Review: Never Mix Sin with Pleasure (Infamous Lords #5) by Renee Ann Miller


Print Length: 320 pages
Publisher:  Zebra Books (June 29, 2021)

From  No one would ever guess that Olivia Michaels, companion to an elderly dowager, is really the thief the London newspapers have nicknamed the Phantom. Working in a nobleman’s home is the perfect guise to gather information, allowing her to exact her own justice on several wicked noblemen. But when the dowager’s grandson, notorious ne’er-do-well Lord Anthony Trent, requires her assistance with some tasks of his own, Olivia discovers that the charming rogue may be capable of stealing something himself—her heart...

Anthony has his own secret: Numbers get jumbled in his head. He’s cultivated his reckless reputation as a way to avoid dealing with his family’s businesses. Yet, as obligations fall on him, he’s determined to prove his worth, and Olivia’s genius for numbers is a boon he hadn’t expected. But as the pair pore over ledgers together each evening, their connection blooms into a heated flirtation that threatens to expose the secrets each of them has been hiding...

Can desire and deception ever add up to true love?


My Rating: 3 stars out of 5

Sadly, my favorite characters were Anthony's bad-tempered grand-mother and his foul-mouthed parrot Atticus as I felt they at least had something to make them stand out. Olivia and Anthony however? Were no different than any of the other couples I've read in any other historical romance novel. 

Please don't get me wrong, I enjoyed their slow burn romance, as well as the addition of each of their character flaws, but again it wasn't anything new. Anthony had a problem with numbers that he kept hidden from everyone, while Olivia was on a secret mission for revenge. 

Also, to me, it seemed as though the things that made them interesting were too conveniently wrapped up for the sake of them getting their happily-ever-after. I wanted to feel a deeper connection into them understanding each other, and a little more build-up before the resolution of Olivia's side-story would have been nice as well. 

However, I do enjoy this author's work, and have read other stand alone novels in this series, so I would read more from the author at a future time!

DISCLAIMER: I received a complimentary copy of this novel from the publisher. This has not affected my review in any way. All thoughts and opinions expressed in this review are 100% my own.

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