The Girl with the Sweetest Secret (Sin and Sensibility, #2) by Betina Krahn

The Girl with the Sweetest Secret (Sin and Sensibility, #2)

New York Times bestselling author Betina Krahn's warmhearted and witty new romance is filled with sparkling surprises...When Frances Bumgarten encounters a handsome stranger in her kitchen in the middle of the night, her first impulse is to wallop the scoundrel on the head with a bread paddle. And when Frankie discovers he is "The Fox," a disarmingly arrogant purveyor of gossip among England's aristocracy, she's tempted to take a second swing.Nev...

Details The Girl with the Sweetest Secret (Sin and Sensibility, #2)

TitleThe Girl with the Sweetest Secret (Sin and Sensibility, #2)
Release DateNov 27th, 2018
GenreRomance, Historical Romance, Historical, Regency, Historical Fiction

Reviews The Girl with the Sweetest Secret (Sin and Sensibility, #2)

  • Joanna Loves Reading
    Filled with colorful characters and an interesting plot, I thought this was a charming book, my second by Betina Krahn. There are probably aspects of this story that I may not like as much in a different mood, but at this time, I thought it overall charming and delightful. This is the second in series, and I have not read the first one. I thought it mostly worked as a stand-alone, but there was probably some background info that would have been h...
  • Heather K (dentist in my spare time)
    After two weeks of forcing myself to keep reading this one, I'm throwing in the towel at 77%.Look, many people may love The Girl with the Sweetest Secret by new-to-me author,Betina Krahn, but I had a really hard time with it. I seem to be in the minority, but gah, how this book dragged on. The book didn't feel well-plotted to me. I read a ton of historical romance, and The Girl with the Sweetest Secret was all over the place. We get a head-hoppin...
  • Caitlyn Lynch
    There’s an absolutely amazing scene late in this book where the heroine Frances ‘Frankie’ confronts her social-climbing mother. Accusing her of not listening when Frankie told her about the cruel and violent proclivities of the duke her mother was trying to marry her off to, Frankie fearlessly points out some unpalatable truths; that her mother was so blinded by the idea of her daughter being a duchess, she didn’t care that Frankie would ...
  • Suranjana
    This is a sweet but dramatic story. At times I felt it was way over the top. But I liked the heroine, Frankie. I liked the way her brain works - a blend of practical and naive courage. The subplot of this story is cute, where the heroine's sister finds her own love story. I find this story easier to read than the book 1 of this series. I haven't managed to read that one after reading the book blurb. But that's my personal preference.
  • HR-ML
    A nearly perfect Victorian romance. 4.5 stars. Story contained 3 romances : 1) H +h , 2) Claire + man, 3) Uncle Red + lady Reynard "Rey" acted as an information broker & heir to his hyper-critical viscount uncle. Beautiful/ smart Frances "Frankie" temporarily moved with her mother, uncle and 3 sisters from Nevada to England. (The eldest sister Daisy wed in book #1). Mother grew obnoxious about wanting a daughter to wed a duke. She should have don...
  • Maggie Whitworth
    I loved this book with a passion , in fact I want to read it again straight away . There are so many twists ,turns and storylines , it’s like running through a maze , not knowing where you’ll end up , but assured it’s going to be good . Excellent characters, setting and story .And an immense feeling of satisfaction at the end . Wonderful! I received an advance copy of this book and chose to submit a review ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️...
  • Diane Hernandez
    The Girl with Sweetest Secret is an American brought over to London by her family to use their money to capture a title. American Frances “Frankie” Bumgarten is surprised by a stranger in her family’s kitchen late at night. After almost braining the stranger with an old bread paddle, Frankie is embarrassed by her lack of a robe or any covering other than a thin nightgown. Frankie recognizes Reynard Boulton, aka the Fox, who is an heir to a ...
  • Janet
    When Frances Bumgarten encounters a handsome stranger in her kitchen in the middle of the night, her first impulse is to wallop the scoundrel on the head with a bread paddle. And when Frankie discovers he is “The Fox,” a disarmingly arrogant purveyor of gossip among England’s aristocracy, she’s tempted to take a second swing even though he’s very handsome. Never mind that Reynard Boulton, nephew of the Viscount Tannehill, is returning h...
