ago
Is there such a thing as second chance? Annabelle Green and Quinton Carlisle had a little something when they were younger, nearly ruining Annabelle or Belle. Quinn might have meant well, but made it worse. Now Belle is back at the only place she calls home and about to lose her beloved home. When she is not married by her 25th birthday, she forfeits her inheritance from her guardian. Quinn, on his way to America, and his brother stop by to support their aunt. Soon the fatal attraction and teasing is puling Quinn and Belle in a net of confusion about their feelings and their future. The characters have a lot of different layers. Thankfully you have not a naive virgin, but an educated woman who has her own mind and the wits to assess her situation correctly, as much as trying to find a solution. Quinn had also grown, now a more somber and responsible version of his earlier self, still full of charm. In Annas books the characters are complex. They think they need something or have to do something, but actually are drawn to something else, but eventually they see reason and redefine their life’s. The book had me smiling, laughing and made me sad, I felt for all of the characters. After reading the first book, the second one in the Carlisle family did not disappoint. The Carlisles often have no traditional partners, but that makes them stand out. When you like Historical Romances with a good story, then you should give it a try. I received an advanced reader copy from the publisher. All opinions are my own.
PegC51 More than 1 year ago
Six years ago, Quinton Carlisle kissed Annabelle Green in a garden, fought for her honor, and ruined her. The he went on his merry way. Now she needs his help. Belle is to inherit Glenarvon from her guardian, Lord Ainsley, on her twenty-fifth birthday. In order to inherit, though, she must be married. Lady Ainsley, Quinton’s aunt, calls him and his brother Robert to come to Glenarvon to help find a good husband for Belle. When Belle and Quinn are reunited, sparks fly. The two of them run all around the feelings they won’t admit they have for each other. Quinn wants to prove he can succeed on his own. Belle wants to own and run Glenarvon by herself. In the middle of all this, it appears there is villainy afoot on the estate. There are two questions to be answered. Is there a way to reconcile what they both need? Who is attempting to sabotage the estate? When the Scoundrel Sins has strong characters that you get to know and an engaging story that holds your interest from start to finish. There is a lot going on, more than one point of interest, so to speak. Anna Harrington pulls it all together quite nicely. There is romance, humor, mystery, and a few twists and surprises. The dry, sometimes snarky dialogue between Belle and Quinn was wonderful. A good read, not to be missed. I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher through NetGalley. I voluntarily reviewed it and the comments are my own.
ReadingInPajamas More than 1 year ago
Review: WHEN THE SCOUNDREL SINS by Anna Harrington Publication Date: August 29, 2017 Genre: Historical Romance Reviewed by: Reading in Pajamas/ Cori Rated 4 Stars This was such a fun historical romance! I really enjoyed it. WHEN A SCOUNDREL SINS is the second book in Anna Harrington's Capturing the Carlisles series, but you do not need to read the first book before picking up this one. Each book is a standalone and I haven't read the first book. WHEN A SCOUNDREL SINS was a fun and sexy historical romances with likeable characters. I wanted to shake the characters a few times when they weren't doing what I wanted them to, but I loved them. The chemistry Quinton and Annabelle was sizzling and I enjoyed their journey to happily ever after. It's a great book to curl up with and get lost in for a while. I recommend this book for romance lovers looking for a fun historical romance. I'll definitely be picking up Anna Harrington's future releases. *Review copy provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
Sam1219 More than 1 year ago
I am voluntarily submitting my honest review after receiving an ARC of this novel via NetGalley. This novel is a solid follow up to If the Duke Demands. Fans of the Capturing the Carlisles series will be happy to see Quinton and Robert Carlisle return in this novel, but it is not necessary to read the first book in the series to enjoy this one. After an engaging and entertaining prologue, the novel's start was a bit slow for me. But once I got further into the book, the tension increased my interest and the novel picked up speed and finished with a surprising and exciting ending. The injustice of Annabelle's situation and Quinton's lack of acknowledgment of his part in creating the issue makes it difficult for the reader to find any reason to like Quinton, but Annabelle is a winning soul. The witty dialogue and clean writing style make this novel a joy to read.
julieford More than 1 year ago
When the Scoundrel Sins is wonderfully written, charming love story. This is Annabelle and Quinn's story. Although Annabelle has lived a rough childhood, she found love and happiness when Lord and Lady Ainsley took her into their home. She is now in line to inherit Glenarvon but must marry by her birthday in order to do so. Quinn is recruited by his aunt, Lady Ainsley, to help find Belle a husband since he tarnished her reputation 6 years ago by kissing her in a garden. The sparks have always flown between Quinn and Belle but the teasing and torment has now turned to desire. Quinn refuses to love because he sees love as a path to pain but Belle will not marry without love. Their story is filled with laughs, tears and a little drama that finally leads to their happily ever after.
CathyGeha More than 1 year ago
Annabelle Green, Ladies companion, has a scandalous situation occur during her debut year in society. Lord and Lady Ainsley were hoping for the best for Belle but it was not to be. Six years later she is in need of a husband or she will lose the property bequeathed to her by Lord Ainsley BUT only if she marries by her 25th birthday. Her dream is to own and run the estate without the encumbrance of a husband but that is not in the cards. Into this situation steps Quinton Carlisle – the person she was caught with at the ball six years before. He arrives at Lady Ainsley’s request and is asked by her to help vet men wanting to marry Belle. His plans to go to America are put on hold until the best possible future for Belle is determined. This is a fun story with an eventual HEA. I found Belle and Quinn were well suited for one another but at times wanted to tell them to do or say something that didn’t seem to come to mind on their parts. I have not read the first book in this series but as this is a standalone story had no trouble reading and enjoying it. I am interested in reading Robert’s story next and if I find Sebastian’s, book one, will read it, too. Thank you to the author, NetGalley and Grand Central Publishing for the ARC – This is my honest review.
TamWindsor_69 More than 1 year ago
This book was all kinds of sinful deliciousness! Belle and Quinn were compelling and captivating characters with TONS of chemistry. The plot moved along at just the right pace, as did the relationship between Belle and Quinn. I love second chances at romance and happily ever after, and this book served up a heaping helping of both on a swoon-worthy silver platter. Another Harrington home run! *I received a complimentary ARC of this book from NetGalley & Forever (Grand Central Publishing) in order to read and provide a voluntary, unbiased and honest review, should I choose to do so.
Lashea677 More than 1 year ago
Ms. Harrington has mastered the art of seduction. She tempts by revealing the story in phases. A little back history here, a bit of romance there and a whole lot of heat is on the way. When the Scoundrel Sins is the latest of her flirty, feel good Carlisle series. A scandal has ruined any chances of Annabelle finding a match. Can a marriage of convenience give her the happily ever after she secretly craves? He means to run, she aims to give chase. What starts as a convenient arrangement becomes the stuff of fairy tales. By stories end a good time is had by all.