A Scoundrel by Moonlight

A Scoundrel by Moonlight

by Anna Campbell

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A woman seeks revenge by posing as a housemaid and taking down the rogue that broke her sister's heart in this character-driven, sinful, historical romance.

Justice. That's all Nell Trim wants-for her sister and for the countless other young women the Marquess of Leath has ruined with his wildly seductive ways. Now she has a bold plan to take him down . . . as long as she can resist the scoundrel's temptations herself.

From the moment Nell meets James Fairbrother, the air positively sizzles. Yet for all his size and power, there's something amazingly tender in his touch. Could he really be such a depraved rogue? The only way to find out is to beat the devil at his own game . . . one tempting kiss at a time.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781455557936
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Publication date: 04/28/2015
Series: Sons of Sin Series , #4
Pages: 416
Product dimensions: 4.10(w) x 6.70(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

Always a voracious reader, Anna Campbell decided when she was a child that she wanted to be a writer. Once she discovered the wonderful world of romance novels, she knew exactly what she wanted to write. Anna has won numerous awards for her historical romances, including the RT Book Reviews Reviewers' Choice, the Booksellers' Best, the Golden Quill (three times), the Heart of Excellence, the Aspen Gold (twice), and the Australian Romance Readers Association's most popular historical romance (five times). Her books have twice been nominated for Romance Writers of America's prestigious RITA Award and three times for Romance Writers of Australia's Romantic Book of the Year.

When she's not writing passionate, intense stories featuring gorgeous Regency heroes and the women who are their destiny, Anna loves to travel, especially in the United Kingdom, and listen to all kinds of music. She lives near the sea on the east coast of Australia, where she's losing her battle with an overgrown subtropical garden.

