His Sinful Touch (Mad Morlands #5) by Candace Camp (audiobook) – Narrated by Will Thorne

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A lost identity. A dangerous mystery. And a deep love that can conquer it all.

When a mysterious gentleman arrives on his doorstep, Alexander Moreland is astonished to discover that the stranger is not a gentleman at all but a beautiful young woman disguised as a man and in great need of assistance. The woman remembers nothing except her own name, Sabrina, and has only the contents of her pockets as clues to her identity: a handkerchief, a pocket watch, a leather pouch, a torn scrap of paper, and a gold ring.

Sabrina is certain that she is on the run from someone or something – how else to explain the bruises on her face and the pervasive sense of dread she feels? She’s also certain that she trusts Alex to help her, and she can’t deny the sparks that fly between them. As they race through the English countryside, Sabrina and Alex must solve the mystery of Sabrina’s past – before whatever she’s running from catches up to them.

Rating: Narration – A: Content – C+

His Sinful Touch is book five in Candace Camp’s Mad Morelands series, which initially comprised four books (published between 2003 and 2005) featuring a set of unusual and unconventional siblings, all children of the Duke and Duchess of Broughton. The author has returned to the family after a long break to bring us the stories of the two youngest siblings, twins Alex and Con; this is Alex’s book and the next (His Wicked Charm, due for publication in March 2018) is Con’s. The twins appeared as secondary characters in some of the earlier books as young boys; I confess I haven’t read any of them – I gleaned all this from the information given in this story – and now, aged twenty-five, they are set to get their own happy endings.

Alex Moreland has dropped by the office of the investigative agency operated by his twin to discover that Con is just about to depart London for Cornwall to pursue a lead in his latest case. After exchanging goodbyes, Alex is on his way out when he sees a young man approaching along the corridor – but immediately senses something is ‘off’. The ill-fitting clothes, the odd gait and Alex’s psychically heightened intuition (like other family members, he has supernatural gifts) tell Alex that ‘he’ is a ‘she’ and that something traumatic has happened to her.

You can read the rest of this review at AudioGals.

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