Sins of a Virgin (Sinners Trio, #1) by Anna Randol

Sins of a Virgin (Sinners Trio, #1)

There is improper, there is scandalous... and then there is Madeline Valdan.To the world, Madeline Valdan is a scandalous courtesan, with society's most eligible gentlemen at her feet. But no one knows her shocking secret: she has never experienced the most intimate touch of any man. So she astonishes the ton by telling them the truth . . . and by announcing the auction of her virginity to the highest bidder.Handsome and disciplined, Gabriel Hunt...

Details Sins of a Virgin (Sinners Trio, #1)

TitleSins of a Virgin (Sinners Trio, #1)
Release DateAug 28th, 2012
GenreRomance, Historical Romance, Historical, Regency, Historical Fiction, Fiction

Reviews Sins of a Virgin (Sinners Trio, #1)

  • Lisa
    When Madeline Valdan is no longer needed by her country, she is given a paltry sum of money for her years of work. Knowing this will not be able to sustain her, she creates a daring plan...hold an auction for her virginity. As Madeline is one of the most notorious courtesans, the question quickly becomes is she truly a virgin? Men fall all over themselves to discover the truth. Madeline is quite smart, though, and hires a Bow Street runner by the...
  • Janet Robel
    Wonderful historical romance. The verbal sparring between Madeline and Gabriel are really what made this book stand out. These two have chemistry from the start, even if they don't care for each other in the beginning. Madeline is auctioning off her virginity to the highest bidder. Gabriel is tasked with her safety. There's a bit of a mystery in here as well. After all, who doesn't love a good book with some secrets?
  • Zoe
    oh man........I am gonna stick with my gut feeling: 3 stars.I am really struggling with this review because something about this book makes me want to rate it better than 3 stars. Gabriel, the Bow Street runner reminds me of Grant Morgan in Someone to Watch over Me. In fact, the entire book reminds me of Lisa Kleypas's Someone to Watch over Me: A protective runner somehow ended up in the position to protect a fallen woman who he "despised" and ...
  • Debra Taylor
    I received this book via Edelweiss in exchange for my honest opinion. Ooh!! I've discovered a brand new author to follow. I loved this book. Refreshing new story line. The title says it all. A retired female spy who has retained her virginity decides to hold an auction. The prize? Her virginity. Don't believe I've read that one before. Things start to heat up when Madeline retains the services of runner Gabriel Huntford as her bodyguard. It soon ...
  • SuperWendy
    Really enjoyed this one a lot. Good solid suspense. A hero who wasn't a Duke. A heroine who actually ::gasp:: behaved like a spy. Also, good banter with some very dark edges to the plot. Full review at http://wendythesuperlibrarian.blogspo...
  • Lover of Romance
    I want to say that I loved this book and that I adored the characters and would recommend this one but honestly and unfortunately I am unable to do so. This is my least favorite of Anna Randol's book, the others I have read from her in the past I have really liked. The hero was great and the set up was interesting. However the heroine was not my cup of tea in any way. I admired her cunning, seeing what she has gone through of course and seeing ho...
  • Amanda
    This review is also posted at www.thebawdybookblog.comSo this book was… umm… it was…Actually I’m sitting here, trying to find the words to get this review started and I’m all… wait a minute… what???See, to me, this book is masquerading as a romance novel. It’s got the mask on, it’s wearing a full ball gown, it’s spinning around with the music going “Look at me aren’t I such a pretty romance novel” and then, BAM! that dre...
  • Amy
    Mystery and suspense abound in this historical romance from the first page to the last.Madeline Valden is nothing of what she appears. Experienced and skilled in all ways necessary to protect herself from men, including not allowing her heart to feel, she still possesses something that the men of London find priceless - her virginity - and now she's putting that last item of value on the auction block.Gabriel Huntford is a man who never gives up ...
  • Moriah
    It is a sad, sad thing I can't think of as many words to write about books I love (or like A LOT), but when all I can do is put it down with a really happy sigh, I just don't bother.Wonderful. Just wonderful.
  • Lisarenee