You can learn more at:
Twitter @AnnaCampbelloz

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A Scoundrel by Moonlight 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
def618 More than 1 year ago
I loved this book! I won't completely spoil the plot, but will say the heroine was given bad information about the hero by a loved one. She can't reconcile that info with the man she comes to know. I enjoyed that the previous heroes and heroines of this series appear towards the end to help resolve some things. I highly recommend this book and the previous one in the Sons of Sin series. k
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julieford More than 1 year ago
Anna Campbell has written another totally captivating story for her Sons of Sin series. This is the story of stolen identity, revenge and disparity of ranks. James Fairbrother, the Marquess of Leath returns to his country estate due the scandals some of his family members have caused. Nell Trim poses as a maid in order to find evidence of the Marquess of Leath's treachery involving innocent young women due to a death bed promise to her step-sister. During the time spent together, Nell comes to believe in James' innocence. Love blooms but due to their different classes they must find a way to overcome the hurdles.
SummerSnowFalls More than 1 year ago
After the death of her sister at the hands of the villainous Marquess of Leath, Eleanor Trim vows she will find the wretch who spoiled her sister and make him pay. She takes a position in the Marquess' household where she can find the evidence necessary to destroy him. Over the past few months, James Fairbrother has been inundated with letters and pleas from women across the country begging for assistance in raising the children "he" left behind. In fact, it was his dastardly Uncle Neville using his name to seduce and abandon these women. And now James is being blackmailed by Uncle Neville's partner-in-crime to keep the scandal a secret. James can't risk another scandal attached to his family, but his search for his uncle's evil partner is derailed by the enchanting Miss Trim. He doesn't quite trust her, but neither can he seem to get her out of his mind. I loved the banter between James and Eleanor! These two were matched wit-for-wit and it was so much fun to read them going back and forth at each other as they slowly but surely fell in love. Eleanor must struggle with her growing attraction to the man she believed seduced and ruined her sister, yet when she finally decides to give in, she really goes for it! Eleanor doesn't do anything by half measures. When she gets an idea in her head, it's full steam forward until her goal is accomplished. Likewise, James has political aspirations, so he works tirelessly to see his achievements through. And though he's been as straight-laced as Eleanor's corset, he too must bend to desire to pursue his growing love for the engaging Miss Trim. Towards the end, I did begin to feel like Eleanor's protests were becoming illogical and repetitive and her reaction to finding the letters a slight over-reaction given James and Eleanor's history, but alls well that ends well and this book left me feeling warm and fuzzy inside. Fans of the series will also appreciate cameos from previous heroes and heroines, though you do not need to read the previous books to fully enjoy this one. Originally posted at Plot Twist Reviews [dot] Com
AustenStudent More than 1 year ago
The fourth book in Anna Campbell’s dark and gothic Sons of Sin series features a case of mistaken identity and revenge in this beautiful, thoroughly romantic, and tightly written historical romance. At the beginning of the story, Eleanor (Nell) Trim’s half sister, Dorothy, dies in childbirth but her final words disclose the name of her seducer. She makes Eleanor promise to find and ruin the libertine by finding and exposing his infamous diary, in which he detailed all his salacious exploits. His name? The illustrious Marquess of Leath. Eleanor is an intelligent army lieutenant’s daughter and she quickly manages to land employment as a companion to the Marquess of Leath’s mother at their estate in the Yorkshire countryside. She spends all her free time searching for the elusive and incendiary diary, even in the dead of night, to no avail. James Fairbrother, the Marquess of Leath, is an ambitious politician with a promising future in Parliament, but he has has been forced to retreat to his country estate to weather his family’s recent scandals, most notably his sister’s unequal marriage and his nefarious uncle Neville’s wicked seductions. Note: this uncle made an appearance in the second Son of Sin book, A Rake’s Midnight KIss. When James discovers Eleanor in his library late at night upon his return, he is rightfully angry and immediately suspicious and distrustful of her. She in turn loses her temper, a most incorrect behavior for a servant as she realizes all too late. But their mutual animosity doesn’t last for long. Both Eleanor and James fight an attraction to one another that grows the more they get to know each other. Eventually, after she witnesses his many admirable traits in action–diplomacy, fairness, kindness–Eleanor cannot comprehend that the kindhearted, smart, and protective Marquess of Leath is the same cad who ruined and abandoned her beloved sister as well as countless other young virgins around the country. For his part, James is impressed with Eleanor’s bravery, determination, and affection for his ailing mother. James wants Eleanor to be his lover, but he is honorably conflicted about pursuing a woman who works for him. He fights his attraction without success and despite his misgivings, he proposes she become his mistress. Eleanor eventually relents after witnessing yet another display of his goodness–in a passionately written scene–but their affair barely begins before the past catches up to them. This is an exciting, fast-paced, and suspenseful tale, engagingly written with a heartfelt and tender romance. James and Eleanor’s passion burns up the pages but there is also great respect, tenderness, and devotion between hero and heroine. The couples from all the previous books in the series make a significant appearance, so I think it’s best to read this series in order to avoid couple confusion as well as their own personal histories. Campbell writes with a lush and very appealing melodramatic style and this series is set in late 1820s England. Similar in feel to Lorraine Heath’s Victorian era stories of dark and dramatic settings with a sensual and forbidden love story. A breathlessly romantic addition to an enjoyable series. 
zeeba More than 1 year ago
Loved it! A Scoundrel by Moonlight is a sizzling and amazing historical romance. I love Anna Campbell's books and this is another great love story. Nell Trim wants justice for her sister and countless of young women whom the Marquess of Leath has seduced and ruined. She gets a job as a housemaid in James house (and immediately becomes James mother's companion)in order to find the diary and expose him. From the moment James catches Nell in his library at night he doesn't trust her and knows she is not an ordinary servant and she is up to something but he hasn't any idea and can't stop his attraction. The plot is wonderful, James and Nell are adorable, of course there were couple of times I wanted to shake the heroine but still I love her. It was amazing to have all the heroes and heroines from the previous books in this amazing series in this book too. I highly recommend this fabulous book. Thank you Anna Campbell
LilMissBookmark More than 1 year ago
On her deathbed, Dorothy asks her sister, Nell, to avenge her. Nell is only given a small snippet of information by Dorothy but nonetheless, her plan quickly falls into place. She will get revenge for her sister. She will make sure that she takes down the horrible man who brought about the downfall of her sister if it is the last thing that she does. This isn't the first book by Anna Campbell that I've read and it most certainly won't be the last. I loved pretty much everything about this one. Especially the tension and chemistry between Nell and James because it was almost palpable. They had this back and forth between them that I thoroughly enjoyed and I really couldn't get enough of it. But this seems to be how Campbell writes ... all of her characters are so fleshed out that they seem like someone you know and the conversations between everyone is incredibly realistic and believable. All of that being said, you would think that there would be slow parts like there is in real life since her writing is so ... real ... but there isn't. When you pick this one up, you'll find yourself just blowing through the pages and before you know it, you'll be done. I can't really find anything else to say ... Oh! I liked the intrigue that Campbell wove into the story, it really kept me on my toes from the first page to the last. And then how she brought in characters from other stories and you were given a little snippet of how their lives have progressed since the last novel was awesome!! I always enjoy the little continuations that some authors put into the next installments of a series. Such a great book in an amazing series. I'm excited for the next one! * I received this novel in exchange for an honest review *
Historical_Romance_Lover More than 1 year ago
Nell Trim's stepsister was used and then abandoned by the Marquess of Leath and she is determined to make him pay for her death. Seeking a journal with the evidence of his crimes, she infiltrates his household as a servant. Soon moving up to the position of companion for his mother, she is in a place to search the house for the evidence. Having been asked to leaving London and the political scene after the shocking truth is revealed about his uncle, James Fairbrother is determined to wait out his time in peace and quiet at his country estate. He didn't count on the enticing Nell to distract him from his work. Something about Nell, just doesn't sit right with him and he is determined to figure it out. What happens when the truth is revealed? Is James the wicked man that Nell thinks he is? LOVED this story! Having read about James in the other stories in the series, I knew the Campbell would make his story a great one. I was not disappointed. I like when one of the H/H of the story is not of the upper echelon. I think it allows more freedom for the author and makes for a more interesting story. Definitely one not to miss. Thanks go out to Grand Central Publishing via NetGalley for a copy of the book in exchange of an honest review.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good characters development. However the story line thoughout the book was reduntent, every other page was the theme I can't be with you because your a lord and i'm a maid.
Mirabelle8 More than 1 year ago
Regency fans will devour this novel! 5 stars I truly love Anna Campbell's Sons of Sin series! It's a must to read! When, I noticed the release of her fourth book, A Scoundrel by Moonlight, I just had to go and grab it. It's an excellent and delightful historical romance to devour, you will fall in love with her characters Nell and James. She has done it again, that doesn't surprise me, she is one of my favorite Regency authors, she always deliver a beautiful romantic story! It tells the story of Nell, a stubborn and headstrong young woman, who wants revenge for her sister's death. She concoct a plan, under a housemaid disguise, to confront the man responsible but, things don't go the way she planned. She becomes infatuated by James, a devilish man, who will make sparks flare, all over, to create a beautiful passion, with only one kiss! Their story is filled with romance, trust and humour! The chemistry between Nell and James is palpable! Sons of Sin is a wonderful series about a group of men and the women that will fall in love with them. Ms. Campbell’s stories are intense and filled with emotions! I love this author for her style of writing and her high drama with her rich characters. I strongly recommend this book!