  • Lori D
    An exciting story with compelling characters you cannot help but love and plenty of twist and turns, it is hard to keep up with it all! The second story of the four American Baumgarten sisters and this time with Frankie. She finds the gentlemen in London boring and is not in a hurry to marry, if ever. Of course her mother wants all of her daughters to marry a titled husband if possible.What starts as an unexpected meeting, brings Raynard, aka the...
  • Susan
    A fun book full of twists and turns that are sometimes hilarious and sometimes heartbreaking. Frankie is in London with her uncle, mother, and sisters. The family made a fortune in silver mining in Nevada, and mom has brought the girls to England looking for improved marital opportunities. In other words, mom wants to snag titled men for her girls. Frankie is the independent sort and has no interest in falling in with her mother's plans. She has ...
  • Pelusa Rivera
    Rcvd an ARC at no cost to author..(netgalley)This was a new author for me but not anymore, I liked this book., apparently this was a second book so yes I plan to go back and read the first one because I truly did enjoy this one and can't wait for the next one. So in this one we meet Francis an american heiress and she stumbles upon a secret and discovers she is not crazy about them. She ends up saving Reynard who is known as the Fox and he is als...
  • Wren
    I received a free ARC version of the book in exchange for a honest review. All opinions are my own.I was very excited for this book. It sounded great. However, the book comes accross as slow and (I'm sorry to say) boring. It's not that there isn't drama. There's a duel, a woman trying to force a man to marry her, a notorious gossip/spy and more. I have no idea why the book is boring but it is. If I had to say anything it would be the sentence str...
  • ShariB
    This highly entertaining story is the 2nd in the Sin and Sensibility Series and will make you cry, smile and cheer for the lovers. This standalone, HEA historical romance incorporates the love lives of three different couples, the main characters being Frances Bumgarten and Reynard Boulton. The story has great flow, fully fleshed out characters, secrets kept, secrets shared, intrigue, an evil villain, and warm romance. This author pulls you into ...
  • Fly Girl Wickedcoolflight blogger
    To see the whole review: liked this one. It was a cute story of a wealthy heiress whose mother wants her to marry a title to legitimize the family wealth. She was unsuccessful with the oldest daughter (A Good Day to Marry a Duke) so she works on the next oldest, Frankie.Frankie has no desire to get married even when a Prussian Duke tries for her hand. Her mother is throwing Frankie at him, but all the whi...
  • Sissy's Romance Book Review
    The Girl with the Sweetest Secret by Betina Krahn is book Two in the Sin and Sensibility series. This is the story of Frances 'Frankie' Bumgarten and Reynard Boulton. I have read the previous book, but feel this can be a standalone book. Frankie has settled not to marry but does want to help her sister who has fallen for a musician but is unsure of him. Frankie knows that Reynard could help her find out more about her sister love interest since h...
  • Vani
    The story felt a little too long at times but there were enough action and witty conversations to keep me going. With three love stories, it has plenty of juicy reading material for readers.
  • Samantha
    This book was good but it took me a bit to get into it. Once I did I couldn't put it down. Frankie is a stubborn, determined, young lady who is used to running around doing the things she loves without repercussions. Now she in London and not Nevada anymore. Her mother is determined to make marriage matches that will rise the girls and make them comfortable for life. HOwever each of the Baumgarten sisters have their own plans. Reynard has had his...
  • Books Her
    Available November 27: The Girl with the Sweetest Secret by Bettina Krahn***** 4.5/5 stars: Ignore the mediocre cover, because The Girl with the Sweetest Secret is witty, and action-packed.Recommended readers:If you like plenty of action in your historical romancesIf you like characters who disregard societyIfyou like anything Candace CampHere's my Rankings:4/5 for characters5/5 for plot4.5/5 overall3/5 steaminessREVIEW FROMBOOKS FOR HER:Don't le...
  • Pam
