Tuesday, August 21, 2012
Sin & Seduction by Allison Cassatta
Dorian Grant is king of the New Orleans underworld, but he isn’t mafia and doesn’t appreciate the assumption. He’s simply a crude businessman anyone in his right mind would think twice about screwing over. Life in the Big Easy is all about sin, and violent, short-tempered Dorian has committed them all.
But not all New Orleans sins leave a bad taste in the mouth, as Dorian discovers the night a man stage-named Sweet Heat dances into his life at a club called Sin and Seduction. Dorian was expecting a hot lay. He damn sure wasn’t looking for a relationship, and certainly not with someone like Jansen, who turns Dorian’s grimly organized world upside down.
Now Dorian finds himself pressuring Jansen to quit his job because he can’t stand the thought of other men touching what’s his. Of course, Jansen wants a little quid pro quo—after all, Dorian’s job is dangerous. Jansen just doesn’t realize how dangerous until it’s too late.
This was one of the hardest books I have ever read to rate, Why? Have you every watched a tv show that you knew was violent & bloody and the one of the main characters would never really be the great hero type but always more of the bad boy who does things that you should never overlook but you find yourself routing for him anyway? But you just can't stop watching. This is that story for me Dorian is a mob boss kinda guy and he does some really horrific things even after meeting Jansen who even though he's a stripper is the sweetest character you just can't help but love him.
I don't like to give a lot away but it's really hard with a story like this. It's emotional and I mean intense emotions you will cry, there were times I wanted to smack both MC's especially Dorian but even Jansen for going back to him again. It's not a sweet love story it's intense and angsty and violent and I swear I couldn't put it down. I tried I swear I did just to turn around and pick it back up We get a lot of insight into each of their pasts and what makes them the way they are, which doesn't excuse their behavior but more explains it. I'm gonna warn you this story is not for the faint of heart it's heartwrenching, it's intense and will wring emotions out of you but it's also fascinating and well written, that you can't help but want a HEA for Dorian & Jansen. I highly recommend but please be prepared it's very intense.