Book Review: Sins of the Son by Christian Baines

Reviewed by JustJen

Title: Sins of the Son
Author: Christian Baines
Series: Arcadia Trust #3
Heroes: Reylan
Genre: MM Paranormal
Length: 282 Pages
Publisher: Christian Baines
Release Date: January 20, 2019
Available at: Amazon and Barnes & Noble
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb: Abandoned by his werewolf lover, the only thing Reylan wants is to return to his vampire life of blood and beautiful boys. It’s a solid plan, until his first meal as a single man tries to kill him.

Hoping to free his young would-be assassin from the religious zealots that sent him, Reylan enlists the help of Iain Grieg, a charismatic priest with unsettling knowledge of the night’s secrets.

Surrounded by conflicting agendas and an army fueled by hate, Reylan fights to secure his future, if he can only trust the mysterious priest and bury the ghosts of the past.


Review: I don’t think it clicked right away for me that this book was part of the Arcadia Trust, though I have no idea why. But, as soon as I did realize it, it rekindled my excitement all over again. I have really been enjoying this interesting series, but I implore you to hold off on reading this installment until you’ve read the previous two, because there is a lot of build up that is important to the story, and I am pretty sure you would be lost, or at the very least, not have much interest in the characters. Having read all of them, such is not the case for me, so I was looking forward to seeing what Reylan has been up to.

There have been quite a few developments since Mr. Baines left us hanging at the end of the previous book. Some strange things are afoot, and Reylan is thrown smack dab in the middle where he is basically left with little choice but to see things through. I really don’t want to give too much away, but suffice to say, there is a shake up within the Arcadia Trust, and people not generally known to play well with others are forced to do so for the good and survival of them all.

Things are revealed toward the end that explain a bit about Jorgas’ absence, but I will say that I really missed his presence in this book. There are a lot of connecting threads laid out, though there appears to be much more story to tell. I know I’m looking forward to more, and even though this left off with slightlier less of a cliffy, I was still grumbling for there to be more and not to stop there. I really can’t wait to see how this is all going to play out. If you need your relationship to be front and center, this may not be the one for you. But, if you are someone who really enjoys a well-woven paranormal story with a side of “romance,” then be sure to check this series out.

Overall Impression: I really liked it!

*I received a copy of this book from the author in return for a fair and honest review.*



Categories: 4 Star Ratings, Book Review, JustJen's Reviews, LGBT, Published in 2019 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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