    Notes: I received the ARC from the publisher via Edelweiss.My synopsis:Gabriel Huntford was a Bow Street Runner. Seven years ago his life was changed when his twin sister, Susan, was murdered. Ever since he's been on a mission to find her killer. A killer who didn't just stop at one victim and still roams the streets of London. Her death is the reason he became a runner.Before her death, his sister Susan had been involved with an aristocrat whose...
  • Dottie
    A delightul start to author Anna Randol's new Sinner's Trio series! Actually rated 4.5! Taken from my review at Valdan is one of the Trio; Wraith, Cipher and La Petit, the three whose present boss, Glavenstock, had plucked from the gallows years ago. In exchange for their lives being saved, the three had agreed to hone their particular skills in service to His Majesty’s government. They have become the government’...
  • Callixta
    Great heroin!!Anna Randol est une auteure à suivre, croyez-moi. Elle ouvre avec ce roman une trilogie sur des personnages peu ordinaires même si on peut croire qu’ils ont été déjà été croisés dans la romance. Les trois protagonistes qui vont soutenir la trame générale de la série sont deux hommes et une femme anciens espions au service de la couronne britannique, désoeuvrés après les guerres napoléoniennes . Tous ont leur histoi...
  • Jewels ♥ My Devastating Reads
    Originally reviewed at www.devastatingreads.blogspot.comI think I more or less bought this book on a whim. It sounded intriguing and so I decided as I might buy it as not. I'm so glad I did. Sins of a Virgin wasn't just a romance story, it was a crime story. And the crimes were wrapped around the main characters so tightly that never for one moment was the romance not centre stage. Gabriel, a Bow Street Runner, is far more interested in finding h...
  • Karen
    I think what I’ve come to appreciate the most about Anna Randol’s books is the strength of her heroines. Nary a shrinking violet to be found, thank goodness. But they aren’t stupidly headstrong either—they’re sensible and strong and confident and everything I like in a main character. And that goes for Madeline in “Sins of a Virgin.” Don’t let the beauty fool you—she’s one tough woman. She’s a former spy, and it shows (you f...
  • Lynn Spencer
    Edited to add: Now that I'm on bedrest, I'm finding all kinds of time for reading and re-reading. I reread this book in the course of an evening and I have to admit that I enjoyed it every bit as much as I did the first time. I wish Anna Randol was still writing!--------------------I'll admit that when I saw the title, Sins of a Virgin, my first thoughts went to the virgin widows and faux courtesans that seem to live in abundance in Romanceland, ...
  • My Book Addiction and More MBA
    SINS OF A VIRGIN by Anna Randol is an intriguing Regency historical romance. A fast paced story with suspense,dark secrets,passion,seduction,danger,mystery,romance,murder,deception and betrayal. It also has witty banter but with a serious plot and engaging characters. Madeline Valdan, a scandalous courtesan,an ex-spy who is so much more. Gabriel Huntford,a bow street runner,who is also after the killer of his beloved sister. Follow them on a jour...
  • (Nat) Reading Romances
    With an unsteady pacing and refreshing plot, Anna Randol tells a story of love, murder, secrets and suspense.You'll either love or hate the heroine. There's no way to feel in between, she's a strong, confident, manipulative and full of wicked intentions.. She's very good at what she does being a great observer and thinking fast, turning obstacles into advantages. Even the action moment are filled with snarky comments by Madeline!(...)Overall it w...
  • Nuala
    This book started really well, I was loving the premise and the characters and the mystery, I thought it was really well written and couldn't put it down. But about 3/4 of the way through, when the ends start getting tied up and the main couple gets together and the big finale happens, it all felt a bit flat and rushed and I was bored. The author does all the suspense and mystery and sexual tension very well, but the payoffs/finales/climaxes (pun...
  • Ameraude
    Ígéretesen indult, sok évődéssel, de a végére ellaposodott
  • Christyn
