Review: Love the Sinner (Brooklyn Sinners #1) by Avril Ashton

September 10, 2013 Review 2

Review: Love the Sinner (Brooklyn Sinners #1) by Avril Ashton

Detective Gabriel Ashby has never looked twice at another man, yet the criminal across from him, the man he’s interrogating, isn’t like any other. Gabe can’t deal with the sudden, intense need he has for one of NYPD’s Most Wanted. Everyone close to Angelo Pagan ends up dead, with the smug gang leader standing amid the rubble. Gabe would love nothing more than to bust Angelo’s ass and lock him up. So why is he seeing the bastard in his dreams at night? Angelo Pagan knows attraction to Gabe is suicide. He’s resolute to ignore the chemistry…until a police raid goes wrong. He critically injures Gabe, changing the trajectory of both their lives. Now the two can’t get close enough. They settle into a forbidden affair threatened by lies and betrayal, living on different sides of the law with no way of breaching the gap between them. With the authorities looking to make an example of Angelo, Gabe has to decide if it’s really worth it to hate the sin but love the sinner.

Title: Love the Sinner
Author: Avril Ashton
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: A Sinner Born, Sinner, Savior, Sinner's Fall, Watch Me Break You
Series: Brooklyn Sinners
Other books in this series that we've reviewed: Sinner, Savior, Sinner's Fall
Published by Ellora's Cave
Source: Publisher
Published: May 9, 2012
Genres: Male Male Romance, Suspense
Pages: 229
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Purchase your copy: Amazon
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Stars: five-stars
I received this book for free from the Publisher or Author in exchange for an honest review, or I purchased it with my own funds. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
300 Review

Love the Sinner by Avril Ashton was a crime drama of good guys and bad guys and the lines that are blurred when the two intersect. Angelo Pagan was the leader of a crime organization, feared by many and hunted by law enforcement. Gabe Ashby, police officer, had the unfortunate chance to meet the crime boss and fall in love with him. Good thing the feelings were mutual. Happenstance placed the two men at the same crime scene where Angelo shot Gabe in order to save his life. From that moment the two men intertwined themselves in heated passion. I totally fell in love with each character. Ms. Ashton delivered angst and heart ache, love and passion as Gabe and Angelo traversed the line that created a tangled web of intrigue, mystery and love. At moments I felt my heart ache for each of them as they attempted to block the reality of their situation and continued to embrace. Love the Sinner radiated heat and yearning, a deep seated love that bonded Angelo and Gabe. Wine and roses were not necessarily in order, but passionate sex with an HEA was. Ms. Ashton supplied everything I look for in a book; a spell binding crime drama, hot men, steamy sex. Brooklyn Sinners series should not be missed. Z.A. Maxfield


2 Responses to “Review: Love the Sinner (Brooklyn Sinners #1) by Avril Ashton”

  1. Kassandra

    I’ve wanted to read this one since first seeing it on TRR!! Glad you liked it.

  2. Sophia Rose

    I love this story too. You’re right about the great blend of things.