Title: A Taste Like Sin
Series: Painted Sin Duet #2
Author: Lana Sky
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Release Date: November 25, 2019
IS HE A HEARTLESS MONSTER?
The more Juliana is subjected to his charms, the deeper she falls under Damien’s spell. But the promise of protection and security may come at a higher price than she’s willing to pay…
OR A RELUCTANT PLAYER?
The reclusive billionaire has his own secrets, and his relationship with Juliana may threaten to send his precarious house of cards crashing down…
Will their bond survive the chaos?
Or will they both be destroyed in the end?
“Let them see you in the only way I cannot? Like hell. This is mine.” He quirks his thumb, making my spine contract, manipulated like a marionette. “Your heavy pants, mine to taste. Your wails of ecstasy, mine to hear.” He teases me with a second finger, spreading me open. “The tightening of every muscle just before you lose control, mine to feel. The scent of your arousal that lingers long after, mine to smell.”
Dark and Twisty! ~ 5 stars
And breathe! This read, like its predecessor, had me literally glued to my Kindle throughout. It contains betrayal, deceit and danger plus scenes of sensuality and hot and raw sex between the two protagonists, Juliana and Damien. Just who can she trust? Will the secrets of her protector, the unconventional blind artist/powerful criminal mastermind lead to her salvation or downfall? Is he worthy?
I loved how the author portrayed Damien, whose lack of sight, coupled with his heightened awareness, means that he can sense more than is usual when it comes to emotions, a gift he uses to exploit the tortured socialite Juliana to the full. Yet the physical and emotional connection between them just sizzles and his life become inextricably entwined with hers, as secrets and players from their combined pasts come to the fore and collide. In Damien the author has created an anti-hero who had me guessing throughout as to his true motivations.
I admired how Juliana, despite her apparent fragility is no one’s fool and that despite her distress, she is committed to uncovering the truth as to the identity of her past and present tormentor/stalker, the mysterious Simon, and the role others may have played. I was on pins as to whether their passionate yet fragile bond could withstand the cold hard truths that are revealed or indeed whether they would both survive the fallout.
It’s a read that is jam-packed full of many ‘heart in your mouth’ moments, whilst also containing scenes of raw sensuality and deliciously scorching interactions between hero and heroine. Lana Sky has become one of my go-to authors to feed my addiction to dark romantic suspense containing anti-heroes and broken yet strong heroines who refuse to play the victim.
Thoroughly recommended to readers who share my addiction!
Reviewed by Tina Williams
Please note that a copy of this book was given to me by the author for the purpose of a fair and honest review.
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Lana Sky is a quirky writer from the US who dabbles in dark, paranormal and contemporary romance. Her stories aren’t always typical, but cntain a little something for everyone.