Sinful (Sinful Surrender, #1). ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Sinful (Sinful Surrender Quartet, #1)

Sinful by Katherine Hawthorne

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Less Sinful Surrender, More True Detective

This book was great, but the title and cover picture were a bit misleading. Though it is steamy and has a threesome/triangle. It reads more like True Detective, and a very good season at that. I suppose if It wasn’t for the cover, title and blurb I wouldn’t have picked up the book and I am glad I did, because I was so involved and loved the story. It starts out with the main character, Elizabeth Sullivan as a naive teenage girl at a high society party.

Her and her friend Sofia are checking out the hot guy with all the muscles that walked in and had all heads turning his way. Sofia tells Elizabeth that is name is Sin, at least that is what people call him. Sofia says his real name is Alex Sinclaire and he wouldn’t look twice at them since they are jailbait. Sin is heir apparent to the NYPD commissioners office, the party was for his father’s appointment as commissioner.

Soon afterwards Elizabeth suffers through a terrible tragedy. Fast forward six years and she is returned as Isabelle “Belle” Saint, a Detective on the police force. Sin is her commanding officer, which was a personal request from his best friend Xander Phoenix, who helped Elizabeth/Belle six years ago and has been her personal hero ever since.

Sin is supposed to watch out for Belle and make sure she learns the ropes from the best and stays safe. Though Sin is having trouble with the no fraternization rules, because Belle is beautiful and he is extremely attracted to her. When she is involved in a shooting at a bar, both he and Xander see that they both have feelings for herald neither are too happy about it. Meanwhile Belle and Sin start working the murder case.

The murder is the thing. The case is extremely interesting, as much if not more than the romance which moves slowly. Truthfully though the fact that the romance moves very slowly works well for the story. Since Belle is lusting after Sin, but has been in love with Xander for years. It is difficult for her since she is naive and also is a cop. Any kind of romance with her boss would mean the end of her dreams. The same is true for Sin.

There are some other mysterious going’s on in the book that are alluded to a few times involving Xander and possibly Sin as well. Also Belle has other reasons for some of the things she is doing, that I won’t get into. But there is a killer cliffhanger at the end and I can’t wait to move on to the next book.

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