Sins of a Ruthless Rogue

Written by Anna Randol
Review by Nanette Donohue

Olivia and Clayton were lovers who planned to run away together, but their plot was thwarted by Olivia’s father, a corrupt paper mill owner, and Clayton was thrown in jail. Olivia assumed that Clayton had been executed—so she is understandably shocked when he shows up at the paper mill, out for revenge. He was rescued from prison and trained as a spy, and has spent the last ten years serving the crown. He made a lot of dangerous enemies, and one of those enemies abducts Olivia, thinking that she is his partner in espionage. Clayton pursues her kidnappers to St. Petersburg, where he finds himself enmeshed in a plot against the czar.

The second romance in Randol’s Sinner’s Trio, set in the early 19th century, is a quick read full of adventure and sensuality. As Olivia and Clayton work together to foil the attack on the czar, they rebuild their trust in each other, and Olivia turns out to be a pretty good (albeit untrained) spy. The story contains enough twists and turns to keep readers engaged, and the person behind the assassination plot is a surprise. Readers who enjoy romantic historical adventures will appreciate the unique setting and the engaging chemistry.