His Sinful Touch

Candace Camp
His Sinful Touch
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Harlequin Books
Release Date
January 2018
Book 5 of The Mad Morelands
Historical Romance

A lost identity. A dangerous mystery. And a deep love that can conquer it all.

When a mysterious gentleman arrives on his doorstep, Alexander Moreland is astonished to discover that the stranger is not a gentleman at all, but a beautiful young woman disguised as a man, and in great need of assistance. The woman remembers nothing except her own name, Sabrina, and has only the contents of her pockets as clues to her identity: a handkerchief, a pocket watch, a leather pouch, a torn scrap of paper and a gold ring.

Sabrina is certain that she is on the run from someone, or something—how else to explain the bruises on her face and the pervasive sense of dread she feels? She's also certain that she trusts Alex to help her, and she can't deny the sparks that fly between them. As they race through the English countryside, Sabrina and Alex must solve the mystery of Sabrina's past—before whatever she's running from catches up to them.

Book Review by Dawn (reviewer)
Feb 06, 2018   [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
10 people found the following review helpful
When you don't know who you are...but you know where your heart lies.

Sabrina can't remember what sent her fleeing her country home and to London. She's wearing a man's clothes and doesn't even know her own name. But the bruises on her body and a few strange items in her pockets are the only clues as to how she came to be at the door of an investigation agency. The man inside, however, is an unexpected surprise. She feels as if she already knows him, even though they don't recognize each other. And he may be the only person who can help her.

Alex is flabbergasted to find a beautiful young woman in need of his twin brother's investigative expertise. But Alex has a skill of his own and he is determined to find out what happened to this woman. Where did the bruises come from and who is trying to harm her? Better yet, why does he feel so protective over a woman who is essentially a complete stranger? When danger follows her to his family's door, the Morelands will have to come together to keep her safe and solve the mystery of her identity.

This is probably my new favorite of the series! I will always hold a soft spot for Olivia's story, but there was just something about Alex's book which made me smile more. The twins were awesome characters throughout the series and I was glad to see one of them meet their match. Alex is such a great character and I fell in love with him from the first page. Sabrina surprised me. She stood up for herself and was right alongside Alex as he worked through the clues.

The romance in this story was pretty fantastic as well. Our couple come together early on and spend a lot of time getting to know each other (and themselves, really). There is some steam to the relationship, but I found it to mostly just be a really sweet pairing. The two are supportive and protective of each other. I enjoyed getting to know them and watching their love blossom.

The plot is a giant mystery that builds as the story goes on. We have several suspects of who harmed Sabrina until the real culprit is revealed. I like that the opening chapter didn't give away who the villain was. It was pretty fun trying to put the pieces together. We also get to spend some time with a lot of the other family members here too. The older siblings are all having babies and it was nice to catch up with them.

In closing...
I am really looking forward to seeing Alex's twin brother meet his match, which I'm reading next! 5 stars!
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