3 out of 5 Robots!
Title: Stronger Than Sin
Series: Sin, #2
Author: Caridad Pineiro
Genre: Paranormal RomanceRelease Date: Nov 1, 2010
Paperback: 336 pages
My Copy: Publisher
Dr. Liliana Carrera has devoted all her free time to analyzing the strange experimental gene therapy that was forced on her sister-in-law by Wardwell scientists who she herself nearly lost her life to not long ago. And she has now made it her personal mission to help all the other patients as well, that is if the FBI can find any of them. When she is presented with the opportunity to assist in helping yet another victim of the gene therapy gone wrong she finds herself face to face with former pro athlete Jesse Bradford. Jesse is well known by his tabloid appearances as not only a womanizer but of having a horrible temper. Somewhat familiar with his case prior to the gene therapy, Liliana is aware that a rare undiscovered bone degeneration problem is the cause of his career-ending injury. But can she handle what happens to Jesse's bones after the gene therapy?
Although she is highly suspicious of the situation surrounding the care of Jesse Bradford, she cannot turn away the opportunity to help him. It does not take long for an attraction to spark between doctor and patient... but Liliana also discovers quickly she is being lied to- by everyone. Not only is her patient deceiving her, but the FBI agent providing protection for Jesse is as well. Her determination to help Jesse pushes her to continue her research and therapy, but as their attraction grows, she realizes she must confront her suspicions with Jesse. Jesse finds himself in the same boat fighting to keep his family safe by keeping secrets from the doctor, the only person to care for him in a very long time. They both must make difficult decisions that could easily result with dire consequences.
I found the story to have both its ups and downs. I was left playing a little bit of catch-up as I did not read the prior book in the series. I would recommend readers interested to read the first installment before diving into this one. There are many references in this book that left me confused and a bit lost. Otherwise I found the characters charming and very likable. You even find a way to make connections with the “bad guy.” The ending was somewhat predictable and came too easy in my opinion. The romantic suspense is palpable in the story which helped keep my interest throughout, but it even seemed a bit curious to me how the two characters “clicked” so well, so quickly. It was a good story overall, the suspense played well, the romance exciting and the characters personalities extremely enjoyable. So do pick up this book if you're in for a good paranormal, romantic suspense... just make sure you grab the first in the series, Sins of the Flesh, first!