The Trouble with Sin (Devilish Vignettes #2) by Victoria Vane


The Trouble with Sin Published: March 11, 2013

Publisher’s Blurb:

**The Trouble with Sin (Devilish Vignette #2) is a comic romp that follows on the heels of Devil in the Making. It is also a prequel to Jewel of the East ( book #5 in the Devil Devere series)**The Trouble with Sin … Is the devil within… Aspiring poet Simon “Sin” Singleton, has lived his life only for larks, laughter, and ladies of easy virtue, eluding defying, and flouting all manner of authority until his impetuous misdeeds finally catch up with him. Having lost his muse, his allowance, and even his friends by edict from a tyrannical father and puritanical mother, Simon is ready to drown himself in drink, until receiving an ingenious proposition that could change everything.

The wages of Sin is……twenty-five percent of the net!It seems a fantasy come true when Simon is offered an independent income by combining his two great passions– poetry and lewd women –by writing poetry about lewd women! Unfortunately, maintaining anonymity may be much harder than he thought…

THE DEVIL DEVERE SERIES (in reading order)
A Wild Night’s Bride #1
The Virgin Huntress #2
The Devil You Know #3
The Devil’s Match #4
A Devil’s Touch #4.5
Jewel Of the East #5

PREQUEL VIGNETTES (in reading order)
Devil in the Making #1
The Trouble With Sin #2
Ned’s Folly#3

Tags: Romance, Historical

Time Frame: England 1764

Heat Level: 0



Longtime friends are a rare and delicious treat. Devil DeVere, Simon “Sin” Singleton, Edward “Ned” Chambers have been friends most of their lives. They’ve been through so much together and with the Devilish Vignettes we get to meet them in their early years. The years where they’re still young and foolish. They pull pranks, act without thinking, and wreak havoc on those around them.

In The Trouble with Sin we find our resident poet, Sin, in trouble with his parents. They’ve taken him to task and expect him to reform. Sin has other ideas. He uses his power over words to make a few coins to make up for the coin his parents no longer give him. Oh! The horror! Now, he just has to keep his parents from finding out!

I found myself snickering at the predicaments Sin found himself in. He’s just a young man trying to find his way in this world. His own way. His parents have other ideas and he rebels. I was giggling and few times I laughed out loud. I also felt bad for him. He’s such a good-hearted person and time after time, he found himself being taken.

Only a person with a heart the size of Sin’s could land him in this much trouble. Well, that and the fact that he’s still young and impetuous!

We rarely get to meet the main characters of books we love in their early years. We may get snippets of their lives from before, but we don’t get to live it with them. In the Devilish Vignettes, Victoria Vane gives us that history. We get the story of their early years before they found the loves of their lives. It gives us more insight into their characters and makes us love them all the more.

The Trouble with Sin is not a romantic story. But it gives us that elusive insight into a character we’ll get to know in one of Victoria Vane’s upcoming stories, Jewel of the East. We’ve met Sin before in her other stories, but this time around we’ll get his story. This Devilish Vignette will only add to his story when it comes out.

**Available at Amazon for $1.99 at the time of the review.**


I am a happily married mother of three very busy children.  Most of my time is spent chauffeuring my kids to their various activities. I cram reading into any spare moment I have. Some days I can have an hour or two and others I’m sneaking in quick reads while waiting on the kids to finish their soccer or gymnastics practice. I like to read a wide variety of genres but I definitely prefer romance. I can’t really pinpoint a favorite author as it changes on a regular basis. I absolutely love finding new authors and giving their stories a chance to be heard. We all have a voice in our heads writing stories and those voices should be given a chance to be heard.


4 Responses

  1. Thanks for tweeting! It is a fun book. The vignettes make me think of finding out all the college pranks your DH pulled before you met him!

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