Reviewed by JustJen
Author: Kol Anderson
Heroes: Samuel “Sin” Taylor/Isaac
Genre: M/M Contemporary
Length: 85 Pages
Publisher: Kol Anderson
Release Date: October 1, 2014
Available at: Amazon
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads
Blurb: Samuel “Sin” Taylor doesn’t know the difference between sex and intimacy, but maybe that’s not his fault. He grew up in a world where it was easier to get physical pleasure than to find love. But as a prostitute working the streets, Sin thinks he’s finally found his true calling. After all sex is the one thing he’s good at, right? But when Isaac enters his life through mere coincidence, Sin finds it a relief to be someone other than Sin.
How long can he keep up the charade?
I know I must sound like a broken record when it comes to reviewing Kol’s books, but seriously, time and time again, I can count on them to wring out a plethora of emotions. Whether part of an ongoing story, or stand alone stories, each one contains similar attributes that put Kol’s writing in a class of its own. Often taboo in nature, they leave you feeling almost bad about how much you liked and enjoyed reading them.
Here, we meet Sam, or Sin, as he is called. He has created the two separate personas to separate the different aspects of his life. My heart immediately fell for both of them as they each struggled to understand the other, albeit unsuccessfully as the lines began to blur. As more and more crumbs are told, Sam/Sin’s story becomes clearer to us, while becoming less so to Sam/Sin. Every time Sin sees a tiny chance of carrying on his life as Sam and being able to finally give up his life as Sin, something happens to pull him back.
Sam/Sin goes through so much in this short span of a story. I was cheering him on, wanting to save and hug him and punish him all at the same time. Sometimes a character pulls you in so much that you spend time trying to understand and comprehend what you just read about them, long after you have closed the book. This was one of those instances, and that is one of the reasons why I am such a huge fan of Kol’s work.
He is a master manipulator when it comes to weaving a story. As with every Kol book I have read, nothing is totally as it seems – right.to.the.very.end. Yes, the books are all on the shorter side, but they are packed with intensity. If you have not done so already, I urge you to read the free story, Daddy. What is told in just a few pages there completely sets the tone for Sam/Sin’s life and might give you just a little better of an understanding into his mind.
Overall Impression: I loved it!
*I received a copy of this book from the author in return for a fair and honest review.*
Kol has graciously offered up an eBook copy of Sin to one lucky winner! The giveaway starts now and ends October 6, 2014 at 11:59 pm. To enter, just click the link below!
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I always enjoy Kol Anderson’s books. I look forward to reading Sin. Thanks for the giveaway.
Sounds great. Sometimes it is hard to tell the difference.
Sounds good, I’d like to read it. And nice cover, too.
Sounds like a good read. Thank you for the chance to win a copy!
Sounds twisting and overall awesome!
Kol’s work is new to me, and sounds great!
Great post & giveaway!
please count me in
Great review. I will definitely give the free read a look first. Thanks for the giveaway.
Can’t wait to read this one. Thanks for the giveaway!
Thanks for the review. The book sounds fantastic.
Sounds like another great read by Kol. I’m going to have to check out the free story Daddy! Thanks for a shot at winning a copy.
Thanks for the great review! Looking forward to reading Sin!
Hmmm, Sin sounds like he does need someone to protect him and give him the love he’s seeking. I’m *off to read Daddy*. Thanks for the review and giveaway!