    Sins of a Virgin was not your typical regency romance, it certainly steps out of the norm as to what I'm used too in these books. But in such a delightful and unexpected way. When I picked this up I was expecting a rather straightforward romance - but this was so much more. There was murder, attempted murder, mysteries, spies, secrets and no shortage of things not being what they seemed. I had a lot of fun with this and loved it. There are quite...
  • Jess
    Review posted: Happily Ever After - ReadsBlog rating: 2.5/5Madeline is auctioning off her virginity, and that is how we start. I have to say, Madeline was one of the more unique characters I’ve read about in this genre. She was accused and convicted of murder when she was 14. She had good cause, but that doesn’t mean much when a young girl kills a man in this society. She, along with two other men, Ian and Clayton, are saved from death and re...
  • SidneyKay
    "Cipher!Cipher, Cipher bo Bipher Bonana fanna fo FipherFee fy mo Mipher, Cipher!Come on everybody!I say now let's play a gameI betcha I can make a rhyme out of anybody's nameThe first letter of the name, I treat it like it wasn't thereBut a B or an F or an M will appearAnd then I say bo add a B then I say the name and Bonana fanna and afoAnd then I say the name again with an F very plainand a fee fy and a moAnd then I say the name again with an M...
  • Emily
    This is only Anna Randol’s second published book (behind her debut novel Secret in Her Kiss and I can only hope she is happily ensconced in her writer’s den, busily tapping away at her keyboard in an effort to present us with more brilliance. I adored this book. Within minutes of finishing Sins of a Virgin, I immediately read Secret in Her Kiss and it’s sequel novella, A Naked Solution (brilliant name, no?). Anna Randol is DEFINITELY a writ...
  • Katie Michaels
    Madeline has spent the past 10 years of her life as part of a trio of spies. Plucked from the gallows, she was trained in stealth and seduction. She did her job well, but when her usefulness came to an end, she was pensioned off with a sum she would never be able to live off of. Her only resources are her beauty and her ability to read people. She puts both to work, with an outlandish plan to raise funds.After six months of setting herself up as ...
  • Kimberly Rocha~ Book Obsessed Chicks
    Sins of a Virginby Anna Randol(The Sinners Trio # 1)Review also at Book Obsessed Chicks : http://book-obsessed-chicks.blogspot....And, Under the Cover Blog: http://underthecoversbookblog.blogspo...Madeline Valdan, ex-spy and current courtesan, shocks all of London by setting up an auction for her virginity.... Yes, you read that right. The beautiful former British spy, who has men all over London falling at her feet has decided she wants to live ...
  • Amanda Ryan
    To the world, Madeline Valdan is a scandalous woman of the night, but those closest to her know that she really is a spy working for the crown. Now that the war is over, Madeline is put out of the job and she needs a way to make some quick income. Using her reputation, she scandalizes the ton by putting her virginity up for auction to the highest bidder. In order to ensure she makes good on the bargain, she hires a Bow Street runner, Gabriel Hunt...
  • CoffeeTimeRomance andMore
    e called La Petit, Madeline Valdan has used her wiles all over Europe, for the benefit of the English government. She perfects the use of seduction and pleasure, making her body into a weapon guaranteed to win any game of intrigue. Now the war is over and Napoleon defeated. Madeline finds herself cut loose from her work as a spy. Possessing only one skill, she knows how to put to good use.Gabriel Huntford is a crack investigator for the Bow Stree...
  • Katyana
    I really enjoyed this, which was a surprise to me, because spy themed historicals aren't generally my thing.We had two incredibly strong characters, and the book was just an immensely gratifying tale of them clashing as they circled around each other, and eventually coming together. Best of all, it was thrilling to see them manage it without either of them being diminished - Madeline didn't have to surrender her strength to be with Gabriel; Gabri...
  • Manuela
    Ok! What took me so long and costs this book a star in the rating? It was sooo sloooow in the beginning. Well I do understand the introduction of characters the building up of the plot and the suspense but this was a rediculously slow process and I had troubles with it. I wanted to put it down and not finish it but I did and I did get what I was looking for in the last third of the book. It was for free, so I don't complain. And what a nice coupl...