Title: A Sinner Born
Book three in the Brooklyn Sinners series.
Syren Rua is at war. He battles painful childhood demons and his intense need for the first person who makes him feel. As Faro, Syren makes deals with the worst while taking the steps necessary to bring his family’s killer to justice. He isn’t one to indulge in selfish needs, but he’ll make the time in this instance. Syren has been watching Kane Ashby, craving the grieving man for his own. He’s always stayed away from temptation, but that’s about to change.
Kane isn’t over the death of his long-time partner. He’s certainly not ready for a relationship, sexual or otherwise, but Syren isn’t a man who takes no for an answer. The unpredictable Syren offers nothing but secrets and brings with him memories so dark, they could wipe out any chance the two might ever have. Syren brings Kane’s heart back to life. But it is also Syren who could inflict the most damage.
Inside Scoop: One of our heroes has a panty fetish. And it’s hot. This book also contains brief references to rape and child abuse.
Author: Avril Ashton
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: Love the Sinner, Sinner, Savior, Sinner's Fall, Watch Me Break You
Series: Brooklyn Sinners
Other books in this series that we've reviewed: Love the Sinner, Sinner, Savior, Sinner's Fall
Published by Ellora's Cave Source: Publisher
Published: June 19, 2013
Genres: BDSM, Male Male Romance, Suspense
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A Sinner Born by Avril Ashton was a suspenseful drama that led the reader on a wild ride of intrigue, lost and love. The story was gritty and intriguing as Marshall Kane Ashby and undercover criminal Syren Rua formed a bond both professionally and personally.
Syren, undercover as Faro was imbedded in the Delatorre Family as Delatorre’s number one front man, all the while seeking revenge of the death of his family and his enslavement as a sexual toy. Secretly, he has been in love with Kane Ashby from the moment he spotted him (previous book in the Brooklyn Series), but Kane also carried his demons. When the men finally succumbed to their feelings, rockets explode and passions run high.
Avril Ashton delivered a crime suspense novel that kept me intrigued and on the edge of my seat. The characters were larger than life and leapt from the pages. The dialogue that took place between Kane and Syren was true life, as they dealt with issues not uncommon, unfortunately, in today’s society- grief, drugs, rape, sexual slavery-things we see in the media and hoped to eradicate.
A Sinner Born took me on an emotional roller coaster as I felt Syren’s vulnerability and inner pain as he bared his soul throughout the story, especially to Kane. An attempt to exterminate the demons that he harbored from the time he was ten years old.
Kane too, had demons that gripped him, his heart torn between the love of his deceased husband and the man he quickly fell for. Together they are each other’s antidote to the pain and turmoil each carried, if they would only trust that love can be a salve to open wounds.
Ms. Ashton wrote riveting testimony to what occurred in the world of the cartel and the strangle-hold it took on those involved; most decidedly on those that wanted to remove themselves from the life and opt for a better one. The good guys are not always the government agents, who place themselves in the line of fire, but also the men inside that transformed themselves into another persona to assist in making the world a better place. In saying this I do not sensationalize nor romanticize the inner workings of the cartel, as I do not believe Ms. Ashton does either. What she did was deliver a gripping tale of the desire of a man to right the wrongs, albeit started by sought-after vengeance, in a world of mystery and crime. A world that tore through Syren and Kane, pulled them in many directions, culminating in the life they both hoped would leave them satisfied.
A Sinner Born left my heart and soul bare and heavy, but filled with warmth in the satisfaction that there was love and happiness for all if your heart can be opened. A Sinner Born has become one of my top ten favorite books.