    Fantastic! I was hesitant at first to read this book because one of its main characters is from America. Sometimes American’s in the London scene are portrayed as outlandish, simpleminded or uncivilized. This author was quite the opposite and portrayed them perfectly. The chemistry between Reynard and Frankie was amazing. This is not a rip you clothes off kind of story. Their emotions and actions were perfectly simmering until fully realized. I...
  • Cindy
    There was a lot going on in this book. And when I say a lot, I mean A LOT! My emotions were all over the place, my heart would drop and then I would be so happy for Frankie. It was a Rollercoaster for sure. An enjoyable read and a hard earned HEA.
  • Amy Alvis
    I really enjoyed Frances and Reynard's story. After meeting Reynard in book one of the series, I was excited to watch him fall in love!When Frances's sister finds herself in love with a musician, she needs to know if the man is good enough for her. She decides to go to Reynard as he is well known for having the latest gossip and the sources to dirt up dirt. Having long ago decided never to marry, she is surprised to find herself falling for Reyna...
  • Roslyn Stillman
    This is the first book by Ms Krahn that I have read and what a read it was. It was a long read but it kept you turning the page with no boredom in it. The characters were well written and worked well together and although it was long, there was not a lot of filler. There was romance, adventure, suspense, secrets, action and lots of romance. I loved that the fact that there was more than one romance and that you got to see the end in this book ins...
  • Allyce
    This review first appeared on the blog Ally's Appraisals: Girl with the Sweetest Secret is a great example of what historical romance novels can be - the book was well written, engaging, and funny! From start to finish I found myself reading with a smile on my face.One of the draws for me was the language that Frankie used throughout the book. With a backstory that sees her travelling from Nevada to upper-crust England...
  • Sally Lindsay-briggs
    This was a Goodreads gift that I heartily endorse. It had everything in it. There were characters, like Frankie who doesn't want to marry the earl her mother has demanded of her. Frankie is full of spirit, humor and determination. She's interested in Reynard, who is handsome but doesn't want to tie the knot. There is lots of action, her sister runs off after her musician, the earl tries desperately to wrangle Frankie into marriage and there is st...
  • Judy
    After finding a handsome stranger in her kitchen in the middle of the night, Frances Bumgarten's first impulse is to whack him in the head with a bread paddle. After the damage is done, she discovers he is the nephew of the Viscount of Tannehill who was just bringing her inebriated uncle home. This is an entertaining love story filled with action and twists and turns. It will keep you reading to see what trouble Frances gets into next. It is sure...
  • Jill Long
    I loved this book. This is the first time I have read this author and it won't be the last, she has made me a fan. The story was intriguing, the characters were interesting and the romance was sweet.
  • Marie
    First time I have read anything by this author. She is a great writer. I absolutely loved this book. Frances or Frankie's family is from America, making their money from silver mining . She lives with her mother, Elizabeth and her two sisters, Claire and Sarah. The head of the house is Redmond Strait, their mother's brother. It is most important to Elizabeth that her daughters marry a titled gentleman. The family knows Reynard Boulton as he is th...
  • SidneyKay
    Secondary character-gitis strikes againThe Girl with the Sweetest Secret, by Betina Krahn, is the second story in her Sin and Sensibility series. Because it is a series, a couple of her secondary characters from A Good Day to Marry A Duke have been promoted to leads. It just so happens that one of those leads, Reynard Boulton, aka the Fox, was one of my favorite supporting people from A Good Day to Marry A Duke. Reynard was a fun guy in that book...
  • Patricia’s Book Summaries
    The couple meets when she wacks him over the head when he brings home her drunk uncle. She thought that he might have been a thief. They have instant sexual attraction. Later, she is courted by a Prussian duke. However, his polite exterior a sick man who wants to break the female lead’s spirits. He has been buying debts and coercing the victims to do unsavory things. He may have been been doing some very unsavory things to the daughters of the ...